How Much Should I Weigh For My Height?

How much should I weigh for my height is a question we all ask ourselves at one time or another. Although there is no exact number for any person, no matter what their height, age or gender there are certain healthy averages we can use to help guide us.

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However, you must remember that an average never tells the whole picture and you should not make any snap assumptions based on it. Below is a table which gives an average weight range for both men and women according to their height and frame size. However, if you would like a more detailed approach to your personal ideal weight then keep on reading below.


How To Calculate Your Exact Ideal Weight?

If you would like to answer the question “How much should I weigh” in a more specific and personal way then you have two options available to you. Firstly, you can visit a nutritionist or a medical professional and have them make a professional analysis and thus determine your most healthy ideal weight. This is not for everyone because it obviously costs money and it may even be too specific for some people. Secondly, you can make some easy calculations which will give you a good idea of what weight you should be.

Calculating Your BMI Is The Key To Finding Your Ideal Weight

Calculating your BMI (Body Mass Index) and also measuring your waist size will give you a pretty good indicator if you are in good health weight wise. To learn how to calculate your BMI read How many calories should I eat a day, I have written a simple but detailed article on how you should calculate it there. Once you have made the calculations, you can look at the below BMI ranges to determine if you are in top shape or not.

calories and BMI
You need to calculate your BMI to get your exact ideal weight. Don’t worry it is easy!



 If your BMI is under 18.5

You are most probably underweight

If your BMI is between 19 and 24.9

You are in the ideal weight range for your height

If your BMI is 25 to 29.9

You are probably overweight

If you BMI is 30 Plus

You are obese and should consult a doctor or nutritionist. To stay healthy you will have to lose weight.


Before you try any new weight loss diets or you take up exercise to try an lose weight, you should definitely consult a medical professional first. There are many fad diet plans out there and if you really want to lose weight and become healthy, then you have to do it in a healthy way.

I have written some good free articles which should be able to get you started:

How to count Calories

How To Lose 5 Pounds In A Week

How Many Calories Should I Eat

If you think you need to really lose weight and you want to keep it off then my articles won’t be enough. You need to find a weight loss program which will teach you will make sure you lose weight and stay slim. I have written a detailed review of a product I recommend here, but there are loads of them out there