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How Much Should a Female that is 5' 6" weigh?

Written by Diet Bites


Females 5' 6" Healthy Weight Ranges

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

120 pounds to 133 pounds

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

130 pounds to 144 pounds

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

140 pounds to 159 pounds

Recommended Weight Ranges

Females that are 5' 6" in height can weigh as little as 120 pounds and as much as 150 pounds and be within their recommended healthy range of body weight.

The exact amount that your body requires in pounds in order to be classified as 'perfect, best or ideal' depends upon several outside factors. The body's skeleton frame size plays a big roll in body weight. Another factor? Muscle mass.

If you have more muscle than the average female who is your identical height, you may weigh even more than the values listed in the data above - and still be at your healthy body weight.

How Many Daily Calories Do You Require?

The exact amount depends upon several personal factors.

How active is your lifestyle? If you are inactive, you'll require fewer daily calories. If you are highly active you will require much fewer energy values in order to maintain your current weight.

What about your age? It also plays a part in your daily energy needs. Older individuals can't eat like they did in their younger years - and thus the middle age spread that's very difficult to rid from the body.

120 - 133 pounds

If you are at an inactive state your body will need about 1560 calories and as many as 2261 daily calories.

130 - 144 pounds

For an inactive state, the body requires about 1820 to 2448 daily calories to support this weight.

140 - 159 pounds

To maintain this weight, your body will need about 1820 calories and as many as 2703 if you are at a highly active state throughout your day.

In Summary

The 5' 6" tall woman may need as few as 1560 calories or as many as 2703 to maintain body weight which ranges from 120 pounds up to 159 pounds.

Nothing is set in stone when it involves how much an individual 'should' weigh, thus our daily diet and activity level should be adjusted - in addition to the numbers listed above if necessary. Diet Bites values are simply intended as a starting point for setting healthy goal weight.

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