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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Diet: Try a mediterranean type diet and if you're regularly riding and so burning calories, try for 1000 cal a day and when you reach your weight goal, incr ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
See Dr., and then...: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (l ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pouya Shafipour
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Lean Protein veggies: I suggest 6-7 oz of lean protein (chicken turkey fish or grass fed beef) and a large salad with oil and vinegar dressing. For desert dark chocolate (> ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience in Pain Management
Weight: The correct sequence is 3, 2, 1. In terms of weighting 3 & 2 hold equal weight.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Around: 135 to 150 pounds - more if you are muscular. Take care.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam King
Dr. Adam King answered
14 years experience in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Yes: Even though it doesn't quite make the age cutoff, his weight certainly qualifies him for an adult sized z-pac.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
110 lbs: Check this link for girls' growth charts http://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts/data/set2clinical/cj41c072.pdf
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
Specializes in Pediatrics
Energy in<energy out: There are things i need to know. Height, wgt, bmi, pubertal level, food intake, activity level are just starters. In general, weight gain occurs whe ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Healthy weight: At your age you should be seeing a Pediatrician at least once a year. The doctor will record your height and weight and graphs will be drawn to see wh ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthias Peuster
8 years experience in Pediatric Cardiology
Depends: It is quite a substantial weight loss. You should get examined by a doctor before you engage in substantial diet/weight loss programs and to define a ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Actually a bit tall: 90 pounds is about average for a 12 year old while 5'1" is at the top 25% for height. You can download gender and age specific growth charts from the ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience in Pediatrics
BMI 20 to 25: 140 to 165 pounds would put you within a normal BMI range. If you are speaking of a true "average" weight rather than target weight, that would depen ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pouya Shafipour
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Type 1diabetes is very common in that age group and is not related to one's weight. Type 2 diabetes would be unlikely since it usually happens to peop ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Garrett Caldwell
8 years experience in Family Medicine
Weight Loss: There is only one way to lose weight. Your caloric intake must be lower than your caloric usage. The typical american diet consists of over 3, 000 ca ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Mathews
15 years experience in Endocrinology
155lbs: Ideal body weight range is between 129lbs and 175lbs.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
2 meals a day: If two meals a day keeps you satisfied that is OK. That said, you would probably be better off with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Why are you taking ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Toro
39 years experience in Anti-Aging Medicine
Around 120: Healthy weight may be different for all as genetic, familial and developmental issues affects it. For example the bone structure and size will influen ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
26 years experience in Family Medicine
Depends on build: This might be an appropriate weight if the child is tall. One also needs to take into account the childs build.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience in Pediatrics
Trend: Healthy growth in a child is when they gain age appropriate cm/inches and weight on an annualized basis. Bmi and waist circumference (more important) ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
51 years experience in Pediatrics
Insufficient data: To determine if a child is overweight, one needs the height, or even better, the body mass index or BMI.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Pollard
29 years experience in Anesthesiology
Diet and exercie: The old reliable is still the best one with the least side effects.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience in Pediatrics
Aerobic exercise: The best weight loss exercise for a 13 year old girl is aerobic/cardio and enjoyable so that she will continue exercising as a healthy lifestyle habit ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
How to lose 10 lbs: The only way to lose weight is to use more calories than one is eating or drinking in. Losing 10 pounds should take 10 weeks, and can happen if a pers ... Read More

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