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Am I underweight?

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  1. GirlSmarts on Nov 30, -0001 Reply

    This is a very sensitive topic for a lot of girls. The media is constantly showing images of girls who are very thin, causing many young girls to idealize this body type and do dangerous things to acheive that image.

    Before you start thinking that you are overweight or underweight, you should contact your physician for a professional opinion. One of the things that the physician will do is to calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI) and give you an estimation for your personally, based on your height This is a standardized number that will help you gauge if you are underweight or overweight. In the situation that you are either underwight or overweight, your doctor can help provide you with more information about diet and nutrition that will help you acheive a healthy BMI.

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