• People say that they want to be slim because it is healthy, yet in real sense, they are doing it because it appears s3xier.

Obese person illustration
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Cutting weight has become the new normal among Kenyan Celebrities. 

Recently, a number of celebs have shared their weight loss journeys with fans online, celebrating their small milestones after losing weight. 

For such, losing even 1Kg calls for a celebration. 

Some of the Kenyan celebrities that have been on a weight loss journey include; Betty Kyallo, Celestine Ndinda aka Wakavinye, Terryane Chebet, Willis Raburu, and Anerlisa Muigai.

But what defines an obese person?

Obesity is diagnosed when your body mass index (BMI) is 30 or higher.

Body mass index is achieved when you divide your weight in kilograms by your height in meters squared.

This means that even if you appear to be wide in girth, and weigh many KGs, they are medically healthy in that body. 

Someone can be fat and fit. 

To get to a conclusion that you are fat and fit depends on how you feel. One can have a big body and still be able to run or climb the stairs faster than that slim person.

Let's not forget that most people who weigh less think they are fit. 

This is not the case, for as long as your BMI is higher than 30 you are an unhealthy person walking in a slim body that appears fit. 

Many people embark on weight loss journeys, saying they want to have a healthy body. 

But in most cases, it is not a health concern but rather a beauty concern. 

People say that they want to be slim because it is healthy, yet in real sense, they are doing it because it appears sexier.

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