Find Out Your Ideal Weight with our Weight
Chart, are you Over Weight?
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
Ideal Weight Chart for Men
Based on body mass index, optimised for men
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
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
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.
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
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.