## What is Ideal Weight?

Ideal weight is the weight required for us to be healthy according to factors such as age, height and gender. Thanks to Calculatornet.net , you can also see the distance of your current weight to your ideal weight and find out which class your weight is according to classes such as underweight, normal, overweight, obesity according to reference values. One of the ideal weight calculation methods is the body mass index. Even losing or gaining a kilo can provide serious gains and losses for us in the long run. For this reason, it is very important that we learn our ideal weight and try to reach that weight.

### Ideal Weight Calculator

Although ideal weight has different variability, we can have information about our ideal weight according to the body mass index calculated by combining these variables. We can see where our body mass index is included in the classification (extremely thin, ideal weight, underweight, overweight, obesity). Body mass index ranges vary between 19-35. If it is below 19, it is extremely thin, if it is over 35, it is in the obesity class. 30-35 is overweight, 25-30 is light weight, and 20-25 is the ideal weight.

Let's calculate the body mass index with an example:

**Formula: Weight / Height**^{2} For example, if Jesica's weight is 60 kg and her height is 1.60 m, Body mass index is 60 / (1.60 * 1.60) = 60 / 2.56 = 23.43.

According to this example, Jesica is at ideal weight..

Jesica gained 20 kilograms during pregnancy and reached 80 kilograms. Recalculating the body mass index accordingly: 80 / (1.60 * 1.60) = 80 / 2.56 = 31.25. In this case, Jesica is included in the overweight class. First of all, he should calculate the ideal weight in order to reach his ideal weight, and then he should go down to his healthy weight with the appropriate diet and sports.

Jesica's new ideal weight calculation:

Jesica's ideal weight calculation can be done in two different ways. First, we can do it according to the body mass index formula. Since the healthy value accepted here is the range of 20-25, the lower and upper limit values of her ideal weight can be found by putting the Body mass index separately for the value of 20 and the value of 25, according to Ms. Jesica's height.

Kg / (1.60*1.60) = 20

Kg / 2.56 = 20

Kg (lower limit) = 51,2 kg

Kg / (1.60*1.60) = 25

Kg / 2.56 = 25

Kg (upper limit) = 64 kg

As a result, if Jesica maintains her weight between 51.2 kg and 64 kg, she will have a healthy body mass index.

Another calculation method is formulas.

According to this formula, we perform different procedures for men and women. In other words, we add gender to the ideal weight variables.

**Women: 45.5 + 2.3 * (Height in inches - 60)****Males: 50 + 2.3 * (Height in inches- 60)**Inch - Cm converter provided by Calculatornet.net birim you can use converter.

When the ideal weight calculation is made for Ms. Jesica:

45.5 + 2.3 * (height(inch) - 60)

160 cm = 62.99212598425197 inch

45.5 + 2.3 * (62.99212598425197 - 60) = 52.38 kg It is Jesica's ideal weight.

## FAQ

### Ideal weight for age?

When calculating the ideal weight for age, help can be obtained from the body mass index. There are certain body mass index ranges in certain age ranges. Accordingly, by calculating our body mass index, we see which of the ranges we are and should be according to the result. Body mass index ranges vary between 19-35. If it is below 19, it is extremely thin, if it is over 35, it is in the obesity class. 30-35 is overweight, 25-30 is light weight, and 20-25 is the ideal weight. When the body mass index is examined according to age ranges, we reach the following reference values.

- 19 – 24 years 19 – 24 bki
- 35 – 44 years 21 – 26 bki
- 45 – 54 years 22 – 27 bki
- 55 – 65 years 23 – 28 bki
- over 65 years old 24 – 29 bki

By calculating the body mass index from the Weight / Height^{2} formula, we see where we are in the ranges. Accordingly, we know whether we are in the range we need to be in or not.

### How to calculate ideal weight by gender?

Ideal weight calculation methods are different in terms of body structure and functioning differences of women and men. We see the ideal weight calculation by gender according to the formulas given below.

Female: 45.5 + 2.3 x (Height in inches - 60)

Male: 50 + 2.3 x (Height in inches - 60)

### Does ideal weight affect body mass index?

Height and weight are used as two important variables when calculating body mass index. The body mass index formula is Weight / Height ^{2}. Accordingly, the change in weight directly affects the body mass index.

### What is body mass index?

Body mass index or body mass index is calculated by dividing body weight by the square of height (Weight/Height ^{2}). Calculating the ideal weight that a person should have in order to be healthy is also a step used. Since the body mass index does not provide detailed information in terms of fat and muscle mass, it may be wrong at some points, but it is very useful in obtaining information in terms of general health. It is very important in terms of knowing our general health status and the ideal weight we should be at.

### Calculating ideal weight during pregnancy?

Weight gain is common during pregnancy. The rate of this may vary according to the initial weight, genetics, basal metabolic rate, and body mass index of the person. By paying attention to the body mass index, we can estimate the ideal weight that the ranges should gain during pregnancy.

These are as follows:

- If a person's body mass index is below 19 before pregnancy, it is expected to gain an average of 12-18 kg during pregnancy.
- If a person's body mass index is between 19 and 26 before pregnancy, it is expected to gain an average of 11-16 kg during pregnancy.
- If a person's body mass index is between 26 and 29 before pregnancy, it is expected to gain an average of 7-11 kg during pregnancy.
- If a person's body mass index is above 29 before pregnancy, it is expected to gain an average of 7 kg during pregnancy. As a lower limit, the doctor is consulted.