Weight Loss – How Much Should I Weigh?

People who have problems with their weight usually ask "How much should I weigh?" They want to know whether they are fat or thin. Experts say that you should stick to whatever weight is comfortable for you. So perhaps a better question your should ask is "What is a healthy weight for me?"

One quick way to find out is through weight charts. Your local community health center should be able to provide you with this chart. The basic chart goes by age, height and bone structure (frame size).

"How much should I weight?" is a great question for your doctor because he is in a much better position to advise you than by just checking a chart. There are several things to consider, including whether you are healthy at your current weight and if it can cause you problems in the future.

Another method is to check your Body Mass Index (BMI), which compares your height to your weight. The resulting equation will tell you how much you should weigh.

The biggest concern is not about weight. It is more directly related to excess fat in the body, which is one of the major risk factors for disease. Your local fitness center or health clinic can check your body fat for you.

Think carefully about who you rely on to determine how much you should weight because what's good for one person is not necessarily suitable for another. Talk to your doctor to most accurately determine how much you should weigh.