Should you be worried about your BMI? (A Dietitian’s Perspective)
Updated: Jun 17, 2021
Do you care about your Body Mass Index (BMI) results? Too bad because I don’t…
After six years of professional practice I’ve lost count of the number of clients who come to see me because of their BMI results.
Sometimes too low, and almost always too high, many of them worry about their BMI score like it’s a death sentence... and they’re always surprised when I’m not bothered by it.
Because, once you dig a little deeper, you’ll find that the BMI is a terrible predictor of the amount of fat you have in your body, and an even worse predictor of your overall health (by the way if you don’t know what a BMI is, visit this link).
In fact, it’s hard to believe that doctors or even some nutritionists use them at all.
Here are some reasons to not bother about your BMI. After you read them, I hope you’ll give yours the place it deserves: The bin.