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Isn't skinny like a BMI under 20? Why do I always get called skinny still?


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Old 2nd March 2018, 8:36 PM   #16
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21.4 is slim but not skinny unless you have some very specific body type - e.g. lots of muscle mass.

I know from experience I've been skinny at ~18.5-19, afterwards slim but slightly curvy. At 22-22.5 it becomes too much weight for my body structure.

Maybe in your case it is just the weight distribution? E.g. if you carry most of your weight on top your legs can be very thin?

In any case, enjoy what you have: slim with big boobs is a dream for many many people


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I am wondering because I'm about a 21.4 bmi. Yet people always seem to think I'm skinny. Unless I am like barely dressed which never really happens clothing usually hide weight. But I never get why both skinny and fat people will call me skinny. When I think skinny I think barely healthy the bmi range of healthy weight is 18.5-24.9 My bmi is basically in between the two comfortably. I hold all of my weight in my bust so the rest of me is slim but one can tell overall I'm not twiggy. I never get why is it just because I'm short but I always thought taller people look skinnier usually than short people do don't they?
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Old 2nd March 2018, 11:26 PM   #17
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As far as weight, the only person's opinion I care about is my Doctors.

About two weeks ago, I hit my doctor recommended goal weight. YEA!! (took me about 5 months, but I got there)

If you are concerned about what your weight should be, perhaps you should consult your doctor.
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