I was reading an email today from Men's Health Magazine that talked about Dr. Oz's 25 Greatest Health Tips.
Tip #13 is Lose the Beer belly! The tip said to take a measuring tape around the body level of your belly button. So that's what I did:
Dr. Oz said the result should be less than half your height. I'm about 5' 11" tall, so my waist should be under 35.5 inches.
Well looky there...if you can see it, the reading is just under 34.5 inches. Woo Hoo!
Of course when I was at my "Sumo" weight, judging from my pants size back then (and my hanging stomach), this measurement would have been at least 44 inches!