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queenofgothic

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i was recently visisted my mum and family who i havent seen for a good six months. the first thing she said to me was i look really skinny and ill, now i think i look fine. so she made me weight myself, i have a body mass index of 15, and my mum when compleltely crazy at me, saying i should weight more and have a bmi of bout 22. now can somebody explain to me what a bmi is? thank you.

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queenofgothic

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i was recently visisted my mum and family who i havent seen for a good six months. the first thing she said to me was i look really skinny and ill, now i think i look fine. so she made me weight myself, i have a body mass index of 15, and my mum when compleltely crazy at me, saying i should weight more and have a bmi of bout 22. now can somebody explain to me what a bmi is? thank you.

<edit by admin: References to specific weights deleted. Please remember to be sensitive to the fact that discussing specific weights can be triggering for some members with eating disorders - see forum rules.>
 

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BMI = Body Mass Index

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David Baxter

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BMI = Body Mass Index

More information in this Google search:

AllRefer Health - Body Mass Index: Pictures & Images (BMI)
Body Mass Index (BMI) pictures and images. ... Main Page of Body Mass Index.
From Our Sponsors:. ADAM. ADAM, Inc. is accredited by URAC, also known as the ...
http://health.allrefer.com/health/body-mass-index-pictures-images.html - 38k - Cached - Similar pages

Quiz - Body mass index (BMI)
Body Mass Index is used to estimate your total amount of fat. It is designed for
men and women over ... Body image issues for women > Body Mass Index (BMI) ...
http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcsite.nsf/pages/bmijs?OpenDocument - 25k - Jul 21, 2005 - Cached - Similar pages

Body Mass Index calculator you'll like
Calculate your Body Mass Index (with this friendly BMI calculator) and compare
... Its unhealthy to have anxiety over a less-than-perfect body image. ...
http://www.halls.md/body-mass-index/bmi.htm - 12k - Cached - Similar pages

Advanced bmi calculator of Body Mass Index
A great BMI calculator with advanced features for Body Mass Index. ... If you
are troubled with anxiety over a less-than-perfect body image, that's just not ...
http://www.halls.md/body-mass-index/av.htm - 13k - Cached - Similar pages

Healthy Body Image: - Body Mass Index Chart - Peel Public Health
Arrow Bullet Healthy Body Image: Body Mass Index Chart. Do you have a healthy
weight? BMI chart. back to top. Health Topics AZ | Information for ...
http://www.region.peel.on.ca/health/commhlth/bodyimg/bmi.htm - 19k - Cached - Similar pages

Body Mass Index (BMI)
... for calculating body mass index and the benefits of knowing your body mass index.
It links to a body mass index calculator and a quiz on body image ...
http://www.healthinsite.gov.au/topics/Body_Mass_Index__BMI_ - 43k - Cached - Similar pages

Body Image
Your perception of how your body looks forms your body image. ... (Body Mass
Index = 17.6). She consumes fewer than 1000 calories a day, smokes and drinks ...
http://www.snac.ucla.edu/pages/Body_Image/Body_Image.htm - 51k - Cached - Similar pages

The Relationship Between Body Image Discrepancy and Body Mass ...
... look at ethnicity and BD, and their relationship to obesity and weight control.
Key Words: body image • obesity • body mass index • blacks • Hispanics ...
http://www.obesityresearch.org/cgi/content/full/8/8/582 - Similar pages

Body Mass Index (BMI) calculator
Understanding the Body Mass Index or BMI. BMI is determined by your weight in kg
divided by your (height in metres)2. It is designed for men and women over ...
http://www.mydr.com.au/tools/bodymass.asp - 42k - Jul 21, 2005 - Cached - Similar pages

Body Mass Index Calculator
The Body Mass Index (BMI) is the easiest way to determine if you're carrying
around too much fat. It's based on your height and weight — and estimates ...
http://www.readersdigest.ca/health/bmi.html - 25k - Jul 21, 2005 - Cached - Similar pages

Weight BMI and Fertility and IVF Success
Weight and body mass index or BMI influence fertility and IVF outcome. ...
As can be seen in the ultrasound images below, when a woman is significantly ...
http://www.advancedfertility.com/weight.htm - 17k - Cached - Similar pages

BMI Calculator at Keep Kids Healthy - Body Mass Index
This form will now calculate a body mass index for adults too! ... Being overweight
means that you or your child has a body mass index that is above the ...
http://www.keepkidshealthy.com/welcome/bmicalculator.html - 40k - Jul 21, 2005 - Cached - Similar pages
 

Daniel

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After converting your weight from stones to pounds (1 stone = 14 pounds), your body mass index is 18.46, which may be slightly underweight unless you round up since a BMI must be at least 18.5 to be considered healthy depending on body type, etc. However, other sources will say that a BMI below 19.1 should be considered underweight even for females. (For males, a healthy BMI range starts higher.)

My mother is a dietitian, and the figure she uses for an acceptable BMI range is 19.1-25.8 for females and 20.7-26.4 for males.

The BMI equation using pounds is:

(pounds * 705) / (height in inches squared)

In your case, your BMI = 18.46
 

Daniel

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After converting your weight from stones to pounds (1 stone = 14 pounds), your body mass index is 18.46, which may be slightly underweight unless you round up since a BMI must be at least 18.5 to be considered healthy depending on body type, etc. However, other sources will say that a BMI below 19.1 should be considered underweight even for females. (For males, a healthy BMI range starts higher.)

My mother is a dietitian, and the figure she uses for an acceptable BMI range is 19.1-25.8 for females and 20.7-26.4 for males.

The BMI equation using pounds is:

(pounds * 705) / (height in inches squared)

In your case, your BMI = 18.46
 

KiM

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darling ... frm the info that you gave, you seem pretty ok ...some peopple i know are perfetly healthy and have a bmi of around 18 .. so i dont think that you should oworry. as long as you have a healthy approach and attitude to food, enjoy life!!!
xx
 

KiM

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darling ... frm the info that you gave, you seem pretty ok ...some peopple i know are perfetly healthy and have a bmi of around 18 .. so i dont think that you should oworry. as long as you have a healthy approach and attitude to food, enjoy life!!!
xx
 

Daniel

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BTW:

As a point of reference, a normal BMI is between 19 and 23, most "centrefold" models have a BMI of 18, and most fashion models come in at 17. An anorectic BMI is usually defined as being below 17.5.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anorexia_nervosa
For adults (>20 years of age) a BMI <18.5 is considered underweight and a BMI <17.5 is diagnostic for AN [anorexia nervosa].
Nutrition Intervention in the Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified
A BMI under 17.5 meets the American Psychiatric Association's weight criteria for anorexia nervosa (the disease also has psychological components). Such an unattractive definition may help normal women feel better about their bodies and stop them from yearning to look like Julia Roberts (BMI 17.3) or Kate Moss (16.8).

Where do you rank when it comes to body mass index? (1998)
 

Daniel

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BTW:

As a point of reference, a normal BMI is between 19 and 23, most "centrefold" models have a BMI of 18, and most fashion models come in at 17. An anorectic BMI is usually defined as being below 17.5.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anorexia_nervosa
For adults (>20 years of age) a BMI <18.5 is considered underweight and a BMI <17.5 is diagnostic for AN [anorexia nervosa].
Nutrition Intervention in the Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified
A BMI under 17.5 meets the American Psychiatric Association's weight criteria for anorexia nervosa (the disease also has psychological components). Such an unattractive definition may help normal women feel better about their bodies and stop them from yearning to look like Julia Roberts (BMI 17.3) or Kate Moss (16.8).

Where do you rank when it comes to body mass index? (1998)
 

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