Mar 15, 2022
“People are struggling, the need for mental health services is very high right now. assessing our health needs to be done with the bigger picture in mind, not just your height and weight and BMI.”- Katy Harvey
The stigma that people who are
on the fat side are unhealthy while those who are slim are
typically healthy is extremely pervasive today. This does not only
affect one’s mental well-being but also often leads to
misdiagnosis. Now is the best time to set things straight and
correct this perception. Katy Harvey unpacks everything
you need to know about BMI, its effect, and whether or not it is
still an accurate predictor of health. Let’s get right to
[00:01 - 25:24 ] What Your Body Mass Index (BMI) Does
Not Tell you
[25:35 - 28:29] Wrapping up!
“As a dietitian who works with a lot of people who struggle with various types of eating disorders and disordered eating, I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt that sometimes the pursuit of getting healthier can make us very unhealthy physically, mentally, and socially, trying to lose weight can break your body down and destroy your physical health. ” - Katy Harvey
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