# Ideal Weight

Use this tool to determine your ideal body weight. The ideal weight calculator can help you determine if you should be considering a diet.

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### Using an Ideal Weight Calculator

In the past, many fitness books would publish a chart of proper weight. Often, the figures would list height corresponding to weight. Many readers would look at the charts and discover they are “way above” their ideal weights. Then, they would look in the mirror and wonder why they don’t look overweight. It is probably because the chart simply was not accurate. One criterion (height defines weight) is simply not enough to ascertain the proper healthy weight. Thankfully, these charts are a thing of the past thanks to accurate ideal weight calculators.

A calculator like this is an innovative concept. It provides a more detailed and accurate explanation of what a person’s weight should be based on a number of criteria. That is, all someone has to do is plug vital stats into the calculator. These stats include age, height, weight, etc. When the calculator provides the information, it will be far closer to accurate than what appears in a book. Again, the information will be compiled by examining specific figures as opposed to presenting a “ready made” figure based on extreme generalization.

However, it is also important to note that a perfect weight is sometimes subjective and sometimes it is objective. That is, if you are 8 lbs over your ideal weight, it may not necessarily mean your physical appearance will be poor. After all, even if you are carrying extra fat tissue it may not seriously affect appearance. Personal preference and opinion will weigh heavily on how you wish to approach the goals of your weight.

More ideal weight information can be found here.

Another important measurement for you to consider is you body mass index, also known as BMI, you can find out your BMI with our BMI Calculator

Growth charts for children can be found here:

Calculator Source: Ewald G, McKenzie C (editors). Manual of Medical Therapeutics, 28th edition. Little, Brown and Company. 1995. page 30 (“Hamwi method”)

This will compute your ideal healthy weight, not the weight you look good at.

### When will you reach your ideal weight on a keto diet?

Determining your ideal body weight is the easy part. However, reaching that weight takes some work, but not too much. The most important thing in any weight loss endeavour is patience because the results may take some time to materialize.

If you choose a keto diet (As a German reader, you should check out this article: Keto Diät) as a means to your ideal weight, you can start to see noticeable weight loss after about ten to twenty-one days without any additional supplements (Supplements). A keto diet is a perfect fat burner (Fatburner) that reduces your caloric intake to just about 500 calories per day. During this time, your body shifts from relying on carbohydrates to fats for its daily energy requirement. Firstly you should check out our detailed review of keto gummies supplements.

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Some people may attain their weight loss goals sooner than others; it depends on the body’s biology. And no two people’s bodies are identical. If you are among those who take longer to see the results of their weight loss initiatives, you can accelerate things a bit by undertaking a detox program or using a testosterone booster (Testo Booster).

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KC Greene
17. September 2020
KC Greene
17. September 2020
Actually what is being promoted as more accurate than BMI, as a general reference to determine if you are at a "healthy" weight, is waist-to-height ratio, which should be 0.5 : 1.0, or lower. That is, your waist circumference should be half your height, or less.

HealthStatus
10. September 2020
HealthStatus
10. September 2020
Hi James, ok you are muscular, bones are usually about 35% of your body weight, so there really isn't a thing as "big boned". The thing you have not taken into account is that your heart and vascular system were designed to pump blood for a certain size human. If you get bigger than that, your heart has to work harder. Now your age and fitness help, but the calculator isn't judging how you look, it is calculating the healthiest weight for you where your organs will be properly fed and not overstressed.

James Lidderd
1. September 2020
James Lidderd
1. September 2020
Im not over weight im 1.8m My waist is 80 and im 82KG and I'm 17 years old I have a big bone structure and i play rugby and i gym so I'm not over weight im just fine the way i am

Kay
3. October 2019
Kay
3. October 2019
The government and healthcare in America wants everyone fat and slow. Easier to manipulate that way.

Danielle White
27. August 2019
Danielle White
27. August 2019
You can also use this calculator: https://www.healthstatus.com/calculate/ideal-weight-for-children/

Danielle White
27. August 2019
Danielle White
27. August 2019
For people under 18 you should use this chart. https://www.healthstatus.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/GrowthChart-2-20-male.pdf Boys and girls have a different scale. You should focus on a healthy lifestyle of nutritious food and plenty of activity. Your health care professional can help you know if you are in the right spot for your age, sex, height and weight.

August Wolf
14. August 2019
August Wolf
14. August 2019
I am 11 yo/r, 75 pounds, and 149 centimeters. Is this a good body weight? Also, I have a friend my age who is 152 centimeters and a hundred pounds.

Nissim Levy
26. June 2019
Nissim Levy
26. June 2019
I'm 6'1" with a 33 inch waist and I weigh 215 lbs. According to the BMI I'm obese, but ironically I can see my abs and I have 18 inch muscular arms. The BMI is a joke

Danielle White
7. May 2019
Danielle White
7. May 2019
Getting the proper nutrients for you and the baby is the most important thing at this time. PLEASE get with your OB/GYN and get a healthy eating plan for you and the baby.

Obehighe Deborah Bamikale
7. May 2019
Obehighe Deborah Bamikale
7. May 2019
I'm pregnant with a baby in my 30wks now, and my weight is 113kg with the height of 1.68cm. What do I do to loose weight even as I am an expectant mother? Thanks

Yitbarek Belay
29. April 2019
Yitbarek Belay
29. April 2019
Im 59 kg and 1.84 m so i need to be 76 kg to be ideal thats alot of weight to gain. Anyone know any tips to gain weight here?

Halle
27. April 2019
Halle
27. April 2019
You want me to GAIN WEIGHT?? I was trying to see how much to lose...

Mick
21. April 2019
Mick
21. April 2019
A waist of 96cm, especially for your short height makes your waist/height ratio over 0.58! And your BMI is over 29. You're def over weight and on the edge of being obese. To be healthy your waist should be under half your height, so <83cm and your BMI ideally 23. So for your height 62.6 Kg. You need to lose over 17Kg dude!

vicki wangenstein
23. February 2019
vicki wangenstein
23. February 2019
will the ketio diet help my throid.

Danielle White
8. January 2019
Danielle White
8. January 2019
Here are links to the ideal weight calculator on our site and the BMI calculator. Hopefully these will give you a better understanding of your healthy weight. https://www.healthstatus.com/calculate/ideal-healthy-weight/ https://www.healthstatus.com/calculate/body-mass-index/

Errol
4. January 2019
Errol
4. January 2019
For my height of 170 cm am to over weight

Roberto Gimenez
14. September 2018
Roberto Gimenez
14. September 2018
You forgot to account for muscular dudes. I'm 165 cm and 80 kg, but my waist is just 96 cm. I'm thin at 74 kg aprox. People already say I'm not fat.

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HealthStatus has been operating since 1998 providing the best interactive health tools on the Internet, millions of visitors have used our health risk assessment, body fat and calories burned calculators. The HealthStatus editorial team has continued that commitment to excellence by providing our visitors with easy to understand high quality health content for many years.