Friday, March 20, 2009

Instant Weight Loss Program


Obese is an ugly word. No one wants to be obese, especially an entire country. The easiest way to reduce obesity in a population is to redefine it. Presto, it is an easy, and cheap method to a nasty problem.

The Samoan definition for obesity is a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 32; the rest of the world uses 30. Samoans can now be 7% heavier before being considered obese. This is really all academic for Samoans have little or no knowledge of BMI, nor access to scales. For me, it means changing all my calculations about obese people. Fortunately there is enough Samoan obesity to go around.


Barb Carusillo said...

From the various blogs, I am getting the impression that Samoa may even have more of a problem with obesity per capita than we have here, and that is saying a lot.

Anonymous said...

How long did it take you to loss weight and for what reason?