‘It bothered me’: Queen Latifah, 52, revealed that a personal trainer told her she was in the ‘obese category’ because it shows BMI measurements are outdated because they are based on 19th century data
Queen Latifah recalled that she was “sick” after a personal trainer told her she was in the “obese category”.
The former rapper explained that the trainer was basing her information on an outdated BMI.
Not happy: Queen Latifah remembered she was “sick” after a personal trainer told her she was obese during this week’s episode of Red Table Talk. seen in 2015
Latifa started the conversation by noting that she started working with a personal trainer whom she described as “scientific and athletic.”
The Grammy Award-winning performer then stated that the individual surprised her by confirming that she was obese.
“She showed me different body types, and she told me, ‘This is your BMI, this is your weight, and you fall into that category of obesity,'” she recalls.
The Girls Trip member told the show’s hosts that she was pissed off at the coach’s comments.
Surprised: The Girls Trip cast member told the show’s hosts she was pissed off at the coach’s comments; Seen earlier this month
She said: I was angry about that. p *** turned me off. I was like, “What? Me?” I mean, I’m just chubby. She said you’re over 30% of where you need to be. And I’m like, “Obesity?”
Latifa and Smith went on to discuss how the BMI system is rooted in racial and societal biases.
The outlet noted that “ideal” BMI measurements are based on the body of a white man from the 19th century.
It was also indicated that gender, race, and body makeup were not taken into account when making the measurements.
Make it clear: Latifa and Smith went on to discuss how the BMI system is rooted in racial and societal biases; Seen in 1992
Latifa previously talked about physical health during an interview with Peoplewhere she expressed that they give great value to physical fitness.
“Health is the most important to me. It’s not about losing weight or gaining weight. When I want to lose weight or gain weight, I know how to do it in a healthy way,” she said.
Then the performer noted that she wanted to see a difference in the way physical well-being was discussed in the future.
Keeping fit: Latifa previously spoke about physical health during an interview with People, in which she expressed that she placed fitness very much; Seen earlier this month
We need to change the conversation. We need to change the culture, we need to change the stigma involved.
Latifa confirmed to the media that she stuck herself to eating right and staying fit.
I know the difference between right and wrong for me. ‘I know when I will enjoy the food and I know when I will be cold,’ she said.
Making it a priority: Latifah assured the media that she hung herself on eating right and staying in shape.
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