Anya M This is the hardest challenge of all.
According to the NHS, an adult is overweight when their body-mass index (BMI) is 25 or above. Being overweight can cause health problems such as diabetes and heart disease.
A safe rate of weight loss is between 0.5 and 1kg per week, so take it steadily and don't try to crash diet. You don't want to yo-yo back once you get there.
Get your BMI below 25 Challenge rules
- Weigh yourself at least once a week
- Get your BMI down below 25
- Keep it there for a month
- Not all types of physical activity are suitable for everyone. Users take Challenges and training advice at their own personal risk.
“I've maintained my BMI at 20.09 for over 1 year 3 months. To accomplish this, you need to plan all your meals on a weekly basis, Cardiovascular exercise 3 - 4 hours weekly, 30 - 60 minutes strength training 1 to 2 days weekly and 30 - 60 minutes of either static, ballastic or dynamic stretching 1 to 2 days weekly. Your body is the only home you have to live in, why not invest time in making it the best home for yourself?”
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Rebecca M This will be a long one as I have nearly 4 stone to lose. Slow and steady. Getting there is the important thing.
Angeline S So my scale broke. Off to Publix I go to weigh in again and make sure I'm staying under 25
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Susan P At the beginning of 2013 I started at a BMI of 36.2. After some serious lifestyle changes I have brought my BMI down to 30.7 and will continue to work towards my goal of a healthy BMI
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Alex C I'm currently b,I 28.3 but don't think this is right, this challange is going to be hard for me as I am gaining muscle as well
Why not ask for some advice from other Challenge takers, or read some of the Challenge guides first?OK, I'll keep working at it!