Body builders are considered overweight by BMI standards.
Absolutely true, but the OP doesn't exactly look like she's a body builder.
BMI is another piece of information
to be considered when one is thinking about their weight, but like anything else, it should be taken with a grain of salt.
Just like you shouldn't completely rely on the scale and your weight to track your weight loss. You might not be losing weight according to the scale, but if you are replacing fat with muscle, you are still making progress -- even though the scale doesn't show it. (Since muscle weighs more than fat.)
It is better to track progress by taking measurements of your body. The scale won't show you lose any weight, but the inches will show you have.
Originally Posted by DancingArabian View Post
I've heard something about a waist to height ratio that some places are using now.
That is the ratio I was referring to when I mentioned the research that points to more people having health issues who have a larger waist size.
Hence why inches are a good way to track your progress.
However, I've found that jeans never lie.
At least, the non-stretchy ones! Looser jeans = you are making progress!!