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# How much is someone who is 5'6 supposed to weigh?

by trini
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all the answers thus far are good and rooted in scientific inquiry. one simple formula that is quite good for most bodily habitus and has stood the test of time(few centuries):

100 pounds for first five feet

plus five pound for each additional inch. e.g.

ideal weight for 5' 6" person would be 100 +30(6x5)= 130 lb

folks with thin arms and legs(+/-) beer belly(mesomorphic) may need to shave off 5 lbs whereas large boned or muscular folks can add 5 to 10 lbs.

hope this is of some value to you.
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Use the healthy weight range and BMI calculator. You will get a better idea of your normal weight and whether you need to lose or gain weight.

Healthy Weight Range Calculator - http://straighthealth.com/pages/tools/he…
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• by Sonya
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115-130.
• by M S
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100 pounds for the first 5 feet of height. Measure your wrist.
and multiply that number times the number of inches over 5 feet. If your wrist is 5 " the formula would be: 100 + 5 x 6 = 130. Some people are perfectly healthy within 10 pounds of this general formula.
• by PeachPie
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I'm 5'6'' and I weigh 120 pounds. I look good as hell.
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Depends on your age. Try the bmi calculator; http://www.seventeen.com/health-sex-fitn…
Hope this helps!
• by Cat
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you should weigh anywhere from 115-150. it all depends on you body type. all those bmi calculators out there are good estimates, but if your an athlete its very inaccurate. bmi should tell you what a normal healthy person should weight, but does not take into account genetics, disease (treatments and medications), or family history.