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https://shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/fitness-blogger-takes-bmi-standards-to-task-185549538.html

Thought this article was interesting and helps reassure me (and maybe others as well) about my rather high BMI of 29 and still being overweight and borderline obese......even after losing close to 80 pounds. Personal opinion.....I wouldn't stop at just changing BMI charts, I would eliminate it entirely since it in no way takes into account a person's body composition percentage (fat vs muscle).

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I agree. I look really good at 170, but which still puts me at about 25 lbs overweight. I've always been pretty muscular from 18 years of catching/playing softball, so i try to not let me BMI get me down. I dont even know the last time i was 155, it was def in elementary school.

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I agree .. I will be considered overweight by 15 pounds when I reach MY goal weight of 150.

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I just hate the BMI. I am 10 lbs over being "normal" weight at a BMI of 26.4. But if I lose more it would be with some muscle as well.

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I just hate the BMI. I am 10 lbs over being "normal" weight at a BMI of 26.4. But if I lose more it would be with some muscle as well.

That's why I normally don't pay the BMI charts any attention. I know the article is mostly about women, but most of us guys think it's BS too. I'm holding steady around 15-16% body fat, with turning 42 in a couple of months, I'll take that. :)

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I agree. I'm six feet tall. To take a set of numbers and compare me to a women of average height does not work. I'm going to have a much different muscle/bone mass due to being taller. I've always carried my weight well thanks to my height. Everyone is different and you can't compare apples to oranges.

I must admit however, I'm very happy to be a "loser" and a smaller person.

Have a good one everybody,

Kathleen

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Yea I don't put much stock in the BMI charts either. Heck I have lost over 300lbs and I am still in the overweight club. Sucks being a short guy at times but whatever. I feel pretty damn good for an overweight guy as opposed to a morbidly obese walking time bomb.

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