August 25, 2006
Goodbye BMI?

Everyone's favorite "rule-of-thumb" diet measurement may be on its way out. Which is just as well, since even before I read this article I realized it didn't work very well. Me, I judge how I'm doing by how my clothes fit. Too baggy, eat some chips. Too tight, put them away.

But that's just me.

Posted by scott at August 25, 2006 10:12 AM

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As it should be. I've often commented that it was a crappy measurement. Even though I do have some weight to lose, most people seeing me wouldn't peg me a nearing obese, which according the CDC's site, I am. Hell, even if I lost 15-20 lbs, which would be incredibly significant for me, I'd still be overweight. Why? This doesn't take into account the amount of muscle one has. Not that I'm a gym rat, but I do have a pretty decent amount of muscle.

Oddly enough, when I calculate my waist:hip ratio, I come out fine, so I'm not quite sure that's a good sign, either.

Bloody filter still won't let me post links in html, or I'd link up the CDC site. Just do a google search on bmi calculator and use the CDC's page if you're all that interested.

Posted by: ron on August 25, 2006 10:27 AM
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