How to Calculate Your Ideal Body Weight

Do you know how much you’re supposed to weigh?

Most people have a rough idea of how much they want to weigh, but is that really the right number for your weight, height, age, and sex? Knowing how to calculate your ideal body weight can give you an idea of just how much weight you need to lose or gain.

Factors to Consider

Before you can calculate your ideal body weight, take a moment to write a few things down on a piece of paper:

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Midsection of a woman measure her waist size.
11/09/2018
Do you know how much you’re supposed to weigh? Most people have a rough idea of how much they want to weigh, but is that really the right number for your weight, height, age, and sex? Knowing how... read more
Midsection of a woman measure her waist size.
11/09/2018
Do you know how much you’re supposed to weigh? Most people have a rough idea of how much they want to weigh, but is that really the right number for your weight, height, age, and sex? Knowing how... read more