How Much Should I Weigh?

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How Much Should I Weigh?

'How much should I weigh?' is a good question, to which there are two criticawoman-on-scalesl parts to the problem ... firstly, the impact your weight has on your physical health and secondly, the impact on your psychological wellbeing...or how your weight makes you feel about yourself.

To help you determine quickly and easily the impact your weight may have on your health, we have created simple, accurate tables for what you should weigh. These tables are in either stones and pounds alongside pounds, or kilograms. The ranges given in the table show you clearly the upper and lower weight limits for your health at any given height.

The tables do not take into account age or sex, as according to the World Health Organization, the desirable weight for height ratio should be the same at any adult age and the same for both men and women, so if you are looking for an answer to how much should I weigh for my age and height or for a man or woman, then that simply boils down to how much should I weigh for my height.

The only caveat is that different ethnicities have slightly differing ranges; but adjusting your weight to a few pounds within the range for your height would be a successful health accomplishment for most people.

So the first part of the answer in relation to your health lies within the tables. Simply select your units of choice and click on (pounds) or (kilos) above to find the correct table.

Alternatively, you can simply use the calculator in the upper left corner of this site. This calculator will give you the same information ie what you should weigh as a range, but the calculator can be used to determine what you should weigh at any age from 2 years upwards.

How Much Should I Weigh? (pounds and st/lbs)

The chart below is easy to read from. Scroll down to your height on the left of the table and along to the underweight and overweight categories to find your weight range.

So for example someone of 5ft 6ins in height would be expected to weigh either 115 to 155lbs or alternatively from 8st 3lbs to 11st 1lb (the alternatives are simply to cover most international choices of weight scales).

Once you have found your healthy weight range, the next step to the solution of your weight problem can be found at the bottom of the table.

 

Weight Range (lbs)

Height (ft/ins barefoot)

Underweight (if you are below)

Overweight (if you are above)

pounds

st/lbs

pounds

st/lbs

4'9''

85

6'1''

116

8'4''

4'10''

89

6'5''

120

8'8''

4'11''

92

6'8''

124

8'12''

5'0''

95

6'11''

128

9'2''

5'1''

98

7'0''

132

9'6''

5'2''

101

7'3''

137

9'11''

5'3''

104

7'6''

141

10'1''

5'4''

108

7'10''

146

10'6''

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5'5''

111

7'13''

150

10'10''

5'6''

115

8'3''

155

11'1''

5'7''

118

8'6''

160

11'6''

5'8''

122

8'10''

164

11'10''

5'9''

125

8'13''

169

12'1''

5'10''

129

9'3''

174

12'6''

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5'11''

133

9'7''

179

12'11''

6'0''

136

9'10''

184

13'2''

6'1''

140

10'0''

189

13'7''

6'2''

144

10'4''

195

13'13''

6'3''

148

10'8''

200

14'4''

6'4''

152

10'12''

205

14'9''

I would like to gain a few lbs...

6'5''

156

11'2''

211

15'1''

6'6''

160

11'6''

216

15'6''

6'7''

164

11'10''

222

15'12''

6'8''

168

12'0''

228

16'4''

6'9''

173

12'5''

233

16'9''

6'10''

177

12'9''

239

17'1''

6'11''

181

12'13''

245

17'7''

7'0''

186

13'4''

251

17'13''

You now know your healthy weight range, but that does not guarantee that you feel particularly great about how you look.

Nor does it necessarily encourage you to proceed further to look for a suitable solution to your body image problem, which is a serious issue for many people looking for the answer to the question of 'how much should I weigh?'.

So if you are looking to lose weight, then our article How to Lose lbs can point you in the right direction.

How Much Should I Weigh? (kilos)

To find your weight range simply scroll down to your height in the left column of the table and along to the underweight and overweight categories.

So for example someone of 165cms in height would be expected to weigh from 50.4Kgs to 68.1Kgs.

The next step to the solution of your weight problem can be found at the bottom of the table.

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Weight Range (Kg)

Height (cm barefoot)

Underweight (if you are below)

Overweight (if you are above)

145

38.9

52.6

146

39.4

53.3

147

40.0

54.0

148

40.5

54.8

149

41.1

55.5

150

41.6

56.3

151

42.2

57.0

152

42.7

57.8

153

43.3

58.5

154

43.9

59.3

155

44.4

60.1

156

45.0

60.8

157

45.6

61.6

158

46.2

62.4

159

46.8

63.2

160

47.4

64.0

161

48.0

64.8

162

48.6

65.6

I would like to lose a few kilos...

163

49.2

66.4

164

49.8

67.2

165

50.4

68.1

166

51.0

68.9

167

51.6

69.7

168

52.2

70.6

169

52.8

71.4

170

53.5

72.3

171

54.1

73.1

172

54.7

74.0

173

55.4

74.8

174

56.0

75.7

175

56.7

76.6

176

57.3

77.4

177

58.0

78.3

178

58.6

79.2

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179

59.3

80.1

180

59.9

81.0

181

60.6

81.9

182

61.3

82.8

183

62.0

83.7

184

62.6

84.6

185

63.3

85.6

186

64.0

86.5

187

64.7

87.4

188

65.4

88.4

189

66.1

89.3

190

66.8

90.3

191

67.5

91.2

192

68.2

92.2

193

68.9

93.1

I would like to gain a few kilos...

194

69.6

94.1

195

70.3

95.1

196

71.1

96.0

197

71.8

97.0

198

72.5

98.0

199

73.3

99.0

200

74.0

100.0

201

74.7

101.0

202

75.5

102.0

203

76.2

103.0

204

77.0

104.0

205

77.7

105.1

206

78.5

106.1

207

79.3

107.1

208

80.0

108.2

209

80.8

109.2

210

81.6

110.3

211

82.4

111.3

212

83.1

112.4

213

83.9

113.4

214

84.7

114.5

You now know your healthy weight range, but that does not guarantee that you feel particularly great about how you look.

Nor does it necessarily encourage you to proceed further to look for a suitable solution to your body image problem, which is a serious issue for many people looking for the answer to the question of 'how much should I weigh?'.

So if you are looking to lose weight, then our article How to Lose lbs can point you in the right direction.

 

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