Anonymous
Anonymous asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 1 month ago

I’m 26 at 5’6 a female, what’s supposed to be my healthy weight? I’m 156 some websites say 156, others 154 or 153.?

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    125-130 pounds. 5 pounds for every inch that you are for a female. 

  • 1 month ago

    You're about 13 pounds overweight.

  • Dave
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    Lose about 15 lbs.

  • 1 month ago

    I am 5'5 just an inch smaller than you and I am 152lbs and I am overweight and I should be around 133lbs so I presume you should be around the same, I would be happy at 145lbs

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  • 1 month ago

    A "healthy" body mass index (BMI) range is 18-24.  I have no idea what websites you are looking at, but the 18-24 BMI range for woman who is 5'6" tall is 115 - 150 lbs.  At 153 pounds, you are consider overweight with a BMI of 24.7

    BMI is merely a ratio of height to weight and does not take into consideration actual body fat percentages or specific health issues. Weight alone is not a good measure of health. Your goal really should be health rather than looking for a chart where your can weigh a few pounds more.  

    I would encourage you to look at your diet and exercise habits, and level of overall fitness. See links below for various home fitness tests.  If you aren't rocking your fitness (strength and stamina) and or you're eating a lot of starchy carbs and processed foods, you might want to look at making some changes to decrease your body fat and overall weight while increasing your muscle mass.  

    https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/fitne...

    https://health.usnews.com/wellness/fitness/slidesh...

    https://www.mensjournal.com/health-fitness/5-fitne...

  • Petter
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    You are at a healthy weight.

  • Murzy
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    135-140                                          .

  • y
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    close enough to not matter, those are guides anyways. Build and things like muscle mass matter when making these sort of determinations.

  • Joe
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    It's not like overweight and underweight is determined by a pound or two

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