Forget BMI – Waist Size is More Important

Forget about trying to work out your BMI – use this simple trick instead!

  1. Take a piece of string and cut it so it is the same length as your height
  2. Fold the string in half and put it around your waist
  3. If the ends of the string meet around your waist your weight is OK

It’s as simple as that!

Why it Works

Extensive studies have shown that if your waist is half or less than your height you are much less likely to have something called visceral fat.

You can read the full study HERE

Visceral fat is found in the abdominal cavity, it is close to many vital organs such as the pancreas, liver, and intestines.

The higher the amount of visceral fat a person stores the more at risk they are for certain health complications, such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease

The good news is that by following a low carb, low sugar diet visceral fat is the first fat to go before the more obvious external body fat.