at 5 ft 3 I am at the right body fat%. I had mine tested at my gym. I am within the normal range for my weight and how tall I am. You have to decided what is best for you. Others can't tell you what to weigh. I have people a lot tell me that I am too skinny. But it's my body so I get to decide. My health is better and I feel better. I also believe that it's also based on any health issues you may have. My arthritis handles the lower weight as it is easier on my joints. I would get your body fat tested so you have good idea of what you need to know. It is so much more accurate than the BMI charts.
current weight: 110.5
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I used to go by the scale but not anymore. I have found that even though i am in the 180s when people guess my weight they put me in the 160 category, yet bmi calculations say i am in the upper range of being overweight. I have learned to go by how i feel now and how my target clothes fit. I keep on eating right (still a struggle) and exercising but have stopped obsessing over numbers. Its too stressful and doesn't that mean more cortisol?
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Actually, the author of the article has a problem with those methods too. The whole thrust of Part 1 is "These methods (height/weight, BMI) exist and are simple to use, but they are pretty crude and not all that useful in terms of setting a weight target."
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
I just finished reading this article and have an issue w/ what is considered an ideal weight using the height/ weight chart. I am 5 ft 2 in and according to that I "should" weight 110. Back when my hubby and I first met I weighed 125 and had several people tell me that I was "too skinny." After having 3 children, I would be thrilled to hit 135-140 lbs b/c I think I would look healthy and it would be a weight that I could maintain. I am afraid losing any more than that would be a health risk and not something I could maintain for the long haul.
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