Body Mass Index
When Stillwater native Rachel Frederickson took home $250,000 on Tuesday night’s The Biggest Loser, Twitter lit up with criticism of the former high school swimmer. She’d shed 150 pounds over seven months to get down to a 105-pound frame. That was almost 60 percent of her body weight – the biggest percentage body weight loss in the show’s history.
Most of us go through the battle of the bulge at one point or another. Stepping on and off the scale, many worry about what that number staring back will be.
By 2030, according to researchers, 42 percent of Americans will be obese.