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31 / F / Singapore
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Posted 4/11/07
asians tend to be smaller sized tho. i think sometimes, it's the genes. but don't gain too much weight because it's really going to be causing yourself alot of problem!!!
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29 / M / US
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This thread was meant primarily to discussion a serious issue, not your bmi's.

One thing I heard recently is how thermo-somethingornothing plays a factor. Now due to air conditioning and heat we don't have to deal with drastic temperature changes which use up energy.
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27 / F / North Carolina
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Posted 4/13/07

Eros wrote:

This thread was meant primarily to discussion a serious issue, not your bmi's.

One thing I heard recently is how thermo-somethingornothing plays a factor. Now due to air conditioning and heat we don't have to deal with drastic temperature changes which use up energy.


I think a big part of it is also a shift in focus on the part of society. We've got an infinite number of gadgets that do all the work for us, now. A large number of jobs entail sitting at a computer all day. Most people don't get the amount of exercise that they should--and a lot of people have to force themselves to the gym to get it, rather than it being a part of their every day life.

It's also in part a result of the shit we eat, see: fast food, over-processed non-nutritional junk, etc. etc.

That said, my BMI is around 23 and I'm already starting to feel uncomfortable with myself, so the most effective way to work on this will be to get active and start taking the damn stairs instead of the elevator. XD And maybe stop sitting on crunchyroll!

Posted 4/13/07
Wider accessibility and use of unhealthy ingredients in food, especially in the USA *cough* high fructose corn syrup *cough* Also, manual labor jobs are being taken over by machines, hence more jobs where people just sit around. Another thing is a mind-set created by the fact that genes partially determine whether you're fat or skinny, which makes people think that them becoming over-weight is inevitable, and therefore doing nothing to prevent it.
Posted 4/13/07
I am somehow 24.8 which is just barely normal, but I don't understand how because I can fit on one hand the number of times I have been to the gym in the last three years. I guess I just walk everywhere and eat well enough to get away with just taking the stairs a couple times a week.

I think cars play a big part. People who have cars use them. Because I'm a student, I burn calories instead of dollars whenever I can, so I scrape by as a lazy bum.
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26 / F / Mexico
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Posted 4/13/07
20.0
Im normal hehe
I cant get fat... i eat all day and i do nothing at all....... still dont get fat muahahaha
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25 / M / Moving around or...
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20 exact...but i think someone posted a thread with that same calculator b4
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25 / M / Imagination Land
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I did this at school like two weeks ago, I'm 120 pounds and out of that only 18 pounds of it is all fat. For me i could put on a few pounds. American is the most fattest country in the world because all they eat are hamburgurs, hotdogs, french fries, and other products that contain huge amounds of fat and oil. I'm not say all americans, just most of them.
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27 / F / Los Angeles
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Posted 4/13/07
i heard that in North Korea,...
obesity does not exist!
dont know if thats true though... but i saw a documentary.. and all i saw was walking sticks! and i believe the only person who IS bigger than the rest is that wretched man... Kim Jong-il !!
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27 / M / England
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hah i got 15.7, says im under weight
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26 / M / Body in NY Mind i...
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LoL I have an extrodinary metabalism. Right now I`m tryn reach around 170 in wait cause i`m 150. So i`m being a bum till I reach that point. Then I go back to my body building six pack body. OHHHH NO I`M STILL BENCHING ONLY 200pounds I SUCK THATS WHY I NEED THE WEIGHT BUT ITS SO HARD.
(its gotta be that asian trait in me LOL)

edited: 22.8 as usual i`m the normal weight dammit why cant I put on the usual pounds like most people.
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31 / F / Singapore
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Posted 4/13/07
it's like right now everyone is so skinny nobody really knows the exact meaning of FAT anymore.
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bleh.
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29 / M / Washington DC
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The so-called “obesity epidemic” and the prevalence of flash-in-the-pan fad diets are two sides of the same coin. Not only do Americans consume much more food than any other nationality, but the ratio of healthy to unhealthy foods consumed is practically one-sided. I don’t care how many salads they sell, one need only look at a Big Mac to know McDonald’s cannot be healthy for you. Yet some people eat fast food four or more times a week and still wonder why they need a triple bypass.
What’s worse is the recent trend toward fad diets and weight-loss regimens. It’s alarming to see how many people pay hundreds of dollars for programs which offer drastic results with little or no effort. Atkins, low cal, South Beach, meal replacement (SlimFast), etc are all about as effective as the old “cheerleader standard” of laxative and water (with frequent vomiting, of course), and the handful of people that do benefit substantially from them usually end up on their commercials. You cannot get something for nothing; it’s as simple as that. To think otherwise is to go completely against reason.
The only guaranteed method of maintaining a healthy weight was best summed up by Socrates: “All things in moderation.” That is to say, vary your diet a little, reconsider next time you go back for thirds, and get off the couch every once in a while.
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