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What is the ideal 5'3" weight for a female?

The ideal weight for a 5 '3 female depends purely on your definition of ideal.

If we follow the idea of BMI, you could argue the ideal weight is between 126 lbs and 157.5 lbs. So we'll go ahead and say the ideal weight for a 5 foot 3 tall female, is smack dab in the middle at 141.75 lbs.

But the reality is a lot more complicated than that. BMI fails to take into account body fat percentage so can be wildly inaccurate for people who have large amounts of muscle, or very low amounts of muscle, or fat mainly around the abdominal area.

For most people, the BMI system will provide you a guideline, but there are better tools to reach for. Body fat percentage is probably the better way to measure your ideal weight, but it is a lot harder to track as it requires specialist equipment to get an accurate reading. Body fat scales that you can purchase for your home can provide a good way to track progress, but generally are not accurate and can fluctuate depending on your hydration levels and the time of day.

If you're a visual learner like me, I'd recommend checking out our galleries to see what a 141.75 lbs female actually looks like.

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