2013: bmi

The Reality of Body Mass Index

> Body Mass Index does not take into account muscle mass, bone structure, race, nationality, pregnancy, disabilities, amputations, or fitness. As a result, everyone who is not an able-bodied white male of medium build and fitness is more likely to be labeled with an “unhealthy” BMI score.

> The BMI system was not ever meant to be used as a way to categorize individuals; it was designed to observe trends in populations with a specific caution written into its introduction that it should not be used on an individual basis under any circumstances.

> Insurance companies shrank the “healthy” weight category in 1998 in order to accommodate a third category of unhealthy weight, obesity. Overnight, millions of Americans went from being in the ideal BMI range to being considered overweight. This decision made it easier for insurance companies to deny consumers coverage.

> Generally speaking, the statistics indicate that people in the overweight BMI category (NOT the ideal weight BMI category) have the longest lifespan.

> On average, fashion models have a BMI of about 16, which is well into the medically underweight range. We are surrounded all day, every day, by images of people who are very thin and furthermore photoshopped to appear even thinner, which leads most people to perceive those of healthy weight for their height and bone structure as being too large, including ourselves.

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I’m going to be trying to lose 20 pounds to bring myself to a healthy bmi and to feel more comfortable and confident in my body. right now I’m 164 pounds and my goal is to be 145, I’m 5'4 and that would make my bmi 24.9. I will be eating 1300-1200 calories which is 200ish less then I normally do and be adding in more cardio

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fat-lesbian-girl  asked:

my local Kohls's plus size section its called the pregnancy section, i now own a pair of maternity pants i have been mocked. My mother tells people i've 'balloned' in weight she cant ignore my being fat anymore. On tuesday I have to get in front of my health class and find out where I am on the BMI scale I can already hear the voices of 'you're promoting obisety.' 'i'd kill myself if i were that fat'

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Originally posted by debonair-viktor-inactive


So I did some research and Kohl’s plus size and maternity sections should be separated. Maternity clothes and plus size clothes do not mix [ unless we’re talking about fat parents! ] . carrying a baby and being fat are two completely different experiences. 

And being fat carrying a baby – whoo! <3 

If its true that the store has them together, shame on them – its something to speak up about. But , if you still like kohl’s you can always shop in their plus sized section online. Or you can always try other plus size shops if you have the ability to. I’m not a Kohls fan  unless they have a REALLY good sale. but, that shouldnt stop you. 

I dont know how far Kohl’s sizes go up to, but if you’re bigger than their selection [ nothing wrong with that ] , and you have the funds id try out torrid or old navy.

Dont forget what I’ve told you!  A number on the scale doesnt define your value as a person. It just defines your weight. Also, BMI is bullshit. We talk about it all the time. its a bullshit system made up by a bullshit mathematician that plenty of health officials use but means absolutely nothing.  

As far as the voices you’re already hearing, this is a perfect example of Jumping to Conclusions. This form of twisted thinking predicts things will turn out badly before they even happen! That’s not fair to you. 

The situation is already shitty with BMI and all, but if you can, try and take care of yourself before the day. Because you stressing yourself out over what complete strangers are thinking of you is gonna cause nothing but trouble for /you/. Obviously your classmates arent thinking about you and your weight today [ and if they are, they need a hobby. Yea, that includes mom.  ] . So dont give them the energy. 

If your lovely Mod Dom can make a suggestion, I would take some time to untwist that negative thinking. And that starts with taking care of you! Give your body and mind the attention it deserves. I’m not saying going to full out love yourself… but even take some time today and tomorrow to work on at least being at peace with the body you have might help lessen that fear and weight on your shoulders for Tuesday. 


Best Wishes!

- Mod Dom 


Sorry for the shit crop job, but I thought you would find this funny.


Disclaimer: The above is a submission.

It’s really hilarious that these ‘Two women who weigh the same look completely different!!!’ articles are being produced by pop news websites and magazines. I mean, of course two women of different height would have different appearances at the same weight because different percentages of their weight are lean mass and fat. The short person would obviously have less lean mass and more fat than the tall person.

For example, there is this popular image floating around the internet where these women all weigh the same but are of different heights. An observant viewer will immediately see the caveat of the different heights affecting the intended result of this social experiment.


Then there is this one article from Buzzfeed that wasn’t utter bullshit where they actually fucking finally compared women of the same BMI.

Note how there is a 6″ height difference but they look almost identical in body shape.


As people increase in BMI, the little idiosyncasies and minor differences in genetic fat distribution start to show, leading to different types of ‘fatter’ bodies.
For example, here is a chart comparing different bodies of women who are 5 foot 7, weigh 145 pounds, and have the same BMI of 22.8. Source is Bodylabs.