Tuesday, 7 February 2012

BMI - & Something You Need to Know About Fat Cells

Ah, good old BMI.

So when I started this weight loss journey my BMI was at 41.97

That's really bad. Reaaaally bad. To have a normal and healthy BMI it should be 25.00 or less.
A lot of people say that your BMI doesn't really matter, that it's old science and not the most effective way of saying if you are healthy or not.

I completely agree.
But you can't tell me that because BMI isn't completely accurate, that I should ignore the fact that my BMI was over 40... I was obese. I was more than obese.

Now, something you should know about your fat cells:
You are born with a certain amount of fat cells. Let's say 100 (lucky you :P)
When you gain weight your fat cells aren't multiplying, they are swelling. Like a sponge.
Woohoo :(

But what happens when they swell so much that they are about to burst? Because they can't just keep on swelling forever, amiright?
Once your BMI reaches a certain point (Stay tuned, I'll tell you when) your fat cells actually do MULTIPLY... (Fat cells = adipocytes for all you science folk :3)
So now instead of having 100 fat cells, you have 200.

Well when you lose weight what do you think happens? Do you think they all of a sudden come back into 100 cells? No, you have those 200 cells for life.


The point in BMI where your fat cells divide is... when your BMI hits 29!

When I realised that my fat cells had divided... and divided... and probably divided again... I got scared.
But it made me push even harder! Because I really really never want them to divide again.

I would like to point out my current BMI: 24.9 :) Under 25. I am finally at a normal BMI, not overweight, not obese... NORMAL.



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