# Top 20 Doctor insights on: Ideal Body Weight Formula

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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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## Body Weight (Definition)

Body weight is a term for the ...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 Does protein shake help in maintaining fit body without weight gain?

MostlyMarketing, not: health. Best learn how to eat foods not highly processed for profit, addiction, convenience (ie most low fat foods). Healthy human foods are high saturated fats & protein, with very low carbohydrates, esp. processed from grains, fruits, etc. Study: http://goo.gl/Blh6rW http://goo.gl/xWUg3r http://goo.gl/oMgBct http://goo.gl/k8x9LF http://goo.gl/7IyXwY http://bit.ly/2f0HunE http://goo.gl/JH8XBX etc ...Read more

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## 4 Since weight lifting-cant lose body fat?

The same volume of -: muscle will be heavier than fat, so if you are building muscles, you may not see much weight reduction. You might be looking at your bulging muscles and thinking its the fat. The only way to reduce the fat in the body is to reduce your fat content with your food intake and Increase your expenditure by exercising regularly. ...Read more

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## 5 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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## 6 Is eating 1200 calorie to lose weight healthy?

It depends...: This depends on your size, activity level and the type of calories (low-glycemic foods help the most). Most people will lost weight on a 1200 calorie diet but weight loss on such a diet will be temporary unless you make long-term changes in your diet. You are more likely to become deficient in vitamins and minerals so should take a multivitamin. Please see http://bit.Ly/19csbtw and my comment:. ...Read more

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## 7 Pounds of body fat. How will weight lifting add to this?

Shouldnt: Anaerobic exercise will increase metabolism burn fat and increase muscle. ...Read more

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## 8 Does gainers (proteins) which body builders eat to gain weight close growth plates at 16?

No. Not from protein: Extra protein will not make your growth plates close early. They will add weight and not necessarily muscle. ...Read more

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## 9 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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## 10 Weight lost weight the best diet?

Too many..: There are so many effective diets that you must find the one that takes in fewer calories than you expend in a day, contains proper percentages of carbohydrates, protein and fat (60-40-20 is target), and that you can follow long term. Don't forget aerobic(cardio-pulmonary) exercise. ...Read more

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## 11 How to gain body weight?

Increase Muscle Mass: If you want to improve your body weight and you are normal body composition, increase muscle (lean) mass or fat free mass. Muscle weighs more than fat and this will improve your metabolism as an added benefit. Consult a personal trainer who can direct you with diet, weight lifting and aerobic exercise. This is the "triple" approach to body building. ...Read more

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## 12 Does healthy gut bacteria help us gain weight or lose weight ?

It depends...: Those who are overweight often have an imbalance of intestinal flora and improving this will help one to lose weight. Those who are underweight may have a different type of imbalance and improving this can help you gain weight. If your weight is appropriate then healthy flora will not contribute to weight gain or loss. See http://tinyurl.com/hhb6g9y for more information. ...Read more

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## 13 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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## 14 I am female... Age 23... Weight 69... Height 5.5... Wt to do to loose tummy fat....

Cut carbs; tone Abs!: If you put weight on your middle, you are an apple. Cut your carbs (sugars and starches) drastically. Work on toning your abs, especially those that get obliques! paleolithic, south beach diet, atkin's diet...Same results. And exercise your middle. This will tighten it up, but will not spot weight loss! ...Read more

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## 15 How to gain a body weight upto 10kg?

See Dr., then eat...: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a Dr. can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon,... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu,.... ...Read more

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## 16 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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## 17 How can one lose body fat percentage without losing weight?

Resistance training: Muscle weighs more than fat so as one gains muscle and becomes more lean with resistance training they may lose less overall weight. Most likely if you are becoming leaner from resistance training, you are probably losing some body fat percentage as well as weight. ...Read more

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## 18 Breastfeeding,always on diet since delivery(2y) atkins,calories etc,can't lose weight,wanna lose weight,like pre pregnancy weight(15kgs),have pcos ?

Exercise: Eat small frequent high protein meals,drink a lot of water and start to exercise--it will come off--continue to breast feed. ...Read more

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## 19 How to gain body weight with food?

Easy: Gaining weight should not be a problem in any normal healthy person , just by eating more than required calories (BMR) , loosing it is , to get get rid of i lb of fat in your body you have to have to burn 3500 cal by work out ...Read more