What BMI doesn't tell you about your health

What BMI doesn't tell you about your health

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42 thoughts on “What BMI doesn't tell you about your health

  1. Who thinks that BMI is the ultimate indicator of good health? Like, who actually thinks it's 100% accurate? Nobody that has common sense. Of course it's not giving you your muscle composition. However, if you are 100 pounds overweight and look like you can't walk, then yeah, I would think the BMI is pretty accurate when it's says you're morbidly obese. Let's not sugar coat it here.

  2. So, one BMI calculator I was on said I was supposed to be 78 lbs. I am 12, 5'4, and 113 lbs. Annaoop-

  3. Me(underweight):I have a regular workout (Calisthenics),I don't drink or eat alot of sweets,I always eat 2 banana's everyday.

    My classmate(Normal BMI):Who always drink soft drinks,who doesn't have a regular workout,and doesn't have proper diet

    Now who's healthier?

  4. All through elementary school my bmi was 0.04. But im just fine though. Idk what's wrong with me, ive just always been that way. I eat fine (probably more then I should😅) rn I'm 15 and weigh 84lbs

  5. Obviously doctors wouldn't have a professional athlete with a lot of muscle lose weight because BMI says they're "obese" like a lot of the things they suggest are super expensive like dexa and most places dont have that

  6. Don’t let the body positive movement see this.
    They’ll blow it out of proportion. Just like they did with their bodies.

  7. I’m 5”4 and weight less than 90 pounds. I’m just naturally used to not eating too much as I was a picky eater as a kid so I just wouldn’t eat what my parents served.

  8. BMI is for normal people not for the bodybuilders because. bodybuilders will have above 100kg of weight

  9. BMI is for normal people not for the bodybuilders because. bodybuilders will have above 100kg of weight

  10. Prime Mike Tyson at 5’10/220 is classified as obese by BMI. It’s a ridiculous calculation, especially for muscular men.

  11. I have a bmi of 18.7 and still feel fat.
    Am i anorexic or is just the bmi wrong?
    Send help in the comments
    I am in despair

  12. BMI doesn't care about your muscle content. Neither does weight but at least most people know that. BMI sounds scientific when it's another scam for doctors to put you on medications you don't need. A very good (and low tech) way to measure overall health is resting pulse. Again, this won't work by itself as an indicator but it's a lot better than the other two I mentioned.

  13. No one with a high BMI and a crap ton of muscles is looking at the BMI to see if they're unhealthy. If your doctor brings up your high BMI, you're fat

  14. I'm 5'9" and 170 lbs, which technically makes me "overweight" but I know I'm not, especially since I'm very pear-shaped, it all goes to my thighs. I've been at this weight since high school and I'm 25 now.

  15. WTF
    I’m 13 and I’m about 4 feet 5 inches tall and I weigh like 85 pounds and my BMI is about 28 like what

  16. Who said having big muscles so a huge body and eat loads of prots and stuff was healthy ?
    BMI is also accurate for muscles: heart will struggle with a body that does not fit the original DNA body.

  17. I see this comment a lot: "Sure, but athletes know they're fit!" While it is true, it is still important to know that the BMI is not an good measurement of your ideal weight. Some ppl focus a lot on their weight when their fitness is just as important. But if you seriously start working out and you don't lose fat, you are gonna gain weight – at first water weight as well as muscle weight eventually. It is nessesary to understand what the BMI does and where it fails.

  18. To lose 35 of fat while gaining 6 pounds of muscle in less than 6 months hard to believe. Was the example real or hypothetical? If it was real then were preformance enhancing drugs used?

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