Where are you on the global fat scale? (BMI)
November 8, 2016 7:04pm CST
Some of you already know what the Body Mass Index is. It is a weight-for-height index which tells you how healthy you are. It isn't very accurate but whatever. I'm going to share a nice calculator with you: it won't just say how healthy your BMI is, but it will also tell you what country you should be in based on that (taking account of your age and gender too). I'm supposed to be from Germany. BMI of 23, higher than 79% of the Italian population in my age range and gender. 23 is still healthy after all, but I can still afford to lose some more weight. Would you mind sharing your results?
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Fat people are everywhere, but I would still be fatter than the 67% of women my age there in the Philippines. I'm pretty sure there are girls who are way fatter than me although your country sounds slim overall. It is okay to let yourself go sometimes, you didn't gain all the weight you lost. It is always good to have breaks so your body gets used to your new healthy weight.
• United Kingdom
My BMI is 23. According to this calculator, that's lower than 80% of females in my age range in my country, lower than 58% around the world, and I should be from China! A BMI of 23 is within healthy range. Good job really, because I've already lost 6 stone and have no intention of losing any more or putting any back on! My BMI was 37 before.
• United Kingdom
@sabtraversa Thank you. Yes, I think I look pretty good :D Could still do with toning up some flabby bits, though! It is, literally, a very big difference. I'd actually given up trying to lose weight when I accidentally stumbled on something that worked.
Your BMI is below average (although healthy), not your height. By your result I guess you're not in my age range, people tend to gain weight while getting older but you simply managed to keep yourself fit so you appear to be below average. Well, that was my guess.
It sounds good. Do you think the country BMI is accurate? I mean, do you find that the 65% of women in your place are smaller than you? Once I took that test I was obsessively looking at other girls and check if this app was right. Well, it was kind of right. There's a good amount of extremes too.