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4/30/10 2:43 P
It's true. A person can look thinner than what a scale says. Remember, a scale can't determine your lean body fat percentage. Someone who carries a lot of muscle will be heavy on a scale, BUT they look and be lean.
A body builder is considered morbidly obese by BMI standards. However, a body builder with 5% body fat is hardly overweight.
Another point, some people carry their weight differently then others. If your friend carries all their weight in their hips, they may look fat. However, someone with fat that is evenly distributed over their body may look thin.
I mean no the scale doesn't lie, necessarily it says what it says. But there's a reason why people at different heights have healthy ranges. My range for my height is 118-150, but because I'm medium boned I'm actually supposed to weigh 133, which seems ridiculously high for a short female, but the doctor has spoken lol.
I've always been told at 185 that I look 150 and now at 135 that I look 120... who knows.. people's perception changes too
Scales do lie. What we weigh isn't the be all and end all. I think I look thinner than the numbers on the scale say. Others seem to think I do, too. I'm healthier and fitter than a lot of thinner people. so the numbers on the scale don't tell the whole story.
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