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Our ideal weight chart shows ideal body weight for men and women. See if you are over weight, the right weight for height or under weight. The questions what's my ideal weight, how much should I weigh, are answered and ideal body weight is explained

 

HOW MUCH SHOULD I WEIGH?


Ideal Weight Chart for Women

Based on body mass index, optimised for women

Weight
in stones

my ideal weight calculator for women, over weight based on body mass index 22.5

Height in feet / inches

KEY:       underweight     ideal weight         overweight


Ideal Weight Chart for Men

Based on body mass index, optimised for men

Weight
in stones

My ideal weight chart for men, over weight based on body mass index 25

Height in feet / inches

KEY:       underweight     ideal weight         overweight


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What's My Ideal Weight?

This is a complex subject and before coming to any conclusion it is important to consider firstly how happy you are with your body and secondly the ratio of fat to muscle. An ideal body weight calculator fails to take into account that the weight on the scales does not tell you whether you are carrying too much or too little body fat. So, when you ask yourself the question, what's my ideal weight ? Ask yourself how you look and feel - a bit flabby, or strong and toned.

If you have a strong, toned body the right weight for you may be at the higher end of the ideal weight range given for you on the height and weight chart. If you have wobbly bits, your ideal weight is likely to be at the lower end of the range on the height and weight chart. This is because muscle weighs more per square inch than fat - so a 12 stone muscular person would look slim, but a twelve stone unmuscular person of the same height would look plump!

If your body weight is in the right range, and you think you just need to tone up, we have found an excellent resource in Fitness for Life great for beginners, it takes the mystery out fitness in an easy to understand and entertaining way.


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Body Weight and Health

If you fall into the ideal weight range on the weight calculator, flabby or not, your weight is considered healthy. It's not until you get seriously over weight (a stone or more above the ideal weight for your height) that there may be negative health implications. If you are within this healthy weight range then how much should I weigh becomes more a question of how you want to look and feel.


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What if I'm Over Weight?

Most health professionals agree that the best way to get to your ideal weight is through following a diet based on healthy eating principles, and by becoming more active. This doesn't mean you have to go on a strict diet, or start a punishing exercise routine. Moderation and good habits are the keys to successful, healthy, weight loss. Calorie counting can be very helpful in this respect as it encourages weight loss through a change in eating habits that will last a lifetime. We have two recommendations for losing weight the healthy way, for those who like to do things on a computer www.weightlossresources.co.uk is an excellent resource offering a huge UK nutrition database, food and exercise diaries and guidance on how to lose weight. For those who prefer paper and books the weight loss resources kit has everything you need neatly packed up in a bag!


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Body Mass Index

A body weight calculator is normally based on body mass index (as is ours). Body mass index is a number created from a calculation of weight and height. Body mass index is the standard normally used by health professionals to determine if a person falls into a healthy weight range. You can look up your body mass index on our body mass index chart.


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