http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/201 ... titialskip
30 pounds over your healthy weight and you are considered obese.
For example, I am 6'2" tall, weight is 198lbs. The BMI calculator says that my BMI is 25.4. However, for a recent extensive physical and medical exam, my BMI was measured not using a simple program or finger scale. Instead, the BMI test consisted of skin fold test, pinch test, etc. My true BMI is 21.4.
The BMI calculator does not take in to account athletic build and framed people - it measures 'normal' framed, sedentary people the doctor explained. Sure, I am lean. My wife says that my skin looks like thin flesh over meat. She doesn't find it too appealing. Not overly buff by any means, but a tuned body.
You'd be surprised what eating healty foods combined with healthy diet and exercise will do. Bawana, if you are wondering, we do eat nothing but local meats free of junk. We also eat organic fruits and veggies. Personally, the only thing that is noticeable, is the meat. Other than that, the veggies and fruit taste no different from one another, organic or not. All taste the same to me, unless it is just a bad fruit or what not.
My old running buddy back home was a hevier build guy. By the standards, he was overweight. Probably a true BMI of 30. But you know what? He can run marathons like the wind and is very healthy.
You're right, America is heading down the path of the turkey farm. Like we are getting heavier and heavier to prepare for the slaughter.
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