Most of us want to lose some weight to look and feel great.
- But how much is enough?
- How much is too much?
- And will improving body composition reduce your chances of avoiding disease?
Marty has been diving back into the world of Calorie Restriction with Optimal Nutrition (CRON) which seems to be making a comeback thanks to Bryan Johnson’s Blueprint anti-aging plan. He came across some fascinating data that helps us answer these important questions.
As you’ll learn, maintaining a more optimal body composition will reduce your risk of dying of most of our modern diseases.
This article will give you solid data to help you set a realistic body weight goal and extra motivation to take your weight seriously.
This is important because it has real implications for your long-term health!
Optimal Body Weight for Health & Longevity (and How to Achieve It)
A good re-evaluation of Longevity data now that Dr Attia (and many others!) are writing about this topic.
Understanding that BMI is a population-based statistic, in this case 3.6 million residents in the NHS system, this is a fascinating look at all-cause or specific cause mortality.
The study details are linked.
Longevity guru Peter Attia highlights that you need to train for the last decade of your life. If you want to be able to care for yourself and play with your great-grandkids, you need to start ‘training’ for that now. The strength you gain in your 30s and 40s is an investment account you get to use later.
Bone density, muscle strength, lean mass, body fat % are all things I have been focused on after losing weight, now maintaining a 22 BMI. My journal has recent body scan reports which showed an improvement in all those markers over the past 2 1/2 years.
This article is a good explanation why it is so important.