A female asked:
what is a healthy amount of weight to lose for a 16 year old female? i've just recently turned 16 and have struggled with my weight for years. i would assume i weigh around 155-160 and i am 5'4". i would like to lose 20-25 lbs by the middle of march. is t
1 doctor answer
Dr. Joy Jackson answered
18 years experience Family Medicine
For : For your height a healthy weight is about 140-145, therefore you probably need to lose about 10-15 pounds. A healthy way to lose weight is by adopting a healthy lifestyle. This would include exercise for at least 30 minutes 5 days a week, more if possible. Weight training is key. Also a healthy diet. Eats six small meals a day. Your plate should be half veggies (green if possible) 1/4 lean meat, and 1/4 whole grains (i.E brown rice). If you need additional help or a plan to follow, request a visit with a nutritionist; your pediatrician or family doctor can refer you. Good luck.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:
People also searched for:
Connect by text or video with a U.S. board-certified doctor now — wait time is less than 1 minute!