‘It drove me crazy’: Queen Latifah, 52, reveals that her personal trainer told her she was in the ‘obesity category’ because she explains that BMI measurements are outdated because they are based on 19th century data
Queen Latifah recalled that she was ‘p *** ed’ after a female personal trainer told her she was in the ‘obesity category’.
And the former rapper explained that the coach based her data on the BMI index, which is outdated.
Dissatisfied: Queen Latifah recalled being ‘p *** ed’ after her personal trainer told her she was obese during this week’s episode of Red Table Talk; was seen in 2015
Latifah began the conversation by noting that she had started working with a personal trainer whom she described as ‘scientific and mathematical’.
The Grammy Award-winning performer then said the person surprised her by claiming she was obese.
‘He shows me different body types and tells me, this is your BMI, this is your weight and you fall into this category of obesity,’ she recalled.
A member of the Girls Trip cast told the show’s hosts that she was outraged by the coach’s comments.
Taken aback: a member of The Girls Trip cast told the show’s hosts that she was outraged by the coach’s comments; she was seen earlier this month
She said: ‘I was angry about it. That drove me crazy. I was like, “What? Me?” I mean, I’m just fat. She said you were 30% above what you should be. And I’m like, “Obesity?”
Latifah and Smith further discussed how the BMI system is rooted in racial and social prejudice.
The media states that the “ideal” BMI measurements are based on the body of a white man from the 19th century.
It was also pointed out that gender, ethnicity and body composition were not taken into account when compiling the measurements.
Explaining: Latifa and Smith went on to discuss how the BMI system is rooted in racial and social prejudice; was seen in 1992
Latifah previously spoke about physical well-being during an interview with Peoplewhere she pointed out that she attaches great value to fitness.
‘Health is most important to me. It’s not about losing or gaining weight. When I want to lose weight, or gain weight, I know how to do it in a healthy way, ‘she said.
The performer then mentioned that she wanted to see a difference in the way physical well-being was discussed in the future.
Stay in shape: Latifah previously spoke about physical well-being during an interview with People, where she expressed that she attaches great value to fitness; she was seen earlier this month
‘We have to change the conversation. We have to change the culture, we have to change the stigma involved in it, ‘she said.
Latifah assured the media that she was educating herself about proper nutrition and keeping fit.
‘For me I know the difference between right and wrong. I know when I’m going to have some fun with food and I know when I’m going to cool off, ‘she said.
Putting this as a priority: Latifah assured the media that she was educating herself about proper nutrition and keeping fit