Males - How Much Should I Weigh?

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

Step 2. It's time to select your height. The link will take you to your recommended weight.

5' 2" | 5' 3" | 5' 4" | 5' 5" | 5' 6" | 5' 7" | 5' 8"

5' 9" | 5' 10" | 5' 11" | 6' 0" | 6' 1" | 6' 2" | 6' 3" | 6' 4"

For individuals who are taller than six feet, four inches in height OR shorter than five feet, two inches in height, simply add or subtract about 3 to 5 pounds for each tier as the inches increase or decrease in height.

Other Elements That Impact Ideal Weight

Height and body frame size are only two elements impacting ideal weight. For example, age is yet another. While 21 year old Vinny might look swell and feel great at 170 pounds, as he ages he may feel best at 165 pounds - or even at 180 pounds.

The key is well-being and the quality of one's life. Numbers are simply that: numbers. Most serve to create a record of our life - whether they involve finance or the number on our bathroom scales.

This was engrained in my mind many years ago when I worked for a company; one of my dear co-workers had just lost her husband whom she dearly loved. He passed away in their home, in her arms before emergency help arrived.

She was just a small woman who was always battling her weight. And at this time in her life she was very stressed. Her husband's grown son who had been formerly estranged from his father was suddenly in her life, demanding half of what was left of the paltry estate. In addition, the finance companies were on her like white on rice.

I spoke to her one afternoon, offering her a comforting shoulder and she told me, "You know, all this financial stuff. It's just a record. It doesn't mean anything."

This was her way of dealing with all of the stress in her life. I have no idea what happened after than as life happened and we both traveled down different trails. But her words that defined her dark situation were branded into my memory.

That number on the bathroom scales - it's just a record and nothing more. It's something that can be altered, changed and improved upon if we wish - so that's the good news. More important than any record whatsoever is how we feel; our quality of life.

Here are the important questions to ponder regarding our health:

Are we free of pain?

Do we experience heartburn and other digestive issues on a regular basis?

What about headaches? Are they due to stress and tension? Could our diet be responsible for triggering them? And are our thoughts foggy or clear?

What about aches and pains related to the skeletal system of the body? Does the back ache? Do our feet hurt by day's end? Can we bend our knees and stoop without experiencing discomfort?

Do we snore at night? Do we breathe easily amid our day? Or does our abdominal area always feel as if it is bloated and swollen? Do we always feel pressure in the abdominal area?

What about energy level? Do you feel like sitting and molting most of the day or are you excited to do things that involve moving?

In Summary

While numbers which dictate recommended weight can serve as a pattern in setting goals for healthy weight, they are simply that - numbers. In addition, current weight is just a record of what we are - or what we were and the weight can be easily amended should we choose to do that. Losing weight can be difficult - but more often than not, it's easier than one may think.

After all, the body wasn't created to suffer or to continually experience hunger pain. When we eat the food - and consume the amount of energy that was originally intended for our body, we should not be hungry. We should feel, look and be at our healthiest state.



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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