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View Poll Results: Ideal BMI for BBW's
Overweight (25-29 bmi) 8 8.89%
'Class I obese' (30-34 bmi) 15 16.67%
'Class II obese' (35-39 bmi) 28 31.11%
'Class III obese' (aka morbidly obese) (40-49 bmi) 23 25.56%
'Class IV obese' (aka hyper-obese) (50-59 bmi) 16 17.78%
Bigger than that (bmi 60+) 36 40.00%
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Old 11-29-2016, 08:26 AM   #26
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An interesting phenomenon is that what I consider an ideal size increased until I was in my late 30s and has been decreasing since. Right now, all other things being equal -- which of course they never are, I'd say I'd prefer a tall but not particularly large BBW. Say 5'9 to 6'0'' and about 200 to 240 pounds.

The real world doesn't really care about ideal anything. My new GF is 5'7" and about 330 pounds.
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I really don't think there is an ideal size.
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I just calculated my BMI, 41.1, whoa!
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BMI is BS.

I don't have an ideal size. My only limit is "not skinny."
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Old 11-30-2016, 11:23 AM   #30
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Well, BMI gives a more accurate gauge than weight on its own, but I do admit that this is a bit like saying a weather report giving you temperature and pressure gives you a better idea of the weather than just temperature -- you are still not getting all the information that you'd want to really understand.

Unfortunately height and weight are easy to measure, and BMI was chosen to be easy to calculate (even if all along people realized that we don't actually scale at square of height -- ease of calculation was chosen over accuracy). More informative measurements about body composition tend to be harder to get, so not generally available

In other words, for things like setting up size classifications, I don't see other accessible alternatives at the moment. I'll agree that classifications can create problems, can be misleading, and are always arbitrary, but at the same time there can be information gathered from them.
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Old 11-30-2016, 12:32 PM   #31
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I don't really see any value to BMI as it factors only height and weight and ignores other factors such as muscle mass, bone density, organ tissue, etc. It also has a somewhat arbitrary classification system. What makes a 25 overweight and a 24.9 normal? My BMI (171, 5'7") is 26.8 which puts me solidly iverweight. If everyone in Dims met and I tried to tell everyone I was overweight you'd all laugh at me!
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All I was saying was that overall "BMI 26.8" says more than just "171 pounds" does.

What easily measurable/calculatable value would you rather use than BMI?
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I just calculated my BMI, 41.1, whoa!
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All I was saying was that overall "BMI 26.8" says more than just "171 pounds" does.

What easily measurable/calculatable value would you rather use than BMI?
But there are a lot of H/W combinations that can get you to a 26.8 or any other BMI for that matter. I'm not sure there is one-stop shop metric, nor do I really believe there's a need for one. With that said, I believe height, weight, and BFP can really give someone an idea of what kind of shape someone is in. Far more so than BMI.
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BMI is the easiest method.

I am sure there is a different name for this but I think the most accurate is considered to be a density test. They take your weight. Then you sit in a tank with water up to your neck. They measure how much the water rises once you are in the tank. I think this is really only done on professional athletes, to help monitor optimal nutrition for the athlete. It’s rare.

I gave up on any faith in BMI when I was about 22. I went to see my doctor for my yearly physical. I don’t remember my exact weight at the time, probably around 170-180. A week early I used the caliper test (involving pinching and measuring certain fatty areas of the body), which said I had 6% body fat. I had a six pack, that was clearly visible even when sitting down and not flexing my stomach muscles. I am sitting in the room without a shirt on. My doctor doesn’t really look at me and is just staring at my chart. After a bit of silence, he says to me, “did you know that you are clinically obese?” So, after a pause, I asked him, “How much weight do you think I should lose?” Still not looking at me, he said, “I think you will be okay as long as you don’t gain any more weight.” I was severely controlling my dietary intake, to the point where I was always hungry. I think the easiest way I would have lost weight then would have been to stop weightlifting. I think it would have really been unsafe for me to have lost more body fat at that point.
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In the attraction phase of a relationship, size 18 is kind of the minimum *. Size 34/36 is kinda the max where she can get an off the rack swimsuit at a non specialty retailer. I kinda like to occasionally** wrestle and feel the weight of a woman. So her and my maneuverability matters. A larger woman is always going to get hotter (body temperature) wise than I am. So, that seems to be the managable range for living together.

* generality, woman vary and have other nonBbw attributes. If she loses or gains later that's *her*
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It's really complicated because for me it isn't such a number as much as it is shape, looks and such. TBH I can find most big girls attractive if she has a BMI of ~35 or greater. Ideally I would want a girl that is big enough that I find attractive that also is happy with their weight so +250 ibs is what I go for usually with the intention of getting it closer to 250ish.
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Honestly, it varies, but if what I'm seeing in these BMI charts is accurate, I don't usually see girls of less than 40 who give me that sense of serene beauty that a larger woman has.
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