I also want to add that I have lost a lot of weight over the years. I have been through stagnant periods where I didn't lose weight but lost a ship load in cm. So same bmi but smaller clothes size.
@BigRedV how does it work for you? I would hate to judge someone else's weight based on a photo.
By the doctor's calculation to be a healthy weight for my height I need to gain 14kg. There's no way I could gain 14kg healthily, and I really don't feel like I am underweight. I am fit, strong and healthy and have zero desire to carry an extra 14kg of body weight around.
However, I do think it's good as a rough guide for being in the healthy range for those who might be unsure as to what their ideal weight is supposed to be.
You just have to look around to see how many Obese people there are. DH is a high school teacher and he was just saying today how many of the kids are overweight and obese compared to when we went to school.
I think it's a combination of sugar being in everything. We are doing the I Quit Sugar program currently and I'm about to clean out our cupboard and fridge as sugar is snuck in every thing. Even Wheat Bix have sugar listed as their second ingredient. You can so easily go way over the maximum amount of sugar with one juice or soft drink. Things that appear healthy like yoghurt, muesli, dried fruit are so high in sugar, have those each day and you are consuming way too much sugar.
The other is this idea of 'treats' needing to be an every day thing. Going to a cafe after school to get a milk shake and banana bread, Tiny Teddies or similar in lunch box everyday as kids need a 'treat'.
Something needs to change and quickly as this generation of kids is predicted to live shorter lives than their parents due to obesity related illness.
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