Weight issues


Hi i was hoping to seek some medical knowledge on what is considered a perfect weight/bmi for a woman of 5"1inch tall. I eat healthy and exercise every day and weigh exactly 8stone.


101 Posts

Specializes in emergency. Has 6 years experience.

Your BMI result is: 17.06

Your weight is in the range that is classified as underweight.

UnderweightBMI less than 18.5IdealBMI 18.5-25OverweightBMI 25-30Obese - should lose weightBMI 30-40Very obese - lose weight nowBMI greater than 40

A BMI measurement is not as accurate if you're an athlete or very muscular (muscle weighs more than fat) as this can push you into a higher BMI category even if you have a healthy level of body fat. It's also not accurate for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, or people who are frail.



233 Posts

Specializes in psych, general, emerg, mash.

Issues: I hate that word. I prefer the old fashion, I got a weight problem! Doesnt sound as sexy, but its more to the

point. BMI are misleading. I consulted a nutritionist because I am classed of overweight. She told me, ITS A GUIDELINE. Too much misleading info on this internet. Its not the bible!

If your dr tells you are overweight or FAT, challenge him/her on it!

Have dr do a complete blood test,

what is your build, your short 5'1"...if your uncomfortable about it, do something about it!


188 Posts

Has 12 years experience.
Your BMI result is: 17.06

Your weight is in the range that is classified as underweight.

I'm not sure how you calculated that? At 5'1" and 112 lbs (8 x 14) I get a BMI of 21.2 and BMI is a pretty accurate guideline unless you are very muscular...

OP - if you are eating healthy and exercising regularly then it seems you are healthy and at a good weight for your height. There is no perfect weight as people have different bone structures and muscle mass and metabolisms but your weight and lifestyle seem healthy. If your thought process about your weight isn't healthy, time to talk to someone.

tvccrn, ASN, RN

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Specializes in Critical Care. Has 20 years experience.

I'm not sure if you are concerned on being overweight or underwieght. But, at 5' 2" my ideal weight according to the doctor is 135 lbs (not sure what that is in stones).