How many of you are overweight or almost overweight?

IBM / Eng WYmS28
May 27 21 Comments

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  • Amgen Fin4eng
    I like to think I’m normal weight but BMI (and my wife) says otherwise.

    Not fat, but definitely overweight from what would be healthy/optimal
    May 27 2
    • Twitch jkley28
      i think a lot of people believe they are normal weight despite numbers to the contrary.
      May 27
    • IBM / Eng WYmS28
      OP
      Body image is a funny thing. And what's even more interesting is how different it is among genders.

      Women's perception of their body tends to trend negative, even if they're objectively fit/attractive.

      Men's perception of their body tends to trend positive, even if objectively they're not so fit/attractive.

      I wonder why that is?
      May 27
  • Facebook iptv2009
    Overweight... but trying this Keto thing now...
    May 27 6
    • IBM / Eng WYmS28
      OP
      Hope it works out for you. Me I'm just doing calorie counting, and trying to exercise more often.
      May 27
    • Yardi / Eng HeartOfTheCards
      Lost 45 pounds on Keto over 8 months. Helped me suppress my appetite and avoid sugars + refined carbs (the real weight gainers).
      May 28
    • IBM / Eng WYmS28
      OP
      Congrats. Keto works for some because it keeps them feeling Fuller longer (fats and proteins keep you satieted more than carbs). It's still caloric restriction, just you end up eating less because you feel fuller.

      But keto has negative downsides: can't eat your favorite foods at all, all that fat is actually NOT good for your arteries, unless you're eating nothing but healthy fats. And without blood glucose to burn your brain has to rely on ketones instead. It hates running in this mode: you generally get brain fog and mental fatigue.
      May 28
    • Yardi / Eng HeartOfTheCards
      Yea I only did it because I was close to being obese at the time and wanted rapid weight loss. It’s a great short term diet, and now I’m on a plant based diet for the long term. Tested my blood towards the end of keto and my cholesterol and blood pressure were at healthy levels, but I also did a pretty clean keto (white meat + lotsa nuts, seeds, and oils). Different diets work for different people. Keto actually helped with my brain fog since I have ADHD. Fats provide a more constant stream of energy similar to low glycemic index foods, so I never had those carb crashes
      May 28
    • IBM / Eng WYmS28
      OP
      Did you bring your own lunch to work throughout?
      May 28
    • Yardi / Eng HeartOfTheCards
      Nope. I bought salads that had tuna and avocado. Have olive oil, flaxseed, chia seed, and hemp seed bags on my desk that I add to it. Comes out to around 1000 calories. Snacked on sprouted pumpkin/sunflower seeds and nuts if I ever got hungry.
      May 28
  • Nielsen eJyk10
    Consider fasting if you're trying to lose weight. I've never seen anything else work as well.
    May 27 3
    • IBM / Eng WYmS28
      OP
      I would, but the mind fatigue would get to me
      May 27
    • Nielsen eJyk10
      Start slow. Practice doing it til 11am for 3 days in a row. Then til noon and so on.
      May 27
    • VMware iterator
      Eat stuff which doesn't have much calories, like cucumber, spinach, etc. I think one reason genetic help is that people who are skinny tend to like such foods, I had my 23&me report and some of things were accurate like I like cucumber and sometimes for dinner I will just have cucumber with some protein because I don't feel like eating.
      May 27
  • Amazon new_ew
    Captain here... BMI can be a misleading statistic, though it is easy to calculate correctly. Look at BMI but also body fat % and waist-to-height ratio... *flys away*
    May 27 0
  • Dell / Eng
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    Skinny AF, thanks to a crazy metabolism
    May 27 3
    • IBM / Eng WYmS28
      OP
      Lucky. How much I wish I had that problem.
      May 27
    • VMware iterator
      I tend to lose weight, if I am not going to gym, not taking my protein shake and boiled eggs and generally not particular about my diet. Nowdays not able to do any of these things due to Leetcode and my weight is reduced to 63Kg. I am going to stop interviewing end of this month and will take a break and focus on my body. It's too much effort man this LC.
      May 27
    • BlackRock / Eng !trumpet
      @iterator - with due respect f*ck you man .... I get fat if I breath
      May 27
  • IBM / Eng WYmS28
    OP
    Wow over 50% are overweight or almost overweight. This does not bode well. Come on guys/gals we need to get in shape!
    May 28 1
    • Applied Medical Resources xFda33
      Round is a shape
      May 28

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