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[–] jdael 3 points 48 points (+51|-3) ago 

bmi 23 is borderline fat for the average woman

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[–] shitlordmasterrace 1 points 23 points (+24|-1) ago 

And borderline obese for the average asian.

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[–] FUPA_TROOPA 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Can confirm. Have Asian wife. 5'2" and 23bmi. She's fat.

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[–] Lilina 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Yeah, in fact small framed ones will look fat.

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[–] hypercat 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

At 5'10" when I was 155 I felt fat. That was the heaviest I ever have been. I weighed myself the other day just for shits and giggles because I am staying in a house where they have bad eating habits, 142. I actually lost 3 lbs in a house where pizza and chinese food is the norm. I'm contemplating trying to hit 137 which was my lowest weight about 10 years ago.

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[–] silver_polish 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

I agree! I said it elsewhere, but I'm 6' and 153lbs and I'm having a really hard time picturing 5' 9", a couple pounds heavier, and not being borderline fat!

I know 23 BMI is in the normal range of 18.5-24.9 but it seems fat to me. To get to 23 from where I am, I'd have to add 10% of my weight, in excess fat. That's just stupid.

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[–] Skyote 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Obviously it depends on body composition but women tend to have more fat than men, as well as having lighter bones and less muscle. BMI tends to underpredict obesity because it's applied to men and women equally (e.g. a man and woman of the same height and weight will most likely NOT be the same body fat percentage). Probably safe to say the "healthy" BMI range for most women should be 17-23, and maybe 16-22 for Asian women.

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[–] erythropoetin 0 points 39 points (+39|-0) ago 

I'd never understand people who think a normal BMI is "skinny." Is everyone around them so fat that they have no idea what a normal person looks like?

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[–] Mr_Wolf 0 points 34 points (+34|-0) ago 

Yes

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[–] silver_polish 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

While this may be a small portionteehee of the problem, the normalization of extreme fat levels is likely the biggerteehee problem.

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[–] GoldenPhoenix 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

THIS!!!!!!!! THANK YOU. I am the only human-sized woman in my office, and my smallfat coworker will sometimes comment about how TINY and SKINNY I am. I tell her that I am NOT that tiny (BMI 21) but she simply cannot see that I am NORMAL sized. >:/

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[–] Ghetto_Shitlord 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I remember the first time I realized this, I know how you must feel now and I am truly sorry for having to go through this. But yes, so many people are fat that the definition of fat has changed.

If you need counseling or advice after this realization please pm me, I can help you through this difficult time. No I am not being sarcastic, the world changed for me that day.

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[–] LochTessMunster 0 points 32 points (+32|-0) ago 

I don't think I'll ever understand the BMI

That's because you're stupid.

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[–] ctrlcutpaste 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

maybe because she is not a real womyn

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[–] LetsBeNakedOutside 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

You should tell her!

"Thank God you still get cramps! Wait until you read this trash I found online! " queue giggling

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[–] HolyShitAreYouFat 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

That's because you aren't fucking her enough. Get in there with your sword, parting her red sea, and make her orgasm. The spasms will quell the cramping. If you have to go down, put your fucking red wings on and be a god damn man.

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[–] Speshul_Sn0wflake 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

I've only lost my period twice in my life, once when I was using and it came back when I got sober, and two when I was diagnosed with anorexia and had a 17 BMI. I'm at 18.5-19 now, and I have one. If these planets think 23 is "super thin" or "anorexic" then I shudder to think what their BMI is currently at.

Oh wait, BMI doesn't apply to anyone on Tumblr that's morbidly obese because under all that fat is a body builder-esq muscle. /s

Lard tards...

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[–] g9k7j2r0 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

BMI is stupid. I'm buff and swole not fat! /s

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[–] TheRealAmalek 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

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[–] tipsyoctopus 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I was down to a 16.2 BMI (through unintentional weight loss) for about a period of 4-6 months and still had my regular periods. I have a feeling losing periods is a bit harder than hams think.

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[–] Speshul_Sn0wflake 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

They lose their periods - often because they're too fucking fat to menstruate. They just refuse to believe that answer and instead think its because they are "restricting" (aka- I ate one pizza last night and not 3). They wouldn't know what a restrictive diet was if it kicked them in the fupa. My second cousin married some overweight chick, who is now morbidly obese and doesn't get periods. I only know because they've been trying to conceive for a while, I have no clue why and it angers me but they're distant cousins so whatever. Anyway, she can't get knocked up because she doesn't get her period, like a lot of morbidly obese pigs. Sure its possible, but so is anything. Probable, not so much..

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[–] Datawych 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

It's just loose muscle, bro.

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[–] gooseberrymark5 4 points 9 points (+13|-4) ago 

Most women need a minimum of 17% body fat to ovulate regularly. Less than 15% and you will probably stop ovulating all together....somehow I doubt at a bmi of 23 she was less than 15% body fat :-/

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[–] AlphaWookie 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

get your bad science here

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[–] gooseberrymark5 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

How so?

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[–] Al_Rubyx 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago 

23 is like barely even okay. Fat purgatory

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[–] silver_polish 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I'm 6', I'm 152 or 153lbs last I checked. I'm having a hard time picturing 5' 9", a couple pounds heavier, and not being borderline fat. I mean, I know 23BMI is in the healthy/normal range, but it feels like that would be pushing things.

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[–] hypercat 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

It's like having a small muffin top and all your pants just being a little too snug. Shudder. I don't think I was ever 23, maybe 22? I was 155-160 and 5'10" for about a year. Dating someone with horrible eating habits = gain 10 lbs. Never again.

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[–] TSlim 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Bingeatory.

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[–] RollCakeTroll 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

It's overweight or close to obese by bodyfat for most people. Most people are sedentary so very little of that weight is muscle.

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[–] m4tthew 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

How warped is the average person's perception of fatness?

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[–] DeathBeforeFUPA 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Warped like the gravity well around a black hole.

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[–] TSlim 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Einstein Cross warped.

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[–] DelusionalHominids 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Pretty warped! Mine was way off. I had to basically reprogram myself. What most people think of as anorexic and unhealthy is actually totally natural, healthy, and what people are meant to look like. That's just what happens when the majority of the population are overweight or obese. It becomes normalized and people's perspectives become skewed towards what is actually pretty unnatural.

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[–] Nahfuckreddit 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Me too. I thought I was curvy at 23 BMI. Although, ive always had a flat stomach, my thighs were huge. Now I recognize what a normal sized human should look like.

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