Enter your height, sex, and actual body weight into the adjusted body weight calculator. The calculator will display both your ideal body weight and your adjusted body weight.

## Adjusted Body Weight Formula

The following formula is used to calculator your adjusted body weight.

ABW= IBW + 0.4 * (AW – IBW)

- Where ABW is your adjusted body weight
- IBW is your ideal body weight
- AW is your actual weight.

In this case your ideal body weight is determined by your height and sex using formulas similar to the ones below.

Male: IBW = 50 kg + 2.3 * (Height – 60 in)

Female: IBW = 45.5 kg + 2.3 kg * (Height – 60 in)

## Adjusted Body Weight Definition

An adjusted body weight is defined as a measure of the difference between your actual weight and you ideal body weight.

## How to calculate adjusted body weight?

How to calculate adjusted body weight

**First, measure your height**This value will be used in determining your ideal body weight.

**Next, measure your weight**Using an accurate scale, measure your ideal body weight.

**Calculate your ideal body weight**Calculate your ideal body weight using one of the two formulas above.

**Calculate your adjusted body weight**Using your ideal weight and actual weight, calculate your adjusted body weight.

## FAQ

**What is adjusted body weight?**

Adjusted body weight is a metric used for determining a persons nutritional requirements. It’s often used when a persons actual body weight is far out of line with their ideal body weight.

**What is an ideal body weight?**

An ideal body weight is a weight that a person of a certain height and gender should be for optimal health.