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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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Specific recommendations for a healthy diet include: eating more fruit, vegetables, legumes, nuts and grains; cutting down on salt, sugar and fats. It is also advisable to choose unsaturated fats, instead of saturated fats and towards the elimination of trans-fatty acids."
- United Nations' World Health Organization
http://www.who.int/topics/diet/en/
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#5 Old 06-11-2017, 01:06 AM
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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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Specific recommendations for a healthy diet include: eating more fruit, vegetables, legumes, nuts and grains; cutting down on salt, sugar and fats. It is also advisable to choose unsaturated fats, instead of saturated fats and towards the elimination of trans-fatty acids."
- United Nations' World Health Organization
http://www.who.int/topics/diet/en/
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#8 Old 10-23-2017, 04:58 AM
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Hi,

Thank you for you answer, it makes me realise that my message could get misunderstood.

I couldn't agree more with you. But I think that someone with "a weakened immune system, fragile bones, and feeling tired" can not feel good.

All i was trying to say is that if you shouldn't be care about your weight because of social constructs.

Cheers,
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#9 Old 10-23-2017, 05:45 AM
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Hi,

Thank you for you answer, it makes me realise that my message could get misunderstood.

I couldn't agree more with you. But I think that someone with "a weakened immune system, fragile bones, and feeling tired" can not feel good.

All i was trying to say is that if you shouldn't be care about your weight because of social constructs.

Cheers,
Hi Luc,

Agreed! Body-shaming is destructive.

Unfortunately, some people insist in claiming that they feel good, even if they are dangerously underweight. For those with anorexia, there can be a feeling of empowerment, which can lead that anorexic person to value their condition, despite its negative health consequences.
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Specific recommendations for a healthy diet include: eating more fruit, vegetables, legumes, nuts and grains; cutting down on salt, sugar and fats. It is also advisable to choose unsaturated fats, instead of saturated fats and towards the elimination of trans-fatty acids."
- United Nations' World Health Organization
http://www.who.int/topics/diet/en/
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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.
Agreed! There are many variables to consider in determining your ideal weight, we are all different in numerous ways.
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#11 Old 12-13-2017, 07:09 AM
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Agreed! There are many variables to consider in determining your ideal weight, we are all different in numerous ways.
Hi jrfletcher,

You are a representative of Nutritiontastic, a group that clams that malnourishment is caused by a lack of animal fat in the diet: https://www.nutritiontastic.com/Nutr...h-in-good-fat/


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Specific recommendations for a healthy diet include: eating more fruit, vegetables, legumes, nuts and grains; cutting down on salt, sugar and fats. It is also advisable to choose unsaturated fats, instead of saturated fats and towards the elimination of trans-fatty acids."
- United Nations' World Health Organization
http://www.who.int/topics/diet/en/

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#12 Old 12-26-2017, 02:46 AM
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There are lots of BMI calculator and it will simply tell you about your ideal BMI. However, doctor's advice is still the best.
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#13 Old 01-27-2018, 04:18 PM
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Depends on what you're worried, health or look
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#14 Old 03-06-2018, 05:00 PM
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Body Fat

Honestly, BMI is about the dumbest measure there is for judging if someone's overweight. It shows absolutely no consideration for muscle mass and build. You can get a body fat caliper for $5-10 bucks. So instead of worrying about BMI, purchase a caliper and measure your body fat percentage. Since this measurement tells you how much fat you have in your body, it's a much more accurate way of measuring if you're overweight. Results 20% and below are healthy. 21-29% is overweight. 30%+ is obese.
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#15 Old 04-05-2018, 09:28 PM
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Hey pal, don’t look for the ideal weight just focus on your fitness if you have extra fat on your body and belly. Look for other symptoms like breathing issues, heartbeat at this stage.
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#16 Old 06-17-2019, 03:05 AM
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If you are comfortable with your body then it is normal for you. Otherwise, your doctor can give you a better idea.
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