# What Is my Ideal Weight?

### If you are intended to lose weight, it is essential to set a goal to be slim, which should not be forgotten in all the calculations. If you gained weight recently, it is reasonable to revert to your former weight. And what is it necessary to do for those who have long suffered from being overweight? To solve this really complex issue it will be most reasonable to use tables or calculation formulas that indicate the ideal weight or permissible limits. In an effort to lose weight do not try to reach some definite weight. You should decide what exactly you can achieve with reasonable efforts, at what weight you feel well and are satisfied with your appearance and of course your figure! If you are intended to lose weight, it is essential to set a goal to be slim, which should not be forgotten in all the calculations.
If you gained weight recently, it is reasonable to revert to your former weight. And what is it necessary to do for those who have long suffered from being overweight? To solve this really complex issue it will be most reasonable to use tables or calculation formulas that indicate the ideal weight or permissible limits. In an effort to lose weight do not try to reach some definite weight. You should decide what exactly you can achieve with reasonable efforts, at what weight you feel well and are satisfied with your appearance and of course your figure!

When using tables and formulas, you often encounter such concept as a body type (astenik, normostenik and giperstenik). The simplest method of determining what type of physique you are you should take the sartorial centimeter and measure the wrist at the narrowest point.

If you received less than 14 cm it is asthenic type.

If the wrist is from 14 to 18 cm it is normostenik figure.

When the wrist size is over 18 cm it is giperstenik figure.

First you can determine your optimal weight on the table “weight women.” Here are the most popular formulas for calculating ideal weight.

1. Lorenz formula

Ideal weight = (height in cm-100) – (height in cm-150) / 2
Thus, a woman growing 1m 62cm should weigh:
Ideal weight = (162-100) – (162-150) / 2 = 62-6 = 56 kg.

2. Formula Brock

Ideal weight = growth in cm-100.
Among the formulas of ideal weight, it is the best known. Now, use the following modification (for a man normostenik physique).

Ideal weight = growth in cm-100;
Ideal weight = growth in cm-105;
Ideal weight = growth in cm-110;
With growth up to 165 cm;
With the growth of 166-175 cm;
With growth of more than 175 cm.

At asthenic type of physique the resulting value is reduced by 10%, with giperstenik increased by 10%.

3. Formula Kyutla or body mass index (BMI)

This method of calculation is considered to be the best and is recognized worldwide
BMI = weight in kg / height squared in meters. Increase 1m 62 cm and weighing 55kg,
BMI = 55 / 2.6244 = 21;
BMI of 20 to 23;
– The size of your figure is in the norm;
BMI of 24 to 29;
– You are overweight;
BMI over 30
– You can talk about obesity.