The Most Attractive Weight For Your Height (Calculate NOW)

  • by Matt Phelps

We are all aware of the need to maintain a healthy weight, but we often question the most appealing weight for our height.

There is a wide range of possibilities for the ideal weight for a person of a certain height.

For example, the body mass index may give you a general estimate of the appropriate weight for your height.

Other factors, like your body shape, culture, or personal preferences, might also play a role in determining what weight is desirable.



How Much Weight Should I Aim for to Look Attractive Given My Height?

Because of the various elements that might influence a person's perception of their attractiveness, there is no certain weight ideal for all heights.

In general, to be at an appealing weight, you want to have a body fat percentage that is low enough so that your facial features can be seen clearly, but not so low that you seem ill from a lack of fat.



The BMI, or the Body Mass Index

The body mass index (BMI) is a number calculated by taking a person's height and weight into account.

This figure approximates the amount of body fat that adults have.

These are the values:

  • 18.5 and below (underweight)
  • 18.5-24.9 (normal)
  • 25.0-29.9 (overweight)
  • 30 and above (obese)


Using the body mass index, you may get a general sense of how much you should weigh depending on your height and gender.

To determine where you fall on the body mass index (BMI) scale, you may use a calculator designed for that purpose.

However, you should think of your body mass index (BMI) more as a suggestion than as a precise assessment of the ideal weight for your height.

Even though it has been shown inaccurate by the vast majority of studies, many medical professionals use the body mass index (BMI) as a basic reference.

The body mass index is not a reliable predictor of overall body fat and does not specify where fat is located in the body (Nuttal et al., 2015).

If you have a lot of visceral fat surrounding your organs or around your abdomen, you may not be as healthy as someone with a higher BMI.

Visceral fat is located deep inside the abdominal cavity.

It's possible that your body stores fat in a way that's different from how others do.

For instance, the submental area of your face can be the last section of your face to lose fat. 



Submental Cervical Angle

It's possible that having a lower percentage of body fat is very necessary for you.

However, if you still seem to have fat around your neck while having a low overall body fat percentage, you may have a low hyoid.

In addition, the body mass index does not consider the fact that some individuals have small bone structures while tall and slender bodies.

Even if they are otherwise healthy and appear typical, the body mass index may indicate that they are underweight.

The fact that the BMI does not discriminate between the amount of fat and muscle in the body is another compelling illustration of how inaccurate it may be.

A male bodybuilder who is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 210 pounds will appear reasonably fit and healthy.

On the other hand, the bodybuilder has a body mass index that indicates they are fat.

This statement is inaccurate since most of the additional weight would be comprised of muscle, which weighs more than fat.

Arnold Schwarzenegger is a great illustration of why the body mass index is not always correct.

Because he is 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs around 240 pounds, his body mass index (BMI) is 30.

Although his body mass index suggests that he is obese, everyone can tell he is a muscular guy just by looking at him.

On the other hand, the Body Mass Index (BMI) does not tell you what the ideal weight would be for your height.

It only provides a general estimate of the body fat a person of a certain height should, on average, have.

If you are not overly musclebound, it is an excellent benchmark of your overall health.

Beyonce is another example; she is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs around 130 pounds.

It could come as a surprise to some people that she has a BMI of 21, which is considered to be normal and healthy.

Because she is more toned than most female celebrities, people may think she has a somewhat higher body mass index (BMI).

Kim Kardashian, who weighs around 134 pounds and has a body mass index (BMI) of approximately 24.51, is often seen as a sex symbol because she has curves.

Nicki Minaj has a body mass index (BMI) of 25.0 since she is around 5'1-2" tall and weighs 137 pounds.

The difference between Nicki Minaj and Kim Kardashian in terms of weight is just three pounds, yet the body mass index classifies Nicki Minaj as overweight.

Because of this, the body mass index should not always be relied upon.


Body Fat Percentage

The calculation of body fat % is somewhat superior to calculating body mass index (BMI) since it can determine the amount of lean mass you possess, while BMI cannot.

The DEXA scan is the most precise method for determining the body's fat proportion.

However, depending on how much muscle a person has, they might have an entirely different appearance even if they have 10% body fat.

The proportion of fat found in the body does not take into consideration fat storage.

Somatotypes and Body Shapes

The concepts of an ectomorph, endomorph, and mesomorph, sometimes known as somatotypes, are usually pseudoscientific.

Because people's weight, height, and fat distribution change over time, it's impossible to categorise them accurately.

Doing so also doesn't provide any useful information to make decisions.

No matter who you are, the process for reducing body fat and increasing muscle mass is always the same.

For further information, please refer to our guide on weight loss.




The only thing that counts is where you accumulate fat in your body.

Everyone's processes of gaining and losing weight are unique.

If you tend to store fat in trouble areas, such as your submental region, hips, and face, you may need to get your overall body fat percentage down to a much lower level.

On the other hand, some individuals have an equal distribution of fat and look better when they are "thicker."

Not everyone admires the appearance of a stick-thin model.

Certain individuals would like you more if you had a larger proportion of body fat.

As long as you are "large," not everyone can completely identify whether your size comes from fat or muscle, given that you are not too out of shape.

This is particularly true for males since as long as you are "big," not everyone can detect whether or not your size comes from fat or muscle.

However, if you want to appeal to the greatest number of people possible, you should strive to have a body characteristic of thin Hollywood actors.

Check out our guide to men's physiques to learn more about the science that underpins beauty in physical appearance.

For women to seem fit and healthy, they should strive to remove as much body fat as possible without being too underweight.

The reason why women generally have greater levels of body fat than men is that their bodies are attempting to prepare them ready for pregnancy.

Most men like it when women have higher levels of body fat.



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