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What's your Body Mass Index (BMI)

by caktus / July 6, 2007 6:18 PM PDT
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My results.....
by Angeline Booher / July 7, 2007 12:29 AM PDT

...... recommended 2000 calories per day. If I ate that much, I would look like a balloon. Happy I stay no more than 1000.

However, it did note that the count might not be optimal, and to be sure to weigh every day and adjust accordingly.

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by caktus / July 7, 2007 1:56 AM PDT
In reply to: My results.....

According to the site, I'm obese. Sad I never though that would be the case. I see the Doc about six times a year, he weighs me, but never mentioned weight being a problem. Apparantley, according to the site, I need to be a bit more active. Other health problems keep me from doing much, but guess I better find a way. I'm going to mention the results to my Doc. I wonder what his response will be.


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I think there can be quite a lot of variation
by Dragon / July 7, 2007 10:20 AM PDT
In reply to: results.....

in weight due to bone density and muscle mass. I wouldn't go by that site. Anyway, they told me I needed 2500 calories.

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What if it says
by Steven Haninger / July 7, 2007 1:55 AM PDT

You're allowed no food intake for 6 months. Come back then and re-enter your weight. Grin

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None of your \%$&#* business!
by drpruner / July 7, 2007 4:38 AM PDT

<grumble grumble Never a Mod around when you need one. Call me fat, will they? grumble grumble>

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by caktus / July 7, 2007 5:14 AM PDT
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I must have missed something ...
by Bill Osler / July 7, 2007 11:10 AM PDT

I found the recommendations for diet and such. It suggested I eat 2400 Cal/day. What I never did see was any information regarding what the program thought of my weight.
Where are y'all seeing that?
It's no big deal. I already know my BMI (~22) and I know what it does or does not mean. I'm just curious where y'all found it at the web site.
I don't always follow the nutritional advice. My nurse claims (maybe she's right) that I eat all the chocolate I want and cycle enough to burn it off.

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reply to: I must have missed....
by caktus / July 8, 2007 7:22 AM PDT

Not sure if this answers the ?

At the link in post 1, after clicking Submit took me to a page that mentions "The weight you entered is above the healthy range for your height...." with
a "click here" link to more info explaining BMI, and links to
Body Mass Index
Waist circumference
How does overweight or obesity affect my health?
What should I do if my BMI or waist measurement is too high?
Additional Reading

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Thanks ...
by Bill Osler / July 8, 2007 9:37 AM PDT

I guess since my weight is healthy it didn't point me to that page.

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Dark chocolate
by Dragon / July 8, 2007 3:14 PM PDT

is the best for you. I've read that milk chocolate has marginal nutritional value, and white has zero.

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The more bitter...
by Terry Browne / July 8, 2007 4:46 PM PDT
In reply to: Dark chocolate

the better for your health according to some "experts". I guess that goes to show that pure good cocoa without MUCH sugar is the best for you.

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I'll take a bit more sugar in mine
by Dragon / July 8, 2007 11:55 PM PDT
In reply to: The more bitter...

I think it'll still be good for me, and I'll enjoy it more.

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Supposed to lower blood pressure
by Steven Haninger / July 8, 2007 7:23 PM PDT
In reply to: Dark chocolate

M & Ms are available as dark chocolate. I tell my wife I'm just taking my BP medicine. Unfortunately, she read the same article I did and reminds me of the small dose that's recommended. Sad

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(NT) ALL chocolate is tasty, healthy and fun to eat
by jonah jones / July 8, 2007 8:04 PM PDT
In reply to: Dark chocolate
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I heard that!
by Bill Osler / July 9, 2007 12:38 PM PDT

I like dark, semi-sweet chocolate the best ... well, actually that's not true. Dark semi-sweet is what I like to have around for everyday nibbling. What I REALLY like the best is dark chocolate truffles with creamy dark chocolate liquor centers. The problem is that I can't keep them around all the time. I eat them too fast and the good ones cost too much.

But milk chocolate, M&Ms, ... they're all good.

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