Nutrition Basics

Vitamins and Minerals

Food Substitutes

Healthy Eating

Eating for Disease Management

Special Considerations

Children and Nutrition

Nutrition During Pregnancy

Nutritional Concerns for the Older Adult

The Weight Loss Links

What Diets Can I Use to Lose Weight?

Eating Disorders

Food Safety

Modern Food Trends

Nutrition Index

We are a safe place to discuss your personal health issues.

Sign up for free!



Sign up for free email!

Diabetic Foot Care
Diabetic Foot Care

(More Video)

Online learning resources for diabetes, asthma, hypertension, and nutrition.
Diabetes 101: Learn more about diabetes, managing your blood sugar levels, and your diet.
Diabetes 201: Learn more about diabetes, managing your blood sugars, and your diet.
Asthma 101: Learn more about asthma and dealing with shortness of breath.
Hypertension 101: Learn more about hypertension and managing your blood pressure.
Nutrition 101: Learn more about improving your nutrition and diet

"Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them."
~Orison Swett Marden

Help me learn about:

We welcome all suggestions. Please tell us how to make savvyHEALTH even better.


Nutrition for Weight Loss

Can I stand to lose some weight?

A simple way to determine where you fall in the weight scale is to use the Body Mass Index (BMI) calculator to estimate your total body fat.

Doctors use this technique because the index is simple and applies to both men and women. It is generally not used for people with larger amounts of muscle mass (think Mr. Universe) which can be misconstrued as fat.

Assignment #2
Now that you know the deal with the BMI calculator, let's get down to it. Click here to cabulate your BMI

So, what does my BMI score mean?
The table below shows how they break down the results. For people who are considered obese or those who are overweight and have two or more risk factors, weight loss is recommended. Even a small weight loss (just 10 percent of your current weight) will help to lower your risk of developing diseases associated with obesity. Patients who are overweight, do not have a high waist measurement (we'll explain this further), and have less than 2 risk factors may need to focus on weight maintenance.

If your BMI is:

You are clinically:

Below 18.5


18.5 - 24.9


25.0 - 29.9


30.0 and Above


Waist not, want not
Do you carry your weight around your middle? Your abdominal fat is a good predictor of your risk for developing heart disease and other diseases. You can get a good approximation of your abdominal fat by determining your waist circumference in inches using a measuring tape. This risk for certain diseases increases with a waist measurement of over 40 inches in men and over 35 inches in women.

Page 1 2 3 4

Copyright © 2000-2022 All rights reserved.

About savvyHEALTH | Privacy | Feedback | Home

All contents copyright © 1999-2022 savvyHEALTH, Inc. All rights reserved.

This internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health, you should always consult with a physician or other healthcare professional. Please review the Terms of Use before using this site. Your use of the site indicates your agreement to be bound by the Terms of Use.