Consequences of being underweight/overweight/obese

Hello, I’m hoping we all know our BMI as explained in the last post. If yes, well done! If no, please you should! To the special people who fall out of the normal weight range (special because they are God’s image), you will find out why it is necessary to fall back to the normal range. This letter is for the special you…

Dear underweight,

You are in this category as a result of not eating enough calories or an underlying medical condition (usually the former though). And as much as you like your skinny look, there are health consequences for having a low BMI.

  • Anemia (low iron in the blood) is one of the issues that those with low BMI experience and it is accompanied with fatigue, irregular heartbeat, dizziness and shortness of breath (this doesn’t sound good at all).  
  • Another consequence that might shock you is that women with low BMI can expect to see decreased fertility due to reduced periods. Word of advice: Eat up!  
  • Other consequences include a weakened immune system (prone to infection), hair loss, dry skin and fragile bones.  

People who are underweight are liable to face these consequences. Say NO to low BMI!

Dearest overweight/obese,

Gone are the days where being fat was seen to be a ‘sign of good living’ and the society recognizes those who are fat as influential and wealthy people. Presently, being fat does not go with wealth but increased risk in serious medical health conditions. You are in this category as a result of eating excess calories with little or no physical activity.

  • You need to be aware that your blood cholesterol is more likely to be high. Elevated blood cholesterol increases your blood pressure (your heart doesn’t deserve this).  
  • People who have high BMI are at risk of developing chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, some types of cancer, stroke and so on. This is hazardous.  

Eat less and increase your physical activity! Do this in remembrance of good health. Say NO to high BMI!

To those who are in the normal weight range….keep being healthy!

A fit, healthy body- that is the best fashion statement. Jess C. Scott

Much love,



Dear you,

For I will restore health to you and heal you of your wounds, says the Lord (Jeremiah 30:17).

You are a peculiar person, and so God Is very much interested in your life (every area, your health included).

Broken…he’ll fix you, Sick…he’ll heal you, Tired/weak he’ll strengthen you. He loves you (and me too)


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