Should probably get off my ass more often. xD
18.6 , could use some more fat
When close to my ideal weight I'd have a fat percentage of under 4%, wich according to the doctor is not good.
25.2 but wouldn't consider myself fat That BMI isn't really a good tool as someone with low body fat can still weigh a lot while being short and would end up being obese... go figure
So.. I'm nearly underweight. Still I eat a lot of junk food and other junk which I doubt if it is food at all. But I can't eat much; more than a portion of french fries and a basic hamburger for a fat junk food meal is just too much. I just can't eat more, my stomach is full at that time.
But me being on diet? Not at all. ^^
26.7, i lift weights 6 days a week and i bench twice my weights, IM OBESE
I guess I need to eat more. But I doubt that will work on me....
In Sweden we call BMI "Bara Meningslös Information". Google it, you'd be amaced how innovative we are.
My best friend is numbers
23.2, I am content with this
this is the NNYPD, please step away from the showers
17.4, thyroid problems has its ups sometimes i guess....
In high school while I was running I would often sit near overweight. BMI is stupid. >.>
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BMI is a good/easy tool for overweight people to set goals.
Rather than arbitrarily picking a number like "I want to weigh 160lbs" it chooses one for them & and in a specific manner. Not to mention the ranges defined on the BMI scale are done based on studies for health problems based on levels of obesity. People with a BMI of 22 have less health problems OVERALL than those with 28, or those with 16. Done based on actual studies.
BMI is a good/easy tool for OVERWEIGHT people to set goals. (I suppose underweight as well)
23.1, only 5ft 7 so i'm quite short, but i'm not fat. I'm quite well built.
Guys, please take in mind that when you measure BMI you have to be 18+.
Was 19-20 and felt I was way to underweighted so I started eating more and training some.
I'm honestly pretty sure gender matters a lot, too, and this site at least doesn't seem to care either way. The body composition between male and female is quite different, I'm sure it affects weight in at least moderate ways.
it's a good job i've been going to the gym, i dread to think what it was before i started that.
So, sure BMI works well for large populations because, surprise, large populations will tend to be around the average. If you randomly select 1000 people, and calculate their BMIs, you'll probably see a general trend with weight related issues, but for and individual, it breaks down. It is often used for population studies because its quite easy to figure out someone's BMI with a couple questions on a questionaire, but calculating something more accurate requires either a specialist, or equipment, and yet, on large populations, the difference between the two will be relatively small. As such, it shouldn't be used for individuals.
If you're trying to gain or lose any significant amount of weight, you should see your doctor so he can do more precise tests that do correlate well to ones actual health, and he can help you set reasonable goals and choose reasonable methodologies. This is important, particularly for people who are on the skewed ends, because they may think they need to lose more than they do, and combined with a probably lacking knowledge of health and fitness, they may very easily put themselves in great risk through starvation, nutritional deficits, over-training, injury, or any number of other problems that can be raised by poor knowledge.
In short, BMI is fine in some circumstances, but relying on it as an end-all tool to health for everyone is dangerously simplistic. Never make health decisions based upon that sort of information without consulting a doctor.