Discussion in 'Diet Chef' started by jrabbit81, 3 June 2009 Social URL.

  1. jrabbit81

    jrabbit81 Full Member

    What is with BMI's? I am a size 12 and still obese! Whats with that! :sigh:
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  3. Iris

    Iris Full Member

    Vanity sizing? Not many manufacturers these days actually produce clothes to the true sizes. M&S is one of the worst for this, I've found. If you look at official UK sizing measurements, then measure the actual garment - even allowing for the necessary cut and hang, there's a major discrepancy. I think they do it for financial reasons. It's crazy and silly but a lot of women are more likely to buy a garment if it makes them feel good about themselves by having a smaller size label on it.

    BMI can be a pile of old tosh, anyway. One formula can't fit all of humanity. Don't worry about it! :)
  4. lucysmommy

    lucysmommy Gold Member

    i wouldnt worry much about it, apparently the BMI chart is based on americans as well, although im not 100% sure
  5. CarolineM

    CarolineM Stubborn and doing it

    It's all to do with muscle weight - a lot of good athletes are over on the BMI. Better to go off body fat pecentage cos you can be below normal BMI and skeletal looking and still carry an unhealthy amount of body fat around your internal organs.

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