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zakatak
03-21-2003, 07:20 AM
Is your BMI a better way to measure your success than weight loss? Or is the same as reaching a certain number on the scale or size in pants?

http://www.vegsource.com/talk/weight/body_mass_index.htm

My BMI is 20.23.

How to interpret the results...

http://www.vegsource.com/talk/weight/bmi.htm

If we use the BMI number and chart instead of weight, will it make some of us feel better (that we don't have to give out our weight)?

Well, what is your BMI?

Karen

believe
03-21-2003, 08:12 AM
I know that some consider BMI better, but my question is....since muscle weighs more than fat, how is that figured in. According to my friends scale I have 25% body fat, which is below the max. Now my BMI is 22.7, which is considered acceptable. I tend to weigh more than others who have my same height and wear the same size clothing.

glo
03-21-2003, 08:52 AM
I dunno being called "Marginally overweight" with a BMI of 26.811922310713306...I dunno if that is any better than saying I weigh 137 :(

nativetxn
03-21-2003, 10:51 AM
I don't really know what my BMI is but I do know that I'm overfat. Whether you state that in terms of pounds or in terms of body mass, fat is fat.