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23yr old female, 10kg overweight, 5'4" height. Sedentary life. Brisk walk 30mins everyday. Pls suggest veg diet.

23yr old female, 10kg overweight, 5'4" height. Sedentary life. Brisk walk 30mins everyday. Pls suggest veg diet.

Low calorie diet: Congratulations on setting on the path to attain a healthy weight. To lose weight the amount of calories you burn must be more than total calories you eat/drink. You have taken the first step which is increasing your exercise. Any diet that will lead you to consume less calories should work (do not forget calories from drinks). Pick any diet plan that you will enjoy and stick with longterm! ...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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Normal body fat for 22yr old active, female. Weight-145lbs?

Normal body fat for 22yr old active, female. Weight-145lbs?

You decide: Ideal weight" charts are based on fallacies. If we believed them, then most triathletes would be "underweight" and most professional football players -- fantastic athletes -- would be "overweight." your ideal weight is whatever looks and feels right to you and enables you to perform your chosen sport(s) best. ...Read more

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Healthy weight for 5'5" 16 yr old female?

Healthy weight for 5'5" 16 yr old female?

Pediatric BMI: A "healthy" weight is one that will result in a Body Mass Index (BMI) between the 5th and 85th percentile for a child's age and sex. For a 16 year old female, this BMI range is approximately 16.75 to 24.6. At 5'5", this translates roughly into a range of 101 - 148lbs. Please consult with your doctor if you have specific questions regarding your child's weight. ...Read more

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Rugby diet for 16 year old, bulk up+workout ideas?

Rugby diet for 16 year old, bulk up+workout ideas?

Protein: Eating lots of lean protein like chicken and fish are a good start. Add in salads, steamed veggies and whole grains. For weight training start with three times a week schedule on free weights. Your school trainer may offer a weight lifting class. You are still growing most likely so give yourself some time! ...Read more

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Female 22years old Not physically active Eats 1500kJ per day BMI 18.1 Is this BMI too low ? What is considered anorexia BMI?

Female
22years old
Not physically active
Eats 1500kJ per day
BMI 18.1

Is this BMI too low ?
What is considered anorexia BMI?

No: As long you are in good health, performing your daily activities, not obsessed with your weight, it is okay. You will gain weight, as you age, do not get too worked up if your BMI goes up to 20 or so. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Causes for internal blood loss. Healthy active 70 yr female?

Causes for internal blood loss. Healthy active 70 yr female?

Ulcer.... or: A gastric ( stomach) or duodenal ( first part of the small intestine) ulcer is common, but also there can be blood loss from diverticulitis in the colon or other conditions such as colitis, crohns - you need to get in and be seen by a gastroenterologist. Great question- well wishes! ...Read more

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Hormone tests are normal.diet is healthy but still im facing male pattern baldness type hair loss.im 30 years old unmarried female.

Hormone tests are normal.diet is healthy but still  im facing male pattern baldness type hair loss.im 30 years old unmarried female.

It's hard to check: hormones and frequently female pattern hair loss may not show lab abnormalities. You can have a biopsy performed if thyroid and iron/ferritin and complete blood count are normal. See derm for answers and treatment options as we do have success treating female pattern baldness ...Read more

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Whatis the proper weight for a 50 year old man 5 feet 8 inches tall?

Whatis the proper weight for a 50 year old man 5 feet 8 inches tall?

A rough estimate: These are rough estimates. About 145 pounds (+ 10% = 160 lbs) or (- 10% = 131 lbs). However, if you are muscular this may be too low an estimate. ...Read more

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Proper height and weight for 15 year old irish male. My height is 5 foot 9 weight is 133 pounds. Thanks?

Proper height and weight for 15 year old irish male. My height is 5 foot 9 weight is 133 pounds. Thanks?

Sounds perfect: At age 15, 5 ft 9in and 133 lbs sounds just right. You can't control your height but control of weight becomes a major issue for most people with aging. Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm eating normal healthy foods but am losing weight. I'm a male 5'5" & weigh 141lbs....Is that normal?

I'm eating normal healthy foods but am losing weight. I'm a male  5'5" & weigh 141lbs....Is that normal?

Unexplained wt loss?: 5'5" and 141 is normal weight. Losing weight for no good reason? See md. If "healthy foods" are low fat, low calorie, then may have an explanation there, especially if recent diet change. Otherwise, could be due to thyroid, infection, inflammation, problems with gut, digestion, etc. See md, bring diet history (3 days), get examined, maybe get tests. ...Read more

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210pounds 5^2 21yrs old. Considering the 400(or600) calories a day diet. Nutritional diet plan?

210pounds 5^2 21yrs old. Considering the 400(or600) calories a day diet. Nutritional diet plan?

Not enough calories: If you drop caloric intake too drastically - you will actually eat up a lot of muscle and drop your metabolic rate. This is NOT a healthy way to lose weight. Consider working with a nutritionist so that you can do this in a healthy way. Take care. ...Read more

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I'm 20yo female.5 feet 2".38 kg weight. Bmi : underweight.How can I gain weight & get my BMI to healthy weight? I walk 1 hr everyday.Is that a problem

I'm 20yo female.5 feet 2".38 kg weight. Bmi : underweight.How can I gain weight & get my BMI to healthy weight? I walk 1 hr everyday.Is that a problem

See below: You need to increase your caloric intake. Ideally you should meet with a nutritionist to go over a proper diet for you. I imagine you are not eating enough. ...Read more

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What is a healthy calorie intake for a 10 year old? 99pounds, 4foot 8inches tall. No health issues.

What is a healthy calorie intake for a 10 year old?  99pounds,  4foot 8inches tall. No health issues.

Approx 2200 Calories: A 10 year old boy should have approximately 2200 calories per day in a balanced diet. A good source of information about balanced diets for children (and adults) can be found at www.Choosemyplate.Com. You can enter the child's age, weight/height, and activity level and get an appropriate diet plan. ...Read more

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Had an abnormal ekg. Am 19 yr old female, underweight, eats balanced diet. What could be wrong?

Had an abnormal ekg. Am 19 yr old female, underweight, eats balanced diet. What could be wrong?

Depends: Depends on the kind of abnormality. Saying the ekg is abnormal is like saying a car is abnormal. Bad color? Bad upholstery? That's not the same as bad transmission or bad brakes. Regardless, it would be hard to tie the ekg, body weight and diet together. These are likely separate issues. Please find out the abnormality and post again for a more specific answer. ...Read more

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What is balanced indian vegetarian diet for reducing weight?

What is balanced indian vegetarian diet for reducing weight?

Indian Veg. diet: From what I have learned, it consists of; 28% vegetables. 28% cereals. 28% dairy products in form of clarified butter (ghee). 9% fruits. 6% pulses. 2% sugar. 2% fat. ...Read more

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Best diet for lean girl aged 11 years?

Best diet for lean girl aged 11 years?

Well balanced diet: Typically no need for a specific diet for a healthy pre teen child. If there are specific concerns, those would be best addressed with her physician, otherwise a well balanced meal plan will serve her best. ...Read more

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What is good protein shake for a female track athlete ?

What is good protein shake for a female track athlete ?

Protein supplement: You want a protein shake that combines protein with calories. Both should be digestible. I recommend mixing 30 grams protein powder from a health food store with 4 to 6 ounces of yogurt plus chips of fruit and enough juice of your favorite flavor (V8 FUSION) to make the drink smooth. ...Read more

Dr. Jordan Steinberg
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Athlete (Definition)

Ath·lete n. A person possessing the natural or acquired traits, such as strength, agility, and endurance, that are necessary for physical exercise or sports, especially those ...Read more