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Digital Subscriptions > Healthy Food Guide > January 2016 > HEALTH by NUMBERS


Start the year the way you mean to go on, with some lifestyle checks (and tweaks). HFG expert Dr Dawn Harper has the figures we all need to know…



A Body Mass Index (BMI) of 25–29 puts you in the overweight range, and 30-plus is considered obese. People of Asian descent are at higher risk of type 2 diabetes and should aim for 18.5–23. BMI is a good starting point, but your waist measurement may be an even more accurate indicator of your risk of disease (read more on p17).

HOW TO CHECK Use the BMI calculator at healthyfood., then measure your waist (see p19).

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Make it a healthy & happy new year with Healthy Food Guide! Join our Get Waisted belly fat challenge, get diet tips for keeping cats and dogs trim and find out why pulses and beans are this year's star ingredients. Plus, delve into our food lovers' guide to weight loss with recipes and tips from Jamie, Davina and top cooks, and give a January refresh to your weeknight repertoire.