How much should you weigh? How much would you like to weigh? Although the ideal weight is always relative, calculating or establishing it is a good step to know how to lose weight correctly.
Calculating the ideal weight of any person is complicated because there are many factors to take into account, from age, height or gender to bone density or the fat / muscle ratio of your body. And is that each person is a world and that is why my first recommendation is the same as always: consult a specialist. A good professional will be able to help you determine your ideal weight as realistically and accurately as possible, taking into account your specific and individual characteristics.
A simple method of calculating the ideal weight is to calculate the Body Mass Index.
The World Health Organization has proposed an index to determine these situations. It is about Body Mass Index.
We can perform the calculation ourselves:
Suppose you are 1.65 cm tall and weigh 52 kilos.
Multiply 1.65 by that same number = 1.65 x 1.65 = 2.72 m2
Now divide your WEIGHT between this number = 52 between 2.72 = 19.11
This 19.11 is your BODY MASS INDEX … which according to the experts:
30 or more: indicates obesity
25 to 29: indicates overweight
19 to 24: indicates normal
Under 18: extreme thinness
It is often the case that similar heights and builds sometimes weigh differently. This is a matter of muscle or bone density. That is, there are people whose muscles and bones weigh more and yet are not fat. It happens a lot to athletes.
We speak of three body constitutions and their weight can be perfectly different because in each one muscle mass, fat mass and skeleton are distributed differently as well.
What is your body constitution? These are the characteristics:
- Longilínea: the optical sensation is of being narrow and elongated. The stature is greater than the span of the arms; the legs are long and the muscles and trunk are very fine.
- Normilínea: corresponds to the harmonious development of all organs, with well-formed limbs and medium muscles. Height corresponds to the maximum opening of the arms.
- Brevilínea: they are people with square shapes, with a tendency to obesity and a relatively short stature. The musculature is quite developed and the body strength is evident with the naked eye.
Once you know what your ideal weight should be, you can set a goal and act accordingly through the correct combination of foods.