Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

Is Body Mass Index or BMI a Real Measure of Obesity or is It Flawed?


Body Mass Index (bmi)A Misleading measure of Obesity

Many professionals use body mass index also known as bmi as a measure of excess fat or obesity, but the system is totally flawed and misleading. So...

Don't use body mass index, otherwise known as bmi, as a measuring stick to see if you are overweight or obese, because it's totally misleading.

Yes if you are obese, the body mass index measurement will tell you that you are obese, there's no doubt about that, however...

You could be only a bit overweight and the bmi tells you that you are obese.

Also...

You could be totally normal and the body mass index could tell you that you are overweight. So...

Why is bmi used?

That's a good question!

First, it's convenient. Anyone can take your height and weight, look on a chart and "label you" as obese or overweight.

Secondly, it allows weight loss clinics to sell a lot of memberships, and allows even non professionals to sell a lot of weight loss products.

So... bmi charts make it real easy to fool a lot of people, so it's important you understand how it works.

What is Body Mass Index (bmi)?

Quite simply body mass index, is an index of your body mass relative to your height.

The bmi is calculated by taking your weight (in Kilograms) divided by your Height (in meters) squared. Simple isn't it? :-)

But don't worry, there are lots of charts and automatic calculators available online where you can use Pounds and inches and get to your bmi, and...

A body mass index of 18.5 or less is considered underweight, and normal is between 18.5 & 24.9. From 25 to 29.9 is considered overweight, and a bmi of 30 or greater is considered obese, so...

Lets say that you have two people who are 5' 6" tall and both weigh 192 Lbs.

On the body mass index, both of their bmi's would be "31" and both would be considered to be "Obese".

However...

The problem here is that "Weight" is used to make the calculation, and that's what throws these numbers out the window, and here's why...

One person could actually be Obese, and the other could be a very fit body builder and weight lifter who was pure muscles with less than 2% body fat!

And yet, on the BMI scale they would both be considered "Obese"

Ridiculous isn't it?

Now these two examples are opposite extremes, but I hope you understand the point. A more normal example would be...

Lets say that you decide to join a Gym to lose weight. You work out for months, lose 45 Lbs of fat, and put on 45 Lbs of Muscles.

You have gotten much fitter, and improved your health a great deal, but when you calculate your body mass index... "You're still Obese"

That's when most people just give up! However...

You may even have reduced your percentage of body fat quite a bit over time, but the bmi will "Not Reveal that Success to You"

What's wrong with that picture?

First of all, why use a measuring system which won't even reveal to you, what little Success you are having? It's hard enough to stay motivated on any weight loss system, without not even being aware of what little success you are having.

Please realize that...

I'm just using the "Gym Example" to make a point, because most of the exercise routines that are done in Gyms are actually very bad and inefficient for burning fat. It's a lot of hard work, and a lot of sweating for very little results, because...

Most of the exercise routines, which people do in Gyms and on exercise equipment, burn mostly sugar and very little fat. "That's Right".

Oh yes you'll build muscles, but it's mostly sugar burning muscle mass and not fat burning muscle mass, and that's especially bad for a woman, because...

You can actually build enough muscles that you start to look like "a Guy", but you'll still be fat, on the other hand, if you do the right kind of exercises like we teach in the free Slim America weight loss Project, then...

You can turn your body into a very efficient "fat burning machine", lose all the excess fat, and still look slim and sexy.

The choice is yoursfat loss with this kind of simple system "is permanent"!

So you can forget all about body mass index or bmi, because it's very misleading and can be very depressing, even when you are having some success.

It's much better to use a measuring tape, because that will tell you "The Truth"

Have a Great Life!

Armand Dupuis is a Personal Trainer, Lecturer, Teacher, &Permanent Weight Loss Specialist, who has been a SeriousResearcher into Human Consciousness for 5 Decades.

