# Top 40 Doctor insights on: Formula For Calculating Ideal Body Weight

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## 1 What is the formula for calculating body mass index and ideal body weight?

BMI: The body mass index is equal to the person's weight divided by the square of their height. Ideal body weight will vary with age, sex, muscle/fat ratio, height and bone density. Bmi is only a rough guide of a person's ideal body weight which is usually a range and not an absolute number. Generally a bmi less than 18 is underweight, 18-25 is ideal, 25-30 is overweight and over 30 is obese. ...Read more

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## 2 Want legit formula to calculate body mass index?

Kg/m2: Bmi is a calculated value of your weight in kilograms (1kg=2.205 lbs) divided by you height in meters squared (1 meter=39.37 in). To square your height, multiply it by itself. I.E. 1.7 x 1.7. It's much easier to use one of the online bmi calculators where you just put in your height and weight and it does all the conversions and calculations for you. ...Read more

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## 3 How to calculate body mass index formula please?

See below: Bmi = [ weight in pounds divided by (height in inches) x (height in inches) ] x 703 for example, a person who weighs 150 pounds and is 5 feet 3 inches tall has a bmi of 26.5. [ 150 lbs. Divided by (63 inches) x (63 inches) ] x 703 = 26.5. ...Read more

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## 4 What is ideal height and weight for 18 years old?

General rule: Your family doc has charts for this, but a general rule for a female is: 100 pounds for 5 feet, and 5 pound for every inch above 5 feet. So, for example, if you are 5'3", you should be about 115 pounds...More or less depending on your body-type.. ...Read more

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## 5 Is low body fat with higher than ideal weight ok for health?

Yes: In order to have a high BMI and low body fat, you would have to have more muscle. More muscle is good for health. Body builders typically have higher than normal BMI (greater than 25 or 30), but are not considered overwight or obese ...Read more

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## 6 What is the ideal macronutrient for body building, maintenance and weight loss?

Just call it FOOD: Lean meats, egg white, some fish, some nuts, etc... and lots of veggies. Some veggies can be raw, others can be cooked... lots of variety! Whole grains like brown rice, corn, etc..., are fine (but not in large amounts). Beans have protein (fruits don't really have protein). If one stretches the definition of veggies, he can even include the "fruit veggies" such as tomatoes, cucumbers. Avoid sugar. ...Read more

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## 8 My weight is 165 lbs. Age 24. Height 5'.6''.What is ideal weight according to my height?

130lbs...: For women: an easy formula to use for determining a healthy weight range based on height: calculate 100 lbs for the first 5 ft. Then add 5 lbs for every inch over 5 ft. So 100 + 30 = 130. Give or take 10% depending on the size of your frame. Small frame: 117 lbs med frame: 130 lbs large frame: 143 lbs. ...Read more

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## 9 What's the calorie intake/needs for a 60 yr old man 6'0" who weighs 238lb who is trying to gain muscle, lose fat, and drop total body weight?

Weight loss : There is a great app that can figure that our for you. You can access it through a smart phone or you can go online. Www. Myfitnesspal.Com. ...Read more

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## 10 After weight training calculating how much protein is needed am i correct in thinking i need 1gm per lb of lean body weight not actual body weight?

Yes: It is actually per kg of lean body weight. ...Read more

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## 11 Is rapid weight gain or slow weight gain better for Anorexic recovery? Current BMI at 17.7. Had BMI of 15 around early March...

Slow and steady: It sounds like you are making good progress. Slow weight gain will not tax your body and is more likely,to become a healthy way,of,eating. Rapid weight gain is more likely to overly tax your,body,which can be dangerous. Manage your exercise as well. Keep it moderate if you have been exercising. It is important to be followed by your doc, a nutritionist, and,therapist during,this process. ...Read more

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## 12 Is consuming 920 calories a day ok? I'm trying to lose weight by exercising & counting calories. I'm 140 lbs, ideal weight is my prebaby weight of 122

Many more ?s: It is possible to eat around 1, 000 cal per day to loose weight. The trick is getting the proper nutrition and vitamins into that constrained calorie count. I would also say that exercise at that calorie level would need to be temporarily halved or stopped, depending on what you are doing and how intense the workout is. A better approach may be a few more calories with moderate exercise. ...Read more

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## 13 What is the formula for height and appropriate body weight?

