Post # 62
Well, I think BMI doesn’t account for muscle mass, body fat %, and different proportions. So it’s really not consistent for everyone.
I’m 5’1″ and slightly over 100 lbs but I have a really short torso so my middle never really looks thin. Even though it says I am “underweight” I still look like I have love handles. On the other hand, I’m very muscular with a low body fat %, and so I looked toned, not skeletal. If that makes sense…
Post # 64
Guess so… at the moment I’m trying to get down as low as possible because my knees are about to give up. I need two operations on my feet at some stage to put in metal plates (that’s degenerative, not weight related) but I’ve also managed to **** up my knees and hips (part genetics, part self-inflicted) and unless I get seriously skinny then I’m going to need plates put in my knees as well…
Post # 65
Ha ha ha, that’s pretty funny about the BMI of 5.
BMI is an estimate of how “overweight” or “obese” a person is
You have a lower BMI than 90% of females aged 30-44 in your country
You have a lower BMI than 69% of females aged 30-44 in the world
Courtesy of an eating disorder, so, you know…
Post # 66
LOL The thing I noticed first was that I was smaller than 100% of the country and I was like come on I’m not that skinny! Then I realized that it was because it thought I was a starved human. SAD!
Post # 67
I’m like someone from East Timor, which I just had to Google
Post # 68
This makes me feel bad for being thin. My BMI can’t be so rare.
Post # 69
Yes, I’m 99.9% sure that it would not be possible to have a BMI of 5 and still be alive. I think 12ish would be the lowest possible.
Post # 70
You would think if that was someone’s results they would have an auto pop up for a phone number for help or something hahaha
Post # 71
Ughh Underweight Per Usual 🙁
Post # 73
You ladies have no clue how lucky you are. I would love to be able to eat what I like and not put on weight. My Grandma used to say that she only had to look at a cake and she would gain 10lb. I’m the same. I had a week off my diet over Christmas/New Year, and I gained 5lb. Seriously. I wiped out months of gym and diet in one week…
It wasn’t water retention, either…
Post # 74
I read a book once called Rethinking Thin, in which the author, Gina Kolatta, suggested (with evidence) that our bodies have a certain weight at which they “want” to be, and that if we eat normally and maintain a normal fitness regimen, we’ll be at about that weight. Apparently, given controlled eating and exercise, most people’s bodies fluctuate by about 10-15 pounds, up or down, but not really more than that. Her evidence was that most people who work very hard to lose a large amount of weight gain it back. That’s all I remember for evidence, so it’s not super strong, but it’s an interesting supposition.
Post # 75
BMI isn’t an exact science. There are a lot of factors that go into it that aren’t relevent to your health… like how much feces are in your bowels.
My BMI is 22. “National
You have a lower BMI than 82% of females aged 15-29 in your country
You have a higher BMI than 52% of females aged 15-29 in the world.”
Post # 76
You have a lower BMI than57% of females aged 15-29in the world. I’m like someone from Italy (?). Funny, because my home town in actually only a few hours North of Italy!
BMI is not bullshit. It measures height-adjusted weight, that’s is. For normal (non-athlete, etc.) adults, BMI is an excellent PREDICTOR, not determinant, of health. For instance, very muscular men will often be categorised as “obese”, since weight obviously does not distinguish between lean mass and adipose tissue. It also doesn’t work well for children.