“Being healthy and fit isn’t a fad or a trend; instead, it’s a lifestyle.” – Author Unknown
Hello women readers! Today is Women’s Healthy Weight Day and we’re on a mission to ensure your well-being by providing you with solutions. When you’re healthy, you get more out of life and you feel awesome. It takes eating a balanced diet, exercising, getting adequate sleep and, of course, taking products by PURE.
What else can you add to that list? Keep your muscles strong, read books, stress less, meditate … the list goes on!
First, determine where you stand with your weight.
Refer to this chart, courtesy of National Institutes of Health, to find your ideal weight.
Height and Weight Chart
|4′ 10″||91 to 118 lbs.||119 to 142 lbs.||143 to 186 lbs.|
|4′ 11″||94 to 123 lbs.||124 to 147 lbs.||148 to 193 lbs.|
|5′||97 to 127 lbs.||128 to 152 lbs.||153 to 199 lbs.|
|5′ 1″||100 to 131 lbs.||132 to 157 lbs.||158 to 206 lbs.|
|5′ 2″||104 to 135 lbs.||136 to 163 lbs.||164 to 213 lbs.|
|5′ 3″||107 to 140 lbs.||141 to 168 lbs.||169 to 220 lbs.|
|5′ 4″||110 to 144 lbs.||145 to 173 lbs.||174 to 227 lbs.|
|5′ 5″||114 to 149 lbs.||150 to 179 lbs.||180 to 234 lbs.|
|5′ 6″||118 to 154 lbs.||155 to 185 lbs.||186 to 241 lbs.|
|5′ 7″||121 to 158 lbs.||159 to 190 lbs.||191 to 249 lbs.|
|5′ 8″||125 to 163 lbs.||164 to 196 lbs.||197 to 256 lbs.|
|5′ 9″||128 to 168 lbs.||169 to 202 lbs.||203 to 263 lbs.|
|5′ 10″||132 to 173 lbs.||174 to 208 lbs.||209 to 271 lbs.|
|5′ 11″||136 to 178 lbs.||179 to 214 lbs.||215 to 279 lbs.|
|6′||140 to 183 lbs.||184 to 220 lbs.||221 to 287 lbs.|
|6′ 1″||144 to 188 lbs.||189 to 226 lbs.||227 to 295 lbs.|
|6′ 2″||148 to 193 lbs.||194 to 232 lbs.||233 to 303 lbs.|
|6′ 3″||152 to 199 lbs.||200 to 239 lbs.||240 to 311 lbs.|
|6′ 4″||156 to 204 lbs.||205 to 245 lbs.||246 to 320 lbs.|
|BMI||19 to 24||25 to 29||30 to 39|
Source: National Institutes of Health.
Next, know what you’re eating.
Carbohydrates are essential. But you want to focus on complex carbs, like brown rice, millet flours and green leafy vegetables. Consume less simple carbs which come from bread, white rice and added sugars.
Proteins are essential for building muscle, tissue, cartilage and skin. Foods like fish, milk products, and white meat are healthy choices of protein. Protein helps burn off fats in the body, too!
Fats, some, are essential. Things like omega-3 fatty acids, polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats are beneficial. We get these from fish and olive oil. Minimize saturated fats which come from packaged foods, junk food, milk, cheese, cocoa, kernel oil, fatty cuts of animal fat, pork, lamb and beef (lean cuts of these are available), chocolates, fried foods, etc.
Vitamins and Minerals – women need different amounts of these than men. For instance, women need more vitamin D and vitamin C as well as iron and calcium.
I think we all know how important it is to drink water and stay hydrated throughout the day. It helps with losing excess weight and it keeps the body running properly. I’m guilty of not drinking enough. Try laying out three packets of ENERGY drink mix every morning and commit to drinking them by late afternoon. That will take care of about 40% of the eight, 8-oz. glass-a-day recommendation.
Don’t overlook fiber. Fiber serves as an appetite suppressant. It also enhances bowel function. Mila® chia is a superior plant-based source of fiber and can be used in a lot of recipes.
Third, get on the PURE Detox bandwagon!
People are seeing incredible results with PURE’s Detox programs!
Carefully selected products by PURE can help you achieve your weight-loss goals by nutritionally supporting the body’s natural health-maintaining processes. Follow the program for seven days, or if you desire a deeper detox, continue with the 28-day program for additional results. You’ll create sustainable habits and experience life-changing results.
Of course, exercise! It’s harder in the winter to exercise outdoors, unless you belong to a gym. Gym alternatives can be climbing stairs, using a stationary bike or a home treadmill and following exercise videos. Call on a friend to take a brisk walk together. Take time out of your work day to walk around the block.
Cheers to a Whole Health day!