How to Decrease Your BMI
So, you want to know how to decrease your BMI. Let us help you… But firstly, what does BMI mean? Well, it stands for Body Mass Index, which in very simple terms, is the relationship between your height and your overall weight. And unfortunately, this is currently the standard measurement to determine whether you are a healthy weight, overweight, or clinically obese.
How to measure your BMI
So, how do you measure your BMI, and what should it be? Well, basically, to work out your BMI, you divide your weight in kilos by your height in metres squared. A healthy BMI is ideally somewhere between 18.5 and 24.9. Consequently, if your BMI is above 25, then you are overweight, and if it’s more then 30, then you are classed as clinically obese. Having a high BMI means that you are possibly more prone to developing health issues. There’s a BMI calculator on the NHS website.
Is your BMI a reliable measurement?
Many people now regard the BMI charts as out-dated, and unrealistic. Scientists are suggesting we start using other, better ways to record whether your weight might be a potential health issue. One of the main problems is BMI is only two-dimensional, and doesn’t take into account a person’s body composition. As a result, this means that a super fit, extremely muscular, athletic person, could step on the scales and their BMI will fall into the overweight range!
The Public Health England’s current ‘matrix’ only considers people to be at higher risk if they have both a BMI of over 25, and a high waist circumference. However, recent research, published in the BMJ, pointed out the flaws in the current guidelines. The results showed that 35% of so-called normal weight adults, judged to be healthy, simply using the BMI formula, were actually considered ‘at risk’, when they were measured using a waist-to-height ratio instead.
It’s more about Body Fat than Weight
Simply knowing how much you weigh is not the most important factor, when it comes to determining whether you are a high health risk. It’s far more to do with where you are actually carrying your body fat that has an impact on your overall health. And, of course, by this we mean the abdominal, or visceral fat, around your vital organs.
One very simple tool you can use for this measurement is a normal piece of string. Cut the string to the same length as your height, then fold it in half, and wrap it around your middle, in line with your belly button. If your abdominal fat is in the healthy range, then you should be able to make the ends of the string meet around your middle, or maybe even cross over. And if not, you know that you have some work to do to reduce your fat stores.
How to Decrease Your BMI Fast
How to Decrease Your BMI? Well, it’s quite simple. There really are only two things you can do to decrease your BMI. The first one, a bit tongue in cheek really, is to grow a little bit taller! Seriously, it makes a big difference, as your BMI is a calculation that takes into account your height. The second option, to reduce your BMI fast, which is slightly easier to achieve, is to lose a little of your excess weight.
How to Decrease Your BMI – Reduce Your Weight
People often ask how they can reduce BMI (their weight) fast. Honestly, the only way to achieve that is to make some eating and lifestyle changes. You could also consider introducing a degree of fasting into your daily routine. Rapid weight loss is never a good idea for a number of reasons. It is, however, what everybody wants to achieve. So How To Decrease Your BMI? Read our page “How Fast Can I Lose Weight?”
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Articles about our successful clients have appeared in many different newspapers, including the Daily Mail, The Times, The Telegraph and the Express. Additionally, magazines such as Vogue, Marie Claire, Good Housekeeping, Hello, Woman, Reader’s Digest and Psychologies have featured our work.
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The treatment is based on proven science, incorporating Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Clinical Hypnotherapy and Neuro-Linguistic programming and Neuroplasticity. It also includes our own Life Architecture Therapy, along with TCBT, our upgraded version of CBT, which is the subject of our bestselling book, published globally by Hay House. Professor Windy Dryden, of Goldsmiths University in London, endorsed the book, and Professor Philip Zimbardo, of Stanford University in the USA, wrote the foreword.
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So, how would you feel, if you had the opportunity today, to sit down over an everflowing cup of coffee, with two experienced, weight-loss specialists? And, what if, over the course of 12 hours, we explained everything you need to know to effortlessly achieve permanent weight loss? And we also shared with you all the tips, techniques and secrets we normally reserve exclusively for our visiting international clients?
