Join Date: Apr 2011
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Originally Posted by StephenH
I don't worry about it, not going to hit the bottom end in the foreseeable future.
I think a lot of discussion like this amounts to excuses to justify fat, like saying, "Oh, but I have big bones!" or "Oh, it's all muscle!"
I don't think I've ever heard a thin person say that their doctor told them to fatten up some for their health. The only people worried about being too thin always seem to be too thick.
I don't buy that. I'm 6'2", broad shouldered and barrel chested. At one point I had almost no fat on me and was very fit. I hovered right around 205 (204-209) for over a year. I probably could've traded 5 pounds of fat for 5 pounds of muscle, but even if I had just lost it, I'd still be about 200 pounds. I haven't consulted BMI in forever because I think it's a poor tool, but IIRC, it said I should weigh 180. No way I could get down to 180 without being unhealthy, yet BMI was saying I was 25 pounds overweight!
Sadly, right now, I have to lose nearly a hundred pounds to get down to what I consider a healthy weight for my frame. Time to knuckle down and start eating right, doesn't matter how many calories I burn if I keep taking in more than that, and garbage to boot.