Achieving Target Weight

It is everyone’s dream to reach their target weight. Period.
But is it an achievable goal? Let’s review this.

Each individual’s body is different, with respect to it’s composition, structure & metabolism. So then 2 people of the same gender of the same height & gender need not have the same composition. Target weights are calculated on the basis of solely the height & gender & hence it stands that 2 women of equal heights must have the same target weight. But what if one is muscle heavy and the other is not? Are we assuming that we must achieve target weight even at the cost of our muscle?

So let’s keep the target weight aside or just refer to it as a ball park figure of what our weight must be for our height.

The second but the more important factor is our fat% which must be in general below 30% for women & below 25% in men. How is this calculated? Most gyms will have a BCA machine on which you can calculate your fat% almost accurately. Just remember to calculate this on 2.5 hrs of empty stomach, without any water too. And every time you do a comparative BCA, the body must be in the same conditions of hydration.

Third point  to keep in mind is that each individual will have a certain body frame & structure that allows him inch losses upto a certain extent. Acheiving weights, fat%s & body frames below that is a challenge to your body, it’s metabolism & your mind, all of which will depend on your will & determination. Here again, we are not talking about health or fitness, we are talking about a person’s perception of self and how far he wants to push his body to achieve the aesthetics he has seen for him/herself in the mind’s eye.

So,
 – Realistic – be realistic in your weight loss goals
Goal – determine them  after a through analysis of your BCA, seek professional help if you have to.
Time – you must set your sight on when you want to see yourself at the predetermined fat% and/or weight. This helps you to stay on track.
–  Relax – never be in a tearing hurry to lose weight or you could end up wasting muscle which is uncalled for weight loss. This will kill your metabolism and peak you weight like never before.

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