A BMI of 30 is the entry point for obese. It starts at 30. But BMI is useless. I said Bodyfat, and BMI can’t distinguish between muscle, fat, bone, water weight, etc. I’m 6’2" and according to BMI, I should be 25lbs heavier than an average height man, which is completely hilarious. That’s about double what the difference should be.
Trump is obese according to the US Navy’s definition, which is what I, and just about anyone concerned about fitness and health use as a metric. Anything over %25 body fat is obese. Trump is about 35% body fat. Trump is obese.
> The average American woman now weighs more than a man in the 1960s.
> In 2012, researchers compared BMI measurements to body fat percentage (using a DEXA scan, which is a FAR more accurate method to assess body fat percentage) among 1,400 people.4
> For women, about half of those who were not classified as obese according to BMI were considered obese according to body fat.
> Among men, one-quarter of those not identified as obese by BMI were found to be obese by body-fat measures. In all, nearly 40 percent of participants whose BMI classified them as overweight were actually obese when their percentage of body fat was taken into account.
So yeah, BMI says about %35 of people are obese, but actual body scans reveal the number is closer to 50%. About 90% of Americans are now overweight based on DEXA scans. As fat as people are believed to be, BMI is actually covering a lot. Americans are even fatter than that.
And yes, Hilary is fat too. But it’s considered socially unacceptable to say a woman is fat. Gross fat women are beautiful and plus sized and cuuuuurvy.
I believe in fat shaming both genders equally.