Probably the best way to determine whether you possess an ideal weight or not is by looking up a Health and Weight Chart as well as calculating your BMI (Body Mass Index).
Now, the concept of Body Mass Index emerges from the fact that how much your ideal weight should not only depend on your height but also on the weight of your bones, muscles and fat present in your body.
That is the reason the most effective way to determine how healthily fat or thin you are can be clearly calculated through a Body Mass Index Calculator.
So here, we have given you a Height and Weight Chart which shows the Normal, Overweight and Obese levels of your weight according to your height.
You can consult this for tentative assessment of your health depending on your existing weight.
Height and Weight Chart
|4′ 10″||91 to 118 lbs.||119 to 142 lbs.||143 to 186 lbs.|
|4′ 11″||94 to 123 lbs.||124 to 147 lbs.||148 to 193 lbs.|
|5′||97 to 127 lbs.||128 to 152 lbs.||153 to 199 lbs.|
|5′ 1″||100 to 131 lbs.||132 to 157 lbs.||158 to 206 lbs.|
|5′ 2″||104 to 135 lbs.||136 to 163 lbs.||164 to 213 lbs.|
|5′ 3″||107 to 140 lbs.||141 to 168 lbs.||169 to 220 lbs.|
|5′ 4″||110 to 144 lbs.||145 to 173 lbs.||174 to 227 lbs.|
|5′ 5″||114 to 149 lbs.||150 to 179 lbs.||180 to 234 lbs.|
|5′ 6″||118 to 154 lbs.||155 to 185 lbs.||186 to 241 lbs.|
|5′ 7″||121 to 158 lbs.||159 to 190 lbs.||191 to 249 lbs.|
|5′ 8″||125 to 163 lbs.||164 to 196 lbs.||197 to 256 lbs.|
|5′ 9″||128 to 168 lbs.||169 to 202 lbs.||203 to 263 lbs.|
|5′ 10″||132 to 173 lbs.||174 to 208 lbs.||209 to 271 lbs.|
|5′ 11″||136 to 178 lbs.||179 to 214 lbs.||215 to 279 lbs.|
|6′||140 to 183 lbs.||184 to 220 lbs.||221 to 287 lbs.|
|6′ 1″||144 to 188 lbs.||189 to 226 lbs.||227 to 295 lbs.|
|6′ 2″||148 to 193 lbs.||194 to 232 lbs.||233 to 303 lbs.|
|6′ 3″||152 to 199 lbs.||200 to 239 lbs.||240 to 311 lbs.|
|6′ 4″||156 to 204 lbs.||205 to 245 lbs.||246 to 320 lbs.|
|BMI||19 to 24||25 to 29||30 to 39|
How to Calculate your BMI (metric units)
Here are the simple steps to calculate your Body Mass Index:
- First, multiply your height in meters (m) by itself
- Now, divide your weight in kilograms (kg) by your step 1 result
Demonstration of the Formula through Example
To calculate the Body Mass Index for an adult with the height of 200 cm and weight of 75 kg, we first need to convert the height into meters.
As there is 100 cm in a meter, we divide our figure by 100, which gives us 2m.
Now, let us put the figures into the formula to calculate the Body Mass Index of a person:
BMI= 75 / (2*2)
Hence, BMI= 18.75
This gives our Body Mass Index as 18.75.
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How do I Find Out If I Have Ideal Weight?
Now the BMI formula we have demonstrated above has been done for a reason. If calculated properly, it can clearly indicate whether you have ideal weight or not.
For people who possess a Body Mass Index of higher than 24.9 means that they are overweight. If you are worried about your health and feel threatened by your calculated Body Mass Index, you may consider visiting your doctor for advice on your health and general well being.
If you have a Body Mass Index of 35 or above, you may not like hearing it but the truth is that you may be suffering from obesity.
At this stage, your physician may refer you to undergo Bariatric Surgery  to reach your ideal weight. Bariatric surgeries such as Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass and LAP-BAND®, are all intended to address the cause of excess fat, rather than simply removing fat.
This surgery can achieve long-term weight loss and is the best option for patients with a BMI of 30 or above.
Now whether you go for a bariatric surgery or not, for maintenance of an ideal weight, you will have to maintain a healthy lifestyle including exercise and a balanced diet.
Following this would ensure maintenance of your surgery failing which, the lost weight would come back into your system in no time.