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Bmi Standard For Teens Is Considered Underweight
How can I gain weight? I've ate a lot of food everyday, almost more than 3 meals a day. But my BMI says i'm still underweight..
Body mass index (BMI) is a measurement based on a person's height and weight, to decide if a person is too heavy or too light for his height. The index is a number that can be in the underweight range, normal range, overweight range, or obese range. Children use different number ranges than adults do, ...Read more
How can I gain weight? I have been struggling to gain weight and according to my age , height, and BMI I am considered underweight.
Check caloric intake: The most common reason for being underweight according to bmi assuming you are taking in enough calories for your height is genetics. If one of your parents have he same body type, it does become more difficult to gain weight. With that said, it is important to eat more calories that what you are expending. Check how many calories you are burning at rest, with daily activities, and with exercis. ...Read more
Im underweight my bmi: 16, tried everything but cant gain kgs, don't hve any disease, can you tell me hw to gain weight?
Can be hard: To gain weight, just like for more individuals the opposite is true in regards to weight loss. Assuming your doctor has ruled any disease like thyroid or malabsorption issues, it will come down to a balancing act of consuming more calories than your burn(need more in than "out"). This can require strict monitoring of the caloric content of your food and activity levels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My height is 1.532 m my weight is 44.543 kg and my BMI is 18.98 kg . I can't seem to gain weight even with bc pills. Am i consider underweight?
I'm 5ft 11in and weigh 57.2kg with a BMI of around 17. I know i'm underweight but i can't put weight on, no matter what i eat. Tried various diets?
No problem: Being skinny if you are healthy.Get a more detailed answer ›
Im 8lbs underweight according to BMI but eat plenty of food/cals for how active I am. Do I need to gain? I look healthy and don't want to become fat.
If your BMI is: 15.9 and you're a female who is about 5 feet tall, your weight would have to be about 80 pounds -- which would be considered very, very thin and probably unhealthy. Are we talking about someone with an eating disorder who needs psychiatric help? ...Read more
You're not a number: The BMI was never intended for use by individuals. If you feel well, are athletic, & keep up with peers at fitness activities, you have no reason to change. Elite track athletes have BMI's like yours. And don't try to gain by eating to gain fat -- a man needs no body fat and a woman needs only a little. Exercise regularly, handle any health issues with your physician's help & weight self-solves. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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