Could your weight be affecting your memory?

I know a lot of things that affect my memory: My ability to concentrate on one thing at a time, the way I initially experience the memory, the amount of sleep I've had, and whether or not I've just entered a room. But I had no idea that my weight could affect it....more

What is BMI?

What is BMI?BMI or Body Mass Index is a frequently used to measure or quantify an individual’s body shape based on a correlation between that person’s height and weight....more
Yes, BMI is usually faulty with athletes or anyone who is extremely fit.  Most American football ...more

Skinny Does Not Mean Healthy

I think a lot about my motivation lately.  What is driving me to lose this weight?  Why am I so concerned about reaching 140-150 pounds?Is it because that stupid BMI measurement tells me that I’m not in a healthy weight range?  Is it the health factor?  Is it because I just NEED to be skinny?  Am I really that shallow?  I need answers!!!...more

Beachin’ Good Time No Matter the Size of the Bod

Let me start this post with a caveat and that is, higher body weights, or weight beyond someone’s recommended BMI (Body Mass Index), is not a healthy state of being.  And, your next thought (and mine, if someone else had said this) is: YES (stated loud and sarcastically), we all know that.   According to the National Institute of Health:...more
 @isthisthemiddle I am smiling as I read!!  Hope you are smiling too because you have all of ...more

YOUR BMI SAYS YOU'RE OBESE AND THAT'S CALLED SO WHAT

Far long ago I was a meeting leader for Weight Watchers International. Oh how I loved my lil Weight Watchers gig. The success I had with Weight Watchers catapulted me to start a business with Matol Botanical International and I loved that even more than Weight Watchers. I soared on the sea of size 4 and 6 for five years. My feet never touched the ground. As we say in New Orleans I was hot y'all. In 1994, I became pregnant with my first and only child. Before delivery I had gained 70 pounds. Yes Lord! 70 pounds. It’s not easy to dig yourself out of a 70 pound hole. However, it was doable....more

YOUR BMI SAYS YOU'RE OBESE AND THAT'S CALLED SO WHAT

Far long ago I was a meeting leader for Weight Watchers International. Oh how I loved my lil Weight Watchers gig. The success I had with Weight Watchers catapulted me to start a business with Matol Botanical International and I loved that even more than Weight Watchers. I soared on the sea of size 4 and 6 for five years. My feet never touched the ground. As we say in New Orleans I was hot y'all. In 1994, I became pregnant with my first and only child....more

Who Needs the HCG Diet?

A few months ago, I decided to get really serious about weight loss, partly because I was in the midst of writing a book on Menopause with a chapter titled "Losing the Meno-Pot Belly" and partly because I saw  a photo of myself which forced me to confront the sad and true fact that I was fat....more

Is BMI an Accurate Gauge for Weight?

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Excellent article!

You're right about BMI's imperfections. While absolute BMI (the actual ...more

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