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What is the right weight for my height is one of the most common questions girls and guys have.

It seems like a simple question, but for teens it is not always an easy one to answer. This is hard because people have different body types, so there is no single number that is the right weight for everyone. Even among people who are the same height and age, some of them are more muscular or more developed than others. That is because not all teens have the same body type or develop at the same time. It is possible to find out if you are in a healthy weight range for your height, though it just takes a little effort. You are also able to put your measurements into our calculator and get an idea of how you are doing.

Weight during growth and puberty

Not everyone grows and develops on the same schedule. However, teens do go through a period of faster growth. During puberty, the body begins making hormones that spark physical changes like faster muscle growth especially in guys, and spurts in height and weight gain in both guys and girls. Once these changes start, they continue for several years, where the average person can expect to grow as much as 10 inches or 25 centimeters during puberty before he or she reaches full adult height. Most girls and guys gain weight more rapidly during this time as the amounts of muscle, fat, and bone in their bodies changes. All that new weight gain can be perfectly fine as long as body fat, muscle, and bone are in the right proportion. Because some kids start developing as early as age 8 and some not until age 14 or so, it can be normal for two people who are the same height and age to have very different weights are hights. It can feel quite strange adjusting to suddenly feeling heavier or taller, so it is perfectly normal to feel self-conscious about weight during adolescence. A lot of people do this thing.

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