What's considered to be a healthy weight for females?
Since I've been walking and going to the gym since last fall, I've lost about 22 pounds. But right now, I believe I need to gain more weight, since I'm eating twice a day with snacks/desserts in between? I've been told I'm getting too skinny. Any ideas on regaining more weight?
A healthy weight for females can be calculated based on hight. The UK's National Health Service has a hight/weight chart you can use, or there are calculators online that can help you. The maximum healthy weight changes drastically based on how tall a person is.
Weight can be gained by doing strength training, either at the gym or at home. The strength training builds muscle, which makes you gain muscle mass.
Ideal weight will depend on numerous variables - your height, your bone structure, your muscle mass - muscle is heavier but takes up less space or is "denser" than fat. BMI scales are not really a good indicator of ideal weight. Your "ideal" weight is the weight you feel good at and can remain healthy and strong at. Don't get stuck on a number.
There are BMI website charts that help you calculate your BMI number which stands for Body mass index. It's a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women.
Note: It doesn't distinguish between genders. A BMI above 25 is overweight and above 30 is considered obese. It strictly bases the weight by height. It ignores the fact one could be a body builder!
However there is information regarding waist size. If most of your fat is around your waist rather than at your hips, you’re at a higher risk for heart disease and type 2 diabetes. This risk goes up with a waist size that is greater than 35 inches for women or greater than 40 inches for men.
the formula for gauging a healthy weight for females that i learned in med school is 100# for the first five feet, plus six# per inch above five feet. plus or minus 10#.
A small built person like me, nit even five feet tall, 45kg is the ideal weight while 55kg is rather heavy
dashingscorpio has an excellent response to this question. I couldn't have answered this question any better myself. So....What she said.....
Reading between the lines could it be that you're a sort of an up and down type of person? Thin one year, overweight the next? Sometimes it's good to have a close friend or family member give you advice and opinion you can trust but generally I would stick to what you feel most comfortable at weight-wise. If you're fit and well and strong and not losing breath and struggling and feeling down then stay at the optimum weight you're happiest with.
And eat foods with good fats and lighter protein, lean meats for example, plus all the veggies for nutrients.
I think it's great that you're walking because this is one of the best exercises you can do to maintain health and a stable weight. Just make sure you vary the walks so that your body is challenged regularly. Go a bit further one day, choose a slope to walk up and down, keep your joints oiled!
I hope you get a balance you feel is right for you!!
Here is how to calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI): multiply your weight in pounds by 700, then divide that number twice by your height in inches.
A healthy BMI is between 19 and 25. A BMI of 18.5 or lower can result in fragile bones, weakened immune system, tooth decay, infertility, and heart problems (the latter is what killed Karen Carpenter).
You are wise to lose weight through exercise, which strengthens your bones and immune system. You are also wise to realize the dangers in losing too much weight. Good for you!
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