Other than Acne, pimples, oily skin, and body image, surface appearances common to those worried about their “good looks”, are you too fat for your own INTERNAL health and longevity?

The reality is: being overweight, being fat, carries with it the risks of many diseases and is also the cause of many surface defects such as oily skin, etc. Being overweight brings with it a very high probability of contracting heart disease, strokes, dementia, Altzheimer’s, arthritis or rheumatism, and many other chronic diseases. The list is huge. In other words, because the fatter you are, the more the body is taxed, and the weaker the immune system is when repelling disease. Throw at the body hundreds of diseases while your immune is operating at less than optimal and you have a recipe for at least one or more chronic diseases, some of which can dramatically shorten your lifespan or leave you with reduced capacity for the rest of your shorter life.

While there is no guarantee that being in a healthy body weight range will ward off all diseases, you give your immune system a fighting advantage by being middle or lower within a healthy weight range AND by doing that through proper nutrition. Proper nutrition includes paying attention to eating foods containing the full spectrum of micro-nutrients along with your macro-nutrients. [There is plenty written on this website about proper nutrition and micro-nutrients. Use our search box.]

If you are in the high end of the green zone, in the chart below, and especially in the red zone, look at your lifestyle of eating. Are you eating within 3 hours of bedtime? Are you “dabbling” in sugary, salty, crunchy munchies? Do you rely on sliced meats , packaged foods, drive-up fast foods, or microwavable “instant” packaged foods for quick meals? Do you love pizza and cheeses? Are you one of those who think artificial sweeteners is a free pass to drinking chemicals that won’t affect your immune system or your weight? Do you avoid daily hard exercise that raise your heart rate? Are you a practitioner of yo-yo dieting?

Now, BEFORE you peek at the chart below to check yourself, if you are shocked and decide to go on a weight reduction program, let me warn you that such diets as KETO or HIGH-PROTEIN-LOW-CARB place a great strain on some of your internal organs such as pancreas and the cells inside the lining of your arteries, called the endothelium, that keep your arteries pliable and healthy. If you want to lose weight do some research on your own by reading books written by doctors who have protocols to stop and even reverse the chronic diseases caused by some of the popular diets. [I’d suggest the following books: Super Immunity, Power Foods, The Starch Solution, Whole, Stop and Reverse Heart Disease and Stroke, Fast Food Genocide, etc.]

What is your ideal weight range? Here is a thumbnail chart to help get you started:

The HOT ZONE. that is, being above the NIH suggested weight ranges, is represented by the RED CELLS in our chart above. A BMI of 25 is designated by NIH as an upper limit to “Normal” body mass index, below 18.5 is designated as underweight.
[The chart above is APPROXIMATE.]

[NOTE: before adopting a new diet, new lifestyle, exercise, or changing any of your medications, supplements, foods, or protocols, consult with your doctor. The above Nugget is for information purposes and is not intended to be a diagnosis or a recommendation. You must consult with your doctor before adjusting anything that may affect your health. ]

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BODY MASS INDEX CALCULATOR: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services