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I am an 18 year old equestrian who is overweight. What would be some good diet plans for me?

I am an 18 year old equestrian who is overweight.  What would be some good diet plans for me?

Diet: Try a mediterranean type diet and if you're regularly riding and so burning calories, try for 1000 cal a day and when you reach your weight goal, increase to 1500 to 1800cal/day and see if you stay in equilibrium. ...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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I have a sister she is 14 year old and is slightly overweight please give a diet chart for her?

I have a sister she is 14 year old and is slightly overweight please give a diet chart for her?

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

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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

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

Lean Protein veggies: I suggest 6-7 oz of lean protein (chicken turkey fish or grass fed beef) and a large salad with oil and vinegar dressing. For desert dark chocolate (>75%) is a healthy option. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Need to be 17 2 post: Ask your pediatrician, and get your parents involved in helping you get answers that you need. Must be 17 to post questions on HealthTap. Sorry about that! ...Read more

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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

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

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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

Possibly. Depends.: 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

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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