# How to calculate the Ideal Weight?

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##### Asked by: Rachael Washington

It is calculated according to **BMI = weight/height²** . The optimal, healthy range for BMI is between 18.5 and 24.9. Our ideal weight calculator converts this back into weight, presenting to you the range of appropriate weights for your height.Mar 9, 2022

## What is the formula to calculate ideal weight?

Ideal body weight is computed **in men as 50 + (0.91 × [height in centimeters − 152.4]) and in women as 45.5 + (0.91 × [height in centimeters − 152.4])**. A simple alternative would be to compute ideal body weight as the weight corresponding to an ideal body mass index of 22 kg/m^{2}.

## How do you calculate ideal body weight Example?

Calculating Ideal Body Weight

**If you’re under 5 feet tall, subtract 2 pounds for each inch under 5 feet**. Using the equation, a 5-foot, 4-inch tall woman would have an ideal weight of 120 pounds: IBW = 100 + (4 x 5) = 120. A man who is 6 feet tall has an IBW of 178 pounds: IBW = 106 + (12 x 6) = 178.

## How do you calculate your ideal weight for your height?

To determine body weight in pounds, **the desired BMI is multiplied by 5 and then add BMI/5 lb for each inch >5 ft in height**. For instance, for a BMI of 20, start with 100 lb for a height of 5 ft and add 4 lb for each additional inch of height. For a BMI of 25, start with 125 lb and add 5 lb for each inch of height.

Mar 30, 2016

## What is ideal weight in kg?

It gave the ideal weight according to height and the following formulae were used in traditional weight calculators: **Ideal body weight (men) = 50 kg + 1.9 kg for every inch above 5 feet**. Ideal body weight (women) = 49 kg + 1.7 kg for every inch above 5 feet.

## What is the ideal weight for 5’2 female in kg?

Height and Weight Chart Female

Height in Feet | Height in cm | Average Weight Range in kg |
---|---|---|

5’2” feet | 157 cm | 44.9 – 54.9 kg |

5’3” feet | 160 cm | 47.2 – 57.6 kg |

5’4” feet | 163 cm | 49 – 59.9 kg |

5’5” feet | 165 cm | 51.2 – 62.6 kg |

## What is my ideal weight for my age?

Weight and height guide chart

Height | Normal weight BMI 19–24 | Overweight BMI 25–29 |
---|---|---|

5ft (60 in”) |
97–123 lb |
128–148 lb |

5 ft 1 in (61 in) | 100–127 lb | 132–153 lb |

5 ft 2 in (62 in) | 104–131 lb | 136–158 lb |

5 ft 3 in (63 in) | 107–135 lb | 141–163 lb |

## What is ideal weight for 160cm female?

For example, if you are 160cm tall, your ideal weight range is **between 51.2 and 64.0 kg**, and you are obese if you are above 76.8 kg.

## What is ideal weight for 155cm female?

Instructions

Normal Weight | Overweight | |
---|---|---|

152cm (1.52m) | 44 | 63 |

155cm (1.55m) | 45 |
65 |

157cm (1.57m) | 47 | 67 |

160cm (1.60m) | 49 | 69 |

## Which weight is best for female?

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute indicates that a healthy weight for a woman who is 5 feet, 4 inches tall ranges from **110–140 pounds** with a BMI of 19–24. A woman whose BMI score is above 25 is considered overweight and 30 and above is considered obese.

Apr 16, 2021

## Which weight is best for female in KG?

**How Ideal Weight Is Calculated**

- For women: ideal body weight (in kilograms) = 49kg + 1.7kg for each inch over 5 feet.
- For men: ideal body weight (in kilograms) = 52kg + 1.9kg for each inch over 5 feet.

Nov 30, 2021