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    (Original post by Jebedee)
    Yes it works in some studies, in the same frequency that placebo does. That's how we know it is nothing more than that.

    I can't judge without seeing you really but I know I wouldn't refer to the one on the right as thin.
    These are the closest that I can find to how I look. I have a curvy (literally, not as a euphemism for fat) shape more like Kylie's rather than straight up and down like Hilary.

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=ky...0joW_3Lku6M%3A

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=hi...zqLumi3_GPM%3A
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    These are the closest that I can find to how I look. I have a curvy (literally, not as a euphemism for fat) shape more like Kylie's rather than straight up and down like Hilary.

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=ky...0joW_3Lku6M%3A

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=hi...zqLumi3_GPM%3A
    Hard to judge as not all her pics are the same. I'd say she is slim on the waist only. Big bums aren't my thing.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I am nearly 21 and have put on weight since leaving school. When I was 18 I was a size 4/size 6, 6 and a half stone and had a 22 inch waist. Now I am wearing a mixture of size 6 and size 8 clothes which are getting too small so I'm probably a size 8/size 10 really. I'm about 8 stone and now have measurements of 36-27-34. I've had to take a few gap years due to illness so because of this I've not been able to exercise. I'm planning to go to uni in 2017 and I'm feeling a bit unhappy with my weight now. Any other girls of similar age and height, what size are you? Does that sound chubby or like I need to lose weight?
    Not at all. That is a perfectly reasonable (and very healthy) size
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    I would say borderline of healthy at the limits of okay almost overweight territory. 5 ft 3 is extremely short height is a big one indicator of judgement.
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    (Original post by Craig David)
    I would say borderline of healthy at the limits of okay almost overweight territory. 5 ft 3 is extremely short height is a big one indicator of judgement.
    It's average height...
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    I'm 5'2, 7 stone, waist 24.5inches, hips 33 inches, I don't know my bust but my bra size is 28E, so the band is small, see, I have areas which r fatty ( like my boobs)!!
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Wow, surely at that weight and size you can't possibly be chubby! Your BMI is underweight! How old are you, if you don't mind me asking? Do you know your measurements? My height is 5"3.5, my weight is 8 stone 0 and my measurements are: Bust: 36, Waist: 26, Hips: 35 (I got my measurements slightly wrong in my original post). From trying on clothes since my original post, I have found that I am actually almost always a size 8 and very occasionally still a size 6. I do have quite a small frame though and I do sound chubby compared with you. I'm sure you're not chubby though; you sound really skinny!
    My response is above ^^
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    (Original post by Jebedee)
    Hard to judge as not all her pics are the same. I'd say she is slim on the waist only. Big bums aren't my thing.
    Yeah, I would say my figure is very similar to Kylie's in the picture I linked although obviously not identical. From what I could find on the internet my dress size and measurements are smaller than hers but I'm also shorter than her so I look quite similar proportionally overall. Fair enough, haha. So, according to you, I'm sort of on the border between slim and chubby?
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    (Original post by Cadherin)
    Not at all. That is a perfectly reasonable (and very healthy) size
    Thank you, I'm glad you think so. I've had such different replies to this thread that sometimes I'm not sure what to believe haha. I've had everything from people saying that I'm probably underweight and asking if I have an eating disorder right through to people saying I'm fat, chubby, overweight etc. and everything in between. So you think that's normal and healthy? Are you male or female if you don't mind me asking?
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    (Original post by Craig David)
    I would say borderline of healthy at the limits of okay almost overweight territory. 5 ft 3 is extremely short height is a big one indicator of judgement.
    Almost overweight territory? Really, this is going a bit too far now. If people reading this believe you then they could get a seriously distorted view of what is normal and healthy. My BMI is 19.8. That is at the low end of a healthy weight. I am 8 stone and a size 8. I'm 5"3.5 and 5"3 is the average height for a woman in the UK. It is not "extremely short". I used to be very underweight and I know that I'm not really skinny anymore. So, I accept that I'm not super skinny, I accept that I'm a bit curvy, I accept that I'm maybe a bit chubbier than ideal but I am definitely a normal and healthy weight. I am not anywhere close to medically overweight; my BMI is much closer to underweight than overweight. That is a fact. What is your idea of a normal, healthy weight? Someone who is severely underweight?
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    (Original post by annihilati0n)
    I'm 5'2, 7 stone, waist 24.5inches, hips 33 inches, I don't know my bust but my bra size is 28E, so the band is small, see, I have areas which r fatty ( like my boobs)!!
    Wow, trust me there is no way that you are chubby! Your BMI is underweight and going by your measurements you should be a UK size 4/US size 0. Having slightly bigger boobs proportionally doesn't make you fat!
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    "Okay, so I measured my body fat percentage and it's 24%. I don't know much about body fat percentages so does anyone on here know if that's good or bad?" my own QUOTE
    Any thoughts on this yet? Also, can anyone give me an opinion on how much weight it would be healthy for me to lose? And what would be the best way to lose weight?
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    "Okay, so I measured my body fat percentage and it's 24%. I don't know much about body fat percentages so does anyone on here know if that's good or bad?" my own QUOTE
    Any thoughts on this yet? Also, can anyone give me an opinion on how much weight it would be healthy for me to lose? And what would be the best way to lose weight?
