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Weight Loss

From the effects of the hormone cortisol to the role of genetics in weight loss, this category is packed with everything that you need to know about losing weight the healthy way.

How Much Should You Weigh?

If you are attempting to reach the weight you were in high school, you might want to think again. For anyone who is not sure how much you should weigh, we've put together an easy at-a-glance weigh chart so you can see your ideal body weight range.

How Much Should You Weigh?


How Much Should You Weigh?

If you are in the process of losing weight or beginning a weight loss plan, it's a good idea to have a targeted goal body weight in mind. Your goal weight should be specific, achievable, and measurable. We have included some answers to the question of how much you should weigh, though it's important to remember that if you exercise more and carry more lean muscle tissue, or if you are elderly, these numbers will need to be adjusted for you.

The Answer to "How Much Should I Weigh?"

If you went to visit a dietician, they would use a special formula to let you know how much you should weigh, and they can also estimate how many calories you need each day to maintain your weight. They can also calculate your daily calories required to reach your target body weight.

To use this chart, you'll need to determine your body frame. If you are not sure what your body frame is it's easy to assess by using this tool from the US National Library of Medicine.

Weight Chart for Females

Weight Chart for Males



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