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What is my ideal weight?

For women, the ideal weight is 105 pounds for 5 feet of height, and 5 pounds for every inch after. For men, it's 106 pounds at 5 feet and 6 pounds for every inch taller. Those are for medium-framed people. Some adjustments are made if you're larger-framed or smaller-framed.

Another way to gauge what your ideal body shape should be? If you gained weight as an adult, you were probably closest to your ideal body shape between ages 18 and 20. That's true for most people, though not everyone.

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You, on a Diet: The Owner's Manual for Waist Management

Drs Michael F. Roizen and Mehmet C. Oz, authors of the million-copy bestseller 'YOU: The Owner's Manual', have devised a diet that is so effective you'll notice changes in your body immediately....

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Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.