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Can you please give a strict diet for a 13 year old girl?

Can you please give a strict diet for a 13 year old girl?

Needs a nutritionist: Correct diet needs to be balanced and depends upon hight & weight. Whilst awaiting nurtionist can start by cutting out all juices & sodas, these are empty calories. Drink to glasses of water before every meal (helps to fill stomach with 0 calories. Modest portions, no seonds, and confine snacks to carrots, celery or raw vegetables plus start getting regular daily exercise. ...Read more

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Dr. Pam Yoder
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Healthy Diet (Definition)

Pregnant women should eat a balanced, nutritional diet and increase their calorie intake to meet the needs of the developing fetus and their changing bodies. Eating a range of wholesome and nutritious foods during pregnancy is one of the most important things that women can do to ensure the normal development and growth of the fetus, and it can help to prevent prematurity and low birth weight. For the mother, good nutrition helps to prevent anemia, ...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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What should a 13 year old girl eat to have a balanced diet? Including breakfast, lunch snacks and supper.

What should a 13 year old girl eat to have a balanced diet? Including breakfast, lunch snacks and supper.

Variety: Include 1/4 a protein, 1/4 as carbohydrates, 1/4 as fruits, and 1/4 of the plate as vegetables. Eat. from each of the food groups, include whole grains, legumes, beans, chicken, meat, fish, dairy, eggs, etc. Try to stay away from fried foods, fatty foods, Try to avoid sugar drinks, and highly processed foods as they are lower in nutrients than fresh fruits and vegetables ...Read more

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What should a 13 year old girl eat to have a balanced diet? This includes breakfast, lunch snacks and supper.

What should a 13 year old girl eat to have a balanced diet? This includes breakfast, lunch snacks and supper.

Nutritarian Diet: Dr. Fuhrman's nutritarian diet would be a good foundation. It emphasizes plant foods- fruits, veggies, beans, nuts ; seeds but it is ok to include dairy, eggs and meats. It is healthy for people of all ages- see http://bit.Ly/1dhw9ht for details. I also advise avoiding gmo foods as much as possible- see my blog post to learn why: http://drrandybaker.Com/2013/04/22/organic-food-diet/. ...Read more

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What's a healthy weight for a 13 year old girl who is 5ft 2?

What's a healthy weight for a 13 year old girl who is 5ft 2?

Average = 102: A desired range varies from 92-114 which includes 50% of kids that age and height. ...Read more

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Healthy weight for a 13 year old girl 5ft7?

Healthy weight for a 13 year old girl 5ft7?

Healthy weight: At your age you should be seeing a Pediatrician at least once a year. The doctor will record your height and weight and graphs will be drawn to see where you are on the growth curves. Make sure you get a copy of the graph. If you are doing OK - relax and enjoy!. If not your doctor will advise you. ...Read more

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What is a healthy weight for me? I am a 13 year old girl, in 7th grade. I am 5'4"

What is a healthy weight for me? I am a 13 year old girl, in 7th grade. I am 5'4"

Many graphs online: (e.g. Google images: adolescent women height weight charts), such as the one I added as a image to this question. Keep in mind that what is optimally healthy remains unclear, varies with the individual & that the "fashion" industry routinely promotes, for marketing reasons, many images of women which are not healthy in order to create demand to sell products which have little to do with health. ...Read more

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I am a 13 year old girl and weight 135 pounds . I'm really insecure at school . Is there any way I can lose Atleast 20 pounds in 3 weeks a healthy way?

I am a 13 year old girl and weight 135 pounds . I'm really insecure at school . Is there any way I can lose Atleast 20 pounds in 3 weeks a healthy way?

Not in a healthy way: Society puts a lot of inappropriate images out there that can cause a lot of issues in your age group. 135 lbs may be an appropriate weight at your age depending on height, pubertal status, and your body frame. Losing more than 2-3 lbs/week is likely to be unhealthy. I would recommend that you be sure to get 1hr of exercise daily, eliminate sugars, and see your doctor to discuss healthy goals. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is 5'6 tall for a 13 year old girl?

Can you tell me is 5'6 tall for a 13 year old girl?

90% range: 5'6" is at the 90% point for females by cdc growth charts at age 13. 10% of girls would be taller and 90% shorter. See www.Cdc.Gov/growthcharts. ...Read more

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What is the normal weight for a 13-year-old girl?

What is the normal weight for a 13-year-old girl?

13 years old: Your daughter must be having her height and weight checked at every clinic visit. These are attached to a Growth Curve for height and weight. Your doctor must share this with you and your daughter and based on what you find will determine whether your daughter is doing OK or not. I am surprised and disappointed that this information is not shared at every visit.. ...Read more

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Should a 13 year old girl be missing 9 periods?

Should a 13 year old girl be missing 9 periods?

Not unusual: It takes time after your first menstrual cycle to become regular. Some women stay irregular for a few years and then become regular. Assuming pregnancy is not a concern, then time will probably solve the problem. If you are concerned, call your family doctor! ...Read more

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Was wondering how much sleep should a 13 year old girl get?

Was wondering how much sleep should a 13 year old girl get?

No < 9 hours: During the growing years a teen needs 9 or more hours of sleep per 24 hrs. Growth spurts and physically demanding activities can add to the need. Failure to keep up with the sleep requirement can show up in a variety of ways. Poor academic performance in school, sleep walking, etc. ...Read more

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What do doctors do at a physical exam for a 13-year-old girl?

What do doctors do at a physical exam for a 13-year-old girl?

Well check: A 13 yo physical includes hearing and vision screening, height and weights. It includes ensuring that vaccinations are up to date including TDAP, meningitis, HPV and hepatitis A vaccines. If these vaccines have already been given, then no additional vaccines will be needed. Blood work may be recommended depending when it was done last and physical exam findings if any. ...Read more

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How many ibuprofens is it safe for a 13 year old girl to take?

How many ibuprofens is it safe for a 13 year old girl to take?

Depends: The weight range for a 13 yo runs 75-150 lb so dosing by weight is quite difficult without knowing the kids weight. The average kid at ~100 lb could easily handle 400mg every 6 hours as needed.I would not go any higher unless directed by a physician . Any kid with kidney function problems should check with their physician before using this product. ...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