Our ideal weight chart includes most common formulas and methods for calculating ideal weight. If you have interest in losing weight, you can use this weight zones in our charts (based on your BMI or Body Mass Index) as a guide for choosing your target weight. But, keep in mind that there are many different methods for estimating your ideal weight, and many factors besides height and gender that ought to be taken into account, such as frame size, age, and muscle tone.
Ideal body weight chart
This spreadsheet contains a table, ideal weight charts, along with a calculator for finding your ideal weight, using either the Devine, Robinson, or Miller formulas. It also includes some “normal” weight zones associated with the standard BMI range 18.5-25.
Weight according to height
The three most popular formulas for calculating ideal weight are the Devine, Miller and Robinson formulas. The above weight charts and the spreadsheet includes all these formulas so you can see the differences. They are primarily used for calculating medication dosages, and they don’t account for age, frame size, muscle tone, etc.
Another method for finding a range of ideal weight is to use the “Normal Weight” range determined by the standard Body Mass Index range of 18.5 – 25 . The body mass index is only based on height and is the same both both men and women. It is important to note that BMI for children is not the same way as for adults.
Weight chart by age
In the Ideal Weight Calculator includes in the above spreadsheet, you will find two separate tables defining what BMI value is used to define Overweight. The standard value defined by the CDC is 25 for both Men and Women. I prefer to use the NHANES definition which defines Marginally Overweight as over 26.4 for Men and over 25.8 for Women.
Summary of ideal body weight chart
Listed below are the formulas we use to calculate weight in pounds W[lb] given height in inches H[in]. Multiple the weight in pounds by 0.45359237 to get weight in kilograms.
- BMI Formula
W[lb] = ( BMI * H[in]^2 ) / 703
- Devine Formula
Men: W[lb] = 110 + 5.06 * ( H[in]-60 )
Women: W[lb] = 100.1 + 5.06 * ( H[in]-60 )
- Robinson Formula
Men: W[lb] = 114.4 + 4.18*(H[in]-60)
Women: W[lb] = 107.8 + 3.74*(H[in]-60)
- Miller Formula
Men: W[lb] = 123.64 + 3.10*(H[in]-60)
Women: W[lb] = 116.82 + 2.99*(H[in]-60)