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I’m 13 5’4 and 150 lbs and I fat?
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you are but just slighty overweight.
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don’t think that’s being “fat” for ur age and height
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Weight itself doesn't determine how fat you are. It depends on your body fat levels and how much muscle you have.
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Weight itself doesn't determine how fat you are. It depends on your body fat levels and how much muscle you have.
And bone density - you can be the same height and clothes size as someone else, but be 2 stone heavier; all down to bone density.
At 13 you're too young to worry about this stuff. So long as you eat a balanced diet, drink plenty of fresh water, sleep 8/9hrs and take some exercise (walk the dog for half hour or so, etc), then you will be just fine. BMI is not a one size fits all. Don't ever mess with your diet - it's dangerous. It is good to talk though .
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I’m 13 5’4 and 150 lbs and I fat?
Try not to dwell on things like this at the age of 13.

Eating a good diet and taking part in sports and exercise are more important; these two things will keep you healthy and this is what is important.
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Assuming you don’t have any visible muscle on you, then based off of your height and weight, it’s pretty easy to assume that you are fat. So yes, you are fat unless you have a good amount of muscle on you.

Statistically speaking, you are in the 98th percentile for children your age and are marked as “very overweight”. But don’t worry man. Just eat a little less. Cut out the snacks. Not all, just a lot that you usually eat. And exercise, do some cardio for now only. Go on jogs. I recommend an app called RunKeeper. I use it as I’m overweight too. It’s easy, before you jog, you simply just press a quick start button and it tracks the distance you travel, even if you jog/run in loops.
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(Original post by Confuciushesay)
And bone density - you can be the same height and clothes size as someone else, but be 2 stone heavier; all down to bone density.
At 13 you're too young to worry about this stuff. So long as you eat a balanced diet, drink plenty of fresh water, sleep 8/9hrs and take some exercise (walk the dog for half hour or so, etc), then you will be just fine. BMI is not a one size fits all. Don't ever mess with your diet - it's dangerous. It is good to talk though .
Pretty sure bone density can't make a 28lb difference.
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Pretty sure bone density can't make a 28lb difference.
I speak from experience, friend ...
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I speak from experience, friend ...
And how did you measure the weight of each others skeletons and deduce a 28lb difference?
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And how did you measure the weight of each others skeletons and deduce a 28lb difference?
Oooh! Nothing as scientific as that . Just two friends, same height, same shoe size, same clothes size - but - nearly 2 stone difference!?! How about that?!?
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Oooh! Nothing as scientific as that . Just two friends, same height, same shoe size, same clothes size - but - nearly 2 stone difference!?! How about that?!?
Yea not scientific so don't come around and start making claims backed by nothing except anecdote. Ur fat distributions were different not one skeleton was 28lns heavier, to even have a 28lb skeleton you would have to be 90kg and the other person would be 0kg.
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Yea not scientific so don't come around and start making claims backed by nothing except anecdote. Ur fat distributions were different not one skeleton was 28lns heavier, to even have a 28lb skeleton you would have to be 90kg and the other person would be 0kg.
Woah! Steady friend - not making any claims. Just that bone density can also have an impact on weight, as can size of bones and muscle etc. Poster is only 13, so long as they are eating balanced diet, some exercise, etc they are probably not overweight. Dangerous to mess with your diet unless a qualified Dr is involved. BMI is very misleading if taken on its own - don't you agree?
Let's keep this friendly and help Poster feel better about themselves, right?
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Woah! Steady friend - not making any claims. Just that bone density can also have an impact on weight, as can size of bones and muscle etc. Poster is only 13, so long as they are eating balanced diet, some exercise, etc they are probably not overweight. Dangerous to mess with your diet unless a qualified Dr is involved. BMI is very misleading if taken on its own - don't you agree?
Let's keep this friendly and help Poster feel better about themselves, right?
You are making the claim, backed by nothing other than arbitrary values and your opinion, that bone density can make a 28lb difference when it can't, it would be hard for you to even find a person with a 28lb skeleton. Eating a balanced diet and doing exercise has nothing to do with being overweight, that is based on your weight. You can be healthy af and overweight, it still comes with risks.

