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Want to lose weight?

Want to lose weight?

See Dr., and then...: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and leafy green lettuce (little or no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball (fruits have sugar). Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar ; simple starch calories. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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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What is the recommended time length of sleep for an 11 year old, who wants to lose weight?

What is the recommended time length of sleep for an 11 year old, who wants to lose weight?

No less than 9: The growing pre-teen is faced with many choices but needs to take care of his/her sleep if they are to function well. While growing, no less than 9 hours of sleep/24hrs is needed. After their linear growth has stopped, they can sometimes get by on 8. Some will need more based on sports participation or heavy study. Studies suggest poor sleep habits contribute to obesity. ...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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How can a 15 year old boy lose weight?

How can a 15 year old boy lose weight?

Several Things: More exercise, portion control and better eating habits referring to dietary choices. ...Read more

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How can a 11 year-old boy lose weight?

How can a 11 year-old boy lose weight?

Rigth foods: Right foods if no underlying med problem, healthy weight loss requires eating the right whole foods, avoiding many processed foods, and staying physically active. Avoid any processed foods with sugar and flour, eliminate most foods with saturated and trans fats, and add plenty of vegetables and beans, many fruits and nuts, some whole grains, and wild salmon. Add regular physical activity. ...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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Best way for a 15 year old to lose weight?

Best way for a 15 year old to lose weight?

Eat fewer calories: One can try running or jogging. Jogging is a good way to lose weight, as long as one doesn't eat a lot of snacks, energy bars, nor drink sugared drinks while jogging. Weight will only be lost if the calories burned during jogging exceeds the calories eaten or drank by the jogger. Jogging is a medium impact sport and is good for people who don't get knee, ankle, or foot pains with running. ...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 can I lose weight fast as a 16 year old?

Weight loss: Puberty is a bad time to be losing weight quickly, as you are still growing and developing. Try to make sure you are eating a balanced and healthy diet - avoiding soft drinks, junk food, and fast food. IF you are overweight, speak to a physician, set healthy goals and discuss healthy eating habits. ...Read more

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How to lose weight fast as possible for 20 year old?

How to lose weight fast as possible for 20 year old?

Not too fast!: To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables ; 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol ; junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic ; weight lifting exercises. ...Read more

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How do I encourage my 18 year old son to lose weight?

See details: If he lives with you, everyone in the house should institute a low carbohydrate diet. He cannot succeed if there are sodas, sweet, bread, pasta, desserts, ice cream, etc in the house. Throw them all out and do not permit anyone to bring them into the house. ...Read more

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How does a 12 year old male lose weight fast and safe?

Fast is not safe: The best way to lose weight is to decrease the amount of calories that one takes in while increasing the body's use of calories by increasing exercise. There is no quick fix, one must be patient and committed in order to be successful and to hope to keep the weight off. ...Read more

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What is a healthy way for an 11 year old to lose weight?

What is a healthy way for an 11 year old to lose weight?

Rigth foods: Right foods if no underlying med problem, healthy weight loss requires eating the right whole foods, avoiding many processed foods, and staying physically active. Avoid any processed foods with sugar and flour, eliminate most foods with saturated and trans fats, and add plenty of vegetables and beans, many fruits and nuts, some whole grains, and wild salmon. Add regular physical activity. ...Read more

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Can you guys tell me how can 15 year old male lose weight?

Old Fashioned Ways: Multiple studies have shown that the same, "good old" fashioned ways work best. The key is to reinforce that change is slow and will be most successful in the long-term if done in a sustainable manner. So no get thin quick schemes!. Fda rdi recs, exercise daily (30 min cardio 3 times/week.. Ideally more), and get rest. It's hard work but will pay off as much as they put in. ...Read more

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Is there a way to help my 8-year-old sister to lose weight?

Weight loss: Unless an 8 year old is extremely overweight it is usually better to just help them grow into their weight. The beautiful thing about being a kid is that they grow! if you can help her learn to be more active and eat healthier foods in serving sizes that are appropriate for her age then she will be able to stabilize and grow into her weight. Sugary drinks are a big culprit of extra calories! ...Read more

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What's the fastest way to lose weight for a 13 year old boy?

What's the fastest way to lose weight for a 13 year old boy?

Teen age weight: The best way to loose weight is with control of diet and exercise. For most teens the fastest way to do this is to cut out sugary beverages from their diet (soda, juice, coffee drinks, gatorade, etc). From one 12oz sugary drink each day in addition to all the regular foods a person will gain almost 20lbs per year! cut that out and fast weight loss. Healthy weight loss is 1-2lbs/week. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm a 14 year old boy and I need to lose weight?

What to do if I'm a 14 year old boy and I need to lose weight?

Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on Healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

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What is the the best way to lose weight for a 14-year-old male?

What is the the best way to lose weight for a 14-year-old male?

Lifestyle changes: Weight is often a severe social challenge at this age. The basics are best - balanced diet, exercise, water not soda. If you have a strong family history of obesity and Type II diabetes ask your MD to perform a lipoprotein particle subset test to check his insulin resistance score. If elevated, early treatment with Metformin can help correct this metabolic problem. https://kurbo.com/ ...Read more