This is perhaps a too long winded subject to type out here in this message board forum.I'm confused by the mitigation. Will I be allowed the mitigation or not? I'm pretty much around the same as I was in my doctors medical not sure if I was given the mitigation to pass or not.
You will need to read the relevant section / download the JSP 950 Medical Policy (Google it and you can download the PDF) - this will make the rules plain and simple for you, and moreover this is the document the CAPITA doctor who originally assessed you will have used.
Essentially if your BMI is not within the acceptable standards, then the service at their discretion may take a view, and can check if your waste is an acceptable length (I think 36/37 inches or less).
However this is not the default scenario, and should not be relied upon, because the Service will tend to only allow such a mitigation if you’re clearly physically slim and fit, but maybe for example you’re very muscular in appearance and not “flabby” - ergo, your muscles have pushed you slightly over the acceptable standards for the ceiling tolerance BMIs (ie: 28).
You can also find this information within the Royal Navy website, and check your BMI on the NHS BMI checker tool (also found via simple Google searches).
Bottom line is, it’s tough, but if you need to lose WEIGHT - please just crack on and get to it ASAP, and DO NOT SPECULATE, or worry about mitigations - SPEAK TO YOUR Navy Careers adviser, they’re there to help you, don’t delay! If you’re not ready, it’s better you pause, and get ready, lose weight, than go and fail on a BMI technicality.