Girls obsession with weight and height—What is it about? Does it matter?

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Weight and height are some of the things that women are obsessed with, and we currently live in a society that promotes being thin as the ideal body in a community of people with different body types.

This has led more women and girls to become more watchful of what their body looks like, what they eat, what they weigh, and their height. Although, in the past it was women within the ages of 25 to 45 that were obsessed with looking a certain way, now it has spread to teenage and adolescent girls as well.

Women look at models in magazines and on television—women who have access to advanced beauty tools and who sometimes don’t look like themselves at all—and want to look like them, to attain that beauty standard.

This obsession with looking rail-thin and model-like is what then drives women to go on ruinous diets in an effort to look a certain way. Women and girls lose sleep over the issue of their weight and their height. They starve themselves, forgoing treats like ice cream and pizza to achieve the look.

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Some women even develop eating disorders because of this train of thought. However, instead of obsessing over whether you are too fat or too tall, there are other things you should be focusing on as a better metric for your body.

Using weight and height to calculate BMI

If you’re really worried about being overweight, then you can calculate your body mass index (BMI) to be sure. This method of calculating the ideal weight only applies to adults aged 18 to 65.

A BMI does the calculation using your height and weight, and the healthy range is from 18.5 to 24.9, with 25 and above being overweight. So, how do you calculate your BMI? It’s simple. All you have to do is measure your height and weight.

Girls obsession with weight and height—What is it about? Does it matter?

Then divide the value of your weight in pounds (lb) by the value of height in inches squared. Then you multiply the value by 703 and round it to one decimal place.

When do girls stop growing?

For some girls, a major concern is their height, birthing an obsession with constantly measuring how many inches they have added every day. As to the question of when stop growing, well, according to Healthline, it is some time after menstruation starts.

Girls grow quickly through infancy and childhood, which is why they are so much taller than their male counterparts then. They also undergo a growth spurt when they reach puberty. Finally, when they are 14 or 15, girls stop growing taller.

Average weight

The average weight for women varies according to the country in question. In America, the average weight for a 20-year-old woman, for example, is 170.6 pounds.

This number varies across age groups and from year to year as the weight of each member of the population changes. Thus, it is unreliable to depend on the average weight of the population when trying to determine if yours is normal.

The best way to determine if you have a healthy weight is to use the BMI calculator provided above. If your weight is within the healthy range, then don’t worry about anything else but staying within it. If not, then there are several safe ways to lose weight.

See also: What boys want: 5 things girls do that guys love.

Average female height

Just like with women’s weight, the average height differs according to country. In America, the average female height is 5.3, with slight differences in white, African-American, and Hispanic women.

Girls obsession with weight and height—What is it about? Does it matter?

In the Netherlands, it stands at 5.5, while in Nigeria, the average height for women is 5 feet, 3 inches. European and Asian women are among the tallest in the world.


A lot of young girls and women across several age groups are starting to get more obsessed with their weight and height, thanks to the society we live in.

However, beauty standards differ according to location. One big lesson to learn is that you are all unique and you need to cherish the body that loves and nourishes you everyday.

While your height cannot be changed—you can’t stretch your bones, after all, you can do something about your weight, all without starving yourself.

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