I’m in the US.
I’m neither thin nor fat, by sight. I’m average in size and slightly out of tone.
I found this
And started playing around.
At my next goal weight, I will be lower BMI than 91 percent of women of my age range and height.
At my ultimate weight goal, that will be 95 percent and I'll be in healthy range. I am currently lower BMI than 80 percent of women my age/height. And I have flab. Muffin top and bra bulge.
This isn’t me doing well, it’s us, US, us doing so very badly.
I can’t change the US, but I can change me. I can be a light on murky waters.
I have clients who ask conversationally what I do to stay slim, and after I chuckle to myself, I usually say, “I don’t know what pork tastes like. I have ice cream monthly at best. I haven’t had a glass of milk in 45 years. I eat in a nine hour window. I buy 7oz Cokes and limit myself to one. Girl Scouts hate me. I was a Girl Scout and I don’t get the cookies.”
But it’s sort of true. I know my weakness, cola, and I have a plan in place to limit my consumption. I make cookies a couple times a year, and a couple cakes. I have sweets. But again, a plan to limit consumption. It works less well than the 7oz can plan.
Mostly, I added bulky, leafy greens to my meals.
Water and unsweetened teas are my world, for sure.
I go on cola fasts. I’m due for one, but I’m thinking this summer will be any acceptable serving, but once a week. So, whatever the restaurant size is, would be OK.
I might avoid ice cream a bit longer, even sorbet, and make a fruit smoothie instead. Mine are usually mint tea, mint leaves, a chunk of ginger and berries. Sometimes tropical fruit. No sweeteners or milks of any kind.
But whatever I do, I’m going for the lower BMI than 90 percent of US women of my age and height.