mountainofmine (mountainofmine) wrote in ed_ucate,
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What is underweight?



I have a hard time dealing with people saying I'm underweight, because I don't believe it. I'm under a "healthy" BMI of 18.5 but I've always thought that underweight was under 17.5 because of the qualifications for anorexia.

I know that even at a BMI of 18.5 I still won't get my period. My weight before all this problem started was a BMI of 20, and my doctor and therapist tell me that they consider a BMI of 20 as the bottom end of healthy, and they say it's where I should be. It's just so scary for me, because everything I've read has been 18.5 as "healthy".

Thoughts on this?
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