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    If looking at it from a science perspective the underlying muscle changes the ontop fat apperance. So a taller person may look wider especially around the theighs due to the amound of muscular tissue under the layer of fat. A shorter person has less muscle mass underneath the fat layer so it changes.

    Tall people can end up with bmi's over the obese range easily due to this but really they are not fat.

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    Default Spin off : what does obese look like?

    Quote Originally Posted by cheeeeesecake View Post
    Oooh thats tricky! I would say:
    1 - underweight
    2 & 3 - healthy weight
    4 & 5 - overweight
    6 & 7 - obese
    8 & 9 - morbidly obese.

    4 I could go either way - healthy or overweight.
    I agree with this. Except looking more closely at #2 maybe a little underweight.. ribs on show.

    Pre baby I was in the 1-3 range,
    Post baby 3-4 😁
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    And looking at it from the bmi and not body fat perspective if those women were over 6'5" even lady 2 would probably be overweight. Where as 5 in a 4'0" person would be in healthy weight range

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    1 overweight
    2-5 normal
    6-7 overweight
    7-8 obese

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExcuseMyFrench View Post
    To me, 1-2 are underweight, 3-4 normal, 5 overweight and from 6 obese.
    This^

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExcuseMyFrench View Post
    To me, 1-2 are underweight, 3-4 normal, 5 overweight and from 6 obese.
    1 underweight, 2-3 normal, 4 overweight, from 5 on obese (although 5 I'm not sure whether to say obese or overweight, but I'm saying obese purely because there isn't much wiggle room between overweight and obese.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxwell's Silver Hammer View Post
    Taller people carry extra muscle mass for everyday life. That is one reason why bmi is flawed for taller women and men.
    But that's why BMI includes your height...because it does factor in your height when calculating. It's flawed, yes...but it's not flawed just for taller people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExcuseMyFrench View Post
    To me, 1-2 are underweight, 3-4 normal, 5 overweight and from 6 obese.
    I agree with this answer - that's exactly what I thought when I first looked at the picture.

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    I would have said 1 underweight, 2-3 normal weight, 4-5 overweight and 6 onwards obese

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxwell's Silver Hammer View Post
    And looking at it from the bmi and not body fat perspective if those women were over 6'5" even lady 2 would probably be overweight. Where as 5 in a 4'0" person would be in healthy weight range
    As I mentioned earlier, look at it from body fat perspective. How the fat is located on their bellies and limbs.

    It's a simple test really.

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