Ideal Weight Calculator

Ideal Weight

This ideal weight calculator is the tool for you if you are concerned about your health or appearance and want to know how much you should weigh. Based on your height and sex, it will assist you in determining your optimal body weight. Continue reading to discover how to calculate your IBW (ideal body weight) using various formulae and how to interpret the results. We’ll also walk you through how to utilize the BMI-based healthy weight chart.

How much should I weight?

There are several methods for determining someone’s optimal weight. To be honest, none of them is really correct because there are so many variables at play. For example, those with a lot of muscle mass (and high lean body mass) will have a higher optimum weight than suggested by their findings.

Our optimum body weight calculator calculates your optimal weight using four different formulae as well as your BMI. While the four calculations below just offer you one figure to aim for, BMI provides you a weight range to be in.

The following formulae are used by the optimum weight calculator for men:

  • Robinson formula: 52 kg + 1.9 kg per every inch over 5 feet
  • Miller formula: 56.2 kg + 1.41 kg per every inch over 5 feet
  • Hamwi formula: 48.0 kg + 2.7 kg per every inch over 5 feet
  • Devine formula: 50.0 kg + 2.3 kg per every inch over 5 feet

For women, the ideal weight calculator uses the following equations:

  • Robinson formula: 49 kg + 1.7 kg per every inch over 5 feet
  • Miller formula: 53.1 kg + 1.36 kg per every inch over 5 feet
  • Hamwi formula: 45.5 kg + 2.2 kg per every inch over 5 feet
  • Devine formula: 45.5 kg + 2.3 kg per every inch over 5 feet

Height weight chart and BMI

BMI, or Body Mass Index, is the final measure of an individual’s optimal weight.BMI = weight/height². is used to compute it. BMI should be between 18.5 and 24.9 to be considered healthy. Our optimum weight calculator translates this to weight and shows you a range of weights that are optimal for your height.

You may also look at a height-weight chart that illustrates the underweight, normal, and overweight ranges for different heights:

Body mass index chart

Limitations of our IBW calculator

Keep in mind that the results of our optimum body weight calculator are not universally applicable. You’re good as long as you’re inside the BMI normal weight range; don’t embark on a rigid diet merely to get to that precise figure!

In addition, our IBW calculator is exclusively for adults. Consult an expert instead to determine the optimal weight range for children. Also, don’t use it if you’re expecting a child. Instead, use a pregnant weight increase calculator!


How to calculate ideal body weight in pounds?

The modified Devine method may be used to determine your optimal body weight in pounds.

  • For men: 110.23 lb + 5.1 lb per inch over 5 feet.
  • For women: 100.3 lb + 5.1 lb per inch over 5 feet.

Which ideal body weight formula is the best?

The Devine formula is the most medically proven optimal body weight calculation. This method is used by doctors to determine the dosages of medications like levothyroxine and immunoglobulins.
Other formulae aren’t all that different from the Devine formula, and they were mostly created to improve on it.

What is the ideal weight for a female?

The Devine formula can be used to establish a female’s optimal body weight.

In kilograms:
45.5 kg + 2.3 kg for every inch over 5 feet

In pounds:
100.3 lb + 5.1 lb for every inch over 5 feet

What is the ideal weight loss for a month?

If you want to reduce weight rapidly, you probably want to do it right now. But consider this: you didn’t gain those extra pounds overnight, and they won’t disappear overnight either.

According to doctors, a healthy weight reduction rate is 0.25-0.5 kg (0.55-1.1 lb) each week. That implies you should aim for a monthly weight loss of no more than 1-2 kg (2.2-4.4 lb).

It may appear depressing. However, the greatest method to lose weight without stress – and keep it off – is to do it slowly and steadily. You wouldn’t want the pound to come after you, would you?

How do you calculate your ideal body weight?

The Devine formula may be used to determine your optimal body weight.

Man’s divine formula:

50.0 kg + 2.3 kg for every inch over 5 feet

Devine formula for women:
45.5 kg + 2.3 kg for every inch over 5 feet

Only your height is required by the Devine formula. There are several optimal body weight formulae, but the Devine one is the most well-known and well-supported.

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