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What is My Perfect or Ideal Weight Based on Weight Charts?

Article by Diet Bites | Previous Page

Adjusting Your Weight Loss Plan to Fit Your Personal Needs

The weight charts below which target recommended weight are based on height.

There are several other hallmarks where ideal weight is concerned, so these types of charts serve best as patterns in setting forthcoming goals for your weight loss plan.

Start With Current Height to Determine Ideal Body Weight

First you will need to know your height. If it's been a while she you were measured at school or your doctor's office, take the measurement before proceeding. An inch or two can make a big difference in recommended weight.

Measure height in bare feet with no foot coverings, including socks. Be sure to look straight ahead, keeping head level. An assistant will ensure the most accurate reading.

Gender Matters as Males Have More Muscle, Larger Body Frame Than Females

Look at the charts below and find your gender and height. The numbers next to height indicate the acceptable weights for your height.

Ranges for Setting Goal Weight

If you current weight exceeds the highest number in the range, then lose to that number and adjust accordingly.

If you are at the highest number in the weight range, then you may or may not need to lose any weight. Remember, ideal and perfect weight should be the basis of good health and well-being. If you feel great at this weight and are experiencing good health, this may be your perfect weight.

On the other hand, if you are starting to see the beginning of love handles in the making or muffin tops when you snap your jeans, you may be in need of dropping a few pounds so that you don't slowly enter into overweight range.

An example of this situation is an individual who is female and 5 foot in height. If she weighs 137 pounds as is at the upper most range, if she is seeing the development of love handles then she probably has a small body frame size. Weight is based on so many other factors and the size of the body frame is one very influencing factor.

If your current weight is above the ranges below and you have some pounds to lose - no matter how few or how many, try opting for the highest number in the range as your target weight.

Again, adjust accordingly once you reach your target weight.

Tips for Meeting Fitness Goals

Having a sense of accomplishment can go a very long way towards achieving our ideal weight.

Once you are within the acceptable range, it is simply a matter of adjusting your weight to best fit your health needs and at times, your appearance.

But you don't need us to remind you that health is far more important than appearance.

Let's review a couple of examples based on the Recommended Weight Charts below:

Example #1: Jill is 5'4" in height. Based on the chart for women below her target number is 151 pounds. Because Jill has a large body frame, 151 pounds will probably be an ideal weight for Jill. However, she may want to lose just a couple of pounds more because she will be at the very edge of overweight.

Example #2: Janet is 5'4"tall so based on the chart below her target number is 151 pounds. Because Janet has a small body frame, once she reaches her target weight of 151 pounds she may choose to lose a bit more weight. She can concentrate on that situation later.

For now, all Janet needs to be concerned with is reaching her target weight of 151 pounds. Doing such will lessen the stress of the weight loss process - as well as give Janet something to celebrate once she reaches her target weight. Nothing motivates the desire to lose weight more than weight loss itself!   Next Page 

RECOMMENDED WEIGHT FOR MEN

 

RECOMMENDED WEIGHT FOR WOMEN

Height             

Weight Range

Height                     

Weight Range 

52 

53 

54 

55

5'6"

5'7"

5'8"

5'9"

5'10"

5'11"

6'0"

6'1"

6'2"

6'3"

6'4"          

128 150

130 153

132 156

134 160

136 164

138 168

140 172

142 176

144 180

146 184

149 188

152 192

155 197

158 202

    162 207   

410 

411

50

51

52

53

54

55

56

57

58

59

510

511

60   

102 - 131

103 - 134

104 - 137

106 - 140

108 - 143

111 - 147

114 - 151

117 - 155

120 - 159

123 - 163

126 - 167

129 - 170

132 - 173

135 - 176

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