Fat to Fit at 59

My quest to lose 50 pounds in 150 days. (Now that you know about it, I'm committed.)

Day 75—Slimbesity: You Can Be Slim Yet Still Be Obese January 29, 2010

Can we look this slim and yet still be obese?

The old saying is true: Looks can be deceiving. We can be stick-slim, and yet still be obese. How?

Even when our weight falls within the normal range for our height, it’s not really the weight that determines if we’re obese or not. Or rather, it’s not only the weight. It’s also the percentage of that weight that’s body fat.

Enter the importance of resistance training in our daily fitness routines. Even when we do our cardio religiously, we can still be out of shape if we don’t build muscle as well.

NOTE—Don’t confuse body fat percentage with BMI. The two are quite different. For a good explanation, visit http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/fitness/a/bodyfatpercent.htm .

And to read more about the subject of slimbesity, go to http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/HealthyLiving/people-considered-average-weight-normal-weight-obese/story?id=9671590 .

(And BTW, thanks to my oldest daughter Kristin for the use of her photo above. She religiously works out and is nowhere near obese.  😉 )