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    I know being fat is just a label but at what weight (BMI) are you that?
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    it depends on your height, and body shape....

    to me, you are fat when you have excess fat in relation to your body
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    Well my weight is about 9 and a half stone most of the time and and my height....well I really don't know....5'5? What about that?
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    when your waste is bigger than your hips.
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    Here. Bear in mind that all boundaries are arbitrary anyway. There is no clinical threshold for a person to be "fat". Also bearing in mind that BMI doesn't account for BF% at all, so a lean athlete could be deemed "overweight" because he/she is muscular.
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    (Original post by noobynoo)
    when your waste is bigger than your hips.
    Why, because you eat loads of food and do really big poos?
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    i would say over 25 bmi, would be fat/overweight, but so many other factors come into account such as whether you build muscles, are pregnant etc. so the best judge is the mirror.



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    bmi 25 is classified as overweight for white people
    if you're Asian, it's 23
    if you're pacific islander (I think??) it's a bit higher
    can't remember about black people

    but then bmi doesn't take into account muscle mass so you could be 'heavy' but very fit and healthy

    it's not a particularly accurate measure of fatness, but is easy to calculate
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    (Original post by Planto)
    Why, because you eat loads of food and do really big poos?
    you jokes :lol:
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    18-25=normal
    25< is overweight
    30< is obese
    But BMI is flawed, as it doesn't really take into account muscle to fat ratio, it just uses height and weight. Many body builders would have a BMI well above 25, that doesn't mean they are fat, it just means they are heavy for their height
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    BMI can be highly inaccurate at times
    my cousin sister was told that she was clinically obese or overweight (i forget ) but she didn't look it. she's just under the average height/weight for a woman in the UK but that confidence breaker put her on a crash diet...but she loves her food so that didn't last very long!
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    (Original post by you7me)
    BMI can be highly inaccurate at times
    my sister was told that she was clinically obese or overweight (i forget ) but she didn't look it. she's just under the average height/weight for a woman in the UK but that confidence breaker put her on a crash diet...but she loves her food so that didn't last very long!
    BMI is perfectly accurate in what it measures, which is a height/weight ratio. The thing is, that information isn't all that meaningful.
 
 
 
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