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Diets For Overweight 12 Year Olds
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
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 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
I'm a 13 year old girl who is overweight.I have a bulky type build and it's really hard for me to loos weight.What type of exercises should I do?Diet?
Focus on health: Focus on health - not the number on the scale. Every body is different. Some basis tips include: drink water (don't drink your calories), and green tea. Try to avoid sugar which is additive and causes the body to store energy. Eat 5 servings of fruits and veggies a day - and lean protein, beans, whole grains. Use smaller plates. And cardio and strength training are great exercises. ...Read more
Can anyone give me an extremely healthy dinner ideas? I am 18 year old male and a bit overweight and i got my diet down but am struggling with dinner
I am a 28 year old overweight female looking to lose weight. How would you prioritize the following: 1) adequate sleep, 2) exercise, 3) healthy diet?
Weight: The correct sequence is 3, 2, 1. In terms of weighting 3 & 2 hold equal weight. ...Read more
Can poor diet and lack of activity cause poor erection quality and trouble maintaining erection in a non-overweight 20 year old?
I'm a 20 year old female, 5'5" , 265 lbs. and have always been overweight. I have gone to camps, tried fad diets, tried working out and eating right. Nothing seems to work for me. I don't have a thyroid problem. Can I ask my doctor put me on appetite supp
Probably yes: Based on your height and weight you do qualify for an appetite suppressant. However there are some heart conditions that might prevent you from being able to go on an appetite suppressant. It's best to see a weight-loss specialist who uses appetite suppressant on a regular basis and get a thorough evaluation. Appetite suppressant's best work when you're on a diet & very effective in short term. ...Read more
I am taking Adderall 15 mg for very light adhd. I am taking leptopril which is a diet pill. Is this dangerous? I am a 18 year old female. Im 5'2 and 180 pounds. I am significantly overweight. I've tried diet and exercise for the past year and i've actuall
You don't say how much of the leptopril you're taking.
Here's a nice summary of leptopril: http://sabah-karimi.Hubpages.Com/hub/leptopril-for-fat-loss--what-you-should-know
it has lots of stimulants, which could add to the effect of the adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Leptopril is not proven to be either safe or effective. I'd suggest working with a nutritionist ove spending your money on an unproven product. ...Read more
Im 23 years old, a very picky eater, however not overweight. I just want to better my diet with healthier foods which i tend not to like. Any tips?
Diet: Look up the mediterranean diet and give it a try. ...Read more
Hi..My brother is 29 years old and overweight.He is now on a nutritional diet and lost 30 kilos.I want to know if he can eat peas and carrots?
Peas andcarrots: I do not see why he can not eat them, unless he is allergic to them. ...Read more
My daughter she 7 years old, she's overweight is it ok if she take any natural diet pills.I cook healthy food for her but she eat allot , i want to?
Effective parenting: Please get some guidance about managing what you allow your daughter to eat. Being a mother is very difficult but the rewards for doing a good job are the best life offers. Every doctor here will agree that health should come first from lifestyle and building habits rather than out of a pill bottle. Please do the work that a mother must do. ...Read more
My husband feels nauseous all day every day and has no appetite.....Eating used to be a favorite thing. He is 74 years old, not overweight, eats a vegetarian diet including lots of fruit and eggs. He exercises and uses marijuana to help with the nausea. H
Needs medical eval.: Nausea and decreased appetite can be symptoms of many underlying disorders, both physical and emotional. Your husband needs a complete evaluation with medical history, physical examination and probably screening laboratory tests. If nothing physical is found, exploration of mental health issues should be done as well, since depression/anxiety can do this. Pot may be part of problem as well. ...Read more
Can a12 year old take diet pills she dosent have a heart condision she had ashama as a kid but not any more she dosent have serious problemsshe is just over weight
Should not take: A teenager, regardless of allergy, should not be on diet pills. She should be on a reasonable diet, preferably with the the help of a pediatric dietician, regular aerobic exercise (including dance, martial arts), eliminating soda pop, fried food, sweets and tv time. If necessary, a family dietary program may be necessary. If asthma interferes with exercise, she needs to see an asthma specialist. ...Read more
31 year old over weight male on diet
hdl 51.1 mg/dl
glucose 98.1 mg/dl
esr 20 mm/hr
prolactin 2747 miu/ml
testosterone 5.11 ng/ml
whats wrong with me?
Hyperprolactinemia: Elevated prolactin level can be due to abnormality to the pituitary gland, such as adenoma ( tumor) compression of the pituitary stalk , high level of prolactin can cause impotance, galactorrhea ( production of excess breats milk), gynecomastia ( big breast in men) your doctor may want to send you for an MRI of your brain for further evaluation. ...Read more
I am 47 years old man my uric acid level is bit high, I am 20 kg over weight, what wour be my ixeal diet?
Gout and diet advice: The higher your uric acid, the greater your risk of developing gout. Beer, hard liquor, and organ meats such as liver are particularly bad for gout. You can find low purine diets on line, but a slightly high uric acid level probably isn't a big deal, unless you have a strong family history of gout or kidney stones. ...Read more
Hello doctors. I'm a 22 year guy from India. I'm 15 kgs overweight. Is there a good website that guides me for a good diet and exercise???
For a year, i've been tracking my 500 calorie a day diet online (i even factor my vita-c tablet). No weightloss! my lowcal diet causes hairloss and worries people. Yet, i'm overweight/prehypertension.
I'm a 31-year-old male who weighs 160 pounds in my overweight and should I worry about my health if I am?
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 more
Go to cdc site: Go to www.Cdc.Gov and toggle through the opening page down to the statistics section.After you bring up the statistics section you can go to growth charts. By placing the kids height an the 14y height chart you get their % size. Follow down to the weight chart along the 14y line to the same % weight.That is the expected weight. More than one growth % line above that point is considered excessive. ...Read more
Overweight Teen: It's best to interest the youth in activities that he can enjoy such as swimming and team sports. You don't want to make the young man self conscious about his weight. Get him to choose an activity that is fun ! if he can choose the activity and have fun, the rest will follow. Finally, good nutrition (avoid the word diet) needs to become a family affair ...Read more