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

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

Females 5' 5" Healthy Weight Ranges

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

117 pounds to 130 pounds

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

127 pounds to 141 pounds

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

137 pounds to 155 pounds

Recommended Weight Ranges

If you are a female that is 5' 5" in height you may weigh as little as 117 pounds or as much as 155 pounds and be within a healthy range of body weight.

Keep in mind that your personal health, age and activity level impact our data - therefore your body may require fewer or more energy values than indicated in our data. In addition, you may need to weigh more or less, depending upon personal factors.

If you're into lifting weights, doing yoga, running, playing sports or performing other aggressive activities on a regular basis, your body will contain more muscle than your inactive peers. Therefore, you will naturally weigh a bit more than an individual who is also 5' 5" in height as muscle weighs more than body fat.

How Many Daily Calories Do You Require?

117 - 130 pounds

If you are at an inactive state your body will need about 1521 daily calories and if you are active, about 2210 kcals.

127 - 141 pounds

For an inactive state, the body requires about 1651 kcals and for a highly active lifestyle, about 2397 calories.

137 - 155 pounds

Your body may require as few as 1781 calories or as many as 2635 calories.

As we can see, the caloric intake range is from 1521 daily calories all the way up to 2635 calories. Much depends upon our body's frame size and of course, a highly impacting factor is our daily activity level. The more we move, the more energy our body requires.

In Summary

The data and information in this Diet Bites article should be used in setting personal fitness goals and as a starting point for establishing a healthy body weight. As excess fat loss occurs, it should be at a slow rate - about two pounds weekly. Fast weight loss is generally desirable by the dieter but we're apt to lose more water and muscle than true fat when it melts off too swiftly.


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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