I was chatting with one of my clients last

night who had a friend who was told by the

doctor that she was morbidly obese


She didn’t take the news very well and felt

the doctor had been insensitive with his

words (and hurt her feelings)




morbidly obese is a medical term for anyone

who has a BMI over 40


obese is a medical term for anyone who has a

BMI over 30 but under 40


overweight is a medical term for anyone who

has a BMI over 25 but under 30


Your BMI is calculated by how much body

weight you have for your height, you can

calculate it here


I don’t do this with clients a lot because they

know if they are overweight or obese, and

they are working on it with me.


If someone is trying to get from obese to

overweight for example, we will calculate

the weight they need to be and aim for it


Ok so back to the friend, would she be

offended if the doctor told her she had

diabetes, cancer, heart disease?


No, she would likely be devastated and

might actually take some action to remedy

the situation


Maybe the doctor could have told her she

was pleasantly plump but it doesn’t carry

the same weight with the message

(pardon the pun)


You guys that have been reading my emails

for a while know I get driven crazy by the

PC brigade not wanting to use the word fat


fat makes up roughly 25-40% of your body

and you need approx 20-30% of fat in your

diet every day to survive and be healthy


If your body is carrying too much fat, you

are either overweight or obese


So, come on guys, don’t get your feelings

hurt when you are told you have too much

fat on your body


Instead, take a reality check and do something

about it now, don’t wait to be given more bad

news and if you don’t know where to start, get

in touch with me


I can sort you out, but you have to want to


I’m pretty honest too, not that I would want

to hurt your feelings but if you are easily

offended, I may not be your best bet 🙂




p.s toughen up and email me for a 2 week free

trial xx



Carolyne is the owner of Fit Strong Females with a Studio in Glasgow City Centre and an Online Membership Site, with 18 years experience. She is also a Fitness, Success and Food Blogger, Author and Writer. You can contact her at carolyne@fitstrongfemales.com or find more information at fitstrongfemales.com 

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