U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 38-year-old member asked:

What to do if i am a 16 year old girl. i a 4'11 and weigh 182 pounds. i also turned vegetarian late january.?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Diet and exercise: Besides just becoming a vegetarian, you need to know what that means for your health. You need to find alternative sources of protein and iron in your diet. You are also considerably overweight, so you need to be limiting your sugars and carbohydrates. It's one thing to say you're going to be a vegetarian, it's another to live it and stay healthy. Perhaps a visit to a dietician is in order.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Jul 27, 2014

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.