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    Quote Originally Posted by meredithgrey View Post
    Unless he looks like this
    Attachment 74401

    Then yeah absolutely.

    No need to be weighing 120kg at that height.

    Even elite NRL players at that height only weigh 100-110kg despite being full of muscle.
    Ewww

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxwell's Silver Hammer View Post
    So someone at 200 cms like my partner is obese at 120kilos? Yeah lots of sense
    DH is 203 cm and weighs 81 kg, he's lean and muscly. If he put on 40 kg he would be overweight.

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    Default Spin off : what does obese look like?

    Quote Originally Posted by ExcuseMyFrench View Post
    And I was naively thinking this would be a simple thread.

    I'm amazed (and a little scared lol)
    You seriously thought asking people to judge/classify drawings of female bodies as obese/underweight etc was not going to cause issues? It's just more body shaming no matter how you put it. I seriously think 90% of women on this forum would tend to put themselves up a level in their perceived body image. How many women do you know who don't think they're 'fat'? It's a sad world where non medical professionals start to classify people based purely on their size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ertgirl View Post
    You seriously thought asking people to judge/classify drawings of female bodies as obese/underweight etc was not going to cause issues? It's just more body shaming no matter how you put it. I seriously think 90% of women on this forum would tend to put themselves up a level in their perceived body image. How many women do you know who don't think they're 'fat'? It's a sad world where non medical professionals start to classify people based purely on their size.
    I'm fat.

    I have no problem recognising it. Have you clicked on the link? The test is used by professionals and it's not to shame people.
    I'm sorry you are projecting your issues here.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ertgirl View Post
    You seriously thought asking people to judge/classify drawings of female bodies as obese/underweight etc was not going to cause issues? It's just more body shaming no matter how you put it. I seriously think 90% of women on this forum would tend to put themselves up a level in their perceived body image. How many women do you know who don't think they're 'fat'? It's a sad world where non medical professionals start to classify people based purely on their size.
    You have missed the whole point of the op, and the original thread this stemmed. our society normalises and accepts unhealthy attitudes towards our bodies and people are to afraid to call it as it is: our society is overweight. We are fooled into accepting and normalising bodies that shouldn't be. We have become so anti size 2 models that we are almost celebrating the opposite to overcome this.

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by maternidade View Post
    You have missed the whole point of the op, and the original thread this stemmed. our society normalises and accepts unhealthy attitudes towards our bodies and people are to afraid to call it as it is: our society is overweight. We are fooled into accepting and normalising bodies that shouldn't be. We have become so anti size 2 models that we are almost celebrating the opposite to overcome this.

    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.
    Yes, many people said that 2 was underweight, but quite a few people also said 4 was overweight when it isn't.

    Most people correctly said that 5 and up was overweight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ertgirl View Post
    You seriously thought asking people to judge/classify drawings of female bodies as obese/underweight etc was not going to cause issues? It's just more body shaming no matter how you put it. I seriously think 90% of women on this forum would tend to put themselves up a level in their perceived body image. How many women do you know who don't think they're 'fat'? It's a sad world where non medical professionals start to classify people based purely on their size.
    There is a difference between body shaming and recognising what is over/underweight.

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Yes, many people said that 2 was underweight, but quite a few people also said 4 was overweight when it isn't.

    Most people correctly said that 5 and up was overweight.
    But to be fair, the 4 had a BMI of 25 according to the article. 25 is just on the cusp between healthy &overweight.

    (bmis of the people were 16,19,22,25,28,31 etc - as the article said they started at 16 &rose appx 3 pts each time)

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