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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Over the study period, neither group significantly increased their physical activity "Increasing patient physical activity seems not to be necessary to effect sustained, desirable weight control," the researchers wrote.
In reality, the changing room is inspired to provide these people with personal choices toward a desirable weight therapy through engaging in exercise and diet.
A common guideline is the Metropolitan Life Desirable Weight Tables (sci.
The BMI was used to classify participants into desirable weight, underweight, overweight, and obese.
Most important, he notes, the caloric content of the treats must be subtracted from the total number of calories per day that the cat is supposed to consume, based on its age, desirable weight and overall health status.
Solomons notes that some of his female students are 5 to 10 pounds over a professionally desirable weight, and that the mirror makes this quite plain.
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.
Men are considered obese when their weight is 20 percent more than the maximum desirable weight.
If a woman is underweight prior to becoming pregnant, her desirable weight gain is slightly higher, about 28 to 40 pounds.
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.