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.
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.
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.
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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Height measuring stick
People under the height of 5 feet should subtract the calculated number from 100 instead of adding it.
Heavily muscled people may weigh more than their recommended weight-loss goal since muscle is heavier than fat.