At 110 pounds, this woman still requires 100 pounds of lean body mass, but would only be carrying 10 pounds, or only 9% body fat.
From the body fat chart above, you can see that this is a dangerously low percentage.
‘But when I was in Holland recently,’ the Turk went on, ‘the Dutch women were not half so fat as I expected. It keeps the weight low.’ They were both in full agreement about eastern European women, though. ‘And then they get to 30 or 35 and they suddenly get fat, like a balloon. It’s a tragedy.’ ‘I had a Jewish girlfriend,’ reminisced the Turk.
And Melania Trump was a classic example of how well they look after themselves, even into middle age. ‘She was 20 and already a little heavy around the middle.
The series was mostly filmed in and around Glasgow and occasionally West Dunbartonshire.
She hadn’t had any ‘aesthetic’ surgery either, as far as he could tell, which was a brave choice, thought the Turk. ‘I was in Budapest one time and even the middle-aged women were thin.
Losing more than 7 pounds means losing lean body mass (usually metabolically-active muscle tissue), which is clearly not desirable.
So before you decide that you need to "lose weight", remember to consider that "weight" consists of both lean body mass and body fat.
Chewin' the Fat is a Scottish comedy sketch show, starring Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill and Karen Dunbar.
Comedians Paul Riley and Mark Cox also appeared regularly on the show among other actors such as Gregor Fisher and Tom Urie.