Ok so only just touching on a few comments in this thread.. People have WAY too many excuses to stay in denial about their health. Not weight, health. Because as we hear time and time again weight is directly linked to health.
I'm a fat person. In fact I am classed as obese. I'm not however going to sit here and argue that the reason for that is my height, bone density, or anything other than the fact that I'm lazy, I rarely exercise and I eat too much. Admitting those things are a big start to me helping myself become a healthy person.
Flame on ladies, flame on.
No one was asked to judge people based on their size. It's about perception being part of the issue surrounding the obesity epidemic. It highlights the fact that with people becoming more and more overweight that the new 'normal' is perceived as healthy.
It is not judging or shaming at all, it's simply calling a spade a spade.
Yes it is a sensitive issue but dancing around it and not tackling it head on obviously isn't working.
Over 60% of the population are overweight. That means over half on this forum just based on stats would be.
The answers to this experiment prove that most of us don't know what a healthy body is. many have tried to justify the reason for their weight and deny they are infact carrying a few to many kilos.
Aside from the whole bmi argument just purely based on looking at someones proportions our society has normalised bigger frames; so much that most of us said 2 was underweight when the in fact its normal.
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I find it really interesting as I think society is normalising being overweight and obese as 'ok' (disclaimer: I am talking about unhealthy obese not those that are healthy and fit).
I am on the lower end of healthy BMI. I am currently pregnant but weigh 48kg (due to bad MS). My height is 160cm. I think right now I sit just in the healthy possibly underweight category.
For me, I feel comfortable and look good at around 50ish kg. I think its just because I am small and petite in general.
What I also recognise is that I am not fit. I used to be but am not now. I do eat well though. But I don't think I'm fat - I wish I were fitter a lot of the time but not thinner.
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