    Honestly, I think it's fine. You don't need to worry about losing weight because you're perfectly healthy. If you do want to lose weight, be careful because you don't want to end up underweight.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Thank you, I'm glad you think so. I've had such different replies to this thread that sometimes I'm not sure what to believe haha. I've had everything from people saying that I'm probably underweight and asking if I have an eating disorder right through to people saying I'm fat, chubby, overweight etc. and everything in between. So you think that's normal and healthy? Are you male or female if you don't mind me asking?
    I'm male.
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    I'm kind of like you. I am 5'3'' and used to weigh around 6 stone last year. At the time I thought I looked fine but my family would always say i was too skinny/looked ill and needed to put on weight and i'd get offended. Long story short now I weigh 7 and a half stone and wear size 8 clothes. I thought i was chubby too because i was soooo skinny before that in comparison I felt like i was fat. Whenever I told anyone they'd act like i'd gone mad. I'm still very thin and get comments all the time, so no, you're no where near chubby. I saw a video of me from when i weighed less and wow...i looked ill. Anorexic skinny. Now i'm still skinny but don't look like I need to be fed through a tube. I'm small framed and didn't have much on me to begin with so a stone made a huge difference.You're just used to being even skinnier which is why you feel chubby but in reality you are still slim. My friends are the same height as me but weigh slightly more (8 stone) and wear size 8, they're all thin too.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Yeah, I would say my figure is very similar to Kylie's in the picture I linked although obviously not identical. From what I could find on the internet my dress size and measurements are smaller than hers but I'm also shorter than her so I look quite similar proportionally overall. Fair enough, haha. So, according to you, I'm sort of on the border between slim and chubby?
    Thing is, if your ass is her size then muscle mass is an important factor. If the skin is tight without stretchmarks or cellulite then you haven't much to worry about. If you don't have much muscle mass there then it must be fat which changes everything.
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    (Original post by Ara8311a)
    Honestly, I think it's fine. You don't need to worry about losing weight because you're perfectly healthy. If you do want to lose weight, be careful because you don't want to end up underweight.
    Thank you, I do know that I'm a healthy weight but it's just so difficult to be happy with my weight nevertheless because I just feel really chubby (I used to be really underweight so now I feel like I look chubby comparatively). Some of the comments on here have made me feel even worse as well so I just feel like I should lose weight in order to look nice even though I logically don't need to from a health perspective if that makes sense. I do want to lose some weight in order to be happy with the way I look. Due to some of the comments on here I actually really want to be underweight again right now but I know that that is not a healthy state of mind to be in.
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    I'm kind of like you. I am 5'3'' and used to weigh around 6 stone last year. At the time I thought I looked fine but my family would always say i was too skinny/looked ill and needed to put on weight and i'd get offended. Long story short now I weigh 7 and a half stone and wear size 8 clothes. I thought i was chubby too because i was soooo skinny before that in comparison I felt like i was fat. Whenever I told anyone they'd act like i'd gone mad. I'm still very thin and get comments all the time, so no, you're no where near chubby. I saw a video of me from when i weighed less and wow...i looked ill. Anorexic skinny. Now i'm still skinny but don't look like I need to be fed through a tube. I'm small framed and didn't have much on me to begin with so a stone made a huge difference.You're just used to being even skinnier which is why you feel chubby but in reality you are still slim. My friends are the same height as me but weigh slightly more (8 stone) and wear size 8, they're all thin too.
    Thank you for replying; it's nice to know that I'm not the only one that feels like that. So do you think I shouldn't lose any weight then? It's just that right now especially after some of the comments on here I feel like I really want to lose weight and be really skinny/ underweight again. I know that logically that's probably not healthy but I already felt chubby comparatively so I was already unhappy with the way I looked before I started this thread and I didn't expect some of the responses to be quite so horrible. I just don't know how to be happy with my weight right now after reading comments with people calling me "fat", "chubby", "wide and dumpy", almost overweight etc. I know I'm not actually almost overweight from a health point of view but it does make me feel even more self conscious that people are judging me for not being skinny enough looks wise. Sorry for the essay but any advice would be very much appreciated.
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    (Original post by Jebedee)
    Thing is, if your ass is her size then muscle mass is an important factor. If the skin is tight without stretchmarks or cellulite then you haven't much to worry about. If you don't have much muscle mass there then it must be fat which changes everything.
    No, my bum is not quite as big a hers I don't think and I don't have cellulite or stretchmarks.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Thank you, I do know that I'm a healthy weight but it's just so difficult to be happy with my weight nevertheless because I just feel really chubby (I used to be really underweight so now I feel like I look chubby comparatively). Some of the comments on here have made me feel even worse as well so I just feel like I should lose weight in order to look nice even though I logically don't need to from a health perspective if that makes sense. I do want to lose some weight in order to be happy with the way I look. Due to some of the comments on here I actually really want to be underweight again right now but I know that that is not a healthy state of mind to be in.
    Everyone has the same issues with their weight. I know I do but comparing yourself to how you were when you were underweight is not a sensible way to go. Underweight is not a healthy look just like being obese isn't. Have you spoken to anyone about how you feel? I know that lots of people on here want to help but most of us are in similar situations and struggling with our own weight.

    The fact that you recognise it's not a healthy mindset to want to be underweight again reassures me but you need to speak to someone. Even if it's just a friend, it's better than talking to faceless people who don't fully understand your situation. They might be able to offer better advice.
 
 
 
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