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A 23-year-old female asked:

I'm 23 years old female, i've been trying to restrict my calorie intake for more than 2 years. my height is 5' 1" and my weight fluctuates. i'm now 100 lbs but i still feel like i need to lose more weight. not only i restrict but also i exercise 7 days a

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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Your BMI is fine: At 5'1" and 100 lbs, your BMI is 18.9. Thats on the low side of normal. You don't need to loose any more weight. Remember being too "light" can be harmful for your health, just like being overweight(granted it isn't a common problem for most, particularly in the US).

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Last updated Mar 2, 2015

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