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Ideal Weight Calculator Help

Enter your gender and height to calculate your ideal weight using industry accepted formulas. You can see the ideal weights and corresponding BMIs for the 4 most used formulas (Devine, Hamwi, Miller, and Robinson) by clicking the 'Show Additional Fields' icon button.

Input Fields:

Title A title for these calculator results that will help you identify it if you have printed out several versions of the calculator.
US/Metric Choose US or Metric units.
Gender Select your gender.
Height Your height. Use feet (ft) and inches (in) if units is US or centimeters (cm) if units is Metric.

Output Fields:

Ideal Weight Your calculated ideal weight. Due to limitations of the various formulas for factors such as extremely short, tall, or very obese people this calculator uses the Robinson formula for females and the Devine formula for men. (Click the 'Show Additional Fields' icon button to see all 4 ideal weight formulas and corresponding BMIs.)
Devine Ideal weight and BMI based on the formula developed by Dr. B. J. Devine.
Hamwi Ideal weight and BMI based on the formula developed by G. J. Hamwi.
Miller Ideal weight and BMI based on the formula developed by Dr. D. R. Miller.
Robinson Ideal weight and BMI based on the formula developed by Dr. J. D. Robinson.

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All calculators are made available as self-help tools for your independent use with results based on information provided by the user. All examples are hypothetical and are for illustrative purposes only. Calculated results are believed to be accurate but results are not guaranteed. Exercise, Fitness, Health, and Weight Loss calculators are not for providing medical advice and should not be used as a substitute for advice from a medical professional. Users are advised to check with a physician before undertaking any strenuous exercise or diet plan.
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Updated 04 Jul 2007