9 Ways To Find Your Ideal Body Weight

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Find your ideal body weight and stay there - we show you how...

Your ideal body weight is a place where you feel comfortable, happy and healthy. It varies from person to person and is not dictated by a body fat percentage or dress size – so don’t get hung up on the number on the scales. Instead, your ideal body weight is determined by energy levels, fitness and general health. If your skin is glowing, your hair is glossy, your diet is balanced and your thighs are toned, who really cares if the scales read a little higher than you would prefer, you are perfectly healthy.

Comparing ourselves to others or an unrealistic ideal isn’t always a good idea. The woman who you’ve been striving to look like for months may actually have a higher and more unhealthy fat percentage than you, it’s just disguised by a smaller bone structure – a term coined the ‘skinny fat’ by experts. So it’s better to think back to a time when you were at your happiest weight and aim for this ideal body weight. It’s far more achievable, you were once this weight, which means you can be again.

There are lots of simple ways you can reach your ideal body weight – a size which is healthy and easy to sustain. Simply increasing your fluid intake or extending the dog’s walk for an extra 10 minutes each day can make all the difference to your weight and energy levels without the need to incessantly count calories or spend every spare minute exercising.

We come in all different shapes and sizes and as long as we are active, eat a balanced diet and feel confident in ourselves we should embrace whatever it says on the scales. Here are 9 tips to help you reach your natural weight and be the best version of YOU today…

Stay hydrated

Often we think we are hungry when in fact we are just thirsty. When the body feels dehydrated it panics and slows everything down including our digestion which can make it difficult to shift the pounds. Try to drink two litres of water a day and if you fall short, top up your daily fluid intake by consuming more nutritious sources such as fruit and vegetables. Something as simple as drinking more water can give you instantly clearer skin and see your weight drop significantly without you having to step foot in a gym.

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