If someone just looks at me and guesses my weight, they're almost always 20+ lbs off. I weigh more than I look, partly because of how I carry it, partly because I have more muscle weight than your average female.
I'd have to be about 40-50lbs lighter to get in the 'healthy' range according to the BMI, but according to the body fat % calc on there- I'm fine.
I got into "bmi healthy" range once- and I had to nearly starve myself and exorcise several hours a day for months to just touch into it. :/
I eat healthier than most people I know- mostly whole grains, fruits, and veggies, walk everywhere over driving, and do some kind of cardio on a regular basis. I'm seldom to never sick.
soo...bmi can suck it.
sure there are some pounds I would happily lose, but I'm healthy damnit!
I honestly think BMI could be a moderate indication of your physical status. If your want a more accurate indication of how healthy you are, participate in physical activities, compare diet to your more healthy friends and see if your have a good habit.
BMI is bullsh*t. Why do people pay it any attention. The guy who created it wasn't even trying to create a scale for health of a person. He was just trying to measure polish people in the early 1900s -_- things have changed since then and not everyone is from that same region of the world. Oye bs.
Wanna know an example of how it's BS? People like Michael Jordan are considered Obese to Morbidly Obese by it lol.
I'm 5"7' and 131ish. Anything lower than 130 is unlikely for me unless I work out 5 days a week. I don't have time for that anymore. Anything lower than 125 won't happen. It'd be unhealthy as hell for me as I used to weight 120 when I was a child, 13 years old.