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A 37-year-old female asked:

Is 130 lbs a good weight for a 36 year old female who is 5 foot 3. also mother of 4?

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Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Maybe: If your ideal body weight is 110 and you are 20 lbs over that then you are close to the clinical definition of obesity which is 20% over your ideal body weight. If you are very muscular and large boned then that would be a different story and you may be near ideal. Check your bmi on a height/weight insurance table available on line for an estimate of what is appropriate for you.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Healthy range: You can use BMI calculator or chart to get an idea. BMI Categories: Underweight = <18.5, Normal weight = 18.5–24.9, Overweight = 25–29.9 & Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater. See: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm

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