This new weight-loss tool designed by the US government may be the most scientifically accurate dieting guide to date.
Calorie intake is at the heart of losing weight, and everyone was weaned on the idea that cutting back on 500 calories a day, amounting to 3,500 calories a week (the amount a person has to lose to supposedly lose weight) is the secret to achieving weight loss goals.
The National Institute of Health (NIH), a part of the US Department of Health, has launched this new weight-loss calculator which makes the whole process of weight-loss much easier for the people who want to reduce a few pounds but are feeling confused with conflicting advice and fad diets.
The Body Weight Planner, gets dieters to key in information, such as their weight, age, gender and level of exercise.
Then it gives them a plan of how many calories they should eat daily, to achieve their goal weight within a certain amount of time.
It also tells them the number of calories they can eat daily to maintain their target weight, once they reach it.
The calculator wasn’t created by an M.D., but instead by a NIH mathematician Kevin Hall, Ph.D. Hall analyzed the best weight-loss studies out there and then constructed an algorithm that incorporated all the factors these studies proved impacted weight loss the most.
What makes this weight loss calculator so much better than the rest?
It asks you to answer the typical questions like age, current weight, goal weight, and timeframe you’re wanting to work within, but you’re also asked your physical activity level on a scale of 0 to 2.5 and the exact percentage you’re willing to change your physical activity by to reach your goal.
And since most of us don’t know these numbers off the top of our head, Hall has created a subset of genius questions us answer them.
More than two-thirds of American adults are either overweight or obese, a total of 78.6 million.
The UK has the highest obesity levels in Europe. According to the NHS, obesity levels have more than trebled in the last 30 years and more than half of the population could be obese by 2050
The Body Weight Planner can definitely help people like yourself achieve your goal weight within a specific timeframe, and then maintain that healthy weight afterward to stay fitter and slimmer.
Check out the FREE body weight planner below: