18 Dec Real Talk | Health Obesity Posted at 09:55h in Weight Management by JUC Admin 0 Comments 0 Likes There’s a thing that’s being debated within the community now, the medical community called Healthy Weight. Is there such a thing as healthy weight? Say you should be 300 pounds, but you’re actually 300 pounds? Well, we look at these people and they’re not taking any medicines. They don’t have any blood pressure. They don’t have any diabetes. Their liver enzymes look good. They’ve had all their checkups by their doctors and on paper, they look like they’re 18 years old.Well, that’s good. But is that really what’s going on here? There is a stick of dynamite that just has not been lit yet, but it’s there. It has the potential to wreak tremendous damage. And that damage could be very simple. And I will give you an example.The weight on the knees carrying that weight, you are grinding your cartilage. You are wearing it down prematurely. No different than if I were to carry around 100 pound weight all day long working at a factory. My knees are not going to last long. Look at people that lay carpet. They’re in pretty decent shape for the most part. But you never see a carpet layer in their 40s, do you? And the reason why is they’ve used their knees too much getting up and down and they’re not overweight.I don’t think there is such a thing as healthy obesity. I don’t believe in that. And you will never, ever convince me of that. A healthy weight is somewhat relative. And I say that because we can’t really use that crazy thing called the body mass index.That’s really not a good indicator of a healthy weight. And I’ll give you an example. Arnold Schwarzenegger, when he was in his prime, Mr. Universe, his body mass index was 32. Well, according to our medical society, he was obese. Can’t go by this. And so when I see other women that come in that weight, 110 pounds, but they got this pouch hanging out in front of them, well, they’re a little bit overweight, too, but according to the body mass index, they’re kind of borderline anorexic, but they’re not.So we really can’t use the body mass index. And the body mass index was invented by a Swedish epidemiologist about 200 years ago. And after ten years of using it, 200 years ago, he said, you can’t really use this on individuals. It’s good for populations studies, maybe, but we can’t apply it to individuals.But yet here we are still using it. Some more misinformation we shouldn’t be using.