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I’m not the only one saying the BMI is a bunch of voodoo

Here’s an email I got today by alert GSG reader Jessica C. with a link to an NPR story.   It’s about the subject I get the most angry email about: the fact that the BMI is bogus.   Enjoy. Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: Um, haven’t you been saying this for ages?! Way to be ahead of […]

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Your weight chart is crazy!

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl:   OK Wow……I just read Myth #12 and I’m really, really depressed!   I thought I was average weight….I’m 5’3″ and weigh 140 lbs….and your chart says I should be around 105!  That means I need to lose at LEAST 30 lbs or so (if I give myself some leeway).   I’ve NEVER […]

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Manifesto 12 Questions

Okay… so now I’m freaking out. I have been 80% for 2 yrs and 100% vegan on and off during that two years. If it comes in a package I don’t buy it let alone eat it. I cycle 25-30mi 3 times a week and walk 4 miles a day when not on the bike. […]

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Politically Incorrect Ranting about Skewed Charts

So this morning at the gym, the trainer was trawling for customers and asked if I wanted a free body comp analysis.   He entered my height (5′ 8 1/2″) and age (40) and weight (133 today, usually closer to 130).   After the analysis, he informed me that I am BELOW the minimum acceptable […]

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