If your BMI is already over 24.9 and you have some of the symptoms below, consider chatting with your doctor about whether weight loss could improve your well-being.
1. It’s just uncomfortable to exercise. Like it or not, physical activity is a necessary part of a healthy lifestyle. But if your weight holds you back, weight loss could make moving way more fun, which will ultimately help you stick to any fitness goal.
2. Your snoring could wake the dead, and you constantly wake up groggy. If you snore like crazy and rarely get a good night’s sleep, you may suffer from sleep apnea, a condition in which irregular breathing disrupts your sleep. Excess weight can bring it on: When your body stores fat around the neck, it can narrow the airway to cause shallow breathing or pauses in breathing.
3. You have tender spots everywhere. Inflammation can make the fatty tissue beneath your skin feel tender to the touch, kind of like spotty bruising. If your BMI is especially high, and you feel pain in random places, weight loss could help, Dr. Nwe says.
4. You’re tired. (All. The. Time.) Internal inflammation caused by excess fat can lead to a perpetual state of fatigue, Dr. Nwe says. If you have an elevated BMI, and routine tasks like grocery shopping exhaust you, your extra pounds could be the culprit.
5. You’re pretty much always hungry — even though you eat plenty. Of course, this could be a sign that you’re eating the wrong foods, like candy, which lack the fiber, protein, and healthy fat that keep you full. But it could also be a sneaky symptom of insulin resistance or type 2 diabetes — especially if you’ve had an elevated BMI for years, plus blurry vision, tingling, or numbness in your hands and feet, extreme thirst, or unusually frequent pit stops, according to the American Diabetes Association. Over time, excess weight can trigger these conditions, while weight loss can reverse them. (Obviously see your doctor for a formal diagnosis though.)
6. Your doc says you have high blood pressure or high cholesterol. Dr. Nwe says weight loss can bring these numbers down without medication, which is safer, cheaper, and more sustainable than popping pills forever.
7. Your waist circumference is greater than 35 inches. Not to put a hard-and-fast number on health, but science suggests that excessive belly fat can increase your risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Dr. Nwe says that people distribute weight in different places and that waist circumference alone isn’t the most accurate way to assess health. But if your BMI is elevated and your waist circumference tops 35 inches (grab a measuring tape and exhale as you hold it just over your hip bones to check), chat with your doc to see if you should consider sizing down for health’s sake.
8. You lost a grandparent or parent to cancer. Excess fat can produce excess estrogen, which is linked to breast cancer, and other kinds of hormones that may promote tumor growth, according to the National Cancer Institute. A family history of cancer can increase your risk from the get-go. While there’s not much clinical evidence to prove that weight loss can protect you entirely, many observational studies have linked lower weight gain during adulthood to an overall lower cancer risk.
9. Your knees, hips, and back hurt. Excess weight can put extra pressure on the joints, which wears down the tissue around them and makes moving uncomfortable, according to information from the National Institutes of Health.
10. You’ve gained a few pounds every year since before you can remember. When you’re growing, it’s normal to gain weight over time. But if your weight continues to soar after your height peaks, your doc may recommend behavioral changes to steady the scale and avoid all the sucky symptoms above.
And if you think you need to lose weight for your health? Definitely get a second opinion — your doctor can help you make realistic tweaks to your diet and lifestyle to promote steady, healthy weight loss over time and maintain the results for good.
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Elizabeth Narins Senior fitness and health editor Elizabeth Narins is a Brooklyn, NY-based writer and a former senior editor at Cosmopolitan.com, where she wrote about fitness, health, and more.
- 10 Ditch-the-Scale Ways to Tell If You’re Losing Weight
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- 1. Less intense workouts feel harder.
- 2. You’re more hungry than usual.
- 3. You gain a couple of pounds.
- 4. You feel better.
- How to Tell if You’ve Reached Your Ideal Weight
- Why do you stop losing weight (and what to do then)
- Ideal Body Weight Calculator
- Monitor your weight on an app
- Monitor your measurements regularly & build a healthy habit
10 Ditch-the-Scale Ways to Tell If You’re Losing Weight
We’ve learned so much about our bodies over the years. We know that weight fluctuates, that we retain more water after workouts, and that a pound of fat certainly does not equal a pound of muscle. So why is it that we still allow ourselves to be slaves to the scale?
