A: Determining whether a woman is healthy based solely on their body weight is tricky. It is possible for many women to weigh “healthy” (in terms of pounds or kilos), yet have an unhealthy percentage of body fat. Body Mass Index or BMI is a very good indicator of whether you need to lose (or gain) body fat.
Patients of Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) often struggle with their weight. Research shows that losing even a little weight can have a high positive impact on this condition. While there is no perfect BMI, those affected by PCOS should aim to keep their BMI between 20 and 25. If you are finding it difficult to lose weight with PCOS, check out our master guide on how to win this battle.