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From the Biggest Loser Nutritionist's Mailbag
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Each week, I receive so many emails, unfortunately, I don't have time to answer them all. I will be posting questions from my mailbag, in hopes that my answers can help more people! Here is a question I received yesterday.
Hello Cheryl -
I am 5'7" and weigh 319 lbs. at 52 years old. I am already on a blood pressure medication and a cholesterol medication. Both my parents were diabetic and my father died of a heart attack at age 61. Can you give me some advice?
I am living in South Korea and the apartments here do not have ovens to bake in. Everything we eat here has to be fried, microwaved or boiled. I figured I would try to count calories, but it's difficult because everything is in Korean. I have already stopped drinking soda. In its place, I have been drinking mineral water and juice. Tammy
Body Mass Index is a number that measures body fat using height and weight. At 319 pounds and 5' 7", Tammy's BMI is 50, which places her in the category of morbid obesity. This means that her weight significantly increases her risk of one or more obesity-related health conditions or serious diseases. Morbid obesity-also called "clinically severe obesity"-is defined as being 100 pounds or more over ideal body weight or having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or higher
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