Im 172 cm and I look best at 60kg which gets me into a size 10 easily without anything hanging out. My lowest weight was 54kg and I had people freaking out that I had an eating disorder. Which I didn't. I look back on photos now and I can see that it didnt look good on me. I was a size 8 at 54kg.
I was also 75kg and a size 12-14 and I looked horrid. Never again.
Just depends on your bone structure and how/where you gain weight.
If I gained weight and had a nice chunky butt it would be all good. Instead I just end up looking pregnant.
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07-02-2012 14:58 #11
07-02-2012 14:59 #12
I'm 5"7. If I was 60kgs I'd look anorexic. I have been 65kgs and maintained it.......by going to the gym for 1.5 hours a day, 5 days a week and eating around 1300 calories. That for me is not sustainable.
For me it's anywhere between 68kgs and 72kgs. Above 72kgs I consider myself overweight.
I know some girls who are taller than me who weight around 60kgs and it's perfect for them because they are fine boned.
I think a size 10 to 12 would be "healthy" but don't consider 8's or 14's at my height to be unhealthy.
07-02-2012 15:01 #13Senior Member
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Depends on the person I think - I'm currently 79kg and feel way too heavy - think around 65 would be perfect for me
07-02-2012 15:07 #14on a self imposed ban
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I'm about 175cms and about 80kgs looks healthy on me. I do have a solid muscular build naturally with wide shoulders and big b00bs so I think any less I would look unhealthy.
Some people are like slinkies. Useless but still give you a laugh when you push them down a flight of stairs
07-02-2012 15:14 #15
For me at 162cm or 5ft 4in, my GP told me my goal weight should be 55kg's. I have never been below 63kgs and I actually liked that weight.
Even at that size, I was still a size 12. Never will be a size 10 because of my hips and shoulders. Any smaller and I would look wierd.
Even now, 35 weeks pregnant and 78kg, I am still wearing my size 12 pants etc just with a belly band because of inability to do up my buttons. Lol
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07-02-2012 15:15 #16
I'm 5'5 (167cm), 51kgs, and a size 6-8 (but crappily, not exactly one or the other, which makes buying clothes a pain in the bum).
I dislike when people assume that thin = unhealthy or eating disorder.
I am naturally this way. This is the weight my metabolism adjusts to keep me at, regardless of what I eat (although exercise does make me lose weight rapidly, so I do have to make sure I increase my kilojoule intake when I exercise).
For me this weight is healthy.
I don't have bones sticking out all over the shop, my face isn't gaunt (if anything it is quite full), I eat a healthy and very robust diet, and I never deprive myself of foods I like/want.
About 7 years ago I went on the pill. I gained 14kgs, bringing me to my highest weight of 65kg. This wasn't healthy for me AT ALL. I had a massive amount of fat on my waist, and none anywhere else. My waist was significantly rounder than my thighs, hips and chest.
For someone who gains weight more evenly over their body (and doesn't have stick-like arms and legs), I'm sure 65kgs would be perfectly healthy.
There are so many variables - I don't think we can really put a blanket number on what is healthy.
ETA: I also have no boobs. Like, probably 500g at most So that probably is a factor too.
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07-02-2012 15:17 #17Senior Member
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I'm 170kg, and at 63kg I had people worried I had an eating disorder. I'm an hourglass shape, so I carry a lot on my hips/ bum/ boobs, which means the other bits (arms/ face/ waist, etc.) can start looking a bit skinny.
I'm happy around 65kg, although my 'natural' weight is a few kg heavier. I have to work hard to get to and stay at 65kg. At 65kg I'm a 10-12, and if I put on a few (which often happens) then I'm a 12.
Even at 70kg I'm still within my healthy BMI range - I just prefer being lower down within the range if possible!
I agree that it all depends on your build. I had a gym assessment done where electric currents are passed through you, and they measure how much of you is water, fat, bone, muscle, etc. From that I know that all my internal organs + bones weigh 46kg, so even if I had zero fat (impossible) then I couldn't weigh less than that.
07-02-2012 15:27 #18
Totally depends on the individual. Whatever feels comfortable and healthy for them.
07-02-2012 15:32 #19
I think there's a whole variety, and dislike the BMI because it suggests every woman (or man or child or whatever) should fit into a small few numbers that are "healthy" for them.
Some people I know are just underweight regardless. They're just little people, who don't put on weight easily and who are perfectly healthy as they are, albeit underweight according to BMI. Similarly, there are people out there who are fine at a higher weight... despite being classed as overweight.
As I've said a million times, my dietician's goal for me is 77kg. That should give me a good body fat percentage. BMI says I should be from 49-64kg, however.
I think SEVENTY kg is probably a decent weight for me... but that's still technically overweight according to BMI.
In all honesty, I think there are extremes which are dangerous for just about everyone - 38kg unless you're really short or something is unlikely to be healthy for majority of adult females, and so is 150kg. I just think the BMI is pretty useless though, and doesn't help people to figure out what a good weight for them is going to be... some will be healthy smaller and some healthy bigger.
07-02-2012 15:33 #20
I'm 163cm at 63kgs. I cannot get below 60 if I try, which I don't. I'm a size 10-12 but only 12 in tops because my boobs are so ginormous.
DP is 178cm and 80kg and while she could probably lose a kilo or 2 if she wanted, she looks preportionate and healthy to me!
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