Roughly: Males - 105 for fist 5 feet w 5lb/in females - 100 for 5 feet w 5lb/in. ** + or - 10%. This is a rough estimate only. ...Read more

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## 14 Is 160 pound over weight for 5'6 male what is a ideal weight for 5'6 male how should loose weight?

BMI 26 is: a healthy weight for your height and weight. Regardless of weight, for continue health - it is important to eat a balanced diet and get some aerobic exercise most days of the week. ...Read more

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## 15 What is the average weight and height for 10 year old? The weight must be in kg.

Average Weight : The average weight for a ten year old is 30kgs but there can be wide variations. ...Read more

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## 16 Ideal body weight and height of 3 yrs and one month boy ?

Wide range of normal: With such a wide range of normal at 3 years old, the best resource for determination of "ideal" is your son's pediatrician during a well child exam. Nonetheless, having said that, you may benefit by visiting "www.Cdc.Gov/growthcharts" & select the cdc growth charts for children age 2 years of age & older in the U.S. You will see graphically that a growing normal 3 yr-old boy may vary from 12-20kg. ...Read more

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## 17 How many overall calories and protein per day should I consume for building muscle? I'm aiming for maximum muscle gain, I'm skinny now only 100 lbs, 5'6". I read 1g protein per pound of body weight.

Muscle: Forget about muscle for now. You need to gain weight first and slowly gain muscle strength. If you overdo exercise at the expense of eating you would be making a mistake. ...Read more

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## 18 How to weight gain?? what is diet plan for weight gain??

Foods to help with: healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, Avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, protein shakes, protein bars, lean meats, poultry, fish, Smoothies (with added silken tofu or powdered milk), Greek yogurt (full –fat), pasta/ bagels & use of juice rather than soda. Some people add whey proteins. ...Read more

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## 19 What is best BMI calculator using weight for women by age and height?

Here's one: http://www.bmicalculatorforfemales.us/.

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## 20 3 months pregnant. Is weight 50kg and body mass index 20, for height 160cm, normal or underweight?

Your height: Weight and bmi are definitely in the normal range. ...Read more

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## 21 What is the formula for calculating body mass index and ideal body weight?

BMI: The body mass index is equal to the person's weight divided by the square of their height. Ideal body weight will vary with age, sex, muscle/fat ratio, height and bone density. Bmi is only a rough guide of a person's ideal body weight which is usually a range and not an absolute number. Generally a bmi less than 18 is underweight, 18-25 is ideal, 25-30 is overweight and over 30 is obese. ...Read more

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## 22 What's the best way to determine the ideal body weight?

Estimate with BMI: No simple tool is perfect, the the bmi does provide a rough estimate.Bmi equals your weight in pounds mulitplied by 703 then divided by the square of your height in inches. 18-25 is ideal, 25-30 is overweight, over 30 is obese and less than 18 is underweight. It is inaccurate in very muscular individuals, where the calculated value will be too high due to muscle mass. ...Read more

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## 23 Ideal body weight and height of 3 yrs and one month boy ?

Wide range of normal: With such a wide range of normal at 3 years old, the best resource for determination of "ideal" is your son's pediatrician during a well child exam. Nonetheless, having said that, you may benefit by visiting "www.Cdc.Gov/growthcharts" & select the cdc growth charts for children age 2 years of age & older in the U.S. You will see graphically that a growing normal 3 yr-old boy may vary from 12-20kg. ...Read more

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## 24 What is the best method for determining ideal body weight?

BMI is ok: Bmi or body mass index is an ok way to calculate your ideal weight. Using pounds and inches: bmi = ( weight in pounds / ( height in inches x height in inches ) ) x 703 bmi prime is the bmi/25. This gives a percentage that you may be overweight (1.34= 34% overweight). ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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## 26 I am 59 , medium built and 6feet tall what is my ideal body weight?

Ideal weight: This depends in your gender.

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## 27 Ii am male 6ft 59 yrs.Old and med. Built what is my ideal body weight?

