As I’ve said in comments all day, I highly recommend not reading the comments at any of the sites linking to the BMI project, because it’s just a whole lot of Fat Hate Bingo (see also: Fat Hate Bingo 2), and we’ve all heard it before. A LOT. But I just got sucked into the Fitsugar thread (thanks a lot, Mindy), and I have to share this gem:
Labels [like “overweight,” “obese,” etc.] don’t hurt nearly as much as an extra 5lbs does to your body. Healthcare providers give titles because that’s what the person is. It’s no differenc than labeling someone female or male. Besides if they didn’t give you a title than your insurance wouldn’t cover the bill. Second point- why not eat a diet rich in fruits and vegtables and weigh 5lbs less?
I challenge you to find all the things that are mind-bogglingly, jaw-droppingly wrong with that short paragraph, boys and girls. It’s like a Highlights game. Go!