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My Ideal Weight
Healthy weight range: At one's routine check-up, he can ask about his "ideal" weight, which usually means his "healthy weight range". The best weight for a person varies, depending on amount of muscle, body build, any medical problems, etc... For a guy, a quick estimate is 106 pounds for the first 5 feet of height, plus 6 pounds for each additional inch. So, for a 68" person, an estimate can be 106+48 = 154 pounds. ...Read more
Sounds good: You're a young man, and the real test of your right weight is whether you're reasonably light on the body fat and are competitive at your favorite sport. Gold-medal track athletes are often "underweight" while solid-muscle, zero-bodyfat linebackers are often "obese". Whatever looks and feels right for you while you're physically fit. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
"Ideal" weight,: which does not mean what you SHOULD weigh, which can vary significantly, would be approx. 136#. Your best could could be much different. ...Read more
You decide: "ideal weight" charts are based on fallacies. If we believed them, then most triathletes would be "underweight" and most professional football players -- fantastic athletes -- would be "overweight." your ideal weight is whatever looks and feels right to you and enables you to perform your chosen sport(s) best. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Variable: If you use the Body Mass Index method, the listed ideal BMI is 21.6 which corresponds to a weight of 168 lb. If you use the growth charts of the CDC, the expected weight corresponding to that height is 185 lb. Physique/muscle mass and bone structure play a role in the process. ...Read more
130 to 140 lbs: The real answer to this question, as with most questions, is it depends. It depends on whether or not you have been close to this weight through most of your life. Ideal weight for a young woman at 5'7" tall is 135 lbs; at 53, it can be a little higher. But what is your body fat? Are you fit and muscular? If you have been 50+ pounds more than this for years, then 145 to 150 pounds would be great ...Read more
If you: Are a female, your "ideal" weight would be about 115 #; if you're a male it would be about 124# -- but those numbers do not mean that's what you should weigh. Check w/your doctor. You currently weigh about 140#. ...Read more
You are ideal!: Based on crude measure for females, it is 100 lbs for 5 ft plus 5 pounds per inch, equal to 140 lbs in your case! congrats! ...Read more
Youthful bodyweight: Think of when you were 21 years old-- how much did u weigh then? And how did your body look? Through exercise and excellent nutrition I think we can slow the aging process and look/feel good. Weight is just a number on a scale-- better to take a different perspective I would say. Keep in mind- muscle is denser than fat! Results may take some time but don't give up! Live well! ...Read more
Weight calculation : The calculation for ideal body weight is 100 lbs for the first five feet, 5 lbs for each additional inch. For males, 106 lbs and 6 lbs for each additional inch. You may add or subtract ten percent. You can also look at http://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts/data/set1clinical/cj41c018.pdf ...Read more
You decide: Ideal weight" charts are based on fallacies. If we believed them, then most triathletes would be "underweight" and most professional football players -- fantastic athletes -- would be "overweight." your ideal weight is whatever looks and feels right to you and enables you to perform your chosen sport(s) best. ...Read more
You sound quite: Petit. Around 80 to 90 pounds is a good range. Can be more if you are muscular. ...Read more
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