Body Mass Index

June 15th, 2013 → 11:41 am @

Dear reader,

The following article may interest you, as we are hearing so much about being overweight.

I was reading an article on he news, how we can measure and work out our correct weight and it is very simple. We are working out our Body Mass Index or Bmi.

First you weigh yourself and also measure your correct height. Once you have these two figures, it is merely a matter of a small calculation and presto you know the answer.

The next thing is to compare your outcome with what the experts say is the accepted range we should be in.

So let’s start: Say your weight is 80 kilograms and your height is 170 cm or in other words 1.7 metres, you divide your weight, by the square of your height.

So, 80 : (1.7 x 1.7) = 27.68

The accepted figure should be between 18.5 and 24.9, so the above hypothetical person is overweight.

Australians are on the average 27.5, which is the 17th fattest in the world.

Japan’s average is 22.5, which is very good.

In Holland the figure averages out at 25, which is just on the border line.

So all in all this is a very simple way to see where you stand and if you find yourself in the higher bracket, change your ways of eating and exercising .

Looking back at my book, there are all the answers for these two. Me MUST eat more vegetable matter, even if it is 3 times a day and also we MUST exercise sufficiently, at least 4 times a week, to bring up a sweat. Just walking the dog, isn’t going to do that. We must put some effort in our walking, swimming or bike riding or whatever we do to keep fit. In Holland, everybody is riding a pushbike to work and that is the reason they are doing quite well. In Japan, the biggest contributor is their diet. It is so much more vegetarian than the Australian diet, so they too are doing well. Please try and do yourself a favour and get yourself well and stay there for the rest of your life. I am doing it quite well and feel great and get plenty of comments every day. I am proud to be healthy and fit enough to walk 5 kilometres a day in less than 40 minutes. I always come home to my caravan in a leather of sweat. Then I do some warming down (stretching) exercises for about 15 minutes, have a glass of alkaline water and have a shower with a body brush. Then I have another glass of water and sit down for breakfast. Usually a type of omelette, using one egg, some psyllium husks and slippery elm powder, cut-up vegetables, e.g. Shredded cabbage or bok choy, 10 green beans, one medium size mushroom, some grated beetroot and carrot. Mix the egg, the psyllium husks and slippery elm together with a little water and pour it over the vegetables. Mix thoroughly while you have the frypan heating with some olive oil or coconut oil. As soon as the pan is hot, pour all the contents into the pan and flatten the whole mixture with a fork, so it is an even thickness. As soon as that is done, cover the frypan with a lid and turn the gas/electric element down low and leave it steam for about 5 minutes and then turn the stove off, leaving the mixture to steam a little longer, say another 5 minutes. Add a little vegetable or herb salt and eat. This is a healthy meal and will last you till midday or beyond. I used to make my `omelette` with 2 eggs, but I have reduced the intake of eggs I was having per week from 12 to about 6. Personally they did not affect me, but I don’t want to take a risk of getting a cholesterol problem, as eggs are the highest form of cholesterol, especially the yolk.

For lunch I usually have a green salad comprising of lettuce, tomato, cucumber, avocado, olives, mushrooms at times, spinach leaves, lemon juice and a splash of Green Oil (pepita oil) or olive oil, and some pepitas and sunflower seeds sprinkled all over it in the end.

These two meals really set me up for the day, as I sometimes do not have lunch till later in the afternoon, say 2.30 or ever 3 pm.

For dinner I usually have a snack of `Crusket` biscuits and sardines, or boiled rice or noodles and a freshly made tomato sauce over it (with onions, garlic, tomatoes, eggplant, mushrooms and whatever), or sometimes I make rissoles (patties: with beef mince and vegetables:1 egg, peas, tomato, celery, mushrooms, tamari sauce, a little vegetable salt and some curry powder, basil herb and buckwheat flour to bind it together).

By the end of the day, I have had a good variety of vegetables, grains and protein as well I eat fruit as a snack during the day. I certainly do NOT eat take-away stuff (NOT FOOD). There is no reason for me to partake in that sort of thing. I have seen to much damage done by these food substitutes or so-called convenience foods. Don’t eat them please, because they are the things that make you put on weight, truly, they are the culprits. Since take-away establishments were opened, the problem of increased weight in people started and it will not end, till we stop eating this rubbish. All the excuses that are made by the medical profession of people being overweight, are all covering up the real truth. I guarantee you that you will be well in a very short time, if you follow my advise. Call me any time and we will have a discussion over the phone for your particular problem, but make sure you have all the facts ready. Tell me exactly what you eat in a week or fortnight and I will soon sort you out. Send me an email preferably, so I can study your menu.

Okay folks, that’s all for this time. I hope you have the willpower to do something about your problem. It is so nice not to have to visit your doctor all the time. I have not seen a doctor for almost 50 years for sickness. They cannot believe that my blood pressure is still so low, like a young man’s. I have to get it checked once a year for the renewal of my driver’s licence.

With lots of love, Shanti


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