First, know your risks
THERE ARE NO SHORTCUTS TO LOSING WEIGHT: EAT AND EXERCISE PROPERLY AND CONSISTENTLY IS THE ONLY METHOD.
While there’s no definite answer to what exactly is the ‘best’ weight for a person, knowing your BMI is one way to get to a ballpark figure.
Short for Body Mass Index, this is a weight-to-height index calculated using your weight (in kilograms) divided by the square of your height (in meters). If you get anywhere between 18.5 and 25, you’re mostly golden. Watch your weight if you’re between 25 and 30; and if you’ve crossed 30, it’s good to shed some pounds to reduce the chances of obesity-related health conditions, particularly heart diseases.
Also, if you haven’t been doing regular health check-ups, I suggest that you do. Regular health exams can identify problems before they start or get worse. Do it even if you think you’re in the pink of health. I know of people who’ve diabetes and they aren’t even close to being overweight. They could have turn it around if they knew about their condition at the pre-diabetic stage.