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Short teenage girl 104 lbs, just told by director to lose as much weight as possible in next month. asian american, cravings salt+sugar. please help. ?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
104 lb sounds ok: We don't tell 104 lb teen girls to lose weight unless there is a very special reason. For an average-height girl, all the way down to a short girl of 4' 10" or 4' 11", 104 lb is a normal weight. For short girls just under 5 feet tall, 95-105 lb should be fine. Also, if a girl is still growing taller, she can keep her current weight steady and just grow into her weight (instead of losing weight).

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