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what is a balanced diet for a 13 year old

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Variety of foods: Eating proteins, fats, and carbs in a balanced amount. Eating less dairy, more fresh foods including fruits and vegetables, more organic, less gm (gen ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Natural food: Leave the man made stuff alone.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Diet: Rather than giving you things to eat have your foctor refer you to a dietician who can give a proper diet with all kinds of wholesome choices. You des ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Nutritarian Diet: Dr. Fuhrman's nutritarian diet would be a good foundation. It emphasizes plant foods- fruits, veggies, beans, nuts ; seeds but it is ok to include dai ... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Age of patient ?: You don't mention age now, as growth depends a lot on when adult bone configuration is achieved.The projected height of any male child of two parents ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Needs a nutritionist: Correct diet needs to be balanced and depends upon hight & weight. Whilst awaiting nurtionist can start by cutting out all juices & sodas, these are e ... Read More
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Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
37 years experience Pediatrics
Not recommended: Usually it is not recommended for teenagers to be on very restrictive diets (like giving up all of one type of food, or only eating one type). The bes ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not in 400: Characters or less. You may wish to consult with a nutritionist who can provide individualized recommendation (if weight loss is medically indicated).
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Choate
43 years experience Pediatrics
Average: For weight loss, eat low fat, low cholesterol foods. Lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, simple grains and some high protein foods. The trick is to us ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Choate
43 years experience Pediatrics
Work hard, eat less: decreasing caloric intake by 3500 kCal will lose 1 lb of body fat; daily activity that make a child sweat and increase work of breathing for about one ... Read More
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