A healthy weight would where your body is functioning at it optimal levels no healthy problems. Check the charts for your height and frame size and aim for the mid point and it should also give you a healthy BMI. For example I am 5'4'' so the my good weight range is 120-145 and if I factor in age, I think 130 lb would a healthy weight for me and it also would give BMI of 22.4. Also you should check out other causes of HP which may be independent of weight. Sluggishness can also be hormonal in origin. Good luck with your healthy journey.
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My advice is for you to consistently drop weight and stop it at the point where you're not at risk for high blood pressure, where you think you look OK and feel OK. And I'm advising this based on your concern about how you'll look if too light.
People like to talk bad about BMI charts and calculators and what not, but they are only guides. And these are very good guides to help you figure out where you should be when it comes to "healthy" weight. The BMI calculator tells me that I should be at 150lbs at a medium frame (I currently weigh 158lbs) and at 5'10 in height. I think this is true if I'm eating properly (I take in 2200-2300 calories a day of good food) and workout on a consistent basis (to shape/build muscle, keep body fat a low and atbay and to maintain weight loss, increase heart health - I workout 6 days a week - weight lifting, cardio, yoga and active rests). I am thin, but I am healthy and I have big muscles...I'm not frail and I look good in my clothes.
In the end, it really depends on your goals. If your goal is weight loss and to look good in your clothes then I say drop start dropping the weight (aim for 1lb per week - Google "calories in calories out") and stop when you are OK with how you look.
Keep in mind that different goals take more and different approaches.
Having a bit of a problem. My Doc told me a healthy weight for me is about 150lbs which coincides with BMI charts. The problem is I'm not sure if that's a good weight for my frame. I don't want to go against doctors orders but I can't imagine myself too slim. I'm currently in size 14clothes some 12pants. looking for maybe a 10/12 fit. I'm what you consider a pear. Should I adjust my goal or leave it at the adjusted weight of my BMI and Doctor...hmmmm. not sure. When I tell people how much I actually weigh they are asking me where's the weight....which sometimes make me think I don't need to loose any but when I'm sluggish, no energy and blood pressure up..I know it's a must but how much is enough..
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