If you have been to the doctor or gym recently then you’ve probably been made aware of the importance of your Body Mass Index (BMI). Maintaining a healthy BMI is important for your overall health, especially because the BMI is directly linked to obesity. You’ve probably been bombarded with quite a bit of information concerning your BMI and how to maintain or lower it. And the information is probably overwhelming.
One source might tell you to focus on calculating the glycemic index of your food. It will lower your blood glucose level and help you eat less by being more satiated. Other sources of advice may tout a low-carb, high fat diet, or a high protein diet. There are lots of different ways to go about lowering your BMI, but the truth is that you only need one method to successfully lower your BMI.
The Secret to Lowering Your BMI
Actually, all you have to do to reduce your BMI is to count your calories. Some might scoff at this, since it is some of the oldest weight loss advice out there, that is currently not as popular in comparison to some of the fad diets.
But the simple truth is, if you intake fewer calories than you burn on a daily basis, you will lose weight and lower your BMI over time. Successfully counting your calories can see you achieve steady weight loss of ¾-1 kg of weight a week. All of this can be done by eating 3 nice meals a day and limiting your snack intake. You can even switch it up to 5-6 small meals a day.
Try keeping a food and emotion journal to not only track your calories but keep track of your state of mind when eating food. This will benefit you more than you think, because it will help you explore your relationship with food and further refine yourself to develop good eating habits.