How Much Should a Female that is 5' 0" weigh?

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

Females 5' 0" Healthy Weight Ranges

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

104 pounds to 115 pounds

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

113 pounds to 126 pounds

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

122 pounds to 137 pounds

About Recommended Weight Ranges

I am also five feet in height and therefore I know how little it takes to send my body into weight gain mode. Five added pounds that are in the form of fat on a 5' body look more like ten. At times, I feel like I can't even look at food without fearing weight gain issues.

For my particular age and body frame, my body requires about 1,350 calories in order to maintain my healthy recommended weight. As an older individual, I cannot eat as many calories as I did in my younger years. Even with exercise - I burn less energy, and my ageing metabolism simply doesn't perform as it did in my younger years.

I have not measured my height in about ten years, and at this point my body may have crumbled down into the 4' range - which means, even less calories if the body continues to shrink in height. Longer ears, a longer nose and shrinking height - isn't getting old just wonderful?

Daily Diet

It's important that you embrace a daily diet that contains the five basic food groups housed within the official American Food Pyramid - or the food guide for your country - in order to maintain a healthy weight range. This means excluding those high calorie foods like donuts, cinnamon rolls, cakes, pies - and yes, the beloved cookie. Sure, we can enjoy those every now and then.

Look to fill your three meals with lots of vegetables and healthy, low calorie whole grains - like corn tortillas and whole grain pita bread. For snacks and desserts, grab a healthy piece or cup of fruit. You'll need to add at least two servings of protein per day in addition to two servings of dairy selections.

How Many Daily Calories Do You Require?

104 - 115 pounds

If you are inactive you will need about 1352 calories per day. If you are young and highly active, you may require about 1955 calories daily.

113 - 126 pounds

To maintain this weight your body will require about 1469 calories per day - give or take a few - and as many as 2142 if you are highly active.

122 - 137 pounds

To maintain this weight, your body will need about 1586 calories daily if you are at an inactive state and as many as 2329 if you are quite active throughout your day.

In Summary

This information is to assist you in setting your fitness goals. Your body is a unique machine and all machines require different or specialized elements in order to keep them running smoothly. You may require more OR less calories [energy] to support your weight OR you may need to weigh more or less than the numbers above.


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Diet Bites Ideal Weight Charts for Men & Women

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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