Truth is, those numbers peering up at you from the cold bathroom floor are pretty much the worst indicators of health and fitness success. It doesn’t matter if you’re trying to lose weight, gain weight, tone existing muscles, or discover new ones-experts agree the following methods are much better ways to determine when you’re on the path to fitness nirvana.
Listening to Your Body
Practice becoming more in-tune with your body, because if you listen, it will tell you much more than the scale ever will. “I often have clients come in and say, ‘I don’t know if the scale moved, but I feel so great,'” says Stephanie Middleberg, R.D., of New York City–based Middleberg Nutrition. “This means their energy is up, their skin is clear, they are going to the bathroom consistently, and their cravings are way down.”
Beating Personal Records
This is a great method for those who feel numbers are crucial to measuring success. “If you are going to focus on numbers, focus on something that you have control over, something that can only motivate you in a positive way,” recommends Boston-based fitness competitor and vlogger Taryn Gilligan. We’re talking about personal goals and records. Whether that’s adding an extra plate on the bar during your most recent trip to the gym, holding your plank for an extra 10 seconds, or running another mile, simply altering your quantitative-focused mindset can do wonders for your fitness journey going forward.
Tackling Everyday Tasks
Perhaps the simplest way to gauge how far you’ve come in your fitness journey is to pay attention to how you feel doing everyday tasks. Whether its carrying laundry up and down the stairs or cleaning up after the kids, mundane chores will typically become easier as you become stronger. These methods of measuring health and fitness success can be the most important of all because, as fitness expert and Get Healthy U founder Chris Freytag says, “they are real life.”
How You Reward Yourself
There’s no denying we live in a world that automatically associates celebrations with food. A sign that you’ve reached a new level of health and fitness success is realizing you don’t need that chocolate cake or French fries to celebrate a major accomplishment or milestone, whether it’s being promoted, moving in with your boyfriend, or going down a dress size. “To celebrate, go dancing. You’ll have fun and you’ll get a great workout,” says Pamela Graham, a personal trainer and founder of Healthy Bod Fitness in New York City. “If dancing isn’t your thing, go to a play or a concert, or buy yourself a new pair of shoes-better yet, a new pair of sneakers or a cute new outfit for the gym that will keep you motivated.” (Here, some inspiration: The Best Sneakers to Crush Your Workout Routines.)
Zipping Your Jeans
Freytag believes so much in this method, she even has a saying for it: “Zip it up once a week for weight loss.” Grab your favorite pair of jeans and see where you fall on her denim spectrum: baggy (great!), fit as they always have (good!), suddenly snug (red flag!), or can’t even get into them (sound the alarm!). “Your scale is going to fluctuate,” she says. “But if your jeans are starting to get tight,” it might signal a change is needed in your health and fitness routine.
Acknowledging Your Power
It’s incredibly empowering when you’re not intimidated by food choices. When you reach this level of success, not only will the foods you used to consider diet staples become unappetizing, but formerly paralyzing food situations-traveling, a business meeting, a date-will become effortless. “There is no better marker for success than knowing you made the best possible choice you could in each situation,” says Middleberg.
Finding New Purpose
If you’re in the camp of people who started their health and fitness journey for appearance reasons, you are not alone. But as you continue on your healthy path, you may begin to uncover real intent behind your new lifestyle. “What’s your purpose? Do you want to feel strong? Do more things? Have more energy?” asks Freytag. “None of those things are tied to the scale. Have goals beyond your weight.” (What’s on Your Fitness Bucket List?)
This isn’t to say that your nightly coffee habit or an underlying sleep disorder isn’t what’s really keeping you up at night, but if you’re tossing and turning, first look to your diet and exercise routine, says Freytag. A solid seven to nine hours of sleep, as recommended by the National Sleep Foundation, is a great indicator that your health and fitness needs are being met.
