"When you expecting?"
They were'nt talking about children. They were talking about me having a big belly. Now, I have been out the forces now for eight years. I have been to University, and I have been travelling. I now work for the largest IT company in the world as a Technical Consultant. I spend a lot of my time talking on my phone, and sat behind my laptop. On a day to day basis, I generally don't do a lot of exercise. However, I have been saying for the previous three years that I need to Get Fit and Stay Fit.
I always thought my Body Fat was over 30%. After all if you take the standard test which is:
- Work out your height in metres and multiply the figure by itself
- Measure your weight in kilograms
- Divide the weight by the height squared (the answer to Q1)
For example, you might be 1.6m (5ft 3in) tall and weigh 65kg (10st 3lb). The calculation would then be: 1.6 x 1.6 = 2.56. BMI would be 65 divided by 2.56 = 25.39.
If I followed this example, I am 1.8m tall, and weigh 100kg. This would currently mean 1.8 x 1.8 = 3.24. 100 / 3.24 = 30.9 . As the BMI Categories are:
- Normal weight = 18.5-24.9
- Overweight = 25-29.9
- Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater
I would be classed as Obese. ME?? OBESE! :(
However, I discovered a different site today. The CholestorolNetwork . Here you enter in your height, weight and sex. You then enter in your waist size and hips size. Finally you enter in your forearm and wrist size. After I entered my results in, it comes back with 24% body fat. "You have 52.7 Pounds of fat and 167.3 Pounds of lean (muscle, bone, body water)"
Anyway, I know I have this belly. I have to do something about it. As such, from today and for the next two months, I am on a diet.
I will not drink any fizzy drinks. Eat any chocolate. Drink any alcohol. I will do exercise every day.
I will let you know how I have done at the end of February..