You want to lose weight, but you need a program that is effective at getting rid of extra pounds and keeping them off.
AIM offers the following nutritional strategy for successful weight reduction along with guidelines for maintaining a healthy body weight.
Download AIM Weight Loss Guide
Calculate your daily calorie needs with BMR
The BMR Calculator will calculate your Basal Metabolic Rate; the number of calories you'd burn if you stayed in bed all day. Each year it becomes harder to eat whatever you want and stay slim, and your BMR decreases as you age. Depriving yourself of food in hopes of losing weight also decreases your BMR. However, a regular routine of cardio exercise can increase your BMR, improving your health when your body's ability to burn calories slows down. Once you know your BMR, you can calculate your daily calorie needs based on your activity level. If you consume fewer calories you will lose weight, and if you consume more you will gain weight.
Calculate your weight category with BMI
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a general measurement of body fat based on height and weight for both men and women between the ages of 18 and 65 years.
BMI can be used to indicate if you are overweight, obese, underweight, or normal. The average American is in the overweight category. As a general rule, BMI is a good barometer of health.
BMI Score and Weight Category
- < 18.5
- 18.5 — 24.9
- 25.0 — 29.9
- > 30.0