Calculate Your Ideal Weight

Please enter your gender and your current height, weight, and age in the form below, then click the "calculate" button. (Sorry, but for reasons I haven't figured out yet, this page works only in Microsoft Internet Explorer.)

Weight: Frame: *
Height:  or   
Gender:     Age:   years  or 

This is your body mass index:  
A BMI between 19 and 25 is considered healthy.
For you, this weight range would be
to .

WITHOUT taking into account age or frame type, your ideal weight is:

Taking into account your age and type of frame, your ideal weight is: .

Almost all "ideal body weight" web sites use obsolete formulas or tables created in 1979 or earlier. This page makes use of of the recommendations of weight loss professionals, including Stephen B. Halls, M.D., B.J. Devine, M.D., and J.D. Robinson, M.D. Unsurprisingly, Dr. Halls discovered that women tend to imagine their ideal weight is in the Callista Flockhart/Twiggy range, so they diet unnecessarily; men, though more realistic, tend to imagine their ideal weight somewhere near the neighborhood populated by Orson Welles, John Goodman, and George Wendt.

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