Knowing When You’re Overweight Versus Obese

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( — April 24, 2018) Cheyenne, Wyoming — Many times people use the words overweight and obese interchangeably because they sound synonymous but there’s in fact a distinction. No longer being about to slide smoothly into a favorite pair of jeans in not the same as needing an industrial grade class versus the standard seating provided to John Public. So how does one know when they are medically classified as overweight as opposed to obese? 

“Although the terms “overweight” and “obese” are similar, the difference between the two arises with Body Mass Index (BMI),” explains Torrance Memorial Medical Center. “BMI is a measure of body fat based on an individual’s weight in relation to his or her height and age. In general, a person with a BMI of 25-29.9 is considered overweight, while a person with a BMI over 30 is considered obese. If you are concerned you are either overweight or obese, it is easy to determine your BMI. Simply multiply your weight in pounds by 704.5. Then, divide the result by your height in inches and divide that result by your height in inches a second time.” 

With the distinctions clarified, it’s important to note that America is faced with the daunting issue of obesity at rather alarming rates. In the United States, 36.2% of the population is classified as obese, of which approximately 78 million are adults and an estimated 13 million are children. Obesity is a nationally expanding crisis in America. 

“Updated August 31, 2017: According to the most recent data, adult obesity rates now exceed 35 percent in five states, 30 percent in 25 states, and 25 percent in 46 states,” discloses The State of Obesity, an advocacy group campaigning under the slogan Better Policies for a Healthier America. “West Virginia has the highest adult obesity rate at 37.7 percent and Colorado has the lowest at 22.3 percent. The adult obesity rate decreased in Kansas between 2015 and 2016, increased in Colorado, Minnesota, Washington, and West Virginia, and remained stable in the rest of states.” 

This data corroborates with information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that an average adult is 26 pounds heavier now than in the 1950’s. It’s crazy to imagine that so many people are carrying about so much excess weight but luckily, it’s absolutely possible to shed it and keep it off for good. 

“Different methods for reducing weight using reduced calorie and fat intake combined with exercise have failed to show sustained long-term effects,” explains the U.S. National Library of Medicine research paper entitled Long-term effects of a ketogenic diet in obese patients. “Recent studies from various laboratories, including our own, have shown that a high fat diet rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids (ketogenic diet) is quite effective in reducing body weight and the risk factors for various chronic diseases. The present study shows the beneficial effects of a long-term ketogenic diet.” 

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