What is my ideal weight?

I am 4’6 (female)and weigh 60 kg…what will be my ideal weight?do I need to loose weight?

Answer #1

your quite short… I would say you are not MASSIVE but you are slightly above average when it comes to your weight BUT if your healthy then WHO CARES!!?? =]

Answer #2

No. I think 60kg is close to 120lbs. We can’t say if we don’t know your age. If you aren’t 16 I wouldn’t worry about that weight. When you get older it will adjust itself. You will have a notion of what weight feels comfortable for you when you become an adult. 60 kg isn’t fat at all anyway!

Answer #3

Probably somewhere around 46

Answer #4

If you can tell me your weight in pounds i can calculate your BMI (Body Mass Index). this will tell you whether your -Underweight -Normal weight -Overweight or Obese.

If you wnat you can do it your self by going on yahoo or google and typing in the search box ‘BMI’, then look for the link that says ‘calculate your BMI’.

Answer #5

your ideal and healthy weight range should be between 40-45kg.

Answer #6

hi I am 11 and weigh 40 am I over weight

Answer #7

im a 5ft9 female what should be my weight for my hight

Answer #8

how old r u? if u are between the ages of 11-12 this is ur ideal wieght.

There are a lot of different ways to think about a person’s ideal body weight. Some people would consider it to be the weight that was directly proportional to a person’s height, so that you wouldn’t have people who are short and fat or tall and thin.. A ‘better’ way to think about a person’s ideal body weight is as what is a ‘healthy’ weight for their age and height using their body mass index.

Please keep in mind that many factors go into determining if someone is ‘healthy’ and that this is just one tool. Talk to your Pediatrician if you have concerns about your child’s weight.

A 11 year old (female) child who is 132 pounds and is 4 feet and 6 inches tall has a body mass index of 31.9, which is over the 95th percentile, and would indicate that your child is overweight.

Your child’s ideal body weight would be at a BMI at the 85th percentile or below, and so would be about 86 pounds.

That doesn’t necessarily mean that your child has to lose 46 pounds. As he gets older and taller, he may thin out some and therefore just need to stop gaining weight, gain weight more slowly or lose some of that weight. Talk to your Pediatrician for more help interpreting these results.

See our guide to Overweight Kids for help getting your child to a healthy bmi, and the Top Books to Help Overweight Kids.

See the notes on BMI below if you have any questions..

To interpret your child’s BMI, you can also check the Girls BMI Growth Charts to see if your child has a healthy bmi. Just plot your childs age and BMI and see what the percentile is. (See our guide to Understanding Growth Charts if you are not sure what to do.)

Remember, a child is considered to be:

overweight if they have a BMI over the 95th percentile for their age at risk of becoming overweight if they have a BMI between the 85th and 95th percentile for their age underweight if they have a BMI under the 5th percentile for their age And a child has a healthy BMI if it is between the 5th and 85th percentile.
Try the Ideal Body Weight Calculator Again

If your child is overweight, how much weight do they need to lose? See our guide to Obesity Prevention and Treatment in Children and use our Healthy Weight Calculator to figure out a target weight for your child.

The following body mass index charts are in full color and available for children aged 2 to 20 years old:

for girls for boys

adapted from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics.

Notes on the BMI results (courtesy keepkidshealthy.com):

Being overweight means that you or your child has a body mass index that is above the 95th percentile for his or her age. A body mass index that is above the 85th percentile for his or her age puts your child at risk of becoming overweight. Since body mass index doesn’t directly measure body fat, it is possible to be overweight but not obese. Some kids who are very athletic and have a large muscle mass, may be overweight, but if they do not have excess body fat, then they do not need help with weight loss. However, the vast majority of children who are overweight are also obese and do need help with weight management.

Being underweight or at risk of being underweight means that your child has a body mass index for his age that is lower than the 5th percentile. This can be normal, especially if your child has been growing and developing normally, has a healthy diet, and is active and energetic. However, being underweight can also be a sign of a problem and deserves a full medical exam, especially if your child is not gaining weight or has recently lost weight, has diarrhea, vomiting, poor appetite, an unhealthy diet, or a low energy level. Children that are underweight can also be at risk of having eating disorders, especially if your child is overly concerned about losing weight, has a poor self body image, exercises excessively, has stopped having periods, or is using laxatives to lose weight. You should see your doctor if you suspect that your child has a medical condition causing him to be underweight or if you suspect an eating disorder.

For adults, a body mass index:

over 30 is considered obese. between 25 and 29.9 is considered overweight. between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered a healthy bmi. under 18.5 is consider underweight.

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