Height and Weight Chart

As a guide to achieving weight loss, it is important to have a realistic goal. To get an idea of what weight you should aim to maintain, check the table below for your ideal height and weight ratio.

Height & Weight Table For Women1

Height
Feet Inches
Small
Frame
Medium
Frame
Large
Frame
4′ 10″ 102-111 109-121 118-131
4′ 11″ 103-113 111-123 120-134
5′ 0″ 104-115 113-126 122-137
5′ 1″ 106-118 115-129 125-140
5′ 2″ 108-121 118-132 128-143
5′ 3″ 111-124 121-135 131-147
5′ 4″ 114-127 124-138 134-151
5′ 5″ 117-130 127-141 137-155
5′ 6″ 120-133 130-144 140-159
5′ 7″ 123-136 133-147 143-163
5′ 8″ 126-139 136-150 146-167
5′ 9″ 129-142 139-153 149-170
5′ 10″ 132-145 142-156 152-173
5′ 11″ 135-148 145-159 155-176
6′ 0″ 138-151 148-162 158-179
Weights at ages 25-59 based on lowest mortality. Weight in pounds according to frame (in indoor clothing weighing 3 lbs.; shoes with 1″ heels)

http://www.metlife.com/Lifeadvice/Tools/Heightnweight/Docs/women.html

From height and weight tables of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, 1983. The ideal weights given in these tables are for ages 25 to 59. The weights assume you are wearing shoes with 1-inch heels and indoor clothing weighing 3 pounds.

Height & Weight Table For Men2

Height
Feet Inches
Small
Frame
Medium
Frame
Large
Frame
5′ 2″ 128-134 131-141 138-150
5′ 3″ 130-136 133-143 140-153
5” 4″ 132-138 135-145 142-156
5′ 5″ 134-140 137-148 144-160
5′ 6″ 136-142 139-151 146-164
5′ 7″ 138-145 142-154 149-168
5′ 8″ 140-148 145-157 152-172
5′ 9″ 142-151 148-160 155-176
5′ 10″ 144-154 151-163 158-180
5′ 11″ 146-157 154-166 161-184
6′ 0″ 149-160 157-170 164-188
6′ 1″ 152-164 160-174 168-192
6′ 2″ 155-168 164-178 172-197
6′ 3″ 158-172 167-182 176-202
6′ 4″ 162-176 171-187 181-207
Weights at ages 25-59 based on lowest mortality. Weight in pounds according to frame (in indoor clothing weighing 5 lbs.; shoes with 1″ heels)

2.  http://www.metlife.com/Lifeadvice/Tools/Heightnweight/Docs/men.html

From height and weight tables of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, 1983. The ideal weights given in these tables are for ages 25 to 59. The weights assume you are wearing shoes with 1-inch heels and indoor clothing weighing 5 pounds.

Your frame size or body build is determined by the thickness of the bones in your elbows, knees, ankles, and wrists. The Metropolitan Life Insurance Company offers this method of determining your body frame size: Extend your arm and bend your forearm upward at a 90 degree angle. With your fingers straight, turn the inside of your wrist toward your body. Place your thumb and index finger of the other hand on the two prominent bones of the elbow. Measure the space between the fingers against a ruler or a tape measure. Compare your measurement with the figures in the table below. Elbow measurements less than those given indicate a small frame; greater measurements indicate a large frame.

 

ELBOW MEASUREMENTS FOR MEDIUM FRAME
Height in 1″ heels Elbow Height in 1″ heels Elbow
Men Breadth Women Breadth
5’2″-5’3″ 21/2″-27/8″ 4’10”-4’11” 21/4″-21/2″
5’4″-5’7″ 25/8″-27/8″ 5’0″-5’3″ 21/4″-21/2″
5’8″-5’11” 23/4″-3″ 5’4″-5’7″ 23/8″-25/8″
6’0″-6’3″ 23/4″-31/8″ 5’8″-5’11” 23/8″-25/8″
6’4″ 27/8″-31/4″ 6’0″ 21/2″-23/4″

http://www.metlife.com/Lifeadvice/Tools/Heightnweight/Docs/frametable.html

It is important to consider body composition. If you are muscular and athletic, you may weigh more than a sedentary person of the same height and frame size, yet you may be trim, while your sedentary counterpart may be overweight. If your weight comes from muscle, you may fall technically into the overweight category yet not be fat. However, in general, as you approach 20% or more above your desirable weight, your excess weight usually comes from fat. Body fat percentage can be determined by several methods, such as skinfold thickness, underwater weighing, total body water (hydrometry), and whole body potassium.