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Calculate What Your Weight Should Be
BMI vs. Body Fat: That's a tricky question. A conventional aspect would be to check your body mass index (weight in kg over square of your height in meter), google it and you'll find calculators online. Then bmi between 20-25 is normal(ideally 22-23). I go more for a healthy body fat, measured using bioimpedance or underwater weight or bone scan, normal for female 18-26, men 14-18, athletes lower. ...Read more
Check With....: Check with your doctors or look at the cdc ( center for disease control ) website for standard numbers.Remember that there is a large variation. ...Read more
Looks & feels right: The whole business of "ideal weights" is based on old insurance tables that have little to do with individual situations. With the jama's not-surprising 2013 study that "overweight" adults exceed "ideal weight" adults in longevity & health, use common sense. Muscular and trim, able to excel at vigorous physical activities that you enjoy. It's about you, not a number. Health and friendship. ...Read more
BMI and body fat: There are two ways. The more traditional way is to calculate your body mass index (check at wellesleymd.Com). Ideal bmi is 22-23, since your height is stable, if you get your weight there, that'll be ideal. What i like more is body fat which is more consistent with being healthy. Get your body fat checked, for male ideal is between 14-18%, female 18-26%. So lose enough fat to get your fat in range. ...Read more
No need to: You will recognize your ideal weight, because it's the body weight and habitus that looks and feels right to you while you are doing the fitness activities that you enjoy, keeping up with peers. There's almost no science to the beancounter "ideal weight" tables; most recently the "overweight" people live longer and have less of all the common diseases. You decide what's best. Stay healthy. ...Read more
Volume displacement: Thanks to archimedes, the traditional method is performed by making a vast of the breast and then filling it with water to estimate the breast weight, . This is obviously impractical and therefore the weight can be estimated using 3d imaging with photography, ct or mri. ...Read more
A general rule...: To burn 1 pound a week you'd have to have a caloric deficit of 500 calories a day. 2 pounds a week 1000 calories a day. You could do this all through diet, or better by combining some from diet restriction and some through burning off calories through exercise- the more you burn off through exercise the less calories you'll need to restrict from your diet. ...Read more
Use algebra: Well, if you slept through your high school algebra class, here's how to do it: first, figure out your ideal body weight by using tables provided on the internet using your height. Secondly, subtract this number from your pre surgical max weight. This gives you your excess body weight. Multiply the weight you lost since surgery by 100, divide by the excess body weight and you will have your %! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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