What are the signs that a thin person is not healthy?

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It’s difficult to determine whether someone who has a low body mass index (BMI) is healthy based solely on the number, which is just a calculation. If that person has always been thin and other measurements (such as red blood cell count and nutrients in the blood) are normal, it may not be a concern. 

But when there are signs of malnutrition, loss of bone density, anemia, heart problems, hormonal imbalances or cessation of menstruation in a woman unrelated to some other cause, doctors recommend a comprehensive evaluation, including a referral to a dietitian for instruction on how to eat to reach caloric and nutritional goals.

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Weight Maintenance

Weight Maintenance

Losing the weight is only one step in the journey to better overall health. After the weight is gone, it's all about maintenance – adopting a lifestyle that incorporates healthy eating, daily exercise and continued goal setting. A...

nd there are lots of different ways to maintain your weight that help make the lifestyle switch easier: eat breakfast daily, load up on fruits and veggies and establish manageable weight loss habits like walking once a day. All of these can be easily incorporated in your healthy weight maintenance plan and keep you from putting the pounds back on.
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Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.