Enter the ideal weight (lbs) into the Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Weight Set Point. 

Weight Set Point Formula

WSP = IW +/- 10


  • WSP is the Weight Set Point (lbs)
  • IW is the ideal weight (lbs)

To calculate Weight Set Point, add and subtract 10 lbs from the ideal weight.

How to Calculate Weight Set Point?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Weight Set Point.

  • First, determine the ideal weight (lbs). 
  • Next, gather the formula from above = WSP = IW +/- 10.
  • Finally, calculate the Weight Set Point.
  • After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

ideal weight (lbs) = 150


What is the significance of the Weight Set Point?

The Weight Set Point is a theory suggesting that your body is biologically programmed to stay within a certain weight range. Understanding your Weight Set Point can help in setting realistic weight management goals.

How can I find my ideal weight?

Your ideal weight depends on various factors including height, age, sex, and body composition. Tools like the Body Mass Index (BMI) can provide a general guideline, but consulting with a healthcare provider is recommended for a more personalized assessment.

Can my Weight Set Point change over time?

Yes, your Weight Set Point can change due to factors such as diet, physical activity, age, and hormonal changes. Adopting healthy habits can gradually shift your Weight Set Point to a healthier range.

Is it possible to maintain weight loss outside of my Weight Set Point?

Maintaining weight loss outside of your natural Weight Set Point range can be challenging, as your body may resist weight changes. However, with consistent lifestyle changes and possibly professional guidance, it is possible to achieve and maintain your desired weight.