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Jul 13th, 2009 04:58 PM #1
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Jul 13th, 2009 05:00 PM #2
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The entire concept of BMI is a joke and extremely inaccurate. You're blog is just regurgitating the misinformation set by Insurance companies (the entire BMI concept was derived by them). Someone who is 200lbs with 15% bodyfat would be considered obese. Fitness professionals, sports enthusiasts and anyone with half a brain will agree how extremely flawed this system is.
Instead of BMI, you should encourage girth measurements, body-composition (percent bodyfat vs percent lean mass in comparison to total body-weight) and measuring progress at regular intervals to monitor changes to the body-composition, where your goal would be to reduce bodyfat percent, while maintaining or increasing lean mass.
Also Ab crunches will only build the muscle in your abs - if you want a flat stomach, you will have to clean up your diet - bottom line. I'm sure you've heard the saying, abs are made in the kitchen. Abs should be trained like any other muscle in your body and for fat loss, High Intensity Interval cardio would be your best bet, coupled with a clean diet & a sound resistance training program.
Your "Why Diets Don't Work" was not constructive or informative at all. Diets DO work - it's the FAD DIETS that are not beneficial in the long run for undisciplined folks because once they quit them and eat like they used to, they get hit with a rebound in fat accumulation where the body will store almost double the fat that they used to have. At least you could have pointed out proper nutrition facts like:
- eating smaller meals throughout the day
- watching portion sizes
- learning to read nutrition labels and calories
- how the goal would be to burn more calories than consumed throughout the day
- making better food choices (good fats, complex carbs, sufficient protein)
- keeping well hydrated throughout the day
- so very much more.
I think the article on the GI is the only very useful part of your blog.
No offense, but your blog is not only out-dated, but it is very uninformative and misleading.