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redokami wrote:

so then what about me who is 5 1 weigh 155 and excersise 3- 5 days a week?


If you feel fine and walking and stuff doesn't seem to take too much effort, you're all good. If you are ever concerned and want to get in optimal or super fit shape, remember diet is everything, exercise's impact is significantly less than having a healthy diet.
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It's all in how you and your relevant others see yourself. If you develop a talent and are otherwise healthy and not excessively overweight, then it doesn't matter then does it? Think of singers like Adele and Kelly Clarkson who are a little bit chunky, they don't let it keep them down (that we know). I'm picky about my weight, but not like I used to be At one point I would be eating crumbs every other day, a piece off of this, I nearly died. You are your own worst judge. Just if you're a tad voluptuous but not too obese, you're probably fine, just exercise and watch your intake.
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i also think "fat" and "obese" are not the same thing. neither are healthy but obesity is a more serious problem or something


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Same height as you nearly. 5'2" and 95 lbs. I just use BMI. 17.4 on my end.

Fat is just a more casual term for overweight.

Overweight is not the same as obesity.



ha we're of similar build. 5'1" and 85 lbs. nice to know im not alone
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Trying to define what is average is already tricky. Also, fat and obese are more often used socially rather medically.
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5'10" and 155

Been that way since high school... and the "secret"? No, not exercise... Just don't take in loads of sugar like the average American
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OVERWEIGHT = FAT , FAT=OVERWEIGHT

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nanikore2 wrote:

5'10" and 155

Been that way since high school... and the "secret"? No, not exercise... Just don't take in loads of sugar like the average American


D0nt blame americans most of us aren't fat. trolol
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ignitingmemories wrote:

D0nt blame americans most of us aren't fat. trolol


Think the rate for adults is currently at 50-60%.
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kamahl01 wrote:


ignitingmemories wrote:

D0nt blame americans most of us aren't fat. trolol


Think the rate for adults is currently at 50-60%.


oh look what we have here the typical i go by rates sadistic men are her *claps slowly
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ignitingmemories wrote:

D0nt blame americans most of us aren't fat. trolol

I can't tell if this is trolling or not from the trolol at the end. Hmm.
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I'm 5'5" and 130 lbs. Pretty healthy.
Muscle is a factor. Someone who is 6'0" and 220 lbs with 7% body fat is healthier than 200lbs with 30% body fat.
For girls, boobs are also a factor. If you've got 36 DD's, that's a lot more fat than 32 B's, but it's not necessarily detrimental (unless you're trying to do a pull up or have a weak back lol)
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I'm assuming the question isn't about the medical definitions of these terms, but rather peoples' interpretations of the words with regards to appearance.

Average: Can wear non-baggy clothing without exhibiting bulges. This is, of course, discounting body parts that are bulgy in nature, like boobs. Unless they're man-boobs. That's obese.
Fat: Bulges exist, but can be covered by wearing baggy clothing.
Obese: Bulges can't be hidden by even the baggiest clothing.

Not very scientific, I know.
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nanikore2 wrote:

5'10" and 155

Been that way since high school... and the "secret"? No, not exercise... Just don't take in loads of sugar like the average American


D0nt blame americans most of us aren't fat. trolol


Maybe it's not as bad as most people outside think of america, but they don't do themselves any favours in regards to the perception. Restaurant food portions are completely jacked compared to those in Canada, so it's hard not to think they eat much more than us, as most short term travelers mostly eat out.
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Lol 6'2 at 220. No idea on the percentage of body fat, but it's probably around 10-12%, I know because if I can see abs then it's not going to be higher than 15%.

Anyways this would technically be overweight. #1 that's Bullshit, I mean yeah I could probably lose 20 pounds and not have barely any body fat, but it's literally impossible unless I cut carbs, and a lot of red meat, good luck. Anyways 6'2 at a healthy weight of 180 lbs XD yeah ok. I mean don't get me wrong, you will feel fantastic, and you could run forever, your cardio would be great, and I know this for a fact since I have been 175 lbs at 6'2.

Now here's the thing, I'm not some 220 lbs man who hasn't done a single physical activity in his life. A good part of my life I was a work horse, helping family, doing side jobs, door to door sales, add in 6 years of weight training and workouts, it all adds up for muscle mass. Build a strong foundation and weight shouldn't matter.

In short. If anyone weighs over 300 pounds, you are obese, I know some strong men or body builders closing in on 280 or over 300, but regardless anyone over or at 300 is unhealthy. An average weight for 5"11 - 6'2 would be 160- 180. Anyone over 200 without a weekly routine or workout plan is fat. Growing up with bulky individuals who keep in shape, 220 lbs is nothing to me in terms of being unhealthy.


so then what about me who is 5 1 weigh 155 and excersise 3- 5 days a week?


That's not bad if you ask me. If you are exercising 3-5 days a weak your body is use to burning and intaking calories. 5'1 that is a pretty big difference in height, and considering the weight, it will say that you would be over weight, but lets be real here. If you keep to a healthy life style, cause I'll be honest, I don't diet, I don't count calories, and I eat what I feel like, but as long as you can stay active that's all that matters.

For me, yeah I could lose 20 pounds because I would look better, and feel better, but as long as I can carry myself without physically being drained, I don't mind. Same goes for you, you're 155 and you exercise 3-5 days a week, in my books that's healthy, I don't care about the weight/height, as long as you feel like you can carry yourself without feeling drained, all the power to you.

if your body is holding you back then it's time for a change. Why do we like to stay in shape? Because me and a lot of others are self conscious, and the simple fact that I love feeling healthy. More energy, more confidence. It's not because we do it for looking good, thats just the outcome of hard work, do it for your health, because that's something you don't want to overlook.

I'm pretty motivational lol, I can't help it!

As far as diet goes all i eat is egg, lettuce deli meat breads cheese italian dressing ....thats it really
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KnightOfZero1991 wrote:


ignitingmemories wrote:


nanikore2 wrote:

5'10" and 155

Been that way since high school... and the "secret"? No, not exercise... Just don't take in loads of sugar like the average American


D0nt blame americans most of us aren't fat. trolol


Maybe it's not as bad as most people outside think of america, but they don't do themselves any favours in regards to the perception. Restaurant food portions are completely jacked compared to those in Canada, so it's hard not to think they eat much more than us, as most short term travelers mostly eat out.

No. Americans are pretty fat. The problem is we kind of endorse it. I'm against fat shaming, sure, but to tell people that their eating habits are okay and then turn around and tell them that their life depends on them losing 100 pounds is pretty contradictory.
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