Our blog title is “Skinny and Debt Free” but skinny doesn’t mean the exact same thing to everyone. It’s more important to be healthy. There are plenty of images floating around the media that illustrate the human form in an unrealistic way. These outlets use these images to sell products and clothing but they don’t illustrate the best weight for each individual and body type.
So how exactly do you determine the right weight for your frame? The most common way to figure out a healthy weight is using the Body Mass Index (BMI.) BMI is a measurement of the fat stored in your body. While the scale is not absolutely accurate, it’s extremely close and can give you a good starting point for setting a weight loss goal. Many people set goals that are too high and when they can’t reach them, they become frustrated and give up.
The process of setting a realistic weight loss goal isn’t complicated. According to WebMD, begin a weight loss program by losing no more than 10% of your body weight and keeping that off for at least six months. This allows your body to get used to the new weight loss and function properly. Consistent weight fluctuation leads to complications with your internal body systems.
Keep these tools in mind when setting a healthy weight loss goal that you can maintain. As always, the first step is consulting a physician to verify if you are healthy enough to being a weight loss and exercise regimen.
Martin and David Sher are Co-CEO of AmSher Debt Collection Agency. Martin, a past president of ACA International, is the author of the Collector’s Pledge—signed by hundreds of thousands of collectors all over the world committing to treat people with dignity and respect. David’s past president of the International Association of Commercials Collectors, and with his brother, authored the book, How to collect debts and still keep your customers.