Where are you on the global fat scale?

Phil E


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I'm TheBFG for a reason :wink:
 

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I have BMI of 25 which is above average for both UK and world (different age range to Phil), and officially makes me overweight.

Which rather highlights the folly of BMI as a measure, given that I'm in pretty decent shape, with 11% body fat according to the fat calipers!!
 

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I have BMI of 25 which is above average for both UK and world (different age range to Phil), and officially makes me overweight.

But then you are in Yorkshire :wink: All that bread and dripping!

BFG, come on, I want to know which country you are most like.....i'm guessing Tonga or Samoa :biggrin:
 

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Malta for me.

Probably all the Maltesers.

Although since going on my diet I have moved from Samoa to Malta via Argentina, Kuwait and the United States.

If I had a really big poo I could make it back to the UK.

Ultimately I could make it to Bangladesh if I can grow to 7' 2" or contract dysentery.
 

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Dominical Republic for me. Apparently I have a lower BMI than 77% of males aged 45-59 in the UK.
 

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I dont buy into those stats, i used to until i did a test in a gym one day, I was fit,playing rugby doing weights and cardio, palying rugby every weekend. I was catogorised as obese, the lad in the gym was very embarrassed as while i was carrying a few pounds and was a prop I clearly wasnt obese in the generally accepted view but officially I was.

I was listening to a show regarding binge drinking and the guest was shouting about the terrible crisis and that binge drinking was out of control and that he had official figures to back it up. It turns out that officially if you have 3 pints in one session you are a binge drinker. a load of bull shit.

While im sure the OP has his tongue in cheek with this, alot of these categorisation measures are very misleading.
 

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I notice Oompa Loompa Land isn't in the list. Where's Simon Thomas going to end up then? :wink:

Edit: Doooh just beat me to it?
 

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I notice Oompa Loompa Land isn't in the list. Where's Simon Thomas going to end up then? :wink:

Edit: Doooh just beat me to it?

Cheeky sod. My 6 months on salads and juices has worked wonders, although the alcohol intake last night at London Society 125 Dinner will have set me back somewhat.

I can now wear suits, shirts and trousers that I have not worn for two years +
 

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Cheeky sod. My 6 months on salads and juices has worked wonders, although the alcohol intake last night at London Society 125 Dinner will have set me back somewhat.

I can now wear suits, shirts and trousers that I have not worn for two years +

Well done - I don't think tracksuits count as suits.

I have been eating the same stuff as my wife and saving the £2 a week she pays at Chubby Club or whatever it's called.

It seems to be working. I have lost about 7lb in 3 weeks.
 

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Well done - I don't think tracksuits count as suits.

I have been eating the same stuff as my wife and saving the £2 a week she pays at Chubby Club or whatever it's called.

It seems to be working. I have lost about 7lb in 3 weeks.

£2 a week! Are you sure son? Myself and Adam will be glad to tell your naive self that its £5 a week!
 

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BMI - a discredited scale, and one which even the inventor of it said shouldn't be used the way it is now. He was a mathematician who found a link between obese people and weight/height ratio. Being Obese predicts you have a BMI over a certain amount, but it should be noted that the opposite is not true (something that is lost of most people). (A predicts B, doesn't mean B predicts A).

Not only that - but based on the 1970 sedantry male in the US. So not relevant for anyone who is taller than the "standard" range in the 1970s, who isn't sedantry, who has higher muscle mass (or lower body fat even).

Body Fat percentage is a much better indication (Even if taken on a electronic scale - which isn't the most reliable method)
 

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Being Obese predicts you have a BMI over a certain amount, but it should be noted that the opposite is not true (something that is lost of most people). (A predicts B, doesn't mean B predicts A).

Very interesting. No honestly - there's no purile joke coming.

It was lost on me but now it's been pointed out it makes sense.
 

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I would like it to be known that I am not overweight - I am undertall.
 
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