Miami, FL (PRWEB) November 15, 2012
An important tool in weight loss or weight prevention is the ability to measure overall body mass, lending accountability to any weight loss diet. hCGTreatments / Diet Doc hCG Diets & Weight Loss Plans now offers a Body fat calculator for free on their website.
As the obesity epidemic in America continues to spread, the importance of holding one's self accountable has become an important tool for dieters. The ability of dieters to calculate BMI, or body mass index, allows them to monitor progress or decline of a weight loss diet. The Diet Doc body fat calculator is available for free on Diet Doc's website and is a great addition to their prescription hCG weight loss diet plan.
Body Mass Index (BMI) is an important metric that measures the body fat in adult men and women (usually between the ages of 18 to 65) based on their height and weight. It is an accurate way of screening people for weight categories that may potentially trigger health problems and necessitate a weight loss diet. Diet Doc's body fat calculator is extremely easy to use and considers both age and sex-specific differences for children and adults. BMI is interpreted through categories that are not dependent on sex or age for adults, so each gender can get an accurate BMI reading. Research from the Centers for Disease Control shows that while BMI does not measure body fat directly; it strongly correlates with other clinical body fat measurement methods such as caliper based skin fold thickness measurements, DXA (dual energy x-ray absorptiometry), isotope dilution, and underwater weighing that are not easily available to the public. As an alternative to these rather complicated, expensive, and inaccessible methods that require highly skilled and experienced personnel, BMI is a fairly reliable indicator of body fat. The benefit of using a body fat calculator is that it provides an extremely easy metric on which to decide whether a weight loss diet is needed. Diet Doc's body fat calculator is easy-to-use, and best of all, it is absolutely free. Diet Doc's BMI Calculator is based on the same system that is also used by CDC to measure obesity trends in the US.
To calculate BMI requires the simple input of height and weight and acts as a baseline, which helps the general population determine whether they are underweight, normal weight overweight, or obese. Armed with this knowledge, dieters can then use Diet Doc's comprehensive hCG diet website to decide whether weight loss is right for them. With this, Diet Doc has given potential clients the tools and information to make informed decisions concerning their health, and placed everything in one convenient location. Since a body fat calculator is so efficient at determining whether or not a person is obese, it can also be a visual indicator of potential obesity related illness. Diet Doc's body fat calculator is not intended to be a diagnostic tool to determine whether excess weight is a health risk; this is left up to Diet Doc's in-house physicians. If a client uses Diet Doc's body fat calculator and decides that it is time to lose weight, a Diet Doc weight loss physician is one click away, available for consultation 6 days per week and nationwide via the Telehealth system. A person with a BMI higher than 30 is clinically considered obese, and should consider fast weight loss in order to prevent a host of obesity related illness. Diet Doc Weight Loss Plans offers customized nutrition plans coupled with prescription hCG treatments in order to produce fast weight loss for 97% of clients. Diet Doc encourages anyone who feels that they may have a high BMI, to please visit Diet Doc's website and calculate BMI. Just taking this simple step can ultimately lead to increased lifespan, better overall health, and the kind of fast weight loss that may be needed to prevent illness.