Since I’ve started running I have lost 1/2 stone. I’ve always been someone who when I mention eating more healthily or exercising people respond with
‘but you don’t need to’.
I’ve never been bothered about my weight or obssessive but maybe since hitting 30 and gaining a bit more bum I have been a bit more aware of keeping check on it mainly for health purposes.
With so many people experiencing difficulties and insecurities about weight I feel lucky.
Keep reading! This isn’t a smug self satisfied ‘look at me aren’t I great for being a healthy weight’ post.
At 9 stone 1 with a BMI of 22.5 I am according to the NHS website, a healthy weight.
I then stumbled on this website weightlossresources.co.uk and I input my details on their calculator…
In answer to the question ‘Do I need to lose weight?’ the advice is very different with regards to my ‘healthy’ weight.
Losing 1 stone 9lb could apparently make me feel better! That would make me 7 stone 6!
Anyone think that losing nearly TWO stone would make me look and feel better as they suggest?
Just another thought. I am a size 10. If I lost 1 stone 9lbs what dress size would it make me? Size 6? Size 4? Healthy???
There’s also a big discrepancy with the calculator. If I input 7st 6 as my weight it thankfully tells me that I would be underweight (similarly for all weights from 7st 6 to 8st 1).
When I input 8 stone 2 it tells me I could think about losing up to 10lbs! I think you can understand the danger here.
Eating disorder anyone?
Despite some other good resources on this site I can’t help wonder how dangerous calculators like this could be to young people and those with lower self esteem, people already battling body dysmorphia and eating disorders etc.
What are your thoughts?
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