Ideal Weight Quick Facts
The ideal body weight is the weight, which theoretically will give you the longest life with the least diseases.
Body-growth in men occurs till the age of 25. After which the weight normally remains constant.
60% of body weight is water among males and 50% among females.
What if my weight is too low?
It should not be your goal to increase your body fat, but rather your lean body mass. The best thing you can do is to eat enough healthy food and do activities that increase your muscle mass.
Should I diet if I am too heavy?
If your BMI is above 30 and you have low muscle mass and lifestyle diseases such as type 2 diabetes, then you should consider to lose weight, but otherwise not. Dieting will for most people be harmful in the long term.
How many calories can I loose per week
A healthy weight loss goal is to lose up to 2 pounds (1 kg) per week. Cutting too many calories can cause your weight loss plan to backfire. For this reason, you shouldn't eat less than 1,200 daily calories without guidance of a doctor.
Ideal body weight (IBW) was initially introduced by Devine in 1974 to allow estimation of drug clearances in obese patients; researchers have since shown that the metabolism of certain drugs relates more to IBW than total body weight. The term was based on the use of insurance data that demonstrated the relative mortality for males and females according to different height–weight combinations.
The most common estimation of IBW is by the Devine formula; other models exist and have been noted to give similar results. Other methods used in estimating the ideal body weight are body mass index and the Hamwi method.