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You are correct to be suspicious about both the BMI and the substitutes available for it. The BMI is fairly accurate for women under 5' 6" with small or average frames, but that is about it. For the rest of us, it gives miserable results - suggestions that require expert interpretation at best.
The BMI is based on height only, so its results and casual modifications to its results are all untrustworthy. I am a mathematician and have spent more than two years researching and developing a serious alternative to the BMI; one that is based not just on height but on 25 different factors: body stats, health history and lifestyle. It is free and will always be free. www.weightzonefactor.com You are welcome to write to me directly with questions. 5 months ago