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    Default Healthy Weight Calculator

    I found this in an article I was reading and thought some of you may like it http://www.everydayhealth.com/toolki...ealth_20080401
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    Sorry, but I have to disagree and I definitely don't suggest anyone use any of these BMI calculators. They don't take into consideration things like bone density, muscle mass, etc. A person with a healthy, muscular build would come out with a "morbidly obese" BMI. It's better to just trust yourself and listen to your body, there's no need for things like this. Do you FEEL healthy? Do you die of exhaustion from walking up the stairs? It's not rocket science. ;D

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    Yeah...I agree with you. One of my friends is very fit and she's slender but very muscluar. She's about 140lbs and only 5 and it says that she's really overweight but she's only a size 6. Those aren't great calculators...they are good for a guideline but not for everything.

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    I hit the treadmill after I was told my BMI by a very helpful person at the gym. Three months and a lot of effort, there's been no difference. It must be good bone density and increased muscle mass.

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    The only good way to keep track of your weight/fat levels is to get measured by a nutritionist or other health care professional. BMI works fine for the majority of people, but it doesn't work for everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Somnilocus View Post
    Sorry, but I have to disagree and I definitely don't suggest anyone use any of these BMI calculators. They don't take into consideration things like bone density, muscle mass, etc. A person with a healthy, muscular build would come out with a "morbidly obese" BMI. It's better to just trust yourself and listen to your body, there's no need for things like this. Do you FEEL healthy? Do you die of exhaustion from walking up the stairs? It's not rocket science. ;D

    I agree with Somnilocus, take Shaquille O'Neal for example I wouldnt call him fat but if you put his hight and weight in on of those BMI calculators he will probably turn out to be morbidly obese

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    Daran and Somnilocus got a point and I will agree with shin too. Healthy calculators will drive us into confusion and lead us to obesity. But If we are going to cook it properly clean and properly nourish there wouldn't be a problem at all.

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    Yeah agree with you..Good food and exercise the best way to weight lose..

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    A good way to measure exercise gains is to use body fat %, instead of BMI. Like many posters say, BMI can be misleading. There are many products that allow you to measure your own body fat %, and while they may not be totally accurate, they will at least provide a relative change in your body fat. This is a good way to keep motivated during a diet/exercise regime.

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    Aren't most scales these days made with a Body Mass Index already? How do you go about measuring your fat percentage? I think that would be a better and more accurate way to determine how much fat loss you need.

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    Wow that was cool, thanks for bringing this up here. That was a useful stuff. You may also do some little browsing at amazegadget dot com to find some great deals with new and cool gadgets to amaze. thanks for the post

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    Don't eat carbo in dinner time just eat low calory fruit and milk it would be help to reduce your fat


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