Mr. Dupuis has presently specialized his Teachings, intoa powerful permanent and "free" Weight Loss System, andInformation is available on his Web Site.

http://www.slimamericaweightlossproject.com/ea


MORE RESOURCES:

Chicago Daily Herald

Your health: New app shows what you would look like post-weight loss
Chicago Daily Herald
The program then uses a 3-D model engine and various algorithms developed by weight loss experts to digitally alter the photo to generate a realistic "after" image that shows the user at whichever goal weight he or she selects, according to the ...

and more »


MedPage Today

Slippery Slope: The Constant Quest for Quick-Fix Weight Loss
MedPage Today
But some of these pills have been linked to major health problems, including heart disease and death. This timeline looks at the history of American weight loss remedies — including the recent approvals of new diet drugs that some worry will repeat a ...
FDA under pressure to OK diet drugs?Redding Record Searchlight
Diet drug companies spent $60 million since 2010 amid push to win FDA ...Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

all 12 news articles »


The Inquisitr

Dr. Oz Defends Columbia Position Amid GMOs, Vaccination, Weight Loss ...
The Inquisitr
As Dr. Mehmet Oz defends himself against 10 physicians requesting that Columbia University remove him from his current position, the TV talk show host also is seeking the opportunity to address their claims that he is opposed to genetically modified ...



The Inquisitr

Sam Smith Goal Weight: Singer Reveals Paleo-Style Low-Carb Weight Loss ...
The Inquisitr
She has developed 10 guidelines for weight loss, all of which incorporate Paleo guidelines such as avoiding processed foods and emphasizing low-carb, fresh foods such as vegetables and protein. For the 22-year-old singer who she has transformed, the ...
Sam Smith Opens up About Weight LossLatin Post
Sam Smith after 14-pound low-carb Paleo weight loss: 4 pounds from goal weightExaminer.com
Did Beyoncé Bring Sam Smith One Step Closer To Achieving His Weight Loss ...PerezHilton.com
New Kerala -Franchise Herald -PEOPLE Great Ideas
all 83 news articles »


Las Vegas Review-Journal

Middle-aged women risk bone density with weight loss
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Weight loss has been associated with beneficial effects on cardiovascular risk factors like diabetes. However, extremes of weight loss have been associated with bone loss, and according to some studies, increased risk of fracture,” senior author Dr ...

and more »


AL.com

Medicare spending on weight loss surgery doubled in Alabama, but experts ...
AL.com
Holt belongs to a growing group of seniors who are undergoing weight-loss surgery paid for by Medicare. Between 2012 and 2014, Medicare spending in Alabama on bariatric procedures increased from $146,443.33 to $318,415.44. Those figures only ...



Fort Worth Business Press

Healthy living: Weight loss company brings home good food, profits
Fort Worth Business Press
Curious as to why his method – eating healthy, nutritious meals loaded with fat-burning vegetables and meats – was successful, Starks began researching the history of weight loss. In 2005, after the birth of the second of their three daughters, he ...



BBC News

Scientists call for stop to 'one-size-fits-all' weight loss plans
BBC News
Doctors need to move beyond a "one-size-fits-all" approach to tackling obesity, say scientists in Sheffield. The analysis of 4,144 obese people in Yorkshire showed they fitted into six distinct categories, each of which may need a different weight-loss ...

and more »


Two weight loss groups honor members
Sierra Vista Herald
A combined celebration recognizing the achievements of two organization was celebrated April 10 in Sierra Vista. Members of Taking Off Pounds Sensibly, AZ 2015, and Keeping Off Pounds Sensibly earned honors, with a potluck following the ceremony.



NJ.com

N.J. Politics Roundup: Christie talks 2016, weight loss, pensions; state's ...
NJ.com
N.J. POLITICS ROUNDUP. A collection of political news from the Statehouse and around New Jersey. TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie appeared on the "Today" show Thursday morning, discussing his possible 2016 presidential bid and his weight-loss ...
Christie wishes he had weight-loss surgery soonerThe Herald
Chris Christie wishes he got weight loss surgery sooner: Lost over 100 poundsExaminer.com

all 606 news articles »

Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.