Dr. Phil and Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall: What Does Obesity Look Like?
DR PHIL: Let’s take a look at these three
pictures. Audience, take a look, and would you say A, B or C is considered obese? OK. How many would say A? A is on the left. Alright. B? C? C’s a pretty easy answer, but some of you said all three. Now, why, from a purely medical standpoint,
why is that? DR FREDA: So, each of these three people, we know
their BMI. So, a lot of people here know what a BMI is
and have heard of it before. Many people here know what their BMI is. That’s their body mass index. For adults, this is a calculation that looks at
height and weight, and then ranges are developed
for overweight and obese and obesity. And we use this because it’s a pretty good estimate, for most
people, of how much body fat they have — the
amount of body fat that they have. So, your … if your BMI is 25 or above, you’re in the overweight
category. If it’s 30 or above, you’re in the obese
category. So, each of these people land in 30 or above. DR PHIL: Yeah.