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I am 18, 5'6 and weigh 214 lbs. Should I consider losing weight? If so, how much should I lose to be at s healthier weight? Am I overweight?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: About 50 lbs. Yes.

The average 66-inch 18-year-old woman weighs about 135 pounds.
Estimate that by using 105 pounds for a 60-inch (5-foot) woman, and add 5 pounds for every extra inch in height (105+30=135). Take the next 2 years to lose 2 pounds per month, by eating LESS. Exercise is good too. Avoid sugar. Avoid simple carbs. No sugared drinks. Eat LESS. Two pounds a month for 2 years is 48 pounds of weight loss.

In brief: About 50 lbs. Yes.

The average 66-inch 18-year-old woman weighs about 135 pounds.
Estimate that by using 105 pounds for a 60-inch (5-foot) woman, and add 5 pounds for every extra inch in height (105+30=135). Take the next 2 years to lose 2 pounds per month, by eating LESS. Exercise is good too. Avoid sugar. Avoid simple carbs. No sugared drinks. Eat LESS. Two pounds a month for 2 years is 48 pounds of weight loss.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics

In brief: Body mass index

BMI or body mass index can be calculated here: https://www.
nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm There is also a BMI calculator app. Overweight is above A BMI of 25. Obese is above 30.

In brief: Body mass index

BMI or body mass index can be calculated here: https://www.
nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm There is also a BMI calculator app. Overweight is above A BMI of 25. Obese is above 30.
Dr. Christine Hom
Dr. Christine Hom
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