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My phone just told me I'm overweight. I don't know what to do with that..

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I don't know what I'm supposed to do with that.

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@deneb This is what's on my screen. I know BMI is stupid for most stuff, but this doesn't really nuance in any way. Or even try to be the least bit helpful (not on this screen any way)

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@openess I feel like more than weight and height should go into an accurate BMI. It seems like an egregious calculation. For example, my daughter and I are the exact same height, but not the same weight, nor should we be. She has wider hips and shoulders than me. She would look emaciated if she were my weight.

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@deneb That's the problem. BodyMass Index, BMI only takes into account height and weight. It's good for some things, like statistics on a population level. But it says very little individually, of what makes up that height/weight. Is it mucle? fat? known health condition messing with my height?

Problem here, as I see it, isn't BMI. Problem is using BMI to tell if someone is overweight. As you said, people of the same height can have different preferred (and healthy) weights. 🙂

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@openess @deneb BMI is a horrible measure of health. The medical field uses it because it’s so simple to calculate. A better measurement is your body fat percentage, which requires a special tool to measure. If you’re stressed about this, ask your general practitioner or a dietician, who will have this tool.

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