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BMI chart

Discussion in 'Weight Loss and Dieting' started by SWUSA_, Oct 22, 2016.

  1. equipoise

    equipoise · Well-Known Member

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  2. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    This forum has a BMI Calculator, but it is in imperial measurements and of no use to metric users. I am to lazy to do mental arithmetic conversions anymore.

    It would be nice if the powers that be took this into account that not only people from the UK but the rest of the world are members of this forum.

    Or build a metric / imperial BMI Calculator into the app.

    http://www.diabetes.co.uk/bmi.html
     
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  3. Indy51

    Indy51 Type 2 · Expert

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    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    carol43 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I like that Smartbmi calculator, it says my weight is fine.
     
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  6. mist

    mist · Guest

    My BMI is 21
     
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  7. Prem51

    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    The analysis of my reading said I shouldn't lose any more weight.
     
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    #47 Prem51, Oct 24, 2016 at 1:11 PM
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  8. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    that smartbmicalculator is great!
    It takes me out of the red zone, and into the orange, and explains why.
    Very interesting.

    This comment was also interesting:
    By the way, being fat without tobacco is better than being slim due to nicotine. The best advice for smokers is to postpone the weight loss and stop smoking first.
    I had heard it before, but it is nice to hear again.
     
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  9. mist

    mist · Guest

    People still smoke tobacco products? When I heard the cost of a pack of smokes last week I almost fainted. No wonder they keep them locked behind a shutter these days..:p
     
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  10. qe5rt

    qe5rt Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm borderline obese on BMI charts. But i only have a body fat percentage of 12,5% ... so i guess it's safe to say it's muscle. As i only carry a little fat around my lower belly.

    I remember back when i was in school and had to do those horrible medical checkups i was pretty muscular and ripped back then. Literally veins popping out, visible abs and side abs, striations, ... Standing there in my briefs the lady looks at the BMI chart and warns me that i'm closing in on an obese BMI and should take extra care because of my diabetes. I'm usually pretty good with witty comebacks but just couldn't reply to such stupidity.
     
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  11. mist

    mist · Guest

    I always liked the phrase "As round as a Reuben's" :D
     
  12. Snapsy

    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hadn't heard of Smart BMI before I read the recent posts above, but I just found it and put in all the info they asked for, so as to be given the comments.

    Had put that I'm low-carbing. This is what it said in that section of the comments:

    Your low-carb diet
    If you are currently dieting: With this diet you can achieve a fast weight loss by tricking your body. In the long run this may be unhealthy, as your body will try hard to compensate for the carbohydrate shortage by storing more fat. This will most likely result in a yo-yo effect. If you want to stop dieting, do it step by step
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    I'm not low-carbing as a 'diet' in the sense that I think they mean it, although I'm wondering what they mean about the yo-yo and compensatory fat storage....

    :wideyed:
     
  13. SWUSA_

    SWUSA_ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @Snapsy :"Yo-yo dieting or yo-yo effect, also known as weight cycling, is a term coined by Kelly D. Brownell at Yale University, in reference to the cyclical loss and gain of weight, resembling the up-down motion of a yo-yo. ... The dieter then seeks to lose the regained weight, and the cycle begins again."
     
  14. Indy51

    Indy51 Type 2 · Expert

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    If you've seen pictures of Dr Brownell, unfortunately it would seem he is describing himself :(
     
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    SWUSA_ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You may have missed the heading of this thread which asked that we do not use aesthetics but rather science and/or experience to discuss this topic. Thank you for your post.

    Kelly D. Brownell, PhD
    [​IMG]
     
  16. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    :)
    Forums are free flow things. I'm afraid we don't get to dictate the content of people's responses.

    This is a much more recent pic of Brownell. I wonder if he eats the way he tells us to?

    (edited about 50x cos apparently, I can't type ;) )
     

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  17. Indy51

    Indy51 Type 2 · Expert

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    Thanks @Brunneria, you beat me to it. I don't recall seeing anything in the rules and regs that says people who start a thread get to 'moderate' the content. I thought that was, you know, a job for the forum moderators ;)

    Since I've already captured a far more recent picture of Dr Brownell than the one posted by the OP above, I think I'll go ahead and post it.

    [​IMG]

    All the opening post in this thread, titled "BMI chart" says is that you're posting the chart. Nothing about "aesthetics".
     
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  18. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    Me too.
    Although some of 'em look a bit scrawny, to me. :D:D:D
     
  19. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    I used the Smart BMI calculator and checked the box for low carb diet.
    My BMI came out at 21.6 with the following advice:

    Nutrition

    Think over your diet. Eat a variety of foods that you like, optimally including five servings of fruit and vegetables a day. Avoid eating too sweet, too fat and too much.

    Your current low-carb diet

    Your weight is below average: Do you really need this diet?
     
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  20. Indy51

    Indy51 Type 2 · Expert

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    I had something similar - unfortunately you don't get to say WHY you're on the diet - they seem to assume weight loss is everybody's goal.
     
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