Thursday, 22 March 2012

Big fat.

Here's a sobering little diagram I came upon - and frankly I really wish I hadn't.  It shows fairly graphically what excess fat deposits can do to your body... 

I'd call it fairly graphic, wouldn't you?

Look at it smothering the poor, squished, internal organs.

Look at the distorting effect on the limbs (those poor, awkward ankles).

And around the neck and face, the lovely double chin of which I am an avid adherent (or it of me).

It's sickening but true that my body is currently made up of 51.1% body fat (according to my whizz bang scales and though I would love to question them, I have no basis to believe them wrong although I do suspect them of being vindictive).

Each week I'll now be taking a lot of notice of my fat percentage, as well as weight.



  1. Wow.

    I've thought about how revealing a full body scan like that would be, it'd be nice to know what you'd look like without any fat (and get a better idea of true body shape etc.)

    To me, that left person just doens't look comfortable!

    1. i don't know how accurate this is, but it certainly made me think about the squishing effect that fat has beneath the skin!

  2. Wow, that is a horrible diagram!

    1. Horrible! But made me think about what the fat looks like inside my body - which is why the outside looks like it does (for now!!).

  3. Wow - that is a very good illustration of what fat does to our bodies! Yipes!

    It is now burnt into my brain. No ice-cream for me tonight!

    Great post. I hate my scales, I am sure they are wrong... honestly, I do question their accuracy... Frustrating.

    1. Hi B, spoke to a nutritionist friend today and he reckons that scales can measure weight. That's about it. But even if my scales are only taking an wild stab in the dark at my fat percentage, after seeing that diagram I am in a big hurry to reduce it!!

  4. I've never thought of it in this way before. You're a champ for posting this. think I'll be back often to remind myself to PUT DOWN THE *insert any number of calorie ridden, crappy foods here*