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I am 19 yrs old..I am very much overweight for my age and height i wanna lose weight but i can't resist food and over indulge usually ..Help..

I am 19 yrs old..I am very much overweight for my age and height i wanna lose weight but i can't resist food and over indulge usually ..Help..

Dietitian/wt watcher: If you can't resist food, there almost no chance you're going to be able to lose weight consistently. See doc to rule out other problems. A good doctor, good dietitian, good program such as weight watchers may help. Also counseling can be beneficial. There are weight loss drugs, but only work while you're taking them. Avoid health food store stuff as it doesn't work. Surgery? Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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No period.My weight is 57 kg height is 5 feet 2 inch age is 24.Is this overweight.Did I have pcos.I increase 12kg weight from 9 month.Is it gud or bad?

No period.My weight is 57 kg height is 5 feet 2 inch age is 24.Is this overweight.Did I have pcos.I increase 12kg weight from 9 month.Is it gud or bad?

You decide: The "ideal weight" stuff is sub-science. If you're able to keep up with your athletic peers and like how you look, it's probably all good. I can't diagnose polycystic ovary syndrome at a distance (are your periods okay?), but the mainstay of treatment is aerobic fitness / conditioning. It's in your hands. Good luck. ...Read more

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My height is 167cm.'weight is76kg.And age is 53 years.Am i over weight perspn?

My height is 167cm.'weight is76kg.And age is 53 years.Am i over weight perspn?

Yes: Although there are exceptions ( like professional atheletes) bmi is a measure of your body mass index. Yours is 27 + placing you in the over weight catagory. Consult your doctor for proper diet and activities to achieve a more healthy weight. ...Read more

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I'm 21 and way roughly 170 i'm 5'3 an i over weight? What is the ideal weight for my height and age?

I'm 21 and way roughly 170 i'm 5'3 an i over weight? What is the ideal weight for my height and age?

Based on BMI: Based on bmi it will be from 104-141 lbs, but you got to keep in mind that within this range it is very individual, so less is not always better. ...Read more

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I am over weight.. What dieting schedule i follow? Height 172cm weight 79 kg. Age 25yrs

I am over weight.. What dieting schedule i follow? Height 172cm weight 79 kg. Age 25yrs

See Dr. and eat less: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because 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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I am quite over weight (110 kg) as per my age and height also my routine is very busy so can't maintain proper diet and exercise, what should I do ?

I am quite over weight (110 kg) as per my age and height also my routine is very busy so can't maintain proper diet and exercise, what should I do ?

Not a lot: If you cannot maintain a diet and exercise that will promote weight loss, there is not much you can do. Nowadays, people are expecting quick fixes for virtually everything - that's not happening with obesity. Even bariatric surgery will fail if you don't maintain healthy diet. ...Read more

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How can I loose my over weight? My weight is 110kg n my age is 21yrs n my hight is 5'4

Professional help: Check any bariatric center in your area. Wt. Loss is not only about loosing the wt, it is about managing the problem for life and learning new skills. Magic pill does not exist and doubt it will ever. ...Read more

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My height is about 160 centimeters and my weight is about 70kgs, am i overweight? What should I do to reduce it? Because im busy working

My height is about 160 centimeters and my weight is about 70kgs, am i overweight? What should  I do to reduce it? Because im busy working

Body mass index: Use http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/guidelines/obesity/bmi/bmi-m.Htm to calculate your body mass index (i'm curious, why did you use metric units if you're in buffalo, ny?) which comes out to 27.3 normal bmi is <25. Overweight is 25-30 while >30 is obese. Good nutrition & regular exercise are key to health & optimal weight. Physical activity doesn't require a lot of time, just commitment. ...Read more