This tutorial will demonstrate different methods to calculate weight gain or loss in Excel. In the modern era, whether you are adjusting your own diet for better skin, getting fit for a healthier heart, or just want to look the best version of yourself, the first step is to make a plan and undoubtedly Excel is the best option for that. After going through this article, you will be able to create your own weight gain or loss tracker.

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## 5 Easy Methods to Calculate Weight Gain or Loss in Excel

To understand easily, we’ll use a sample dataset as an example in Excel. For instance, we have **dates **of the **measured weight **of a person in **Column B** and **Measured Weight (KG)** in **Column C**. Here, we’ll determine weight gain or loss in different methods with proper steps using this dataset.

### 1. Weight Loss or Gain Calculation Using Arithmetic Formula

Users use the arithmetic formula most commonly to determine profit/loss, weight gain/loss, etc. Subtracting the following weight and then dividing it by the initial weight results in a **Weight Loss** or Gain.

**Steps:**

- At first, click on the
**Home**tab and select**column D**.

- After that, select
**Percentage**format to display the resultant values in percentage form.

- Then, select the
**D5**. Type**NULL**in it as it is the initial value.

- Afterward, select cell
**D6**and put the following formula in that cell:

`=(C6-$C$5)/ABS($C$5)*-1`

- Next, hit the
**ENTER**and then drag the**Fill Handle**to show the weight loss or gain in percentage form.

In this formula, **the ABS function** passes the absolute resultant value of any number.

- Furthermore, click the
**Home**tab. - Then go to the
**Conditioning Formatting**option and select**Color Scales**to see the result with color code and have a better view.

- After pressing
**Enter**, you will get the following result.

- In addition, click the
**Home**tab. - Next, use
**Conditioning Formatting**and select**Icon Sets**to see the result with directly weight gain or loss showing view.

- Finally, you will find the result in the following image.

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### 2. Using MIN Function to Calculate Weight Loss or Gain in Excel

Sometimes, we need to find the overall weight gain or loss over months’ data. In that case, we can use **the MIN Function** in Excel. For that all we need to find the minimum weight within a range and deduct it from the initial weight value.

**Steps:**

- Firstly, activate the
**Percentage**format similar to**method 1**. - Secondly, put the following formula in the blank cell.

`=(C5-MIN(C5:C10))/C5`

- Lastly, press
**Enter**to show the average weight gain or loss.

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### 3. Calculate Weight Loss or Gain with Excel LOOKUP Function

Similar to the **MIN **Function, we can use **the LOOKUP function** to calculate average weight gain or loss.

**Steps:**

- After selecting the
**Percentage**format like**method 1**, apply the following formula in the blank cell.

`=(C5 - LOOKUP(1,1/(C5:C10<>""),C5:C10))/C5`

- Finally, hit the
**Enter**button to get the average weight loss or gain.

**🔎**** How Does the Formula Work?**

- (
**C5:C10**)**:**It represents the**result_vector**of**Column C**within the**5**to**10**cell range. **LOOKUP(1,1/(C5:C10<>””):**In this portion, value 1 in the**LOOKUP**function states the**lookup_value**, and**1/(C5:C10<>””)**means the**lookup_vector**.**(C5 – LOOKUP(1,1/(C5:C10<>””),C5:C10)):**Substructing from initial value which is in cell**C5**.**(C5 – LOOKUP(1,1/(C5:C10<>””),C5:C10))/C5:**Divided by the cell**C5**.

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### 4. Utilize Combination of INDEX and COUNT Functions

We can easily use a combination of **the INDEX function** and **the COUNT function** to last row value in a given range. Using the combination we can easily calculate weight gain or loss in Excel.

**Steps:**

- Initially, use the following formula in the blank cell.

`=(INDEX(C5:C10,COUNT(C5:C10),1)-C5)/C5`

- Afterward, determine the result using the
**ENTER**key.

**🔎**** How Does the Formula Work?**

**COUNT**(**C5:C10),1:**It represents**row_num**within the range of**5**to**10**cells and**1**is**column_num**.**INDEX(C5:C10,COUNT(C5:C10),1):**This**INDEX**part of the formula means (**C5:C10**) is an**Array**.**(INDEX(C5:C10,COUNT(C5:C10),1)-C5)/C5:**After dividing the**INDEX**portion with the initial value with cell**5**.

### 5. Combine OFFSET and COUNT Functions in Excel

We can also use **the OFFSET function** to do the work similar to **method 4** by assigning row and column numbers in **Excel **to get the latest weight value to subtract.

**Steps:**

- Firstly, apply the following formula in cell
**C6**:

`=(C5-OFFSET(C5,0,COUNT(C5:F5)-1))/$C$5`

- In the final phase, we can determine the average weight loss or gain by pressing the
**Enter**.

**🔎**** How Does the Formula Work?**

**COUNT(C5:F5)-1:**This part presents**columns**within the range**C5**to**F5**.**OFFSET(C5,0,COUNT(C5:F5)-1):**The**OFFSET**function part in the formula collects the rightmost weight value to deduct it from the initial value.Cell**C5**defines**Value 0**defines**rows**.**(C5-OFFSET(C5,0,COUNT(C5:F5)-1))/$C$5:**Subtracting from initial value cell**C5**and then dividing the whole function with cell**C5**.

## Things to Remember

- The results of all the methods are shown in percentage form. So, the selection of the
**Percentage**format is very important. - Weight gain or loss by arithmetic formula (
**The Method 1**) shows the change of values weekly with respect to the initial value. - All other formulas show average weight gain or loss for a month or a few months of volume data.

## Conclusion

Henceforth, follow the above-described methods. Thus, you can calculate the weight gain or loss in Excel and try to keep using them. Let us know if you have more ways to do the task. Follow the **ExcelDemy** website for more articles like this. Don’t forget to drop comments, suggestions, or queries if you have any in the comment section below.