The goal weight calculator will help you set a realistic goal weight because it takes into account your ideal body fat percent (%).
Your journey to permanent weight loss isn’t just about losing weight; it’s about losing body fat.
Answer the following questions:
Answering these questions can help you set a realistic goal weight because they take into account personal factors and feelings.
Sources: Brownwell, K.D., & Wadden, T.A. (1991) The heterogeneity of obesity: Fitting treatments to individuals. Behavior Therapy, 22, 153 – 177. Brownwell, K.D., & Rodin, J. (1990). The weight maintenance survival guide. Dallas, TX: Brownell & Hagar.
You can also combine both methods to determine an ideal weight.
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