Body Mass Index (BMI): Not A Good Gauge Of Health

The body mass index (BMI) was created by a mathmetician nearly 200 years ago and is (still!) used primarily by insurance companies to determine the insurability of life policy holders. Even some doctors still frighten patients with the BMI. Use this link for more information on measuring obesity-related health risks.

https://www.health.harvard.edu/heart-health/overweight-vs-overfat-is-your-scale-lying-to-you

We Can Eat Meat

Consumed correctly, meats can be vital for our daily nutrition. Being careful to select the right types and limiting the portions, meats are healthy food choices. Oh … and eggs can be healthy, too. Use this link for details.

Fat vs Muscle

Two common questions among those seeking to get fit: “How do I turn this fat into muscle?” and “If I stop exercising, will my muscle turn to fat?” And the scientific answer for both questions is absolutely not. Check this link for the details.

https://www.livescience.com/60904-can-you-turn-fat-into-muscle.html

Best Practice: Know A Serving From A Portion

A serving size is not a portion size. A serving is the recommended amount of a certain food to eat. A portion is the amount of food we choose to eat. Be very wary of packaged foods. Almost all of them contain more than one serving. Read carefully the nutrition label. And divide the contents accordingly. For example, if your can of black beans contains 3 servings, separate out 3 equal-sized servings. Then, prepare 1 and save the other 2. The link here provides other guidelines for serving sizes.

https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/eat/fd_exch.htm