Moose & Doc's Ideal Weight calculator



Please enter your Weight, Height, Age and Gender, then Click the Calculate Button.


View the Calculation Results Below:

Peoples Choice Ideal Weight

This shows the average weight that other people of your Age, Height, Weight and Gender would describe as their ideal weight.

Click to learn about this particular Ideal Weight calculation.


Medical Recommendation:


This recommendation is based on a Body Mass Index (BMI) range of 19-25.

Medical evidence suggests that all body weights within this range are reasonably equally healthy (for people of your height). Outside this range, health risks may occur.

Your current Body Mass Index is kg/m2

Click to learn more about medical BMI recommendations


Use a combination of the above results, to set your own personal goal.


Other results are described below for completeness, but they aren't recommended.

Metropolitan Life Tables: 

for frame size: 

This range was taken from the Height and Weight look-up tables created by the Metropolitan Life Insurance company in 1979.

The use of the Met Life tables is very prevalent on the internet, Most websites label them incorrectly as an "ideal" range. However, the values are too large for short people, and laughably wrong for tall people. They have no Age modifiers, and the definition of frame size is too hard to understand.

Click to see problems with Met life ideal weight tables.

Other IBW formulas

Dr. BJ Devine created formulas in 1974. Dr. JD Robinson and Dr. DR Miller modified the formulas slightly in 1983.


The Devine formulas were initially developed to set certain medication doses based on body weight and height.

I suggest you use the Devine formula if you are a man or use the Robinson formula if you are a woman.



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November 28, 2015 by Dr. Halls