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We all know that the portions of food served across the United States are too big for a normal diet. As per studies, about thirty-six million men and twenty-nine million women overweight, and about thirty-two million men and thirty-six million women are obese; this accumulates to almost sixty percent of Americans being overweight or obese.

One way to determine that your body is healthy is by assessing your BMI or Body Mass Index. This defines the level of fats in your body compared to the distribution of your weight and height.

Here are some BMI indications:

  • If your BMI is less than 18.5, it determines you are underweight.
  • If your BMI is between 18.5 – 24.9, it determines you are overweight weight.
  • If your BMI is between 25 – 29.9, it determines you are overweight.
  • If your BMI is less than 18.5, it determines you are underweight.

We all know what happens when we’re obese. It not only adds weight to our bodies but also adds it to our wallets. Based on studies, obese women spend up to $4,879 a year, and obese men spend $2,646 a year. The medical costs of obese people were about $147 billion in 2018.

It has been estimated that those who are obese have to incur a high expense upon their death. That means is that if an obese man dies, it costs an additional $3,872 to $6,518, and it costs an additional $3,486 to $8,365 if an obese woman passes away.

How Can You Change Things Around?

Here are some suggestions if you are overweight and obese:

  • Start with creating goals
  • Ensure you are consuming a healthy diet
  • Always have a small portion of food
  • Exercise and be active
  • Ask for help when needed
  • Keep an eye on your BMI
  • Reward yourself when you achieve a goal

If you are looking to learn more about maintaining or lowering your weight because you are obese or overweight, visit our specialists at Family Diagnostic Clinic. Call us at 281-351-6800 to schedule an appointment.