No I disagree, BMI is a fine risk assessment tool, BMI is only misleading in the case of someone with large amounts of muscle mass and even then, it is a risk factor, the heart still has to pump blood to that tissue, I assume that at 13 OP does not have significant amounts of muscle mass. I am not saying OP should feel bad or something. I agree that they shouldn't focus on losing weight and start making extreme diet choices, just make more healthier choices and exercise more. However, I do disagree with spreading false claims just to make OP feel better about themselves.
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You are making the claim, backed by nothing other than arbitrary values and your opinion, that bone density can make a 28lb difference when it can't, it would be hard for you to even find a person with a 28lb skeleton. Eating a balanced diet and doing exercise has nothing to do with being overweight, that is based on your weight. You can be healthy af and overweight, it still comes with risks.

No I disagree, BMI is a fine risk assessment tool, BMI is only misleading in the case of someone with large amounts of muscle mass and even then, it is a risk factor, the heart still has to pump blood to that tissue, I assume that at 13 OP does not have significant amounts of muscle mass. I am not saying OP should feel bad or something. I agree that they shouldn't focus on losing weight and start making extreme diet choices, just make more healthier choices and exercise more. However, I do disagree with spreading false claims just to make OP feel better about themselves.
I agree. This is good advice for the OP, that other user just spreading false claims to avoid offending someone else... unfortunately that’s how it is nowadays because god forbid someone gets offended. Bone density explaining 2 stone difference based on 1 anecdote is just ridiculous.
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You have a very unhealthy weight, according to the nhs bmi you are overweight for a girl and very overweight for a boy. Basically yes you are fat if that helps you understand better, you are unhealthy and don't want to risk getting diabetes or some other bad illness.
What's your diet like and how much exercise do you get every week?
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You have a very unhealthy weight, according to the nhs bmi you are overweight for a girl and very overweight for a boy. Basically yes you are fat if that helps you understand better, you are unhealthy and don't want to risk getting diabetes or some other bad illness.
What's your diet like and how much exercise do you get every week?
We don’t really know if she/he is fat. BMI has little bearing in this context as we don’t really know if their weight is mainly muscle or fat. In other words, we don’t know their body composition, so you can’t come to that conclusion and state they are fat based off of a BMI index that doesn’t apply to this person due to our lack of knowledge in regards to their body composition. Now, it’s fair to say they are LIKELY to be fat as that weight, assuming the OP is a boy, is not likely to be mostly muscle due to their age and the whole puberty thing. But it’s possible that it is mainly muscle as evidenced by...well, let me go with a famous person. Type Mike Tyson age 12. He was about 5,8 and weighed 190 pounds at age 12. Technically, that’s obesity. But you tell me I’f he’s obese just by looking at him.

Case in point. Give advice based on the facts presented and the likely/unlikely scenario. Don’t state things without undeniable evidence.
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We don’t really know if she/he is fat. BMI has little bearing in this context as we don’t really know if their weight is mainly muscle or fat. In other words, we don’t know their body composition, so you can’t come to that conclusion and state they are fat based off of a BMI index that doesn’t apply to this person due to our lack of knowledge in regards to their body composition. Now, it’s fair to say they are LIKELY to be fat as that weight, assuming the OP is a boy, is not likely to be mostly muscle due to their age and the whole puberty thing. But it’s possible that it is mainly muscle as evidenced by...well, let me go with a famous person. Type Mike Tyson age 12. He was about 5,8 and weighed 190 pounds at age 12. Technically, that’s obesity. But you tell me I’f he’s obese just by looking at him.

Case in point. Give advice based on the facts presented and the likely/unlikely scenario. Don’t state things without undeniable evidence.
If OP had the muscle of mike tyson which would take a lot of hard work, dedication and knowledge, I don't think they would come on TSR asking if they're fat.
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I’m 13 5’4 and 150 lbs and I fat?
Don't want to sound mean but ur quite overweight
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The healthy weight for a 5'4 female is from 110-140 pounds. You are a bit overweight, but your still a child, so I wouldn't worry about it.
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