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Dear Queenie,

A friend of mine is all hyped up about fitness and exercise and she’s been taking classes in martial arts. The last time we were together she started getting on at me about how I’m too flabby and obviously I have a hormone imbalance and I’m dangerously obese because I have a body mass index of almost 40.

This got me worried so I went to my family doctor and he ran some tests and said my BMI is only about 25 and I should lose about 20 pounds but that was all that was wrong with me.

Queenie, how could my friend be so wrong?—Disgusted

 

Dear Disgusted,

I would guess that your friend is some kind of self-important fitness nut who maybe has read a few books or gone online on the subject and she thinks she knows everything – but does not. For example, even a physician cannot diagnose a hormone imbalance without running certain specific laboratory tests.

I suggest you ignore her remarks, or laugh in her face and offer to take her with you to the doctor so he can give her some much needed education. Or you can find a more compatible friend(s).

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