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    Fatties gotta learn.
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    Oh yeah. I remember what I was thinking when I first read this. How would they classify someone as obese? Would they go by BMI? Because if they do, then it's a flawed system from the very start

    Unless they require a visual check from your doctor, or a body fat test instead?
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    If they do this for obese people, they need to do it for other illnesses, such as eating disorders, smoking related illnesses and alcoholism.

    I'm sorry; but you can't just pick and choose which people you're going to give benefits to based on illness. They're better off doing cookery classes (cooking on a budget, making use of left over food, etc) and reducing the cost of healthy foods.

    BMI is an awful way to decide this too. I am overweight according to that. But I am not fat. I am a size 10/12 - hardly fat...
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    (Original post by OU Student)

    BMI is an awful way to decide this too. I am overweight according to that. But I am not fat. I am a size 10/12 - hardly fat...
    This. Like I said above, if they use BMI, it's flawed from the very start. Thankfully, for me(Just under average weight for a male, but still a lil fat ), the BMI works, but for people like you, it doesn't
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    (Original post by de_monies)
    This. Like I said above, if they use BMI, it's flawed from the very start. Thankfully, for me(Just under average weight for a male, but still a lil fat ), the BMI works, but for people like you, it doesn't
    I think it only really works for people who are either really obese or those who are really underweight. It should be only used as a guide. I wonder if there's a more accurate way of working out if someone is obese?

    People who do sports (like myself) are classed as overweight due to the amount of muscle we generally have.
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    (Original post by OU Student)
    I think it only really works for people who are either really obese or those who are really underweight. It should be only used as a guide. I wonder if there's a more accurate way of working out if someone is obese?
    Or if you're "average" Im average height, just under average weight. 5 foot 8. 65Kg. Average is 5 foot 8, 70kg I think.

    You can use body fat, which isn't great, but it is far far better than BMI

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    People who do sports (like myself) are classed as overweight due to the amount of muscle we generally have.
    Exactly this
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    Fat asses.

    They need to hurry up and get a heart attack.


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