Jessica Biel Weight: There are a ton of things that play into our weight and even though the number on the scale may reflect a Jessica Biel weight, you may find your physiques are different. In this article, we’ll look at better ways to mimic Jessica’s physique by looking at a typical Jessica Biel weight and height, her BMI, her body frame, etc. Once you know these measurements, I’ll show you how you can personalize them and from there determine what the number on the scale should say.
‘What is BMI?’, you may ask. BMI is an acronym for Body Mass Index, and just basically analyzes your weight compared to your height. Though not the perfect means to calculate health (I favor using body fat percentage, however that takes a lot more work), BMI is simple to determine and doesn’t need anything but a tape measure and a scale. To find your B.M.I., input your numbers into the following equation:
BMI = (weight in pounds X 703) ÷ (height in inches)²
So let’s take a look at BMI for a Jessica Biel weight and height. Jessica Biel’s weight is reportedly 110-115 pounds with a height at 5’8″, which I find relatively impossible given her frame and muscle mass. Just to put this into perspective, Jennifer Aniston is 2 inches shorter and weighs the same, yet has much less muscle. Since we all know muscle weighs more than fat, Jessica should weigh significantly more. In my research, I found that Jessica doesn’t weigh herself but focuses on her body fat percentage which the video on the intro page says got to 6-8%. In any regard, those Jessica Biel height and weight numbers is what my research kept pulling up so, let’s do this formula for Jessica’s BMI, then I’ll focus on her body fat percentage for more accurate numbers:
(110 X 703) ÷ (68)² = 16.7
This gives her a BMI of 16.7, and that is essentially labeled as “underweight.” There is a table below you can utilize to observe where your numbers fall on the unhealthy/healthy spectrum:
Due to the fact that this doesn’t count in your body frame, the formula above can be a bit misleading. I opt to use the following process to identify a much more exact BMI for my clients:
BODY FRAME METHOD: Looking at Jessica’s photos and wrist structure, it’s fairly easy to determine that she has a small body frame. In order for you to identify your body frame size, wrap your right middle index finger and thumb around your left wrist. If your fingertips are overlapping, you have a small body frame. If your fingers touch but don’t overlap, you have a medium body frame. If your finger tips almost touch or have a significant gap between them, your body frame is considered large. Right after you have identified your body frame, compare your results to the table below:
In both cases, Jessica Biel is classified as “underweight,” which is just as unhealthy as being overweight. Being underweight promotes a myriad of health problems including infertility and osteoporosis, among other things. But more on that later…
What we do know “from the horse’s mouth” so to speak, is that Jessica’s body fat percentage was 6-8% while filming Blade and A-Team (a direct result from the rigorous training of the Jessica Biel work out). Finding body fat percentage is much more difficult than finding BMI, but is a much more accurate portrayal of health. Why do I say this? Well, my personal BMI is in the healthy range, but my body fat percentage is, admittedly, in the unhealthy range because it is low. Because muscle weighs more than fat, and I have more muscle on my body, I weigh more which makes my BMI in the healthy range. However, my body fat percentage reveals I have 10-15 pounds of fat on my body. If I were to lose 10 pounds, I would just barely drop into the ‘underweight’ category of BMI, but would only have 0-5 pounds of fat which is considered impossible. So, body fat is a much more accurate measurement of healthy or unhealthy.
At any rate, this website here allows you to compute your own body fat percentage which takes into account your height, weight, and various measurements. Once you find yours, compare yourself to the below chart:
Jessica would fall well below what is called “essential fat.” When women drop below the 10% line, they stop menstruating, suffer infertility, osteoperosis, as well as a myriad of other problems. Keep in mind, our bodies are built to be lean, but our bodies are also built to store fat to protect us. Jessica, if she did reach 6-8% levels, did this only for a short while for filming as that is not a level any woman can sustain without suffering SEVERE problems resulting from anorexia. My suggestion? If you’re following Jessica’s workouts and diets, you are well on your way to a lean and healthy, feminine look that you can sustain for a lifetime. Taking it beyond that is not only unhealthy, it is not something anyone (even Jessica) can sustain long term. Don’t set yourself up for failure.
In an interview, Jessica stated: “When I’m working I eat healthy all week. I then give myself one day where I just eat what I want. You have to, otherwise your mind goes a little nutso!”