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04 April 2008 @ 04:52 pm
Confused Dietician  
Don't know if it will be published, but I've left a comment on this article A role model for ordinary women? No, Miss England finalist is fat, lazy and a poster girl for ill health.

From the BMI ranges on Monica Grenfell's own site, Chloe is far from obese (BMI 30-40). She is near the bottom of the overweight range (BMI 25-30).

Overweight and obese are not the same thing. Chloe is much closer to normal than to obese.

Monica Grenfell has also forgotten the important note that goes with the chart: "BMI is only one measure of your health. Body fat percentage, blood pressure, resting heart rate, cholesterol and other measurements are at least as important as BMI. You need to get the whole picture."

See http://www.monicagrenfell.co.uk/fit_tips/bmi_meaning.html

It's scary to see a dietician abusing BMI ranges and the terms "obese" and "overweight" like this. There again, she's got a book called Crash Diet, so I suppose you can't expect a sane attitude.
Current Mood: irateirate
sylethsyleth on April 4th, 2008 04:41 pm (UTC)
OMG. I'm actually speechless on this one. That woman is Satan, IMHO.
being_herebeing_here on April 4th, 2008 05:12 pm (UTC)
Grrrrrrr. That makes me so angry.
holmesfanholmesfan on April 5th, 2008 09:39 am (UTC)
That is more than simply confused. She is just plain crackers!