I went to the doctors because I've lost weight unintentionally (not a scary amount and not really fast, but I just wanted to be on the safe side).
My BMI came out at 17.1 which according to BMI classifications is underweight. I thought she was going to say something along the lines of me needing to gain weight but comment was that it was 'the lower end of normal'?
I know BMI isn't the most reliable but even as a guideline, 17.1 seems quite a bit lower than the 18.5 that normally signals being underweight. Is it normal for 20 year old women to have a lower BMI?
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- Thread Starter
- 19-02-2018 14:35
- 19-02-2018 15:09
It’s underweight but not worryingly so. As long as you’re eating well, staying fit, and not drastically losing weight you should be fine! But if it keeps worrying you there’s no harm in going back to the doctors and expressing your concern.