Weight charts are probably one of the easiest ways to get an estimate of what you should weigh, although many of them don’t take in all the factors that should be considered such as age, height, sex, muscle to fat ratio and bone structure frame.
body frame size or bone structure is determined by your wrist circumference in
relation to your height. To determine your body frame size, measure your wrist
with a tape measure and then use the chart below to determine if you have a
small, medium or large bone structure. After finding out what size your bone
structure is, use the imperial and metric weight charts to see what category you
Height under 5'2"
Height 5'2" to 5'5"
Height over 5'5"
Height over 5'5"
are so many ways to assess the actual composition of your body these methods
include hydrostatic (underwater) weighing, bioelectrical impedance and skin fold
testing. One of the most accurate, preferable methods is the hydrostatic
weighing this method is usually found at universities in their athletic department.
BMI: body mass index this method is a very simple measurement, it compares a person’s weight and height. It does not take into account the person’s chest, waist or hip measurements. See below for calculating the BMI Formula in imperial and metric systems.
Imperial system: the persons weight in pounds, multiplied by 703, divided by the square of their height in inches. See the example below.
Metric system: divide the person’s weight in kilograms by their height in meters squared. See the example below.
in mind that the figures in these weight charts are just rough ballpark
estimates, if you want to be spot on perfect with your new weight loss journey,
I recommend finding a university that has the capabilities of hydrostatic