BMI – Body Mass Index

(you can click on chart to see it better)

Even though the BMI chart is not as accurate by itself as other measurements along with it, it is still a helpful tool.
If most of your waist is around your middle you still may be at risk for heart attack. So beware of that. It may not be as accurate in body building men because the muscle weight may be counted as just weight and therefore may not be accurate as true body fat. On the other hand, if you are older and have lost muscle, it may say you have a BMI that is lower than it truly is because fat has replaced that muscle. But keeping that in mind, this has been a really big day for me regarding BMI. I started this journey at a BMI of 33, which was a little into obese. Then as you go down the chart it goes from Obese to Heavy to Normal to Below Normal. I am telling my readers this because from July til today, I have gone from 33 to 24.9. 24.9 is normal! Yay!
The coolest part of this for me is that:
IT HAS BEEN 35 YEARS SINCE I COULD SAY I HAD A BMI IN NORMAL RANGE!!!!!!!!

I AM REJOICING TODAY! I PRAISE GOD FOR ALL HE HAS DONE TO HELP ME ALONG THIS JOURNEY. I AM NOT DONE YET, BUT TODAY WAS A BIG DAY FOR ME AND THERE COULD BE A DAY IN YOUR FUTURE THAT YOU COULD SAY THE SAME THING IF YOU CAN’T RIGHT NOW!! I ENCOURAGE YOU ONCE AGAIN TO LOOK AT WHAT YOU EAT AND MAKE SOME HEALTHY CHANGES!! MY BLOG IS HERE TO HELP YOU!

Super nutrition!! Bottoms Up!!!!

I measured all my Green Smoothie ingredients on the Nutrition Scale I talked about yesterday.  This is the rundown. If you are still not convinced that Green Smoothies are the best way to get super good nutrition, this should help you to see it better!

Here is the breakdown of my green smoothie recipe according to the Perfect Portion Nutrition Scale:
You will see that this is truly the best “band for your buck”, nutritionally that you could find ANYWHERE!!

One Quart of Lorie’s Green smoothie has:

535.5 calories                                                                                              27% of the Daily Value

129 Fat Calories   (Only good fat)

14.5 g Total Fat                                                                                           22% DV

3 g Saturated Fat                                                                                           7% DV

2 mg Cholesterol                                                                                         1/2 % DV (Woo Hoo!)

201 mg Sodium                                                                                            8.5% DV

(not sodium chloride – table salt, but natural sodium)

102 Total Carbs (all good carbs)                                                            34% DV

35 mg   Dietary Fiber                                                                               139.5% DV (Woo Hoo!)

104 mg Sugars (all natural in the food itself)

36 g Protein                                                                                                   Protein DV% is determined by your weight. It should be 10-20% (plant based – you don’t need any animal based protein) of your total body weight.

If you weigh 100 pounds 50 g is your DV. If  you weigh 200 pounds your would need roughly 75 g.   1 QT of smoothie would be roughly 75% of your DV for a 100 pound person.

For a 150 pound person you would be getting a little over 50% of your DV. (Adjust accordingly)

I hope this is an encouragement to you. : )

A few of our grandkids drinking green smoothies!  We have other grandkids that live out of town, and some of them drink green smoothies too!!!