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Diets For Overweight 12 Year Old Boy
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
What he likes: I'd get a physician's guidance. Junior may be light-framed, and this is a plus long-term. Most boys have a sport that they enjoy and can work hard at; make this available. When junior becomes very physically active, his weight will take care of itself, so long as he avoids very greasy / salty / sugary stuff and gets enough lean protein. Wait a few years before he lifts heavy weights. ...Read more
Healthy lifestyle: losing weight is the same for adults and children. Healthy portion sizes, decreasing beverages with calories and exercise are the keys to losing weight. Seeing a nutritionist may be helpful to you to discuss how to cut out junk food, and encourage healthy meals and snacks. ...Read more
My 12 year old daughter is 5'1 and 140 pounds. Is that considered overweight? and if so, What can I do about it?
Overweight: Your 12 year old daughter at 5feet and one inch and weighing 141 lbs is overweight. At this age you and she still have more choices to do something about it than you would have at say 18 years, if this trend would continues. While BMI shouldnt be looked in isolation, it would be a good idea to have a discussion with her pediatrician to develop a plan for her weight reduction w diet and exercises. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it overweight, underweight, or normal for a 12 year old, 5 foot tall female to be around 88 pounds?
Body mass index: BMI or body mass index can be calculated here: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm There is also a BMI calculator. BMI in a 12 year old needs to be adjusted for AGE and therefore in a 12 year old girl this BMI is normal, nearly *average*. ...Read more
Are you overweight?: If you are overweight check with your pediatrician for the cause esp low thyroid. If everything turns ok and you are overweight try low carb diet. Cut soda and sugar to zero. Cut out grains and try diet consisting of meats and above ground veges and limit fruits intake to no more than 2 servings. ...Read more
It depends: 12 year old boys are growing and will need more calories than someone who is not still growing. Boys this age should not restrict calories unless they have been diagnosed as overweight or obese. An active 12 year old boy could need up to 3000 calories a day to meet his needs. The center for disease control has some good information on child nutrition. www.cdc.gov. ...Read more
Are there any potential dangers of starting a 12 year old boy on light weight training if he is properly trained and instructed?
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