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Why don't I look like my BMI?!

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#1 waterbearsmiley1

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Posted 17 June 2018 - 09:13 PM

I'm really upset bc today I finally achieved a BMI of 16.0 but I still don't feel thin enough... I think maybe because I'm only 15 years old I look fatter than adults with that bmi? Idk. Is there an explanation to this? My ribs show but I still have fat thighs and a tummy. Does anyone know why this is??


Height: 5'2.5"/159cm

Age: 16

CW: 93.3/42.3kg

LW: 86.6lbs/40.28kg

GW: 85lbs/38.5kg

Lowest BMI: 15.3

Current BMI: 16.5

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#2 Ewan McGregor

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Posted 17 June 2018 - 09:16 PM

BMI is different for adolescents for sure. It's also probably because of BDD though. Your ED isn't going to let you see your body objectively or realistically. That's just the way it is.



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Posted 17 June 2018 - 09:20 PM

I just used a child bmi calculator and it still said 16.0

BMI is different for adolescents for sure. It's also probably because of BDD though. Your ED isn't going to let you see your body objectively or realistically. That's just the way it is.


Height: 5'2.5"/159cm

Age: 16

CW: 93.3/42.3kg

LW: 86.6lbs/40.28kg

GW: 85lbs/38.5kg

Lowest BMI: 15.3

Current BMI: 16.5

~vegan~

*i've been hospitalized 1 time*


#4 xtrapxed

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Posted 17 June 2018 - 09:28 PM

It’s most likely dismorphia. The disorder sometimes doesn’t let us see what we really look like, often making us think we are bigger.

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 12:35 AM

I can fully understand your feelings/thoughts, since I face them every day as well.
Sometimes it feels like it doesn't matter which BMI I have - I feel fat anyway.
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Posted 18 June 2018 - 01:41 AM

yeah I’m around bmi 16 too and i look like 18.5 at least.. same here, i can see the ribs but that’s all

#7 Ever_Enough47

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 04:07 AM

I'm 17 and I feel the same, BMI and weight really don't mean shit to me because I know it will never be enough to satisfy me
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#8 E.Rufifrons

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 01:21 AM

It's perception - I've been the same weight within a 5lb range for around 7 months now and I've felt both too skinny and too fat and just right while literally being the exact same weight and measurements. I find my perception shifts around depending on other things <3 


5'4"/164cmCW - 41kg / BMI 15.2

Maintaining here for now 😘

LW- 39.5kg/87lbs BMI 14.7
HW60kg/132lbs BMI 22.3
UGW - 39kg BMI 14.5

#9 GuiltyKiss

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 02:11 AM

Body dysphormia darling


✧ High School girl ✧

Height : 5'8 / 175 cm

HW : 132 lbs/60.1 kg BMI : 20

CW : around 112 lbs / 51 kg ( bmi 16.6)

LW : 49kg BMI : 16.0

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GW 1 : 125 lbs / 57 kg BMI : 19

GW2: 120 lbs/ 54 kg BMI : 18

GW3 : 115 lbs / 52 kg BMI : 16.9

UGW : 110 lbs / 50kg BMI : 16.0

UGW2 : 105 lbs / 47.5 kg BMI : 15.5

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