The Body Mass Index (BMI) is a formula used to estimate your total amount of body fat. It is only an approximate measure of the best weight for your health and does not differentiate between body fat and muscle fat – meaning there are some exceptions. However, it is still useful for men and women over the age of 18 to see roughly where they are with the weight and health.
To calculate your BMI you divide your height in metres by your weight in kilograms. This will then give you a number hopefully between 18 and 30 with the guidelines as follows :
> Under 18 – you are very underweight and possibly malnourished.
> Under 20 – you are underweight and could afford to gain a little weight.
> 20 to 25 – you have a healthy weight range for young and middle-aged adults.
> 26 to 30 – you are overweight
> Over 30 – you are obese
* Taken from betterhealth.vic.gov.au*
If you are looking to lose weight or lower your BMI, the team at Quirindi Pharmacy can help you with the different options in store.
The Slimm Program is our most popular meal replacement program. As part of this you eat 3 meals and 3 snacks a day and enjoy a breakout day once a week, where you eat a normal moderate diet.
The basis of the program lies in replacing 2 meals a day with delicious Shakes or Bars while also enjoying a balanced meal each day and regular healthy snacks. The Shakes are quick and easy to use – all you need is a SlimmShaker and water – great for breakfast and lunch at home or on the go, or there are the meal replacement bars when you feel like a change.
The Slimm program is designed to increase your protein intake and reduce the amount and type of carbohydrates you consume each day. When we eat more carbohydrates than our bodies need to function, the excess is quickly laid down as fat causing us to put on weight. If we change our food choices and include more protein foods each day we allow our body to burn fat more readily.
Another meal replacement program in store is the Rapid Loss Weight Loss Shakes. Each shake can be made up on water or milk and its available in large 750g tubs in delicious flavours – vanilla, chocolate, latte, banana and strawberry. They also make these in convenient ready to go bottles and there are snack bars to complete the range. We also keep the 48 Hour Rapid Detox drink – a great way to kick-start your diet!
We also keep the Swisse VLCD (Very Low Calorie Diet) shakes in Chocolate and Vanilla. Swisse also make a great range of supplements designed to help with your detox or as an appetite suppressant. These are particularly beneficial during the first week of your diet as they help to suppress those cravings!
Here at Werris Creek Pharmacy we also have healthy meal and recipe books, pedometers and sugar-free lollies all to keep you on track and aid you on your weightloss journey!