What's Your Ideal Body Weight?


You may be thinking, "What does ideal body weight have to do with a site about flattening your stomach?"

Well, if you've been reading this site, you now know that a flat stomach comes from overall body fitness. So it's important that you get your body as close to your ideal weight as possible.

PLEASE NOTE: This chart is just a guide and may not apply to everyone. It does not take into account different body frames/build, muscle tone, etc. It's important to speak with a physician about your individual weight if you are unsure.

Male    Female
Height Ideal Weight Height Ideal Weight
4' 6" 63 - 77 lbs. 4' 6" 63 - 77 lbs.
4' 7" 68 - 84 lbs. 4' 7" 68 - 83 lbs.
4' 8" 74 - 90 lbs. 4' 8" 72 - 88 lbs.
4' 9" 79 - 97 lbs. 4' 9" 77 - 94 lbs.
4' 10" 85 - 103 lbs. 4' 10" 81 - 99 lbs.
4' 11" 90 - 110 lbs. 4' 11" 86 - 105 lbs.
5' 0" 95 - 117 lbs. 5' 0" 90 - 110 lbs.
5' 1" 101 - 123 lbs. 5' 1" 95 - 116 lbs.
5' 2" 106 - 130 lbs. 5' 2" 99 - 121 lbs.
5' 3" 112 - 136 lbs. 5' 3" 104 - 127 lbs.
5' 4" 117 - 143 lbs. 5' 4" 108 - 132 lbs.
5' 5" 122 - 150 lbs. 5' 5" 113 - 138 lbs.
5' 6" 128 - 156 lbs. 5' 6" 117 - 143 lbs.
5' 7" 133 - 163 lbs. 5' 7" 122 - 149 lbs.
5' 8" 139 - 169 lbs. 5' 8" 126 - 154 lbs.
5' 9" 144 - 176 lbs. 5' 9" 131 - 160 lbs.
5' 10" 149 - 183 lbs. 5' 10" 135 - 165 lbs.
5' 11" 155 - 189 lbs. 5' 11" 140 - 171 lbs.
6' 0" 160 - 196 lbs. 6' 0" 144 - 176 lbs.
6' 1" 166 - 202 lbs. 6' 1" 149 - 182 lbs.
6' 2" 171 - 209 lbs. 6' 2" 153 - 187 lbs.
6' 3" 176 - 216 lbs. 6' 3" 158 - 193 lbs.
6' 4" 182 - 222 lbs. 6' 4" 162 - 198 lbs.
6' 5" 187 - 229 lbs. 6' 5" 167 - 204 lbs.
6' 6" 193 - 235 lbs. 6' 6" 171 - 209 lbs.
6' 7" 198 - 242 lbs. 6' 7" 176 - 215 lbs.
6' 8" 203 - 249 lbs. 6' 8" 180 - 220 lbs.
6' 9" 209 - 255 lbs. 6' 9" 185 - 226 lbs.
6' 10" 214 - 262 lbs. 6' 10" 189 - 231 lbs.
6' 11" 220 - 268 lbs. 6' 11" 194 - 237 lbs.
 

So before you get too serious about toning your abs and flattening your stomach, you'll have to work on getting your weight down to the ideal number indicated on the chart above.

Check out Burn Fat and Build Muscle for more information on Weight Training to learn more about why body fat percentage is a good measure of weight loss success.

BMI (Body Mass Index)

Another stat you'll want to become familiar with is your BMI - Body Mass Index. This is the measure of your total body fat. It's calculated by dividing your weight (in kilograms) by your height (in meters, squared).

A normal BMI is between 18.5 and 24.9. A person with a BMI under that range is considered to be underweight, and a BMI above that range is considered overweight.

Calculate Your BMI

PLEASE NOTE: The BMI indicator is just a guide and may provide misleading results. It does not take into account different body frames, muscle tone, etc. It's important to speak with a physician about your individual weight if you are unsure.

For example, if you are 5'4, 145 pounds but you have a small frame/build, you may look out of shape even though the BMI caluclator says your weight is "desirable."

Those same stats (5'4 and 145 pounds) may look completely different on someone with an average or larger frame/build.

So even though these two people have the same weight and height, they carry it completely differently. The BMI calculator does not take this into consideration.

That's why it's important you speak to a physician about your individual weight.

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