Am I Over-obese?

I was recently told by my doctor that I am over-obese, which I think is unfair. I am a 20 year old female with a large frame (taking after my dad) and I’m sixteen stone. I eat quite healthily, mostly seafood, wheaten bread and vegetables, rarely eating out or ordering in. Loads of other people look far worse off than me. My waist to my back is smaller than my chest to my back and I am over five foot tall. I’ve tried everything I possibly can to lose weight, but nothing works. Is it fair to say that I’m morbidly fat or over-obese? Or are there conditions that can make people put on weight for no reason?

Answer #1

Figure your ideal weight: (Teen & Adult)

Take care !!

Answer #2

if the docter says that you r over obese than maybe you are cause a docters opinion is better than an ammature, thats just MY opinion. actually not even mine, they dc’s

Answer #3

it doesn’t have to do with fairness.I think that you should just be :) with urself.All those other people that you said look worse than you are prabably over-obese too.Still, you haven’t tried everything you can to lose if you aven’t lost anything.Trust me try again, gain will-power so next time you go to that doctors place he can tell you that your in the right weight zone!!

Answer #4

Fair or not, I doubt your doctor made it up… Yes there are conditions that make you put on weight but that doesnt mean the weight isnt there (and before you get all upset, I have weight issues too…). Why dont you talk to your doctor about it instead of getting upset? No it isnt fun to hear, but you still got to deal with the objective reality…

Answer #5

Obesity can also be genetic. If you say your body shape takes after your dad, then that could be it. It’s much harder for people who are genetically predisposed to being obese to lose weight, but not impossible.

Answer #6

Without seeing you its difficult to tell. But if you feel healthy, and eat healthy, and you are able to exercise (walking, jogging,) etc without trouble, then I don’t see a problem. If you feel confident, then thats all that matters. :-)

Answer #7

How to LOSE weight?

First, determine from the information below, what your weight should be. Then set yourself goals of a week, 2 weeks, a month, 3 months, 6 months and a year. As you see yourself meeting your goals it becomes easier. Remember, you didn’t gain your weight overnight so don’t expect to lose if overnight. Plus, weight lost slowly is more likely to stay off than weight lost in a hurry.

BMI (Body Mass Index) is a measurement of body fat based on height and weight that applies to both men and women between the ages of 18 and 65 years.

BMI Classification

18.5 or less Underweight
18.5 to 24.99 Normal Weight
25 to 29.99 Overweight
30 to 34.99 Obesity (Class 1)
35 to 39.99 Obesity (Class 2)
40 or greater Morbid Obesity

Check out your BMI at the bmi calculator site below to see where you stand.

bmi calculator:

If you need conversion info, 1 kg = 2.2 pounds and 2.54 cm = 1 inch (12 inches = 1 foot)

Info if you are trying to LOSE weight:

“How can I Lose 1 pound of body weight per week?”

One pound of body fat is equal to about 3500 calories. So to lose 1 pound of weight per week, you need to eat 500 calories/day LESS than you burn.

But it’s not a good idea to lose weight simply by cutting calories. As well as decreasing calories you should increase your daily physical exercise. This helps to burn calories and build more lean tissue which in turn burns more calories.

“What should a minimum calorie intake be?”

As a guide to minimum calorie intake, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommends that calorie levels never drop below 1200 calories per day for women or 1800 calories per day for men. Even these calorie levels are quite low.

Normal Adult Height-Weight Range Table

Average Teenager Weight

Check out this link for exercise information:

Another thing that helps to lose weight is to always eat a good breakfast. That helps to jump start your metabolism which helps start burning calories. Also, try to drink 8 eight ounce glasses of water every day. One before every meal (except breakfast) and before all snacks. That helps curb your appetite which helps reduce caloric intake.

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