What you say echoes my experience, at uni I was very muscly and fit but my BMI was overweight so I tried so hard to get to a normal BMI, I did loads of exercise and followed a so called healthy eating plan recommended by the British heart foundation then tried slimming world. This turned into Bulimia, I never even considered any fad diets.
Thankfully I have learnt that BMI is a load of rubbish and that diets do not work, and no longer have disordered eating. I do exercise that I enjoy and eat what I want when I am hungry and I am definitely a lot healthier physically and mentally than I ever was on a diet. I also have a great body image, which I hope to pass on to my future children.
I really hope alternatives to BMI and dieting are used in the future by health care professionals.
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