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I want to be thin again. Should I use lbs or BMI to gauge success on diet?

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Both

The BMI will reflect your weight based on your height.
Substantial weight will decrease your BMI. However small weight may not change your BMI. I advise patients to monitor their energy level and overall feeling and fitness to avoid frustration during efforts to lose weight. Provided they are following a healthy diet and regular exercise. Losing 1 -2 pounds a week is great

In brief: Both

The BMI will reflect your weight based on your height.
Substantial weight will decrease your BMI. However small weight may not change your BMI. I advise patients to monitor their energy level and overall feeling and fitness to avoid frustration during efforts to lose weight. Provided they are following a healthy diet and regular exercise. Losing 1 -2 pounds a week is great
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: You decide

BMI is just a special index that factors weight divided by length in a special way.
It does have the benefit of being standardized over different ages at a stated length. However, it changes slowly. If you want to monitor success of a life change including diet & activity a direct measurement of your weight once a week will be easier to see a change.

In brief: You decide

BMI is just a special index that factors weight divided by length in a special way.
It does have the benefit of being standardized over different ages at a stated length. However, it changes slowly. If you want to monitor success of a life change including diet & activity a direct measurement of your weight once a week will be easier to see a change.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: BMI

Bmi is indicator of basal metabolic index & it is derived by dividing pounds over square root of inches (how tall you are), then multiplying the result by 703.
It gauges your health as you lose the pounds.

In brief: BMI

Bmi is indicator of basal metabolic index & it is derived by dividing pounds over square root of inches (how tall you are), then multiplying the result by 703.
It gauges your health as you lose the pounds.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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