Slimband Weight Loss Services Tools
Weight loss is always more fun when you have the tools, programs and support necessary to keep you on track. Here's just a sampling of what to expect once you join the Slimband Weight Loss Services program.
The waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) calculator measures the ratio of the circumference of the waist to that of the hips. Your waist-to-hip ratio tells you if you’re pear-shaped, apple-shaped or squash-shaped.
Did you know that a Cambridge University study says that the size of your waist in relation to the size of your hips can help determine your risk for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and other conditions? In general, the higher your waist-hip ratio is, the higher your health risks may be, regardless of how tall or big-boned you are. Find out if you are at risk.
The Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculator is a great tool to determine when extra pounds translate into health risks. BMI is a measure which takes into account a person's weight and height to gauge total body fat in adults. Someone with a BMI of 26 to 27 is about 20 percent overweight, which is generally believed to carry moderate health risks.
A BMI of 30 and higher is considered obese. The higher the BMI, the greater the risk of developing additional health problems.
The BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) Calculator is an estimate of how many calories your body needs to maintain its current weight. It represents the amount of calories per day your body burns, regardless of exercise.
In order to lose weight, you simply need to increase your daily activity or consume fewer calories than those needed to maintain your weight. When you know your daily calorie need, the BMR Calculator can help you manage your weight. If your goal is to lose weight, you can deduct 500 calories. This will allow you to lose one pound a week.