Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. If you were to behold yourself, would your find yourself to be beautiful? I personally think Susan Boyle radiates a beauty that any of us would be blessed to possess because she is radiant, gracious, giving, loving, and genuine.
Yes, however, most of us in this western society are shallow. We are impacted by the visual definition of beauty in part because of the deluge of mass media, hollywood, sculptured bodies. Most of those bodies may lack in health due to operations and scares, poisons injected, inserts that bleed into the joints and organs, frighteningly unhealthy diets and suicidally dangerous starvations. Is that what you want?
So you must consider if you can create beauty by being invested in your health. Fat can be carried with glamour and sexiness. Skinniness can be carried with curvations and high metabolisms. But the key is to be healthy. So take a moment to reflect first: do you love your beautiful, "temple of God" enough to eat the right calories for your bodies needs (not under supplying real nutrients and not over supplying burdensome calories)? Second, are you in harmony with how to make your body-type and bodily strengths optimally exercises. Check out my one of my other websites for more ideas about exercise, your spiritual dimensions and love of your body (BodyMindSculpting.com, doctorcarolfrancis.com and DrCarolFrancis.com).
Then finally, your sexual appetites, agilities and feelings of attractiveness need to be grown based upon who you are not who that model on television is. If you are healthy, in body and mind and spirit, your sexuality will likely be present too. The exceptions I find to this in my private practice are those who have had sex associated with predators, molesters, users and abusers. These experiences can rob you of your natural sexual urges and please seek help (DrCarolFrancis.com; firstname.lastname@example.org or 310-543-1824). Otherwise, look to being healthy in order to add the beauty that you are your partner will become exhilarated by because you have glow, energy, vigorousness and genuine bodily beauty.
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Body Mass Index Calculator
Use the body mass index calculator to calculate your body mass index (BMI).
The body mass index calculator is only an estimate of the total amount of body fat (provided that age and sex are taken into account). However, the body mass index does not differentiate between muscle mass from fat mass. It is stressed that the body mass index is an estimate only and is not reliable to use for pregnant women, children, body builders, people with eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and for those who are significantly obese.
We should aim to fall somewhere in the body mass index healthy weight range of 20 - 25 BMI.
To use the body mass index calculator enter your height and weight and click "Calculate BMI"
Note: This body mass index is only a guide. The World Health organisation now recommends a new classification based on degrees of overweight. To find out about this visit Nutrition Australia