Yet being underweight and bucking the guidelines is more than ok.
I just feel yuck reading this thread tbh.
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10-10-2015 20:21 #91
10-10-2015 20:26 #92Senior Member
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I also haven't read anywhere that people think it's okay to be underweight. But I will say this though, my husband is an immigrant, and when friends and family come to Aus they comment on how big Australians are, they are genuinely shocked. My neighbour, also an immigrant, talks about how fat he is all the time, but really, he just has a bit of a beer belly. Australia has an obesity pandemic. We NEED to stop hiding behind hurt feelings and start making some serious changes. Our children are predicted to die before us....don't you think it's important to think of that and go 'wow, okay, we need to make some serious changes here?'
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10-10-2015 20:26 #93
I'm probably fatter than heaps of people in this thread but I bet I would beat majority in a 2km race on the cross trainer/treadmill/rower. I could probably lift heavier weights and do more push ups, sit ups, burpees etc. and could probably do a plank longer than most of you
10-10-2015 20:29 #94
I'm not suggesting anyone do that of the sort. I wouldn't judge based on a photo and said as much. I didn't like that tangent in this thread but the general topic is interesting and needs to be addressed otherwise we are just going to kill our kids with bad choices.
10-10-2015 20:30 #95
Example, I'm 165cm and currently between 58-60kg (I haven't weighed myself for a while). I don't think my body is perfect at all but I'm not going to lie, I'm a pretty small person in regards to height and weight and definitely not chubby or overweight but yet I weigh more than somebody taller than me claiming they are also healthy.
I'm not meaning this as a jab at anyone but I've found some of the comments in this thread and the vibe towards somebody else on here pretty sh*t.
10-10-2015 20:31 #96
You just have to look around any high street to see Australian consume far far too many calories. We snack all day long, and when we're not it's a coffee to go. A small or regular cafe latte is 150 calories- I know plenty of people at work who have two or three takeaway coffees a day- add a sugar or two and it's the equivalent of eating a fourth meal, every day. And that's not even taking into account the large portion sizes and extra 'treats' they may consume. I would hazard a guess that many Aussies are consuming twice as many (if not more) calories than they need. Add to that our more sedentary lifestyles than 30 years ago and it's pretty clear almost all of us are consuming hugely excessive amounts of calories (myself included)
10-10-2015 20:32 #97
I've not changed weight (aside from being pregnant) in 15 years. 15 years ago, I was dancing 8 hours a week, and walked (quickly) for an hour 5 days a week. These days I'm finding exercise difficult because of injuries, and I'm lucky to do 30 min of deliberate exercise every second day. I feel horrendous, but the number of people who tell me I'm looking well is ridiculous.
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10-10-2015 20:35 #98
That's why I think health needs to be measured by more than just BMI. While we do have an obesity problem in Aus, I think we really need to shift the focus from weight to overall health. I think if we did that, we'd find a lot of the strain on our healthcare system from 'obesity' related issues would be resolved, either through improved general health or the natural occurrence of weight loss due to healthier lifestyle.
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10-10-2015 20:35 #99
I'm genuinely not having a go I'm just pointing out the double standards. Lots here are saying even healthy weight range makes them fat and they don't feel comfortable that size. They like being below that. But someone on the other end saying they don't like the mold is deemed disordered in their thinking.
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10-10-2015 20:40 #100
I am always reluctant to stick my head into threads like this, I tend to be a thread killer, but here goes..
Has anyone noticed the increased size of shop mannequins? In particular at big w? My 5 year old stated laughing in big w the other day, when I asked her why, she told me she was laughing at the fat mannequins! So, my 5 year old has noticed a marketing ploy.
The smallest size clothes in big w literally fall off me. I am no skinnier than I have ever been. But clothing sizes are definitely getting bigger. Is this to improve the self esteem of an obese nation? So that they'll happily shop at big w where they fit into a smaller clothing size?
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