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A Family That Think You Are Fat, Even Though You’re Not

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HeaMsoRb | 02:20 Tue 03rd Aug 2021 | Society & Culture
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I'm not even fat, but my family considers me to be overweight and forces me to exercise so that I get thin. It's almost like they hate that I have a healthy body image and is trying to change that by painting me as obese and making me exercise. How do I fix this?

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Cruel thing to say to someone either way. Things like that can trigger eating disorders.
03:12 Tue 03rd Aug 2021
Start by ensuring that (from a statistical viewpoint) you're right and your family aren't: https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/adult_bmi/english_bmi_calculator/bmi_calculator.html

If the BMI calculator shows that you're overweight, it might be a good idea to follow your family's advice. (Indeed, if you're leading an almost sedentary lifestyle, increasing the amount of exercise you get isn't a bad idea anyway, irrespective of your weight).

If the BMI calculator shows that you're a healthy weight, you'll have some useful ammunition for your battle with your family.
Chris, BMI is useless and shouldn't be used. Not for people who are not overweight at least.
I am in agreement with ummmm

I know this link is old but even way back when I do not think there is any hope for us if Pitt, Clooney and Damon are considered overweight

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/6040156.stm

Cruel thing to say to someone either way. Things like that can trigger eating disorders.
Code words: // healthy body image //

I would tell them to mind their own business.
What do you weigh? Be honest.
Exercise is essential for health, though isn't a good way to lose weight.

If your family are urging you to get exercise, then listen to them. They are doing it because they care for you.

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