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    I've just checked my bmi through this website http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/tools/bm...ator/bmi.shtml and apprantetly i'm obese at 30.5 bmi.

    I'm 6ft4 and 18 stone but I wouldn't classify myself as obese, I could lose a few pounds don't get me wrong but i've asked people for a unbiased opinion and they say I look built and muscly rather than fat so should I take the bmi with a pinch of salt?
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    its fairly much a load of ****.
    it takes in to account if youre "average"

    my gf is 5'2 and had an eating disorder and dropped to 13 although now shes at 19 and is much better. still hella skinny but has some curves now.
    myself i used to swim a lot before i fully developed and have really broad shoulders. im not as fit as i used to be but still fairly toned, and show up about 26 on the BMI. even though i look fairly toned and slim.

    also the entire english rugby team comes up as morbidly obese

    dont let it get to you
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    I think for general populations it's a reasonable guideline, and for sedentary individuals. If you do any kinda sport, definitely take it with a pinch of salt.
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    it is rubbish cuz it doesnt take into account muscle etc... so just ingore it really... the only time you should maybe look at it is if your a couch potato doing absolutely no exercise and not able to run far.... and if you look fat but tbh if your 6ft 4 then id say ignore it
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    BMI is a 'guideline' only, it doesn't take into account people who are heavy with muscles rather than fat. Definitely take it with a pinch of salt.
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    BMI is a good general guidline for the majority of the population - there are exceptions to this rule of course and doctors have already identified that it does not accurately apply to sportspeople.

    That said however given we have no picture of you op you could be 18 stone of fat for all I know, you may look 'built' in a shirt but I have heard the same said of many a person who is actually just fat.
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    Don't eat too much salt.
 
 
 
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