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Mid teens, diagnosed with low BMI. Have healthy diet, excessive hunger. Is it normal for my age?

Hi, I m 16 and eat healthily- too healthily, according to my family. My bmi , as taken by a doctor, is 20.8, which according to her, is more towards the underweight side of healthy? BUT, I ve been eating a little more as she doesn t want me to lose any more weight, and I ve suddenly gotten slimmer in my waist and on my face , and I keep feeling hungry. My mum reckons this is because I m growing. What do you think? By the way, I walk quite a lot and am usually fairly active.
Asked On : Mon, 9 Apr 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Sep 2013
Thanks for the query to H.C.M. Forum.
You are 16 year old , your B M I ( body mass index) is 20.8 .
No doubt this is very low ,but it depends many other factors as
type of diet,
Just 16 years and 20.8 will nothing yield any thing.
Good luck.
Answered: Wed, 12 Jun 2013
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