Losing is often a long process and many people struggle on their journey. However, after reaching your earlier set goal , you may ask yourself; ‘Have I lost enough \”? When figuring out if you’ve lost enough , there are a few things you must consider such as your BMI, body type, and more.
First things first, remember that a doctor is the most qualified person to tell you if you’ve lost enough , especially if you’re doing so due to a health condition. If you want an idea at home, however, then here’s how to do it.
Check Your BMI
Although there are a number of limitations with BMI (Body Mass Index), it can be a useful measurement. To calculate your BMI, just divide your (in kilograms) by your height squared (in meters).
The normal range for your BMI would be between 18.5 and 25, but this may not apply to everyone. For instance, if you naturally have a big structure and heavy bones, your ideal BMI would probably be above 25, which actually makes you over by normal standards. On the other hand, if you have a small structure, your ideal BMI is probably lower than others.
Measuring Your Body Fat
Measuring your body fat percentage is another good way to make sure whether you’ve lost enough , and is more accurate than BMI. Always use this to verify that your BMI is telling the truth!
There are a few ways you can use to measure your body fat with the simplest method being using a skin fold caliper. You do this by pinching your fat (usually around your waist) and measure the thickness with a caliper. You then compare the measurement you get to a body fat percentage chart which you can easily find online. Alternatively, you can also use BIA (Bioelectric Impedance Analysis) where you step on a scale that then estimates your body fat percentage.
See How You Look And Feel
The best and simplest way to determine if you’ve reached your ideal is to just stand in front of a mirror and see how you look. If you have lost quite a bit of and you feel that you look good and healthy, then you probably are at your ideal . Ideally you should also not feel tired and must have enough energy to go through your day.
Of course, the main reason for you to lose should be to ensure your health is good, and that you feel good in yourself. Therefore, you can also decide to either stop or continue losing depending on how you feel health-wise.