One of the things I used to do was make up an angel delight with full fat milk at the milk-shake proportions (I think 2 pints and a packet) and drink that every evening. (as well as trying to eat 3 or 4 meals - however small) Be careful reading packets. I am sure the "low fat" angel delight used to have more calories than the normal so I used that!
Body mass index (BMI) has been used by doctors for many years as a simple means of assessing whether someone's weight puts their health at risk. But, increasingly, the value of this familiar measure is being called into question.
Recently, it's been suggested that waist-hip ratio, which measures the proportion of fat stored on your body around your waist and hips, is the best predictor of a person's risk of a heart attack, making it a more accurate measure than BMI.
Measure your waist-hip ratio while standing relaxed and naked. Measure your waist at its narrowest point. This is usually around your navel. Next, measure your hips at their widest point. Most often this is around the buttocks. It's important not to pull the tape tight when doing either of these measurements - let the tape rest on your skin.
Finally, divide your waist measurement by your hip measurement.The figure you get from this calculation is your waist-hip ratio. For example, if your waist is 85cm (33in) and your hips are 100cm (39in), your waist-hip ratio is 0.85.
If you're a man and your ratio is more than 1.0, or a woman and your waist-hip ratio is more than 0.8, it means you're an apple shape and at greater risk of health problems.
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