180lbs: Around 180lbs and below would give you a bmi under 25. ...Read more

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## 28 How can you calculate your ideal body weight?

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

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## 29 What is a good way to calculate ideal body weight?

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

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## 30 My age is 49 years any my height is about 5ft 8 inches, what should be ideal body weight. Right now I am weighing 76 KGS.

Normal: Normal would be about 74kgs which would give you a BMI of 24.8. Which would be considered about normal for your sex and age and height. ...Read more

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## 31 How do I find out my ideal body weight?I'm female mom of 2, 31yrs, 5ft 6" and 176lbs (but started at 190lbs)

154 pounds: Is the highest weight considered to be within a "normal" bmi for your height. The range is 118 lbs (bmi of 19) to 154 pounds (bmi of 24.9). Two of my favorite exercise ; diet books are "8 minutes in the morning", and "the 3 hour diet" by jorge cruise. Can get cheap on amazon.Com used. Small, reasonable goals are the way to incorporate healthy behaviors into a new lifestyle. Great job so far! ...Read more

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## 32 How can I determine my ideal body weight? For example, I am 44 years, six feet, male - what weight should I strive for?

Different formulas: Males: ibw = 50 kg + 2.3 kg for each inch over 5 feet. Thus for you: 50 kg + (2.3 kg x 12 ") = 50 + 27.6 = 77.6 kg (x 2.2 lb/kg) = 170.72 lb. Other formulas will give slightly different results. Try to add muscle instead of fat to maintain a healthy body. If you're overweight, exercise to tone muscle & lose fat. ...Read more

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## 33 Im a 22yr old female at 5'0, Whats my ideal body weight while having a med body frame? I take daily walks(15-90mins), What can I do/eat to ⬆metabolism

Ideal body weight: A simple formula for women is to allow 100 pounds for being 5 feet tall and add 5 pounds for every inch taller than 5 feet. A fluctuation of 10 pounds in either direction of ideal weight is considered healthy. Increase your metabolism by eating a healthy breakfast, including healthy fats in your diet, such as avocado, salmon, nuts, drinking green tea, regular exercise and regular sleep pattern. ...Read more

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## 34 Had report of adrenal hyperplasia on CT urogram. All labs BP, normal. No symptoms. Is this a normal variant? Male age 62 ideal body weight.

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Here are some...: Most likely, the reported finding on CT Urogram is merely incidental and carries no clinical importance. As a F/U for a peace of mind, repeating a CT in a year is reasonable. Of course, the most logical timing of F/U should be deduced with working closely with your treating doc since she/he surely knows more pertinent information about you. ...Read more

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## 35 What is the formula for height and appropriate body weight?

Roughly: Males - 105 for fist 5 feet w 5lb/in females - 100 for 5 feet w 5lb/in. ** + or - 10%. This is a rough estimate only. ...Read more

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## 36 What is the best way to reduce the body weight?

See below: Healthful diet, portion control, exercise: eat lean protein, good fats, low glycemic carbs, colorful fruits & veggies, whole grains; avoid fast foods & highly processed foods; limit portions by using salad plate instead of dinner plate; no 2nd helpings; 30 minutes of moderate exercise (walking, water exercises) a day. Aim for 2-pound weight loss per week. ...Read more

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## 37 What is the best way to reduce your body weight ?

Eat less move more: Eat less and move more. If you reduce your intake by 500 calories a day, you can lose a pound a week. If you increase your daily activity, that increases your metabolism and helps you to lose weight. ...Read more

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## 38 My hight is 172cm.What is the best suitable body weight for me?

You decide: Ignore the "ideal weight" subscience numbers. Your best weight is what looks and feels right to you and enables you to keep up in the fitness-sports you enjoy with your peers. Someone else can teach you to calculate the body mass index, but this is for non-athletes; track and field stars are "underweight" and bodybuilders / hollywood studs are all "overweight" or "obese". ...Read more

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## 39 I am 40s, male, what is the best exercise to reduce body cholesterol & to reduce body weight?

Exercise: I recommend a mix of cardio (treadmill, cycle...) and resistance training (lighter weights high repetition). ...Read more