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#1 Old 04-06-2017, 10:15 AM
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What should my weight be?

I'm a 50 year old male, about 5-11 inches in height and with a weight of 194 pounds. According to the BMI index, I'd be considered overweight.

I'm just wondering, what would be my ideal weight?

Thank you for your time.
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#2 Old 04-06-2017, 10:26 AM
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You've provided very little information. Even if you provided more information, the correct answer here should be: ask your doctor.
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Are you comfortable? Is that weight managable to maintain? Does it effect your health?
The BMI charts are really more of a reference IMO.
Yoyo dieting can be more dangerous

(I didn't look that up BTW)

Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good
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I'm a 50 year old male, about 5-11 inches in height and with a weight of 194 pounds. According to the BMI index, I'd be considered overweight.

I'm just wondering, what would be my ideal weight?

Thank you for your time.

Hi Alex,

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has written this article regarding the limitations of the BMI model: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/edu...se_wt/risk.htm .

If you have a muscular build, then your ideal weight may be higher than someone with an average muscle/fat body composition.

If you are concerned about your risks of cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, or type 2 diabetes, your physician can help you to estimate these risks.
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I'm back! Recommitting to my health and I'm starting out (again ) in the 180's.
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#6 Old 10-16-2017, 07:15 AM
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Hi there

What you're asking isn't easy to figure out, you need trust yourself !

Your ideal weight is the one who makes you feel good.

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Hi there

What you're asking isn't easy to figure out, you need trust yourself !

Your ideal weight is the one who makes you feel good.

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Hi Luc,

I wish I could agree with you.

Unfortunately, just because a certain weight "feels right", that doesn't make it healthy.

Being either obese or underweight increases the risk of certain health problems.

According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, being obese may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and strokes, certain types of cancer, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, fatty liver disease, kidney disease, and pregnancy problems: https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-inf...sks-overweight . Some of these problems are silent killers - you can feel healthy, yet still end up with life-threatening complications.

According to the UK National Health Service, being underweight can contribute to a weakened immune system, fragile bones, and feeling tired: http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Goodfood/...ghtadults.aspx .
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