I really appreciate your perspective. You are right in that no one should aim for a BMI of 18 or 19. I happen to have very small bones and a small frame, so for me, it has nothing to do with disordered eating. I was trying to establish what I meant by being “thin.” My point in the article is more that we should all try to eat healthy and adopt a healthy attitude towards our lives and selves, not to focus on dieting or numbers at all — including BMI.

All American & ranked 1500 meter masters runner. SDSU XC/Track alum. Write about running, health & well-being. Editor at Runner’s Life. amywallauthor.com

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