Our expert says:
There are many different ways of measuring if a person is overweight, underweight or just right, but many of the methods require individual measurements to be taken of variables such as impedance, displacement of a volume of water, etc. So the BMI is a quick and painless method of getting an idea of a person's build and weight. Your present BMI of 22,5 is close to the ideal of 22 for adult women, so you certainly don't need to worry. If you weighed 72 kg you would just be above the normal range with a BMI of 25,2 and you would probably start wondering if you should lose a few kg. Potatoes as such as not fattening and if you eat them without butter or margarine or mayonnaise or sour cream (i.e added fat at 37 kJ per gram), then they only provide 361 kJ per 100g. Unfortunately potatoes have a high glycaemic index (GI), so they are not recommended for people with insulin problems who should rather eat sweet potatoes which have a lower GI. If you serve your potatoes with lean meat or fish then they make a perfectly reasonable meal.
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