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Loose Guidelines?

Monday, May 11, 2020

When I told my cousin I had to get my BMI back below 25 she asked what is it now. When I said 26 she laughed. She said 26 is fine; I can't be expected to conform to the under 25 rule because of my background and body type.

Huh?

Her explanation was that curvy women will have more body fat and a higher BMI, and it's perfectly natural, and I shouldn't be concerned. I have NEVER read anything even close to that. What's more, her Facebook timeline is full of pictures of fried and high fat foods.

To each his own.
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  • OHANAMAMA
    Hey there! Did you get it to 25 yet?

    There is a range on the BMI chart that is considered healthy and that is 18 to 24. But with all things considered there are a lot of folks in the healthy range weight wise who aren’t actually healthy due to consuming junk all the time, smoking, and other things. And a lot of folks in the overweight section of the chart that are very healthy and take great care of themselves, so yeah, to me, the BMI IS more of a loose guideline, I think, since there are many more things that attribute to health other than just a weight/height calculation.

    Hope you’re doing great!!
    164 days ago
  • TSHAWGER
    Do what makes you happy.
    197 days ago
  • GETRIGT26
    Right
    197 days ago
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