Sexting and duck-face jokes aside, taking photos of yourself is a very effective way to measure health and fitness success. “The scale doesn’t tell you what’s water, what’s fat, and what’s muscle. It doesn’t know that you’re PMS-ing or that you had a killer leg workout the previous day,” says Gilligan. “Progress pictures, however, are instrumental in helping you see the changes in your body from one day to the next, one month to the next, or even from where you started years ago.” Ali Holman, co-owner of online workout website CoreCamper.com, recommends breaking out the measuring tape every four to six weeks along with the camera. “When we live in our bodies, we don’t really see the daily progress,” she says.
Sometimes, the ultimate indicator of health and fitness success is that you’ve simply found balance. If you’re starving yourself, working out incessantly, constantly punishing yourself for poor food choices, or stepping on the scale multiple times per day, that’s unhealthy. “Getting into health and fitness can make a lot of people feel like they’re chasing their tail,” says Gilligan. “Either it consumes them, or they feel like they can never find their groove and fall off the wagon.” But when you can enjoy an indulgent dinner or skip a workout without feeling guilty-because you know you’re being healthy the majority of the time-that’s the most important thing.(For a jumpstart on your health journey, begin with an easy-to-follow schedule, like this Monday-Sunday Diet Plan to Lose Weight in a Week.)
- By Taylor Selcke
Do you ever feel like your workouts aren’t intense enough, so they’re not effective? Or maybe you wake up feeling hungry, and it freaks you out because you think your body needs to eat more food, but you’re worried it will lead to weight gain? Maybe the scale has actually gone UP even though you feel like you’re doing everything right.
Sound familiar? As a private weight-loss coach for women, I deal with these scenarios daily with my clients. These instances are actually counter-intuitive benchmarks that mean you’re losing fat. While they may not be obvious, and they may even seem like they should be signs that you’re gaining weight, they’re strong indicators that what you’re doing IS working.
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1. Less intense workouts feel harder.
Once your body gets used to an intense workout, you might think that a lower level workout should also feel easier. However, since your body is used to challenging workouts, a slower one may actually feel more challenging than your intense workouts. Why? It’s because you’re body isn’t used to it, so you’re challenging it in a new way.
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So if you happen to pop into a less intense class (that used to feel easy), but now feels difficult, you’re still on track.
2. You’re more hungry than usual.
This can mean that you’re speeding up your metabolism and therefore may be burning more fat. For example, if you’re used to skipping breakfast in the morning, but recently started eating it and wake up craving it, this is a positive sign.
Similarly, if you used to only eat two meals per day, but now you’re eating three meals and a snack, and feel hungry for them, you’re speeding up your metabolism and setting your body up to lose more fat. So don’t freak out! Listen to your body and feed it accordingly.
3. You gain a couple of pounds.
While technically you’ve gained weight on the scale, you may have actually gained muscle and lost fat. When you place 5 pounds of muscle next to 5 pounds of fat, the muscle takes up half the amount of space. So if your shirts are buttoning more easily, your pants are zipping up more smoothly or any clothes or jackets feel lose, you’re losing fat even though you’re not losing pounds.
4. You feel better.
Finally, focus intently on how you feel physically. If you’re feeling lighter, more energized and less stressed about your diet and health, these are also positive indicators that you’re doing something right.
Stephanie Mansour is a health and fitness expert and weight-loss coach for women. Join her complimentary weight-loss challenge here!
How to Tell if You’ve Reached Your Ideal Weight
There are numerous calculations out there that tell you how much you ‘should’ weigh for your height, but the truth is there is no hard and fast formula. When I meet with new clients, I always ask about weight history and goals: at what weight in the past did they feel healthy, how much do they think they should weigh, etc. That’s all valuable info, but I often find that when you’ve hit the right weight your body will let you know. Here are three tell-tale signs that you’re there, regardless of the number on the scale:
Both your hunger pattern and your weight have stabilized
I once had a client who stopped losing weight close to her goal, and while she felt amazing, she was compelled to shed a few more pounds in order to hit the magic number she had identified as ‘ideal.’ If you’re in that situation listen to your body – when you’ve stopped losing and your healthy meals are triggering the return of hunger three to five hours after you eat, you’ll probably have to cut back to keep losing. If by doing so, you feel hungry sooner than three hours after a meal it means you’re not eating enough, which can trigger a downshift in your metabolism and the loss of muscle. When you’re close to the home stretch it’s OK to make subtle tweaks to your diet, but in my experience, cutting back too much to lose those last few pounds always backfires – it can lead to lots of unwanted side effects, from mood swings to rebound overeating. Bottom line: when you’ve hit the tipping point where you really can’t eat less without feeling lousy and the scale has stopped moving, you’re at the finish line.