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Read on the pages of this website how the award-winning ‘My Weigh Less’ downloadable treatment is successfully delivering what is surely ‘utopia’ to dieters. It’s a medically endorsed, proven weight-loss approach that provides permanent results. The programme is also based on over 15,000 1:1 clinical treatment hours. My Weigh Less can help you reach your weight-loss goals. Follow this link to sign up for our course now, and you can start your weight-loss journey.
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Marion Shirran, as a director of Oxford Therapeutics Limited, is proud to be a registered Stakeholder in NICE – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
Marion is also involved in the government’s All Party Parliamentary Group on Obesity.
We were proud to be awarded the ‘Most Innovative Obesity Psychological Therapy’ in the UK Mental Health Awards 2022.
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And, in 2010, we travelled to New York to be interviewed on the Good Morning America TV Show.
We are also co-authors of two, bestselling books, on the topic of non-surgical weight loss, published by Hay House.
Below is a selection of weight-loss tips that everyone can start using straight away. And, if you enroll in the My Weigh Less Course, you will learn many more of our helpful tips and techniques about how to achieve successful, permanent weight loss.
Tip No. 1 – Only Eat When You’re Hungry!
Tip No. 1 – Only Eat When You’re Hungry!
This has to be our number one, golden rule, when it comes to achieving successful weight loss. In our experience, most overweight people eat for many different reasons, other than physical hunger. But, if you allow your emotions to control your eating habits, then it is unlikely that you will be able to control your weight as a result. So, before you reach for anything to eat, stop and ask yourself first if you physically NEED to eat, or you just WANT to…
Tip No. 2 – Use a Smaller Plate!
You’ve probably heard this many times before, but it’s a fact that people who use larger plates tend to eat more food than those who eat from smaller plates. No doubt you know about the power of optical illusions. But are you aware of just how much more generous the same size portion of food appears, when it’s arranged on a smaller plate, instead of a larger one? Have a look at the image below. It’s known as the Delboeuf optical illusion. If you stick to our mantra, “always go for quality over quantity”, then you will definitely lose weight much more easily.
Tip No. 3 – Drink a Glass or Two of Water Before Your Meal!
Reduce your calorie intake by over 20%, with almost with no effort! Research results, published by Harvard Medical showed that people who drank two large glasses of water, just before eating, consumed, on average, around 20% less food compared with when they didn’t drink anything before they ate. This is possibly as a result of the stretching and fullness sensation in the stomach.
Tip No. 4 – Eat Slowly and Mindfully!
A growing number of studies have consistently found a correlation between speed of eating and weight, so it is officially accepted now that faster eaters are definitely more likely to become overweight. Studies have also shown that people are much more likely to eat more when their eating is mindless, as opposed to mindful. So, make meal times an occasion by sitting down at a table, with no distractions. Then eat slowly and savour every mouthful. You will naturally eat less food and also find it easier to lose weight as a result!
Tip No. 5 – Stay Away From Sugar and Highly Processed Foods!
It’s a fact that sugar and highly processed foods have addictive properties! So much so, that many people find that once they start eating these foods, they literally can’t stop. And, of course, if you’re making such poor food choices, this in turn will make it almost impossible for you to lose weight. So, our advice is to choose healthy, unprocessed foods and limit the amount of sugar you consume. As a result, you will have far more control over how much you eat and also how much weight you can lose.
Tip No. 6 – Eat Your Favourite Foods on the Plate First!
You may not be aware of how important this tip is, but the order in which you eat your food can actually have a big impact on how much you consume! It’s quite common for overweight people to “save the best til last” when eating. In other words they only eat their favourite food right at the end. It’s not so surprising then, that they also tend to eat everything on their plate, regardless of how uncomfortably full they feel. Because, of course, they don’t want to miss out on the “best bit”!
However, our advice is to eat your favourite things first. Not only will you enjoy it more, but it’s also much easier to stop when you’ve eaten just the right amount and leave the rest on the plate.
You can read a full breakdown of all the components included in the treatment package on the Course Details page. There is also an explanation of the treatment on the Does This Work? page. We look forward to working with you. Additionally, you can read reviews from medical and other professionals on the Medical Endorsement page.
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