nemo57 wrote:...75 an ideal that may prove impossible. (...before that was when I finished high school.)
Ideal weight is hard to pin down. But we can be fairly sure in this country that almost every adult above 25 yo is going to be on the high side of their ideal. Your finishing high school weight is probably a reasonable benchmark.
From this study, the graph below shows that the ideal BMI for (white) men and longevity is about 19 to 23.5. With the average of that being 21.1. So using those figures, my ideal weight (using my original un-shrunken height for BMI) would be 63.2 kg. So that makes me about 1 kg overweight as of last check.
Ideal WHtR is even harder to define since most studies are done using BMI. However this Wikipedia article appears to point at a healthy average of 0.475. While Ashwell - the inventor of WHtR - shows the middle of the green zone as 0.450 (below). Last check I was 0.442 and as above, ideally I could be leaner. So it looks like ideal BMI and ideal WHtR don't correlate in my case. I'd therefore guess than my ideal WHtR is most likely < 0.44. The mirror says that the weight should be a bit lower, so I won't entertain the thought of my ideal BMI being higher to correlate with average WHtR.