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Doctor insights on: Diets For Overweight 12 Year Old Boy

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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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How can I help my overweight 12-year-old daughter lose 10 pounds?

How can I help my overweight 12-year-old daughter lose 10 pounds?

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

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What is considered overweight for a 12-year-old?

Depends: It depends on the height and the sex of the individual. Have the 12 year old visit the doctor and use the growth chart to determine if the child is overweight for age and height. ...Read more

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My 12 year old daughter is 5'1 and 140 pounds. Is that considered overweight? and if so, What can I do about it?

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 more

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Is it overweight, underweight, or normal for a 12 year old, 5 foot tall female to be around 88 pounds?

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

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My daughter weighs 125 lbs at a 5'1 12 year old. How over weight is she?

My daughter weighs 125 lbs at a 5'1 12 year old. How over weight is she?

To calculate BMI: accurately requires date of birth. If she is 12 years 0 months, her BMI of 23.6 is at the 91st %ile in the overweight range (85th-94th%ile). Limit her total screen time- TV, videos, video games, tablet, computer & smart phone - to a maximum of 2 hours/day. Remove electronics from her bedroom. Encourage 1 hour of daily exercise. Do not allow junk food or soda in your house. Have family meals. ...Read more

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My 12 year old daughter is 5, 1 and weighs 200 pounds how over weight is she?

Severely: Please get her to a good pediatrician, for her sake and that of the whole family. The teenage years are cruel enough without the girl being overweight as well. Ask the pediatrician whether there might be endocrine disease -- especially thyroid disease, cushing's or an insulinoma. Her regaining a normal weight will be a family project. Good luck. ...Read more

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Need help. Is 60kg over weight for a 12 year old girl?

Need help. Is 60kg over weight for a 12 year old girl?

Depends: According to current growth charts, 60 kg would be expected weight for a 12 yo who is 5'4" tall but high for an average kid at 12 at 4'11". You can download a growth chart by age and gender to follow someones growth.See : www.Cdc.Gov/growthcharts. ...Read more

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I have a friend who's 12 years old and weighs 130 lbs.Though she is not considered "overweight" she still wants to lose 20 lbs.What would you recomend?

I have a friend who's 12 years old and weighs 130 lbs.Though she is not considered "overweight" she still wants to lose 20 lbs.What would you recomend?

Still Growing...: How much a person weighs also depends on the person's height. If your friend is not overweight, she should not lose weight. She can concentrate on eating healthy foods and drinking healthy drinks. It would also be advisable for your friend to exercise 1/2 a day several times a week. If you are worried about your friend, you should seek an adult's help. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more