After reviewing a recent Coaching Obesity Article it talked about looking beyond what eyes see, American Fitness Magazine, October 2011 issue, . It's a hard to classify yourself as either "Overweight or Obese", yet 66.3% is the newest percentage of adults that claim that title in the United States according to the article.  There is more that meets the eye to someone who is struggling with this ever-so-growing issue.  So how do you know if you are classified as one of the OO's? BMI, although not a perfect method for judging someone's classification, is often a good way to check - it's also a good meter stick on how kid are growing too.  Because BMI doesn't directly measure body fat, some people, such as muscular athletes, may have a BMI in the obese category even though they don't have excess body fat. * See below to find your BMI
So after finding your personal BMI, you might have just realized something you weren't ready to handle or see...let's say you thought you were in the normal range and it reads you are overweight. Or, you knew you were overweight, but it reads you are obese...does this change the way you feel? If you are classified as one of the OO's, chances are there are feelings of depression, anxiety, mood disorders, poor body image and low self-esteem according to American Fitness Magazine - yikes, that's a lot to take in.  Adding insult to injury this article goes on to read that obese individuals contend with marginalization and anti-fat bias and stereotypes. I think we can all agree we see this in our day and age more than we would like to.