Bad news for us folks who want to lose weight and are using ‘better health’ as a motivation to lose.
the study found a 6 percent decrease in mortality risk among people classified as overweight and a 5 percent decrease in people classified as Grade 1 obese, the lowest level (most of the obese fall in this category). This means that average-height women — 5 feet 4 inches — who weigh between 108 and 145 pounds have a higher mortality risk than average-height women who weigh between 146 and 203 pounds. For average-height men — 5 feet 10 inches — those who weigh between 129 and 174 pounds have a higher mortality risk than those who weigh between 175 and 243 pounds.
Maybe it’s better to have a goal of being less fat rather than thin? Personally, I am shooting for 200 lbs. and I’m 5 foot 10 inches.
Maybe some of you might want to consider a diet that focuses on health and not so much on weight?
Maybe Meghan Trainor is right?