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what weight should i aim for if i am 5ft 3 female and 27 years old?

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Dr. Omar Esponda
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Think math!: A good approximate to a healthy body weight is by using the body mass index. Roughly speaking for the first 5 feet you would be 100 pounds and for every inch after that add 5 pounds. Ideally you should be weighting 115 lbs. as your height it 5'3". However this could prove inaccurate depending on your muscle mass but this is more of a problem with bodybuilders than with the average person.

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