Wednesday, February 27, 2013

BMI is a Worthless Statistic Promoted By Morons

Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women.  To find your BMI, click here.

The government says anyone with a BMI of 30 or greater is "obese." (I hate that word with a passion.) That is absolute nonsense. I am 5' 8" tall and weigh 219 pounds. That's a BMI of 33.3. BMI doesn't take into account muscle mass. It's a moronic, outdated, useless, worthless, statistic. It should never be used to determine anything. By their stupid definition, for me to be be considered "normal weight," I would have to weigh between 122 pounds and 164 pounds.

If I weighed between 122 and 164 pounds, I would look like I was starving to death.  Unfortunately, BMI is used by government bureaucrats and insurance companies.  It shouldn't be used.  It's a stupid statisic that means nothing.

The "obese" Bryan Ganey