A nurse then told her she needed to begin a 1,000 calorie-a-day diet, which is half the recommended amount for a woman.
Miss Albrecht, 39, yesterday said: ‘The information the nurse has given me is actually dangerous.
‘A thousand calories a day is only for people who are severely obese who are not active. They should only be on that for a maximum of 12 weeks – generally as a precursor to surgery.’
Health officials have been accused of slavishly following BMI scales – calculated by dividing weight by height – without taking into account individual circumstances.
The measurement was developed in the first half of the 19th century and critics say it provides inaccurate results for some people, including rugby players with lots of muscle and tall people.
Miss Albrecht, who finished sixth in the 2012 Miss Galaxy Universe bodybuilding competition, visited a family planning clinic at Harold Hill Health Centre near her home in east London on March.
Bureaucrats (and that’s exactly what this nurse is) learn early that you can never go wrong by enforcing the “guidlines” created or followed by their bureaucracy.
BMI is a scam designed to aid the “fitness/healthy diet” ideology. I wrote about it thirteen years or so ago, and have seen nothing to change my opinion. BTW, under BMI standards, I’m “obese,” too: