While the thought of squeezing into a bikini or taking your shirt off at the pool might be enough to prompt some review of the extra pounds you’re carrying around, the impact that being overweight has on your pocketbook is an even better reason.
Obese and overweight people have higher living expenses. To compound the problem, heavier women tend to earn less than slimmer counterparts. Also, being overweight can contribute to higher health care and insurance costs.
Losing pounds could easily save you hundreds — even thousands – of dollars. That should halt any rationalizing that you’re too broke to get fit.
Most of us know what it takes to lose weight: Train, say your prayers, take your vitamins — wait, those are Hulk Hogan’s words. Exercise and proper nutrition are a good start, though.
I’m not fat – I’m big-boned
Odds are you’re overweight. That’s not an insult – just a fact. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say 69 percent of Americans are overweight or obese.
Even more startling: If the current trajectory continues, 50 percent of us will be obese by 2030.
If there’s any question if you’re normal, overweight or obese, enter your weight and height here.
Underweight — BMI is less than 18.5.
Normal weight — BMI is 18.5 to 24.9.
Overweight — BMI is 25 to 29.9.
Obese — BMI is 30 or more.
Now that you have your body mass index number, let’s do a little math regarding tonight’s dinner.
I can’t afford to eat healthy