Tuesday, July 3, 2012

"Obesity Epidemic"

I was looking around online at BMI calculators trying to figure out how much weight I have to lose in order to no longer be classified as obese. Turns out my goal weight of 195 will still keep me in the obese category. The lowest weigth I was considering going for was maybe 175, which will still classify me as overweight. According to the government, my "healthy weigth" range is 118-159.

At my height of 5'7", I would look like a holocaust victim if I weighed 118 pounds. At 159 I'll be sorely lacking in the hip and breast department.

IMO the only reason we have an obesity 'epidemic' is because the CDC is labeling EVERYONE as obese.

1 comment:

  1. When I was at my lowest weight I weighed 165 pounds at 5'8". That is still considered overweight on the BMI chart.

    My dad is told by all his doctors that he should maintain the weight he is at also is considered overweight by the BMI calculators.

    I think you need to take that with a grain of salt.