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Body scan of a 250 lbs woman vs a 120 lbs woman

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Have you seen this body scan of a 250 lbs woman versus a 120 lbs woman?

If you’re looking for motivation to lose weight … I’d say this is a really good reason to start taking healthy eating and adopting a healthy lifestyle (aka exercise regularly) VERY seriously!

The difference is simply shocking.

When you look at the two scans you quickly see the following on the scan of the overweight woman:

Her stomach is much larger

Her shoulders are really wide

She’s essentially twice the size of the 120 lbs woman
Her hips are much wider apart (which explains why overweight women have a lot of difficulty walking)

Look at how far apart her feet are due to the weight around her thighs and knees.
Her ankles are bent (which could be due to the extra weight)

I am not saying we should all be 120 pounds, but reducing our body fat is the most important thing we can do for our health, even someone of 120 pounds can have too much overall bodyfat, but that will not put as much pressure on the body as someone carrying a lot more!!

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  • RHAL1462
    That is amazing! Thanks for sharing this. emoticon
    2760 days ago
    Wow, that is very interesting. Thanks for sharing, the proof is in the pic.
    2760 days ago
    Absolutely thought provoking! Seeing is believing! Thanks for sharing.
    2761 days ago
    Wow, that is quite astonishing! Thanks for sharing this, it really does put things into perspective!
    2761 days ago
    Wow--that is quite a visual aid!
    2761 days ago
    Very interesting!!
    2761 days ago
    scarey stuff!! emoticon
    2761 days ago
    Wow! That's definitely something to think about.
    2761 days ago
    And the Heart is larger also! So not good! Thanks for posting this maybe it will help someone!
    2761 days ago
    2761 days ago
    That is interesting, seeing the fat on the sides of her neck I guess that would increase snoring, the size of her intestines compared to the other woman is that fat or contents.
    A timely reminder me thinks
    2761 days ago
    wow that is interesting to see. emoticon
    2761 days ago
  • ACTIVE_AT_60
    I think these pictures and the comments have some great points.

    One of the things I look at when I see something like this is that people who are obese get inferior care as a result of their own life style choices. The quality of imaging is inferior to to people who are morbidly obese and obese. Because of the decreased quality of the studies, the person who reads them will have an imaging study of inferior quality - hence an inferior reading.

    As for scare tactics. I don't believe in them. People have seen pictures of lung cancer for ages and that did not do squat. What is more helpful is concept like this website where there is peer involvement - peer encouragement if you want, and that will help the 'epidemic' of healthier living.
    2761 days ago
    Wow! this is interesting.
    2761 days ago
  • SMAA77
    Thanks for putting this up! It's definitely an eye opener!
    2761 days ago
  • RENA1965
    Cholestrol is actually non racial it takes anyone whom just doesn't care what they put in their mouths-both fat and skinny alike.
    Having thin fat people die on me and having intimate knowledge of my local heart unit helped get the weight off... I know lifestyle illnesses are out there, burying my folks was enough to get the weight off..
    These photos don't tell the average person on the street much-but seeing people collapse and die sometimes doesn't give people their aha moment before they feel it on their own bodies..
    Sadly the aha moment for many of my clients is one aha moment too late.. I am for more direct scare tactics and show people their insides on scannings.. Seeing pending damage would make more people be shocked and keep at the lifestyle change....
    I don't miss the food- watching also people die from diabetes also gives life new meaning- we humans take everything too much for granted..
    2761 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/3/2010 12:02:52 PM
    glad you put it up too!!!
    isn't it a shocker!!!!
    2761 days ago
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