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  1. emz449

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    Just a general query really, how much do people use bmi to determine their weight/healthiness?
     
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    I dont at all...no idea what my BMI is to be honest, it doesnt factor soooo many things in

    Its maybe not the best photo but this is my very overweight brother - well he is according to him BMI. In actual fact hes a very fit healthy fire fighter
     

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    ha thats what is so annoying, you could be really muscly/fit and yet be classed overweight! personally i dont think its that great of a system but i guess some sort of line has to be drawn for overweight/normal/underweight!
     
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    I have to say I'm using bmi at the moment. I'm finding it a helpful guide, as I've been obese since I was about 13, so have no idea, without bmi what sort of ballpark goal to set for myself. I know I find it helpful to have a goal weight to aim for, and to know how close I'm getting. With other things, like the ashford one you mention, it still doesn't tell me what weight to aim for... although when my waist size gets closer, I guess I would know.

    I'm hoping when I get nearer to a healthy bmi, I'll know for myself whether to follow it all the way to a bmi under 25, or whether it really is right for me to stop in the 'overweight' band. I thought I might go and see my gp soon, to talk it through with her (I'm lucky, she's very understanding.)
     
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    Contrary to popular belief BMI is a great standard measurement on an average person, but is not meant to be used on people with more muscle mass or certain illnesses as it will be inaccurate!

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    When I was a size 8 I was still classed as overweight
     
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    I am aware of what mine is, but I'm not making it apart of my attempt to lose this first bit of weight (too depressing lol).
     
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