While women tend to fret about their weight and pore over food labels, men often have a more relaxed attitude when it comes to their diets. Maybe it’s because most guys burn through calories a lot faster than women that they figure they can get away with eating whatever they want without gaining weight. The male assumption seems to be that as long as their weight is in check, they really don’t have to give much thought to what they put in their mouths.
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It’s a deceptively simple question, and one we ask ourselves all the time: how much should I weigh? It seems like it should be easy enough to figure out – you can look at standard height weight chart, estimate your frame size (and be honest – not everyone is “large”) and get a pretty good idea of your ideal weight. Or, you could use a Body Mass Index Calculator – based on your height and weight, you’re categorized as underweight, normal, overweight or obese. These tools – while useful – don’t paint the entire picture, though.
Standard height weight charts have been around for a long time. Ideal weight ranges for men and women are based on information gathered by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company – something they’ve been doing since the 1950’s and last updated in 1999. After figuring out your frame size and your height (the charts tell you to select your height in one-inch heels), you can see whether you fall in range.