Tuesday, July 07 2015
Another method to look at in establishing what is an ideal weight for you is to use body size. Using this method, some people find that they don’t need to lose as much weight as they first thought due to the size of their frame, others of course find that they are not in fact big boned and that they need to lose more weight than they had originally thought.
Measure the distance between the epicondyles (inside and outside projections of the elbow bone). Ideally, this is done with a broad-faced sliding caliper. If the proper caliper is not available, elbow breadth can be estimated using a metric ruler. Place the thumb and the index finger on the outside of each epicondyle and measure the distance between them with a ruler.
For FEMALES, if your height is 5’2″ or less:
small = wrist size less than 5.5 inches
If your height is 5’2″ to 5’5″:
small = wrist size less than 6 inches
If your height is 5’5″ or more:
small = wrist size less than 6.25 inches
small = wrist size 5.5 to 6.5 inches