Overweight? Over What Weight?

Overweight?

Over what weight??
Over a “healthy” weight?
Who decides what a “healthy” weight is? 
BMI (body mass index)?
But BMI doesn’t measure health and was never intended to measure health!
So… still waiting for an answer.
In the meantime, feel free to banish the phrase “overweight” from your vocabulary. If you’re describing yourself, try out different words you like that feel like neutral descriptors. If you’re describing someone else, feel free to ask them what terms they prefer. 

Published by Christina Frangione, MS, RD, CDN, RYT

Christina Frangione, MS, RD, CDN, RYT is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in Centerport, NY helping clients with eating disorders and disordered eating recover their relationship with food and their body. She utilizes a Health at Every Size® approach and supports Intuitive Eating and knows that while she is the food and nutrition expert, you are the expert of your body and life.

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