is a tool which can help you determine your ideal body weight through
the use of Body Mass Index (BMI). While I personally prefer to use
Percentage of Body Fat as the main determinant for estimating ideal body
weight, this tool is sufficient for estimating your current status
and as a general guide for determining the amount of weight to remove.
This tool can also assist you in determining the number of weeks which
it may take to successfully remove that weight.
Mass Index is the standard for screening the population due to the high
correlation between elevated BMI and the risk for various chronic
How much do you currently weigh in pounds?
What is your height in inches?
Your current Body Mass Index (BMI) is:
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the World Health Organization established adult weight guidelines based on body mass index (BMI). A BMI of 19-25 is considered a healthy range. A BMI of 26-30 is considered moderately overweigh. A BMI of 31-35 indicates obesity, and a BMI of 36-40 indicates severe obesity. An individual with a BMI of more than 40 is considered morbidly obese.
Your estimated ideal body weight range in pounds is*:
Approximate amount of weight to remove (in pounds):
Number of weeks for you to safely achieve your estimated ideal body weight (at 1-2 pounds per week):
* Please note that this is an estimate only. To obtain a more accurate idea of your ideal body weight, it is recommended that you look at your Percentage of Body Fat (%BF) and calulate the ideal weight from that value.