Everything is hunky dory with your health
Your body loves balance – when you’re too hot you sweat, when you’re too cold you shiver – your body is pretty great at telling you what it needs and what to do – if you pay attention. At the right weight all should be in balance, including not only hunger, as above, but also menstruation, digestion, immune health, etc. If you try to achieve or maintain a weight that’s below ideal for your body, it will give you signals, like catching every cold and flu that comes around or erratic periods. Trying to achieve or maintain a weight that’s too low isn’t healthy, and definitely not worth the risks.
Your energy is through the roof
I always tell my clients that I want them to feel like they can do cartwheels down the street, and that feeling is all about energy. In other words, weight alone doesn’t determine health – two women can be the same height, twenty pounds apart in weight, and both be healthy. But in my experience, knowing when you’ve hit the right weight has a lot to do with how you feel, from the time you wake up to the time you hit the hay. If you’re carrying excess weight that puts stress on your organs and bones, or if you’ve lost too much, you’ll probably feel less than acrobatic. So tune in – the answer to your perfect weight isn’t in a formula – it’s within you.
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Cynthia Sass is a registered dietitian with master’s degrees in both nutrition science and public health. Frequently seen on national TV, she’s a SHAPE contributing editor and nutrition consultant to the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Rays. Her latest New York Times best seller is S.A.S.S! Yourself Slim: Conquer Cravings, Drop Pounds and Lose Inches.
- By Cynthia Sass
It seems like everybody wants to lose weight these days. While it’s true that almost 60 percent of Canadians are at increased risk of developing health problems because they are overweight or obese, you might not be one of them. Here are four signs you actually don’t need to lose any weight.
1. Why am I dieting?
“When my patients come to me and say they need to lose weight, my first question is: Why?” says Dr. Arya Sharma, chair for Cardiovascular Obesity Research and Management at the University of Alberta. This is a good question to ask yourself if you’re in constant diet mode. Do you need to lose weight to deal with an issue such as diabetes or high blood pressure? If so, your doctor should help you determine how much weight loss is necessary to improve your health. However, if the reason you’re dieting is to fit into a smaller dress, it’s important to realize that you’re not losing weight in order to be healthy, says Sharma.
If you’ve lost track of why you’re dieting (and for many women it’s a habit), ask your doctor to help you determine if your weight is on target from a health perspective. That way you’ll be focused on maintaining a healthy body weight rather than dieting without reason.
2. Am I trying to reach for an unattainable goal?
Like it or not, we can’t all be runway-model thin. Whether you’re shaped like Naomi Campbell or Oprah Winfrey (both gorgeous women, by the way) is largely determined by your genetics. “If I take two people who have different genes and I put them in a controlled room and feed them the exact same amount of calories, one can gain weight and the other could maintain his weight. That is genetic,” says Sharma.
There are thousands of genes that control everything from the way your metabolism works to your appetite, sense of satiety and even where the fat gets stored in your body. So no matter how much you focus on shedding pounds, “there’s no guarantee that you’ll ever be a size zero,” says Sharma.
Even if you were very thin in your youth, it’s unrealistic to try to diet your way into your favourite jeans from high school. “A good way to tell that you don’t need to lose weight is if you’re trying to get back to a size you were in your teens or early twenties,” says Jessica Begg, a registered dietitian based in Vancouver. “From adolescence to your early twenties you should be gaining a couple of pounds every year.” So hand those acid-wash Levis over to your daughter and focus on maintaining a healthy weight for your age and body type.
3. Am I losing weight to boost my self-esteem?
According to the Canadian Women’s Health Network, almost 90 percent of Canadian women and girls are unhappy with the way they look. But we didn’t really need to tell you that, did we? Most of us have heard that little niggling voice in the back of our minds tell us that we’re too fat. However, it’s important to make the distinction between needing to lose weight for health reasons and wanting to lose weight to silence your inner critic.
