Any mom whos made birth knows losing the child weight is easier said than done.
But in an empowering Instagram post, Pink is encouraging new moms to avoid preoccupying over that number on the scale and embrace their bodies as they are.
Would you believe I’m 160 pounds and 5’3″? Pink, who dedicated birth to her second infant, Jameson Moon Hart, in December, wrote in the Instagram post on Saturday. By ‘regular standards’ that attains me obese. I know I’m not at my aim or anywhere near it after Baby 2 but dammit I don’t seem obese.
Thirty-seven-year-old Pink, whos known as much for her impressive pipes as for her aerial dance performances, brings up an interesting point about popular definitions of obesity.
Body Mass Index( BMI) is a measurement of torso fat calculated by torso weight and altitude, and someone with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 is considered overweight.( Pinks BMI would be 28.3, based on her noted altitude and weight .) Nonetheless, some scientists have criticized the use of BMI as an outdated predictor of health, as it dismiss waist sizing, and does not take bone and muscle mass into account, among other factors. NPR reported that the BMI was developed in the early 19 th century.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about two-thirds of American adults are overweight, and more than one-third of American adults are obese.
But for women who have recently made birth, a number of factors can contribute to not being able to return to a normal weight. With her Instagram, Pink aims to shut down the body reproaching in favor of self-love.
She aimed the post with an inspiring message to other momma: “The only thing I’m feeling is myself. Stay off that scale dames! “
As of Tuesday afternoon, the post had garnered nearly 246,000 likes and over 8,000 comments.
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