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Calculate Your Healthy Body Weight

Posted Jul 28 2009 11:20pm
A dietitan gave me a quick way that I could help my clients figure out if their weight is in a healthy range for their height.

Follow these three steps for yourself: 

1.) Male Or Female

If you are Male and at least 5' 0" = start with 107 pounds

If you are Female and at least 5' 0" = start with 100 pounds


2.) Inches Above 5 feet

Next add 5 pound for every inch you are above 5 feet to the original total.


3.) 10% Plus Or Minus

Add and subtract 10% of the sum to find your ideal weight range


LANCE! As An Example: 

1.) Definitely male and thank the lord I'm above 5 feet = 107 lbs.

2.) I'm 5' 9", 5' 10" if I have a great hair spike...so 9 inches above 5 feet = 107 + (9x5) = 152 lbs.

3.) 10% of 152 lbs. = 15.2 lbs. 

My target weight range is estimated to be 136.8 - 167.2

Current weight is 165, so I fall within the range.

How about you?


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