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Obesity Crisis by alta-ego Obesity Crisis by alta-ego
Edit: Holy shit, people. I never expected to get any response to this. It's a poorly lit photo of a fat chick, and yet a bunch of people have commented, fav'd it, and more recently, a bunch of people have actually requested prints. A whole lot of them, actually! The first few I figured were flukes, but now there's a whole bundle of print requests sitting in my inbox.

Thank you so much for the fabulous comments and notes I'm still receiving. I'm making prints available, so if you're one of the people who requested them, enjoy!


So I got my height and weight from my doctor the other day when I went in for my physical. (For the record, I'm in perfect health; aside from a slight cold, I have great blood pressure, cholesterol, bone density, etc., etc.) Today I plugged those measurements into an online BMI calculator.

Guess what?

I am obese.

Not just a little obese, either. I have a BMI of 33.8. I could become morbidly obese just by eating a big enough breakfast.

Thirty. Fucking. Three.

Now I already knew that BMI measurements are flawed at best and complete crap at worst... but take a good look at that photo. That was taken of me a month or two ago. I haven't changed in height or weight since then.

The question is, then, do I fucking look obese to you? And since the majority of the (supposedly massive) population of overweight and obese people have a pretty good chance of being my size or smaller, is this really the crisis it's being made out to be?

Edit: Hey dudes, check it out--the comments have reasonable discussion in them! I was expecting to be told to go on a diet a lot more than I was. ;) Thank you for that.
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xXTheQuietOneXx Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
She's not fat
scuby8us Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
RainaAstaldo Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
That can't be possible, you do not look obese at all! In fact I'd only say you might be a little overweight, but...obese? No way hoz-ay.
Serpent1221 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're not fat. You're pretty.
krombo Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
you are very natural and amazing 
fatacus Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
not obese at all. cute tummy
lucydowning101 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Also if you want a better idea of whether you're "obese or not, try waist to height and waist to hip calculators :)
They're much better than BMI apparently.
lucydowning101 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am so happy you're healthy :)
I would like to know though, are you afraid of getting obesity-related problems later? Or are you just not concerned?
bladerunner242 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
you looking so sexy :-)
Heystopstaring Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Obese? Obese?! If you're obese, then Kristen Stewart is a talented actress.
Atlya Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Note that bmi doesn't care if you look obese or just overweight, it's a ratio of your weight (in kgs) divided by your height (in m) squared.

It changed in time and it becomes more and more certain that it isn't a good indicator of overall health.
MissMuffinTop Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012   Writer
No, you just have a cute little tummy! And a pretteh face. The obesity crisis is that they label it weird.

And your legs is nice. ^^
QorraQ Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Not fat or obese, just slightly plump and lookin' cute!
InkedLance Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
.................You don't look obese at all. You're very pretty too. ^_*
Oseltamivir Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You look very nice... Definitely not obese. You'd have to be like 4 ft shorter to be obese!
MurlocAggroB-MadMAb Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
what a goddess
Itachi-Spirit-w0lf Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Honey, that is not obese! Overweight maybe.(So am I but I'm on my way back to a healthy weight) Obese? Not even close.
SamuelRebella Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
If your doctor said you were fat then I'll kill him..
I don't really think your doctor's a sexist jerk who wants you to look like a supermodel. It's not just about people looking skinnier, but feeling healthier and keeping your body healthy.
schatzi333221 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think you're obese (from one obese girl to another), but I have to say your legs are so pretty, I love their figure. * 0 *
And your hair is very nice too. x)
Forcedlactationlover Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I would have said no more than plump at most. Not only is BMI a flawed measurement, but the standards get changed periodically without informing the public adequately. And always in the direction of thinner is better. My take, and I'm NOT slender, is that it's BULLSH*T. All bodies are different, both from genetic inheritance, and from what we have done over the years. There may be a so-called statistical normal, but most people aren't at it, and never were.
Unkownkilla Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
You look beyond beautiful!
MulletJoe Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Student General Artist
dont try to lose weight, not only does that cause a lot of stress but you look just fine now!!!!!
id die of blushing in real life saying this but....i think you're quite pertty:)
BemCath Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Professional Photographer
quote: "It's a poorly lit photo of a fat chick"

