Ideal Weight Calculator Chart

What is Your Ideal Weight for Your Height?

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What is the ideal weight for your height? Use this chart for adults to find your traditional ideal weight. Find your height in feet and inches to see the pounds for men and for women for ideal weight. You can also check it by height in centimeters and weight in kilograms. Then you can decide if it's time to lose weight.

Ideal Weight Chart for Adults in Feet - Inches - Pounds

Height
(feet and inches)

Women

Men

5'0"

108 lb.

110 lb.

5'1"

112

115

5'2"

116

120

5'3"

119

125

5'4"

123

130

5'5"

127

135

5'6"

131

140

5'7"

134

145

5'8"

138

150

5'9"

142

155

5'10"

146

160

5'11"

149

165

6'0"

153

170

6'1"

157

175

6'2"

160

180

6'3"

164

185

6'4"

168

190

6'5"

172

195

6'6"

175

200

Metric Ideal Weight Chart - Centimeters and Kilograms

Height

Women

Men

152 cm

49 kg

50 kg

155

51

52

157

52

54

160

54

57

163

56

59

165

57

61

168

59

64

170

61

66

173

63

68

175

64

70

178

66

73

180

68

75

213

69

77

216

71

79

218

73

82

221

74

84

224

76

86

226

78

88

229

80

91

Other Measures of Ideal Weight

Calculations Used for Ideal Weight Charts

Ideal Body Weight (in kilograms) = 49 kg + 1.7 kg for each inch over 5 feet
Men: men: Ideal Body Weight (in kilograms) = 50 + 2.3 kg per inch over 5 feet.

The traditional ideal weight calculator is essentially a rule of thumb rather than being based on health research or a comprehensive study of population averages.

Do you weigh more because you are lean but very muscular, and muscle weighs more than fat? While we wish that was the case, usually we weigh more because we have too much body fat.

Your body mass index, calculated from your height and weight, is commonly used by health authorities to assess if you are overweight or obese. But very muscular people may have a higher body mass index while still having low body fat.

The US Centers for Disease Control recommends using both the BMI and your weight circumference to determine whether you are at a healthy weight.

A waist over 35 inches for non-pregnant women and over 40 inches for men indicates a higher risk of obesity-related conditions, according to the CDC.
What Should You Weigh for a Long, Healthy Life?

How to Lose Weight

If you use these calculators and find you weigh more than the average due to having too much body fat, you may want to lose weight through diet and exercise. We have free tools to help you achieve a lean, healthy body.

  • CalorieCount: Log your diet and exercise online or use the free mobile app. CalorieCount also analyzes the nutrition in what you eat so you can achieve a healthy diet.
  • 1200 and 1500 Calorie Diets: To lose weight you need to eat fewer calories than you burn off each day. Use these portion suggestions for a balanced 1200 or 1500 calorie weight loss diet.
  • Calories per Day Calculator: How many calories do you burn off each day at rest and with your usual level of exercise?

Source:

Assessing Your Weight: How Can I Tell If I'm at a Healthy Weight? US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Information Sheet. Accessed August 18, 2013. http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/index.html

Robinson JD, Lupkiewicz SM, Palenik L, Lopez LM, Ariet M, Determination of ideal body weight for drug dosage calculations. Am J Hosp Parm 1983 40:1016-9.

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