desirable weight

desirable weight

A general term for a person’s optimal weight for a particular height.

desirable weight

Nutrition The optimal weight for a particular height. See Diet, Healthy weight. Cf Obesity, Overweight.
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The BMI was used to classify participants into desirable weight, underweight, overweight, and obese.
In addition, incorporating more fruits and vegetables in your diet is another important factor that can help you achieve a desirable weight and reduce your abdominal fat as well.
Healthy Lifestyle Choices -- Making heart healthy food choices, staying physically active, maintaining a desirable weight and avoiding tobacco are important elements to staying on the road to recovery.
A person is defined as obese if he or she weighs 20-25 per cent or more above the maximum desirable weight for his or her height.
Overweight refers to those who are 15 percent above their desirable weight, and obese to those 20 percent above.
In Britain, one third of all people are overweight and 5 per cent obese - 20 per cent or more above their desirable weight.
Studies have shown thateating every four hours is more likely to help you keep a desirable weight.
It also puts them about 20 to 24 percent above their desirable weight, as listed on a 1983 height and weight table developed by Metropolitan Life Insurance.
Most people gained weight as a result of nightime binging, and nearly half were 20 percent over desirable weight.
They soon learn, by this means, they can skip occasional meals entirely, thus maintaining their desirable weight proportion and initiating a life-long love affair with the brew.
People who are overweight tend to have higher blood cholesterol levels than people of desirable weight.