So you are selling a picture of somebody that is not you?! 'alta-ego'
And you are calling her a fat chick while everbody is really nice... Or am I missing something here
Mazmysta Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
It's her
bigbellys Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
You look fine :)
Sutato Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweety. Compared to me, you are tiny. I dont know what my body mass is. But I will share my weight: 212. Luckily, I am tall so I can at least hide it a little. Thanks for the bit of courage. :)
DragonEmbrace Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Diets don't work lol it's a whole change in life style xD just fyi, you know...oh and shit you look great man....seriously. It really depends on how much of that is muscle too lol, and how active/healthy you can be SUPER healthy and not a fucking stick :P
stuffer33 Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
wee i dont give a damn what the doctor said your beautiful!
InuYashasGirl122 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
If this is considered obese now, I don't know how fucking thin we're supposed to be to please people. Maybe we all need to walk around with hollowed out cheekbones and our spines protruding outward 5''. People are idiots... this is what causes people to end up with eating disorders.... I guess I'm ''obese'' too then.
gangsterart Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
obesity treatment:barley(whole grain)
1-eat yogurt mixed with barley flour(tasteless but very effective)
2-barley bread to eat

wheat fatten
daniexfire Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
The BMI is terribly flawed.
you look good.
Spartacat13 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
Well, your hot to me, stay the way you are. the other thing to is its not always because your fat, most times its because your family has just been big( big, not fat) for generations.
Dantes-X Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Fuck the BMI. You are as beautiful as you feel. You are nice sweet girl to me.
Karma08 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
I'm morbidly obese according to the BMI too. It's a bunch of bullshit. You're gorgeous and I wish I could pull off a bathing suit that good like you're doing here.
Fnogfairy Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
uh...33 isn't's a bit over, but not OBESE.
equestriangirl-95 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
This girl is NOT obese! She is very beautiful, and you don't have to look ANOREXIC to look BEAUTIFUL. >:(
soylent-hobbes Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
Um, yeah you're fine.
You know, it's funny how there's all of this URFAT propaganda running around, and yet every time I get my checkup (according to BMIs I am "overweight") the doctor says nothing and declares me in perfect health.
The fact is, when the world goes nuke-winter and there's no food or shelter, the fatties are going to survive way longer than thin people.
It is a poorly lit photo, but your legs are fantastic :)
jediserra Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
I think your BMI has a lot to do with the fact that you have the longest legs I think I've ever seen (women tend to carry most of their weight in their thighs and buttocks) and appear to be fairly tall in general. You definitely don't appear obese or even fat to me, and your willingness to post a swimsuit photo of yourself on dA shows that you have a more than healthy self-esteem as well. More women should be as comfortable with themselves as you are.

For the record, I had the same problem but in the opposite direction--even though I'm perfectly healthy aside from a few hereditary problems, the BMI is of the opinion that I am anorexic and need to be hospitalized. Somehow I just can't take "you have an eating disorder" as a compliment, no matter how many times people insist it's a "good thing"...
teasaur16 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
She is gorgeous.
hikikumoriI Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
It is cruel to say that someone can be a burden.It is not very human.
wooper95 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
If I compare you to a needle your obese! :P
Just kidding with you, you look great! :D

In my mind your actually a bit smaller than I prefer, but still cute! :D
Antrophy Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
No way,you can't be obese.
I actually think you're quite attractive,honestly.
(Not a guy,or lesb.,just my opinion xD)
Emilylolitagirl23 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
you look nowhere near obese! You look average size! With a nice set of legs, too.
JamaicaOrion514 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
your body is perfectly fine, your amazing looking and don't look a bit near obesse
DiruLiCiouS Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think your bodyshape isn't bad, I wouldn't call you obesity.
Your attractive to me <33
KAHNE9 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
Fattylover101 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
Ya look lovely in my opinion but it's yur body so do what ya want miss but fuck the #'s alright?
sasquatchbrett Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I dont think you look obese at all, you look perfectly healthy to me. I always tell my girlfiend that I wont get in her case about her wieght until shes to big for me to wrap my arms around for a hug, If she gets that big then we deal with it, but she has a ways to go cuz im 6'4" so i have some pretty long arms. But like i said you look to be a perfectly healthy young woman.
luffy4 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
you should post more phoyos
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