It depends on how you define overweight. Most people use BMI as the metric for defining healthy, overweight or obese. But that greatly overstates the problem. Im 57 and weigh 161: BMI of 25.2, overweight. Yet Im pretty darn fit. If by definition I am overweight but not fat I think we can conclude the answer to your question is no.Isn't "obese" more specific than "fat"? Isn't anyone who's overweight "fat"?
I think the word "fat" is the best overall word for it; not only the simplest and the briefest, but the most direct and the most enjoyable to hear and say. It carries with it emotions and memories of the most endearing sort (for some of us,) encouraging focus on all the sweetest accidents of the physical state.I think also fat means a big person and is more on perspective of the person how said someone is fat. The word 'obese' does suggests an fact, but is also a judgment.
On my petite frame, 200 is proportionally similar, with a similar reactionI'm with Chubbynate on this one, haha. When I hit 300 lbs, I was like "is this it? I can still see my feet if you lean a little."
I guess, especially as an average-height man with a bit of muscle, 300 lbs isn't all that big. My belly only sags like a little. Mainstream media led me to believe I'd be like a jiggling tub of lard at 300, but I was just cuddly, instead.
Obese is a medical term - ugh! You know what they say, once you go Obese, you stop dieting and start living!I'm the same way. I don't normally even think of that word. Fat is so much easier
Whenever I acquire a new dictionary for a language that I'm learning, I look up all the words that I can find, which are synonymous or almost synonymous with fat.Reading this thread brought back a funny memory from my youth: I was about 11 years old and someone gave me a little paperback dictionary, and I can remember going through it and looking up all of the synonyms I could find to do with fat: obese, corpulent, plump, chubby, etc. LOL I guess it gave me a little thrill. I wonder if anyone else ever did anything like that when they were kids.
Personally I don't find the word "obese" to be particularly offensive or bothersome. Just like any other word, it's just a description and the meaning is in the context. It certainly is more "clinical" sounding than other more fun sounding fatty-words; if you're one who likes to engage ins some sexy fat-talk, you'd probably find some much better and more colorful descriptors in your vocabulary.
But when I look at the BMI chart and see that I fall under the "obese" catagory - it still feels funny to me, because I don't really think of myself as being all that fat. But I guess I'm just fat enough to be obese, and that's alright with me.
From conversations with other F/FAs on here, I can tell you that it is extremely common to have been infatuated with the words and looked them up in dictionaries as a kid. Just a quirk of being an FA, I suppose, hah.Reading this thread brought back a funny memory from my youth: I was about 11 years old and someone gave me a little paperback dictionary, and I can remember going through it and looking up all of the synonyms I could find to do with fat: obese, corpulent, plump, chubby, etc. LOL I guess it gave me a little thrill. I wonder if anyone else ever did anything like that when they were kids.
I can't help but be reminded of a great line from one of my favorite films of all time: "It is never 'too much'; it is only 'not enough'!"I believe that Nature produces extremes but no excesses and so "over-" makes little sense to me. And so, in my mind a person can never be too fat nor can they eat to much.