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    I've always been super skinny and active about a year ago. I've put on two stone in the space of a year, but I don't think I'm 'fat' and I don't think a stranger would class me as 'overweight' if they saw me.

    Should I be bothered by this?
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    I'll bite you to help you out. :yum:
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    BMI doesn't consider muscle which weighs more than fat so it's inaccurate as a measuring tool. I wouldn't worry about it if you're active and eating healthily.
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    (Original post by The vampire)
    BMI doesn't consider muscle which weighs more than fat so it's inaccurate as a measuring tool. I wouldn't worry about it if you're active and eating healthily.
    It's only inaccurate if you have a significant amount of muscle. If OP has always been super skinny and doesn't lift weights regularly she doesn't

    (Original post by ldsbabe)
    I've always been super skinny and active about a year ago. I've put on two stone in the space of a year, but I don't think I'm 'fat' and I don't think a stranger would class me as 'overweight' if they saw me.

    Should I be bothered by this?
    Personally, I would be bothered if I put on two stone, but these things vary massively from person to person.. My advice: make sure you're exercising daily, and eat right. If you're doing that you've got no reason to be bothered.
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    Can you get a scale which measures BFP (body fat percentage)? They're quite cheap from Argos or some gyms have them. That can be a better measure

    However, unless you lift weights or do some kind of muscle building activity as StrangeBanana says, BMI probably is an accurate measure. Maybe go and see your GP and ask them to check? They often have BFP scales too x
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    nope, dont let it bother you...often BMI is completely wrong, as it doesnt consider a wide variety of other factors
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    My BMI says I'm overweight but I have barely an ounce of fat on me

    Doesnt account for muscle etc, and some people just have bigger frame without being fat
 
 
 
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