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Am I fat?

I am currently 5 foot 6 and have a mass of about 110 lbs however my parents still call me a but on the chubby side and says that I should lower my mass to about 90 lbs.

How could I diet so that I achieve that mass by the time school starts (I am going back to grade 12) in September? I think I am sorta skinny and my older brother even says that my parents are crazy (he is 6 foot something and a 200-pounder).  My parents are even saying that we should eat less and calls my brother a useless fat*** (he is in university and has gained weight since high school)

My dad is about 5 foot 7 and weighs 95 lbs and he calls himself healthy.
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649848 tn?1534633700
You are actually considerably underweight and I'm shocked that your parents would consider you "chubby"....... Your father could be healthy at 95 pounds, if he has no fat on him at all - but I'd guess he looks pretty scrawny........

I copied just a section of a height/weight chart - for your height:

Height                 Small Frame              Medium Frame               Large Frame

5'6"                        120-133                      130-144                        140-159

You are not overweight and if you are comfortable with the way you look, you'll be fine.  If you become too much more underweight, you won't be healthy........and you don't want your parent's attitudes to cause you to end up with an eating disorder.  

I'd hate to hear what they had to say about ME ------------- lol.........
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Hi, I'm stunned that your parents would call you chubby!  At 5ft 6 you are almost certainly underweight at 110 lbs.  You can find BMI calculators on the web if you want to check it out.  I am 5 ft 3 and weigh 132 lbs,  I come out as normal weight on the BMI calc.  Sounds like your dad is very underweight too.  I just put your details into a calc and you do come out as underweight.  I have included a link below if you want to check.  Don't be bullied into losing dieting, you'll make yourself ill.  You know yourself that you feel skinny.  I agree with your brother.


Good luck
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