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What would you say is a healthy weight to aim for?

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MattieB19 Fri 14-Sep-18 10:25:59

I am 22, 5 ft 6 inches and 109 lbs. I am technically underweight (couple years of restricting too much has led me here) and feel I should gain a bit but am not sure what to aim for. I don't have anyone to talk to about this and would love some input from real people. Any help would be great smile

FennyBridges Sat 15-Sep-18 20:06:52

I'm the same height but 40. I'd aim for 55 kilos. I am that and people say I'm very slim. But not too thin. My BMI must be late 19s to early 20s I think.

I'm interested what others think.

amymel2016 Sat 15-Sep-18 20:10:02

The BMI chart (which I know has its failings) says 115lbs is the lowest in your ‘healthy’ range for your height. Could you aim for that and see how you feel?

trickyex Sun 16-Sep-18 09:51:50

I was told to aim for minimum BMI of 19 by a dietician.
When under the care of my local ED team they suggested 54kg at 5ft 5, which is 19.8 BMI.
Below 19 seems to mess with your hormones/periods etc IME.
I was mid 40s when I started restricting and it has caused early menopause and osteopenia, not much fun.

MattieB19 Mon 17-Sep-18 07:23:12

Thanks Fennybridges. That's useful, and that doesn't seem like too intimidating a goal.

MattieB19 Mon 17-Sep-18 07:23:59

Amymel, thank you for your help. I used to be happy enough at 115 - reaching that again is a good start smile

MattieB19 Mon 17-Sep-18 07:25:08

Trickyex, I'm sorry to hear about your experiences and thanks for sharing that. I'll keep it in mind and aim for bmi 19. Thanks again

Daffodils78 Thu 04-Oct-18 17:52:20

I always aim to be in the top half of my healthy BMI range. Then you can afford to get food poisoning without looking emaciated. Doesn't often work though.

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