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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. 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


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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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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?

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

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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 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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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?

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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???

Atkin: You can try weight-watcher website or Atkin.
The main thing is to decrease Calorie intake, adjust diet to get more calorie from Protein rather than Carbohydrates, increase fiber intake, drink enough water and also exercise 3-4 times a week for at least 60 minutes a day. ...Read more

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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.

500 cal not healthy: A 500 calorie/day diet is generally not healthy. In general around 1500 cal/day should help with weight loss. You should consult a nutritionist so you can be started on an appropriate diet. ...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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What are some good exercises for 13 year olds who are a tad overweight?

See details: Almost any aerobic activity is worth it including running, playing sports., cycling, swimming, walking, etc. Anything that gets them off the couch, away from the computer and outside the house. ...Read more

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Is 131/116 high for a 35 year old woman? Not overweight and never smoked.

Is 131/116 high for a 35 year old woman?  Not overweight and never smoked.

Yes: The diastolic reading (bottom number) is about the recommend level. Current normal blood pressure is < 140/90 for a person at your age group. I advise you to see your primary care doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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I'm a 31-year-old male who weighs 160 pounds in my overweight and should I worry about my health if I am?

I'm a 31-year-old male who weighs 160 pounds in my overweight and should I worry about my health if I am?

Body Mass Index: Body Mass Index (BMI) is available on the web.
You will record your weight and your height - best without clothes on - and your BMI will be recorded.

Best range is BMI 20-25 +/- a bit. ...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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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 103 at a risk of overweight for a 4'11 11 year old?

Pretty average: Either male of female at 11 is in a normal weight range with 103 lb.You can download a growth chart by age and gender from the cdc site to follow these issues. See: www.Cdc.Gov/growthcharts. ...Read more

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What's considered to be overweight for a 14 year old boy?

What's considered to be overweight for a 14 year old boy?

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

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Is a 5'9 16 year old female who weighs 150 pounds overweight?

BMI = 22.1: Your bmi is in normal range. Healthy weight range is within normal limits. You are not overweight. However, the only question is what is your current activity level? ...Read more

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What are good cardio exercises for slightly overweight 13 year old boy?

What are good cardio exercises for slightly overweight 13 year old boy?

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

Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Overweight = a body mass index (BMI) between ...Read more