How much should I weigh for a healthy body

It’s the question everyone asks, “how much should I weigh?” The simple answer is, your ideal weight depends on a bunch of different factors such as your height, age, gender, frame size, bone density, muscle-to-fat ratio, and body fat distribution.

There are several methods of determining how much you should weigh; with each method using different factors to calculate your ideal weight, such as height, waist and hip size, or frame size

This calculator uses your frame size, gender, and height to calculate how much you should weigh. Other ways of determining your ideal weight are body mass index, waist-to-hip ratio and body fat percentage.

How much should I weigh?

It is important that you maintain your perspective with regards to body weight. Simply use body weight as a tool to indicate health and aim to keep it within a healthy range. Check your BMI, which is favored by many health professionals.

It’s worth getting your body fat percentage measured to ensure that you are indeed in good health. The scales do not distinguish between fat and muscle. It’s not so much about how much should you weigh, as it is about ideal body fat percentage.

Weight is a very crude method of determining health or even beauty. Body fat percentage is a much better indicator. Therefore, ideally anyone tracking their “weight” should ideally do so through regular body fat percentage measurements, which can be inexpensively done at fitness clubs, gyms or your local college/ university, or use this body fat calculator to get an estimate now.

Remember that each of us is built differently. While your friend may be the same height as you, they may have a different size frame, different bone density, muscle to fat ratio, and body fat distribution (learn more about body types and body shape). So don’t try to compare yourself with others. You want to achieve the healthiest, happiest weight for you – not them!

Use the calorie calculator to determine your personal calorie requirements.

Weight chart for women


Small Frame

Medium Frame

Large Frame


102-111 109-121 118-131


103-113 111-123 120-134


104-115 113-126 122-137


106-118 115-129 125-140


108-121 118-132 128-143


111-124 121-135 131-147


114-127 124-138 134-151


117-130 127-141 137-155


120-133 130-144 140-159


123-136 133-147 143-163


126-139 136-150 146-167


129-142 139-153 149-170


132-145 142-156 152-173


135-148 145-159 155-176


138-151 148-162 158-179

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