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Forget BMI. It is not an accurate way to measure a healthy weight. Focus on eating healthy and moderate exercise. Those numbers, whether it be your BMI or the numbers on the scales will send you crazy.
My BMI is 22 but I started at 41.9. I have 5kgs left untill I reach my goal weight. This last little bit is proving the hardest and I have stayed at the same weight for ages
My advice is to log all your food and calories for awhile. It will help you see if you are eating too much or maybe even not enough. There are lots of apps to do this. I use Lose it.
2nd) Instead of dieting, just maintain your weight for awhile 1-2 weeks. Restricting calories can be hard on the body and it apparently goes into starvation mode. Give it a rest for a bit and then start again.
I have found that when I excersize, especially when I am restricting my calories, that I need to eat more or my body will go into starvation mode. Adding more calories helped.
3rd) Change things around a bit. I am eating the same food but am trying intermittant fasting 16:8 where you fast for 16 hours then eat all your food in a 8 hour window. It seems to be working . I have lost a kilo since starting last week.
4) Stop looking at the scales. Everyone is right. They will send you crazy. Set a healthy routine, stick to it for a period of weeks then check.
Also if you are excersizing, you might be building muscle. One kilo of muscle is smaller than 1 kilo of fat so you might have lost inches and dress sizes but not numbers on the scale. I did this, i was so discouraged that my weight wasn't changing until I went shopping and could fit a size 12 instead of 14.
Don't give up, it will happen
For excersize, I walk and do HIIT videos on You tube as well as indoor walking videos also on you tube.
I'm the same as you; went from obese to overweight. I'm sitting at about 28 too and have plateaued. But I've been allowing it for a little bit as I just need a rest from the constant monitoring and weighing. Although I was having a break for a couple of weeks, but it's been about 8 weeks now and I've put on 1.5kg. Time to get back into it!
I wrote up a little chart on the computer and printed it out. Just has the dates down the side (every single day) and then a space next to each date for my weight that morning, then space for breakfast,snack,lunch,snack,dinner,snack and exercise.
It shows me pretty clearly when I have a good day of eating the next morning my weight will be down .6kg. Have a bad day and the next morning it usually won't have changed the next morning.
Makes it really easy to track what foods have what effect on me and also keeps me accountable. When you see those numbers drop so much in one day, it's very motivating!
I agree with the commenter above that when you get to a certain weight that the numbers won't be accurate anymore, but for me at the weight I'm at now, it's a good way to measure progress and they're a great motivator.
My BMI is 18. It is honestly all about what you eat, exercise is important for fitness and tone but diet always comes first with weight loss.
I walk 2-3 times a week and that is all, but I do watch what I eat. Having said that, I do indulge but keep the portions small.
I'm 165cm and 85kg and the BMI classifies me as obese. Im big, but wouldn't categorize myself as obese