“A weight issue is totally different from a body-image issue,’ says Sharma. “‘Am I at a healthy body weight?’ is an easy question to answer. But “Am I at a beautiful body weight?” is dictated by the culture. It’s not about healthy weight but it’s about meeting the appearance that’s dictated by the fashion industry.”
Take a hard look at what drives you to keep dieting. Do you feel accomplished when your doctor gives you a clean bill of health or when your weight drops down another digit? “If you’re mostly concerned with the numbers on the scale, I can tell you that you are mostly dealing with an appearance issue and less with a health issue,” says Sharma.
If the amount of weight you lose is directly tied to how beautiful you feel, it may be time to speak to a healthcare professional about your eating habits. “When we’re talking about eating disorders, it usually starts with people who want to lose a little bit of weight and then it gets out of control. It’s almost always triggered by a seemingly innocuous diet,” says Begg.
4. Am I living a healthy lifestyle?
With so much emphasis put on dropping pounds, we can sometimes forget that weight loss isn’t the only reason to live a healthy lifestyle. “If you’re eating and exercising every day, you can still be healthy,” says Sharma. “Most people gain weight throughout their lives and they don’t have a weight issue. There’s a large range of weights that people can be at and be quite healthy.”
It’s easy to become frustrated when you feel like you’re doing everything “right” but the number on the scale still won’t budge. However, a number doesn’t dictate how healthy you are. “If you don’t have any family risk and you’ve been at this same weight for years, then it doesn’t make sense for you to aim for a weight that you have never been,” says Begg. So don’t give up on eating well and working out just yet. If you don’t see a drastic drop in your weight, try putting that pesky scale in the closet for a while instead.
Are you ready?
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Why do you stop losing weight (and what to do then)
The good news is that you can’t hit a limit. “You can always lose more but you have to create the right environment,” Mira Calton, a Licensed Certified Nutritionist, says. So don’t despair: Hitting a weight loss plateau is not only normal, it is to be expected. “If you’re doing things right, yes, you will reach it.”
Why is there no change?
The other good news is that weighting the same doesn’t mean you haven’t made progress. “You can’t use the scale as a benchmark,” Dr. Calton says. Chances are you losing fat but it’s being replaced by with muscle – if you’re doing resistance training – or water, or a combination of both. Fluid retention is the most common reason for losing fat but not weight.
Five pounds of fat weigh the same of five pounds of muscle but they look completely different, with muscle taking a lot less space. “If you don’t know what you’re losing, the scale is useless,” he says. So measure yourself instead. If you’ve lost inches around your waist but not pounds, you’re still doing great. “You build muscle faster than you lose fat.”
What to do now?
If the pounds don’t drop anymore, it means you are not in a large enough calorie deficit anymore. Don’t go having pizza and fries for dinner now.
Your metabolism is supposed to slow down as you’re losing weight. Reexamine how many calories you’re consuming a day to make sure you are eating fewer calories than you are burning. Keeping a journal can help you stay on track.
“Switching things up is really important,” Mira Calton says. “Have a ‘cheat day’ but with more of the healthy food you’ve been eating so your body doesn’t think you’re starving it,” she adds.
Make sure you are systematically increasing the intensity of your workouts. Muscle helps boost your metabolism and burn calories. So, do more resistance and metabolic training. Combine short fast runs with weightlifting, for example.
The problem is that it is not very clear when you’re doing too much. “Some people have been working out too hard. We find that a lot. If you’re out of breath or too tired, take it back a little bit,” she says. It can make a big difference.
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Ideal Body Weight Calculator
Factors influencing ideal weight
We’re all individuals, and that means what we should weigh depends on our individual lifestyle and genetics as well. In addition to age, gender and height, your ideal weight should incorporate several other aspects. Take activity for example. “No activity” compared to “very high activity” can change the “ideal” weight of an individual. As a result, those who are very active in sports can yield a different value than someone who might describe themself as a couch potato. Genetic make-up should also be taken into account. A petite female will most certainly have a different ideal weight than that of broad- shouldered, adult male. Furthermore, men tend to naturally have a higher muscle percentage than women, resulting in a higher ideal values. This can be taken into account in the “Assessment” field, where you can select a body type with high fat or high muscle percentage.
