How can you achieve a healthy BMI?
You can achieve a healthy BMI by eating wholesome, nutritious food that enables your metabolism to operate efficiently, and by committing to an appropriate exercise program. The Consultants at Jenny Craig are highly skilled professionals with extensive experience in creating weight loss meal plans and exercise programs that are specific to you and your needs.
Our Consultants are with you every step of the way on your weight loss journey and they will support you. Maintaining a healthy BMI is not always easy. There are so many temptations in the modern world of processed foods and pre-mixed alcoholic drinks that it is hard to get the balance right on your own. Jenny Craig has done all the hard work for you. Our Consultants will help you choose a balanced diet consisting of tasty, pre-prepared meal options which will make you feel satisfied and healthy.
Imagine a breakfast of wholemeal pancakes, a bean and cheese burrito for lunch, crumbed fish and wedges for dinner and a chocolate pudding for dessert. It hardly sounds like a diet at all, but these calorie and portion controlled menu items are just some of your options on a Jenny Craig weight loss meal plan that will help you to achieve a healthy BMI.
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What is a healthy weight range for my height?
A healthy BMI ranges from 18.5 - 24.9. A score higher than 25 indicates that you are overweight and need a weight loss plan. If your BMI is 30 or over, you fall into the obese category and need to seek professional help straight away. Luckily, our personal Consultants, nutritionists and dietitians at Jenny Craig are all here to help and support you on your weight loss journey.
A simple formula is used to calculate your body mass index (BMI). You can calculate your BMI using a simple equation (your weight, divided by your height squared). For example, if your height is 1.7 metres and your weight is 70kg the equation looks like this:
70 ÷ (1.7 x 1.7) = 24.2 BMI.
There are some exception to this rule. For Asian people, the healthy weight range for BMI is lower. For Polynesians, the elderly, and for athletes whose muscles are more substantial, the healthy BMI range is higher.
You should always seek professional advice before embarking on a weight loss plan.
Our personal Consultants, nutritionists and Dietitians at Jenny Craig are all here to help and support you on your weight loss journey.
How much weight do I need to lose for a healthy BMI?
The amount of weight you need to lose for a healthy BMI is entirely dependent on your body. Every person is different and every person has different needs when it comes to maintaining a healthy weight. At Jenny Craig, our personal Consultants are able to calculate your BMI and guide you to lose weight in a way that suits you and your lifestyle.
The healthy BMI weight range for most people is between 18.5 and 24.9. If your BMI calculation is 25 or over, then you need to decrease your weight. Your height never changes so losing weight is the only way to change your BMI. You can work out exactly what you need to lose by following the BMI calculator and adjusting the numbers.
If your height is 1.7 metres and your weight is 80kgs the calculation looks like this:
BMI = 80 ÷ (1.7 x 1.7)
BMI = 80 ÷ 2.89
BMI = 27.7
This is outside the weight range so you know you need to lose some weight. To be within the weight range, you’d need to lose 8 kgs. At 1.7 metres tall and weighing 72kgs your BMI is 24.9.
Your Consultant will create a weight loss meal plan and an exercise program for you to follow. Your Consultant will guide and support you on your weight loss journey.
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What is the best way to lose weight in a healthy way?
Losing weight is not easy. There are so many fad diets around, but what you really need is a well balanced weight loss meal plan and a sensible exercise routine. Our Consultants at Jenny Craig are professionals who are able to create a personal plan to help you with your journey. With over 65 different menu items to choose from, finding foods that suit your tastes is easy.
Eating well is very important but it is just the beginning. You also need to incorporate some exercise into your day to help you achieve your weight loss goals faster. We know that walking and running and gym workouts are good for us and help us lose weight and condition our muscles. But there are other things you can do to help your body become healthier. You can take the stairs instead of the lift. You can walk up the escalator instead of standing still. You can park your car in the car park furthest away from your destination so that you have to walk a few extra steps. You’ll hardly notice it but the more you engage in this incidental exercise, the better you will feel.
When you combine a sensible meal plan with an achievable exercise routine, you will begin to lose weight and feel healthier.