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I am in recovery for a restrictive eating disorder. At treatment a year and a half ago, they made me gain 30 pounds in 2 months. Now I am considered borderline obese based on my BMI. I want to lose weight, but don’t want to trigger myself. Help?

Updated 10 December 2020 under Ask Us.

The “BMI” which stands for Body Mass Index is a public health tool that is used to assess population health, but isn’t a great tool for assessing an individual’s health. […]

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Weight, Health, and Weight Stigma

Updated 31 October 2023 under Health Guides.

If your health care provider (HCP) told you that your weight or BMI falls in the “overweight” or “obese” range you may be experiencing a variety of emotions. It is […]

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I am 145-155 pounds and I’m only in middle school. I’m worried about becoming overweight. What is a healthy weight for my age? I might want to lose 10-15 pounds or so, how can I do it and stay committed?

Updated 9 January 2015 under Ask Us.

Determining a healthy weight can vary greatly from person to person. The body mass index (BMI) is a tool that is helpful to better understand what might be a healthy […]

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Are people that are born fat naturally fat?

Updated 26 March 2014 under Ask Us.

People aren’t exactly born “naturally fat”. Genetics does play an important part in weight, though. People with certain genes are more likely to overeat and be less active and may […]

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I’ve thinned out during puberty, but I’m still overweight. How I can be healthier?

Updated 26 March 2014 under Ask Us.

I have thinned out over my years of puberty, but I’m still overweight. I like looking thin but I know I’m not as healthy as I could be. Any suggestions? […]

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Is it ok to be a little overweight?

Updated 5 September 2014 under Ask Us.

Being healthy isn’t just about how much you weigh. Being healthy is about doing things such as eating nutritious foods, exercising regularly, feeling good about yourself, managing stress, not watching […]

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