Significance of an ideal weight value
It’s important to keep in mind that the ideal weight chart displayed from our calculator is an approximate calculation, and should therefore be seen as a benchmark value. As previously mentioned, these values can vary significantly based on lifestyle and body make-up, as in fat versus muscle content. This is especially apparent with athletes who tend to have a higher muscle percentage, and who are then, despite their healthy figures, sometimes placed in the overweight category. In actual fact, it is high fat content, not muscle percentage, which results in obesity and possible heath consequences. In other words, an ideal body weight cannot be equated with the proper weight for someone’s body type, but should guide an individual instead. While, in many cases, someone’s idea of ideal weight depends highly on society’s definition of beauty, it’s important that each individual feels comfortable and healthy in their own skin.
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As the name indicates, you will be able to enter your weight on a regular basis and monitor your progress accordingly through means of statistics and graphs. You may also enter and track multiple profiles as well – monitor the progress of your family members, spouse, friends, colleagues – or simply create more than 1 profile for yourself to set partial targets until you reach your ultimate goal.
This app will also suggest your ideal weight and recommend the amount of time needed to reach that target based on your current weight, height, body frame, gender and age. You may, of course, choose to alter the suggested targets based on your own plans.
– Tracks single or multiple profiles
– Track various Body Measurements in addition to weight
– Option to synchronize your data between multiple devices or backup to our server
– Measurements may be represented in Kilos, Pounds, Stones, Meters or Feet
– Calculates ideal weight based on age, height, gender and body frame
– Full screen graph that shows your overall weight loss progress over time
– BMI (Body Mass Index) calculated
– Calculates daily calorie intake
– Calculates percentage body fat
– Total Weight Loss calculated
– Remaining amount of weight calculated
– Average Daily Loss calculated
– Average Weekly Loss calculated
– Overall progress calculated
– Possibility to enter new weights at earlier dates
– Displays an indicator to show the quality of your daily progress
– PIN lock to secure your privacy
– Show the remaining weight on the App Icon
– Multiple Language localisation supporting over 15 languages
– Possibility to export all your recorded data
– Integration with Digital scales: Wahoo, Withings, Aria, WiT
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Monitor your weight on an app
If you’ve ever searched for an app to monitor your weight, you’ll be happy to hear there is one now that only uses your phone. No more bathroom scales, BMI indicators, body composition analyzers. There’s finally an app for monitoring your weight, and it’s free.
Monitoring your weight is important and you should do it regularly. But here’s an alternative idea: don’t measure your weight, measure your body in inches and cm. Measuring your weight will only inform you about the overall weight of your entire body – but it doesn’t tell you about the status of your individual muscles and body parts, which areas are more problematic and what you should focus on. People give compliments about a persons figure, not their weight, and there’s a reason for that. Weight doesn’t offer a detailed view of your fitness state, and therefore there’s little you can do with that one number.
Monitor your measurements regularly & build a healthy habit
Monitoring your measurements regularly has been proven to significantly increase the success ratio of sticking to a workout or diet. The more you can see your results in numbers, the more motivated you will be and the more insights you have on what has an effect on you. So when you start seeing that your waistline is shrinking, your biceps are growing and you’re losing inches in your hips, you’ll be more likely to continue your exercise or diet plan. In much the same way, if you’re working towards gaining muscle mass, you should see an increase in inches or cm in the different body parts you’ve been working out. And what if you don’t see the changes in numbers? It will also work to your benefit. If you’re putting in the effort, but not seeing the results, it might be a good indication that you should be doing something different. Update your exercises, add some activity to your daily routine like always taking the stairs, try a different diet, or increase the amount of veggies and whole grains in your diet – whatever it is, if you can’t see the changes in inches or cm, the app will let you know.
You can monitor your measurements with BodyBarista at any fitness center for free. All it takes is a snap in the mirror with your iPhone. Do it regularly, and do it anywhere, because you always have your phone on you. Build the healthy habit of measuring yourself – you’ll thank yourself later. Inside BodyBarista there’s a lot of patent technology under the hood that do all those boring calibration and calculation tasks. So that you can focus on living a great life and give your body the attention is deserves. After all, your body is the only body you’ll ever get.