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My 6 year old daughter always been 5th percentile, takes 4 ever to eat, when shea in school she tends to lose weight, not enough time to eat she says?

My 6 year old daughter always been 5th percentile, takes 4 ever to eat, when shea in school she tends to lose weight, not enough time to eat she says?

Poor weight gain: Has your pediatrician recommended a work-up including urinalysis, urine culture, cbc, complete metabolic panel, thyroid function tests, celiac panel (tissue transglutaminase iga) and bone age? In addition, has her caloric intake been investigated? Please consult a pediatrician and nutritionist first and specialists later for the abnormal results of the above tests. ...Read more

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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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How can a 15 year old lose weight?

How can a 15 year old lose weight?

Exercise and diet: 30-60 min of vigorous exercise every day along with a healthy diet which means that half of her plate should be filled with fruits and vegetables, half with grains and protein and half of the grains should be whole grains. You can go to www.Choosemyplate.Gov for more information. ...Read more

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Can an 11 year old lose weight safely?

Can an 11 year old lose weight safely?

Depends: Most of the time, if an 11 year old is overweight, then they should be able to grow into the weight, without having to lose weight. That means that the weight remains the same as they get taller. Sometimes they need to lose weight. Your doctor can answer that question with more information. ...Read more

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How does a 13 year old lose weight quickly?

Not recommended: Teens should not go on any type of crash diet. They can be dangerous and you will likely gain the weight back just as quickly. The best way to lose weight is slowly and steadily. Decrease junk food, control your portions, eat more slowly and don't eat when you aren't hungry. Start exercising- work into it gradually and build up. Start with a goal of 1 hour per day at least 3 days per week. ...Read more

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How could a 12 year old lose weight quickly in no more than two months?

How could a 12 year old lose weight quickly in no more than two months?

Not advisable!: I never like to hear " quick" in any weight loss strategy! We are looking for a permanent lifestyle change for your family that will enable a healthy weight for life! Start with limiting fast food. Cook meals at home with fresh fruits and veggies. Your 12 year old can start to help with meal prep and even recipes. Aim for 8 fruits and veggies, 8 glasses of water, one hour of exercise. ...Read more

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How can I a 14 year old lose weight from 210 to a 150? My name jessica i try everything i can lose anything i need help now please

See Dr.: Jessica, you are not alone! being a little overweight is very common and it is hard to lose. See your dr. And discuss your weight. You can be put on a good diet and exercise regimen to help you lose. You can also get some testing to make sure things like abnormalities in your thyroid are not causing your weight gain. You can do it. Stay strong and good luck! ...Read more

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How to lose weight for a 45 year old female?

How much weight loss: The old adage works, diet and exercise! just difficult to maintain either. Did you know that 20 minutes of resistance training can increase your basal metabolic rate for 48 hours! calculate your BMR (rough estimate is current weight x 13= total calories per day for bmr) than subtract 500 kcal from this for every pound of weight you want to lose per week. Go slow. Rapid loss see doctor. ...Read more

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