Age and Height to Weight Ratio After Surgery

5 on July 11, 2018

Marky started a topic about target weight before surgery. Now I’m thinking about after surgery. Will the age/height to weight ratio, or what professionals call BMI (Body Mass Index), change because our stomach cannot handle the same amount of food we were consuming before surgery?

 
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0 on July 12, 2018

As far as I know, the formula remains the same regardless of your stomach size.  Your BMI will change as you lose weight, but the way it’s determined will remain the same.  

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0 on July 12, 2018

Having this surgery will actually help us achieve the optimum BMI. The chart doesn’t change, as Roo said, because the only thing that will change after surgery is the amount of food we eat if we want to remain healthy.

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0 on July 12, 2018

Like Roo and Annie said, the formula for calculating our BMIs won’t change, but since we cannot eat as much food as we used to, our BMIs will get lower as we lose weight.  The surgery helps us achieve a healthier weight and BMI. 

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0 on July 13, 2018

Similar to the answer I gave to Armie’s concern regarding becoming underweight after surgery, the facts won’t change after surgery because the surgery will only help in getting us to a healthier body.

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0 on July 13, 2018

The answers given do make sense. How often do we need to check our BMI to monitor our health? I’m thinking of buying a BMI gadget to monitor my health. Any advice on what I should buy?

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