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A 20-year-old male asked about a 21-year-old female:

my friend wanna lose some weight. she is 21 years old and around 58 kg and height is 5'6". what things she must do?

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Dr. Robert Wolfe
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Anorexic?: Your friend has a body weight at the low end of normal. If the numbers are right, her body mass index is 20.6. Normal is 20-25. She may have anorexia, a condition where the person thinks they need to lose weight even when they do not. If she just wants to look better, she should get into weight lifting. If she thinks she needs to lose 30 lbs, she needs help from a specialist in eating disorders.

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She ages 14 , her height is 163cm and her weight is 64kg is that normal ? If not what should be done to lose weight ?

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Check growth curve: Fir best results plot these numbers on a pediatric growth curve. If the weight is above the 95th percentile, the best and first thing to do in weight reduction is increased or start of daily low impact exercise (walking, running, jogging), portion reduction at meals, and no more inter-meal snacking for a while. See a nutritionist if you're not sure what is wrong with the current diet...

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