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can eating good and more and weight lifting speed up puberty and growth spurt?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Not necessarily: Bad nutrition and lack of exercise can impair growth, while good nutrition and moderate exercise permits you to grow to your potential height. Extra weight lifting may increase muscle mass but it will not increase the rate of puberty or final height. Performance enhancing supplements have no benefit either, except to give you extra acne and similar side effects.

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How can I help my child gain weight when picky?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See your doctor: See your doctor to make sure there is no underlying illness. He/she will refer to a dietician for info on weight gain diets, etc.
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What are "automation" and "adjustment" as keys to weight loss?

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
Clinical Psychology 18 years experience
Routine change: Automation refers to making things "automatic" in your weight loss routine. This would include "go to" meals that you have established to be within your caloric intake value. It also includes things like scheduling of exercise so that it becomes routine. Adjustment is the process of accepting change. The more routine (automatic) you make exercise and meals the better the chances of success.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Why take a buddy approach to weight loss?

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Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
It's more fun: It's both a support mechanism and a form of friendly competition. It also gives you an automatic accountability system. Most importantly, studies show that it works well.
A 29-year-old male asked:

I loss my weight.What can I do to increase my weight?

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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Is it explained?: The first question you need to answer: is the weight loss explainable? If not, then you may need an evaluation to find a reason that you are losing weight. Certain medical conditions will cause weight loss and early detection can help significantly. If you are healthy - eating well and exercising will help you build muscle mass that can be good healthy weight to add.
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A 38-year-old female asked:

How much weight do you need to lose to decrease the size of your liver if it is borderline from fatty liver? Already lost 42 lbs.

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Dr. PHILLIP KIM
General Practice 15 years experience
BMI: Fatty liver disease associated with obesity can improve with wt loss based on your bmi. A bmi < 30 with a healthy lifestyle can show signs of improvement. Monitor your liver enzymes routinely.

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