Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Fat Pig Nation

We're a nation of obese pigs, so we are told.

Check your BMI

Spencerblog did. And we're officially overweight.

Here's the thing. We'd still be technically overweight if we lost 25 pounds. (We're 6 feet and weigh about 210.)

Not only that, but according to the BMI (Body Mass Index) we'd be of "normal weight" if we tipped the scales at 137 pounds.

We're not saying we can't afford to drop a few... but 70 pounds!? We'd look like a Biafran heroin addict.

This BMI thing can't be right.


Blogger David Diano said...

You'd also be in the normal weight range at 183 pounds. So, 137 to 183 gives you 46 pounds of range to play with.

The BMI is just an indicator. If you lift weights and have a high muscle mass it throws the number off too, since muscle is denser than fat.

If you go to the beach and children try to push you back into the ocean, then you are overweight.

January 13, 2009 at 11:09 AM 

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