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posted on November 16, 2004 at 4:53 am
18 is fine for an Asian frame according to the Nutrition/Dietectics people at my uni. But 18 is the very bottom 🙂 so stay put.
posted on November 16, 2004 at 9:10 am
Asian frames are lighter anyway, think we have less dense bones or something. Those BMI charts don’t seem very accurate to me :X Too bad we can’t choose WHERE we want to put on weight!!
posted on November 16, 2004 at 3:32 pm
Yeah, I think BMI is not a good gauge. The ideal weight range for my height is huge.
posted on November 17, 2004 at 4:46 am
People always use BMI.. think there’s no other scale out there to use 😉
posted on November 16, 2004 at 4:17 pm
Apparently I’m 16.6, so I am underweight too! All of these things think I am severely underweight, but it’s just not true! Ah well.
posted on November 17, 2004 at 4:47 am
*points* YOU ARE SO UNDERWEIGHT!!!!!!!!
Just had to do that. People always do that to me, so it feels good to do it to someone else. *lol*!! 😛
posted on November 16, 2004 at 5:08 pm
Have you tried doing it on a US calculator? lbs/inches, just to see what it tells you?
posted on November 17, 2004 at 4:48 am
Ya same thing.. it just converts it all for you.
Hey btw, have you heard from Intuition??? I haven’t received the package yet *cries*
posted on November 16, 2004 at 6:56 pm
Bev, from a public health standpoint, we just need to figure out if someone is overweight or not. There has been much discussion over the years regarding the BMI and whether it is suitable for Asians as their build is different. I just saw an article that said that if you’re between 18.5 – 23, you’re fine and once you’re above 23, then you are considered overweight. So your weight is just ideal right now. Even though a person is super skinny, they might have cholestrol problems etc so just make sure you get enough exercise and eat moderately. Here’s a website that mentioned the Asian BMI controversy:
posted on November 17, 2004 at 4:49 am
The easiest way for me to tell if under/overweight is to just LOOK at the person, I reckon it’s more accurate than all the BMI rubbish!
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