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Is it better to stay underweight than let my weight fluctuate?

I’ve wondered this for a while now. Naturally my body seems healthier and I feel most well at a BMI of 22 (middle of healthy range). But I have fluctuated between a BMI of 19-22.5 in the last 3 years. Whenever something stressful happens I lose weight rapidly. Is it better to just give in and let myself remain underweight rather than keep trying to maintain a healthy weight and risking it fluctuating? I know that weight fluctuations put a lot of strain on the heart.
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Well, I think constantly checking your BMI may fall into the category of worrying a bit too much about your weight.  :>)  I have been obsessed a bit with my weight too and it's easy to get caught up in.  I think though, in general, a lot of people do lose weight when anxious or nervous. That's not too unusual.  We are less hungry and with fretting sometimes comes  more movement.  When I'm relaxed, I eat more.  I think trying to maintain stable mood is the best answer here.  Not so much that anyone can have a stress free existence but looking for triggers and working on them to lesson them and if anxiety is of a level that it is commonplace, talk to our doctor about it is probably best. Anxiety is treatable. And eating disorders are under the anxiety disorder umbrella.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5558599/
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