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What is 85% of my ideal body weight i'm 1, 83 (about 5'11.5)?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
You're not a number: "ideal weight" is entertainment and subscience. Your best weight is whatever looks and feels right to you with you doing well at your favorite sports. The last few years' worth of prospective studies have exploded "pop" notions in which body mass index was misapplied. Hit exercise hard, eat sensibly, take charge and be the person and have the body that you know is right for you.

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