If you’re trying to lose weight, you probably have a goal weight in mind. I know I did when my weight loss plateaued after my second daughter was born. After months without the scale budging, I finally accepted that, “This is the size I am now,” and donated all my slim, sexy clothes to charity. Then, I eliminated meat, dairy and eggs. Now, 5 months later and 20 lbs lighter, I am kicking myself! I not only would have fit in all those clothes, I would have rocked them! As light as I feel I am now, though, I am still not to my “ideal” weight according to this Dr. Fuhrman “Eat to Live” formula:
If you calculate your “ideal” weight using this formula, I think you’ll be as surprised as I was. Mine was about 10 lbs lower than my goal weight. I am certain it’s a cultural thing–I highly doubt someone in Southeast Asia would be surprised. It makes sense, though. People who are thin for the right reasons suffer far less health woes than their bigger counterparts.
Embrace the ideal!