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A 17-year-old female asked:

i am 5'6 and weigh 194 pounds. am i obese and need to loose some weight?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: Per BMI criteria, yours is 31.3 which put you in the obese category, class 1.

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A 20-year-old member asked:

Im 20 and obese. Whats the fastest, easiest way for me to loose weight?

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Dr. Holly Barth
Dr. Holly Barth answered
General Practice 9 years experience
Diet and Exercise: The goal is to burn more calories than you consume. Watch your diet-eliminate junk food and don't over eat. Consider liquids as well-soda, alcohol, etc contains a lot of calories. Exercise multiple times a week. If you find an activity you really enjoy you'll be more likely to engage in that activity. Avoid fad diets that could prevent you from getting adequate nutrition. Make healthy choices!
A 39-year-old member asked:

Do i need to loose weight if i'm not even obese yet?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Yes you may: If you are overweight but not defined as obese and have other medical conditions or other risk factors for cardiovascular disease, like smoking, diabetese, high blood pressure, strong family history of heart disease or stroke and high cholestero, and you are overweight and not yet obese, you, it may be advisable to loose few pounds we need to know what your bmi is to advice you.

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