BMI - Go figure.

previous topic · next topic

Joined: Aug 12
Posts: 4

Posted: 14 Aug 2012, 13:44
AS I said before I don't weigh myself because my body stat scales are not reliable. Scales gave me a BMI 6 weeks ago of 31. Went to the gym and they did a body stat on me using two electrodes to my feet and two to my foot. BMI 26.1. But no weight loss.
I just want to be smaller than i am. By another 2 dress sizes.Doubt

Joined: Jul 12
Posts: 34

Posted: 14 Aug 2012, 20:35
BMI is just a formula based on height and weight. There should be no need to use a scale or anything like that. If your weight hasn't changed and your height hasn't changed, your BMI is exactly the same.

If you want to calculate your BMI, it is weight in kilograms devided by height in centimetres squared


Joined: Dec 12
Posts: 9

Posted: 30 Mar 2013, 00:45
I'll just add to this... in order to be consistent, make sure that you are using the same technique/scale each time you measure. No one way is 100% accurate and there will always be some margin of error between different techniques/scales.

Joined: Aug 12
Posts: 1,286

Posted: 30 Mar 2013, 05:00
All bodyfat measurement techniques have built-in inaccuracies, including the bioimpedance used at your gym, which is the same as the one that scales use.

A skilled person using calipers can get the best reading. However, even an unskilled person using calipers can track changes in bodyfat.

Joined: Aug 10
Posts: 93

Posted: 30 Mar 2013, 09:22
I would do a weight in lbs or kg to see what and how your body is responding to your efforts. BMI is just a measurement tool.

I weigh 178.8 and my BMI is 34.9 but when I was over 205 it was 40! It is a good tool, but I don't let either number define me.
“It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” ~John Wooden

Joined: Aug 12
Posts: 1,286

Posted: 31 Mar 2013, 10:36
I track my body fat with a cheap pair of calipers I bought. When I bought them in January, I had 15mm fat thickness on my belly. Now it is down to 7.5mm. I recommend learning to do this.

Forum Search
Advanced forum search

Latest Posts

Sugar actually MORE addicting than cocaine and heroine...
Gwen, It is sad how cancer feeds off sugar, and yet how we hear so little about that-- until after the fact, that is. :( I read about your husband's diagnosis, and I pray for you both! I hope you ...
by Roobert on 27 Oct 16 09:41 PM
Why you don't lose weight?
That's should eat really healthy...I’m on 16%...Not saying that a calorie deficit is not important...what I’m train to say is that you should not think in eat less calories...just eat ...
by felipema on 27 Oct 16 07:43 PM
Can't seem to stick to a diet
I have to take the bus to get to my physical therapy (I don't have a car and the subway doesn't go anywhere near the building) and the stop is positioned right in front of a bakery. People going ...
by HealthyMeGoal on 27 Oct 16 04:50 AM
break down recipes
oh great, did not see that ..thanks
by slemo58 on 26 Oct 16 06:18 PM
By the way, congrats on the 8kgs, that's awesome!
by gutstogo on 24 Oct 16 09:50 PM

Member Tip

average member ranking
Coconut milk is apparently lower carb than milk and cream, so if you are making smoothies, try the coconut milk instead.