Weight Loss and Obesity
By Kristen Brooke Beck
June 2, 2009
Losing weight is not about looking good in a swimsuit. It's about being healthier, more energetic, and happier.
I may not be a medical expert, but I know lots about being overweight, being obese, trying to lose weight, weight loss techniques, falling off the wagon, yo-yo dieting, and and the scientific ideas behind metabolism. I've starved myself, binged, used food to deal with emotions, exercised obsessively, gone months without exercising, made resolutions, and given up only to start all over again. But I'm done with the chaos.
I'm learning that losing weight isn't just about knowing how to cut calories and burn calories. There are so many more emotional, psychological, and biological components to the process. It's not just about changing your diet or your lifestyle. It's about changing the way you think. This section is about what I've learned so far and how I've progressed and maintained my weight loss accomplishments.
I hope that in the following lists of articles and calculators you'll find something that helps you on your own weight loss journey to health.
I'm dropping the pounds, and you can follow along as I post my progress online.
An all-in-one calculator to figure out BMI, BMR, calories burned in activities, heart rate, etc.
BMI helps you figure out how overweight or underweight you actually are
How many calories do you burn in one day at rest
How many calories do you burn when you exercise
I answer visitor questions about weight loss.