How Much Should a Female that is 5' 8" weigh?

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites


Females 5' 8" Healthy Weight Ranges

If you have a small body frame your ideal weight may be:

126 pounds to 139 pounds

If you have a medium size body frame your ideal weight may be:

136 pounds to 150 pounds

If you have a large size body frame your ideal weight may be:

146 pounds to 167 pounds

About Recommended Weight Ranges

If you are a woman and are 5' 8" in height your healthy weight can be as little as 126 pounds or as much as 167 pounds. That's quite a range of variance - but what applies to each of us can differ significantly when it comes to body weight.

For example, a woman who has a small body frame size might appear quite heavy if they weighed 167 pounds. On the opposite end, a 5' 8" woman might appear gaunt and frail if they have a large body frame size and only weigh 126 pounds.

The body's frame size is a central factor in the amounts that we can weigh and still be within our healthy range of pounds. Muscle mass percentile in comparison to body fat is also a central effecting factor for weight.

For example, if a woman that is 5' 8" tall is a weight lifter and she has a medium sized body frame - and if she weighs 175 pounds, she may still be within a healthy range because muscle mass weighs heavier than fat mass.

When the situation involves pounds - it should always be amendable to suit personal needs, age and condition of current health.

How Many Daily Calories Do You Require?


126 - 139 pounds

If you are at an inactive state your body will need about 1638 daily calories. If you are quite active, you may require 2363 OR more calories.

136 - 150 pounds

For an inactive state, the body requires about 1768 calories or as many as 2550 for a highly active lifestyle.

146 - 167 pounds

Your body may require as few as 1898 calories or as many as 2839 for highly active days.

In Summary

Females that measure 5' 8" in height have a healthy weight range of 126 to 167 pounds. They may weigh more given personal health factors - or a bit less.

To maintain weight, calories can be as minimal as 1638 or as many as 2839 daily, depending upon the weight of the individual and their activity level - among other factors such as age.

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Recommended Calorie Needs for Individuals Weighing

102-110 pounds | 111-120 pounds | 121-130 pounds | 131-140 pounds

141-150 pounds | 151-160 pounds | 161-170 pounds

171-180 pounds | 181-190 pounds | 191-200 pounds

201-210 pounds | 211-220 pounds | 221-230 pounds

231-240 pounds | 241-250 pounds

 

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