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# How to Figure Out My Goal Weight With Weight Watchers

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Jennifer Loucks
Jennifer Loucks has been writing since 1998. She previously worked as a technical writer for a software development company, creating software documentation, help documents and training curriculum. She now writes hobby-based articles on cooking, gardening, sewing and running. Loucks also trains for full marathons, half-marathons and shorter distance running. She holds a Bachelor of Science in animal science and business from University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
Use a scale to assist with determining your goal weight. Photo Credit Prapass Wannapinij/iStock/Getty Images

Weight Watchers breaks down your weight-loss goal by first focusing on a 10 percent goal. According to WeightWatchers.com, losing 10 percent of your total weight reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes and lowers your cholesterol and blood pressure. When you lose 10 percent of your body weight, you will also begin to feel better about yourself. Weight Watchers has a formula to show you your recommended goal weight.

## Step 1

Calculate your 10 percent weight-loss goal by multiplying your current weight by .10. Take the calculated number and subtract it from your current weight to determine your goal weight.

## Step 2

Weight Watchers will calculate your ideal goal weight using a chart that takes into account the person’s height, body mass index and age. Consult your doctor about whether the calculated goal weight is appropriate for you.

## Step 3

Calculate your approximate goal weight by determining your frame size as 5 for thin, 6 for average or 7 for large. Determine your height and multiply the number of inches you are over 5 feet by the frame size. Add this calculation to 100 to determine your approximate goal weight. A 5-foot 8-inch person with an average frame has an approximate goal weight of 148 lbs.

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GOAL
• Gain 2 pounds per week
• Gain 1.5 pounds per week
• Gain 1 pound per week
• Gain 0.5 pound per week
• Maintain my current weight
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• Lose 1 pound per week
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