Hi! I'm about 5 feet tall, and I weight around 120. I could care less about numbers on a scale, and when checking my BMI, I seem to be fine. I'm very big boned, and it is hard for me to lose (as well as gain) weight. I don't want to be a stick, but I'd like to look a bit healthier.
I've been working out, and I am losing weight, but very slowly. I don't love the size of my mid-section in the mirror, and since I'm big boned, I was wondering if anyone knew if 10 or so pounds would make a difference (or even be possible). Thank you all!
*Sorry, this isn't exactly a typical GaG question, but you know... haha.
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There is no such thing as being "big boned." However, the type of body that you have may be why you're built the way you are. Has nothing to do with your bones. If you look at what you just said, based on your logic, if you were "big boned," you wouldn't be losing weight, correct? But you are. So are your bones losing weight? ;) Doesn't make much sense, does it?
The reason why your BMI checks out is because there's a RANGE in which everyone fits into that qualifies as healthy. I'm 5 feet as well and the range for this height can vary from 105-120 and be considered in the healthy range. Why? Because everyone's body type is different. You could very well be an endomorph (inclined to be heavier) instead of someone who's a mesomorph (muscular physique) or an ectomorph (really thin).
Five to 10 pounds will definitely make a difference. You just need to keep doing what you're doing with proper diet and exercise to help move it along and MAINTAIN that lifestyle.1
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