I've heard that the normal BMI is about 19 to 24. 25 and over being overweight. Are you sure that your BMI is 16.2 it seems a little low to me. If you tell me your height in metres and your weight in kg I can double check for you.
While a 16.2 is fairly low, I wouldn't worry about it. I believe the BMI system is calculated by the average American. I'm not 100% sure though. Either way, as long as your Doctor says you are healthy, you are fine.
Umm... a bunch of people from my school joke about me being anorexic... I have no problems (like that) whatsoever. I just can't eat very much. I get really full really easy... like half a sandwich... and I am stuffed! I always eat food.... I don't diet. I can't stand fried foods though. Haven't eaten those in almost a year. It's not because they make you gain weight... I just don't like fried foods...
My mom has been trying to get me to overstuff myself to eat more... but then I just feel sick!
If you feel full after eating very little food maybe you have a problem with your colon (generally colon, sometimes other parts of the digestive system). Very mild probs with the colon can cause trouble but its best to get it checked out. The fat thing could indicate a general slowing down of the digestive system some people, even those with v. mild digestive disorders can have a decreased ability to metabolise fat. Anyway fried food is not good for you I presonally try to keep it to a minimum. However some fat is good for you and should try to incorporate it into your diet.
You do n't have to answer this but: do you have symptoms other than weight loss. Is it poss that you see another doc just concerned b/c she should have asked you this question.
Last edited by damselindistres; 09-15-2005 at 02:59 AM.