Losing weight and maintaining a perfect figure has become a necessity for people today. The modern and healthy lifestyle is responsible for the decrease in the number of people who are affected by obesity. People choose different ways, adapted to their lifestyle, to stay healthy and fit. You will find many people in gyms and health clubs trying to get rid of the kilos they have gained. But how many reach their goal? Very few! This occurs because weight loss requires a lot of motivation, along with the strict diet and exercise regime. You can continue your weight loss program successfully only if you see the progress. Knowing the percentage of weight loss can be moral support for you.

Method to calculate the percentage of weight loss
Losing weight can be challenging at times since it requires a lot of hard work and dedication. Knowing the rate of weight loss will help you set your weight loss goal and encourage you to do it faster. Here is the information you need:

Step 1: The most important thing you need to know to calculate weight loss is your weight (WI) before starting the fitness program.

Step 2: Subtract your current weight (CW), which is your weight after the exercise regimen, from the initial weight (WI).

Step 3: This gives you the number of pounds you have lost (L). Now we divide this number by the initial weight (WI).

L / WI

Step 4: The final step is to multiply the result by 100 and round it to the nearest tenth. This gives the percentage of weight loss.

The formula for calculating the percentage of weight loss is as follows:

A weight loss = [(WI-CW) / WI] * 100 or (L / WI) * 100

IW = initial weight
CW = current weight
L = number of pounds lost.

Just indicate your weight in the formula above and get the percentage of weight loss. Is it not a simple calculation? You can keep track of your weight loss by this natural formula.
Be sure to calculate weight loss at intervals of 2 weeks or once a month. Add the number of pounds lost in total and divide it by the number of times you have registered. This will give you the average weight loss in each interval. It will help you find out if your fitness plan is working or not. If you find that the percentage of weight loss is meagre, you can think about making the necessary changes in your diet and exercise routine. However, according to the National Institute of Health,
You can create an Excel sheet to correctly calculate the percentage of weight loss and keep a record for some time. So, prepare for a healthy fitness program.

Also, remember that regular exercises and a well-balanced diet are the key to staying fit and being in good health.

Author's Bio: 

I'm Josef Haward. I was a writer since 2015. I'm passionate about writing and enjoy writing.