Cut the Waist

Cut the Waist

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The philosophy of Cut the Waist is to prevent obesity related ill health through education resources

RDS Calculator

Introduction

Significant health benefits are associated with modest weight loss of 5-10% of bodyweight. Weight loss success should therefore be considered when a 5-10% weight loss target is achieved and maintained.

The Re-Defining Success (RDS) Calculator is a useful tool to calculate a target body weight following a 5% and 10% weight loss from present weight. Once appropriate weight and waist reduction targets have been calculated, the RDS Calculator can be used to print a personalised change plan and weight management progress record.

The recommendation for a healthy rate of weight loss is 0.5-1kg (1-2lb) per week. The RDS calculator uses this recommendation to suggest an appropriate and realistic timeframe to reach 5% and your 10% weight loss targets.

RDS Calculator instructions

Input your (or your patient's) weight, height and waist circumference measurements to determine a 5% and 10% weight loss target and advice regarding an appropriate timescale to reach this target weight.

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