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I'm a 12 year old boy and really want to lose weight have you got a plan I can follow?

I'm a 12 year old boy and really want to lose weight have you got a plan I can follow?

Are you overweight?: If you are overweight check with your pediatrician for the cause esp low thyroid. If everything turns ok and you are overweight try low carb diet. Cut soda and sugar to zero. Cut out grains and try diet consisting of meats and above ground veges and limit fruits intake to no more than 2 servings. ...Read more

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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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I'm a 12 year old boy, and I've been struggling to lose weight for a while now, what can I do to loose about 20 pounds?

I'm a 12 year old boy, and I've been struggling to lose weight for a while now, what can I do to loose about 20 pounds?

Need adult supervisi: Your desire to loose weight are welcome sign for your committment for better health. Need to be evaluated for height with weight for an overall health assessment with recent weight gains, current BMI etc. ...Read more

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How does a 12 year old male lose weight fast and safe?

How does a 12 year old male lose weight fast and safe?

Fast is not safe: The best way to lose weight is to decrease the amount of calories that one takes in while increasing the body's use of calories by increasing exercise. There is no quick fix, one must be patient and committed in order to be successful and to hope to keep the weight off. ...Read more

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How could a 12 year old lose weight quickly in no more than two months?

How could a 12 year old lose weight quickly in no more than two months?

Not advisable!: I never like to hear " quick" in any weight loss strategy! We are looking for a permanent lifestyle change for your family that will enable a healthy weight for life! Start with limiting fast food. Cook meals at home with fresh fruits and veggies. Your 12 year old can start to help with meal prep and even recipes. Aim for 8 fruits and veggies, 8 glasses of water, one hour of exercise. ...Read more

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How to lose weight for 12 year old girl?

How to lose weight for 12 year old girl?

Energy in There are things I need to know. Height, wgt, bmi, pubertal level, food intake, activity level are just starters. In general, weight gain occurs when we eat/drink more (energy in) than we expend with activity (energy out). There are lots of 'empty calories' in drinks, food portions may be too large. Teens and tweens need a minimum of 1 hour of vigorous exercise/day, more to lose weight. ...Read more

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My 12 year old son who is very active but his weight is 142lbs. And eats vegetables and fruits but can't seem to lose weight. What would be a good diet?

My 12 year old son who is very active but his weight is 142lbs. And eats vegetables and fruits but can't seem to lose weight. What would be a good diet?

If he's 5'4" or <,: His BMI is 95th%ile or >, in the obese range; if 5'5" - 5'8", in the overweight range. See his pediatrician, who will calculate his BMI, & do a physical exam, blood pressure & labs to determine if he has weight-related medical problems. If he does, your insurance will pay fir him to see a nutritionist as well as any needed subspecialists. If not, his MD will monitor his diet, lifestyle & weight. ...Read more

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12 year old 200lbs 166cm Can not lose weight Dosent eat candy drink some orange juice Plays soccer everyday for 1Hour?

12 year old 200lbs 166cm Can not lose weight Dosent eat candy drink some orange juice Plays soccer everyday for 1Hour?

Not about candy: At that size I would first have a regular checkup done as he may already have signs of pre-diabetes and high blood pressure. Once medical issues have been ruled out, you need to meet with a clinical dietitian and find out where his extra weight is coming from. People assume that it is sweets or deserts but it can be anything he consumes that he is not using to grow or burning off in activity. ...Read more

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What is the fastest and most healthy way a 12 yr. Old kid kid can lose weight?

What is the fastest and most healthy way a 12 yr. Old kid kid can lose weight?

Change eating: The best way to become thinner is to eat less and eat better. Eat better means only drink water (skim milk the only exception), and only have fruits and vegetables for snacks. You can eat less by using smaller plates and eating at home. ...Read more

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My son is 200 pounds. He's 12 years old. He wants to loose weight, how can he?

My son is 200 pounds. He's 12 years old. He wants to loose weight, how can he?

Run around & No Soda: The best thing for this age is as follows: 1) Join organized sports team (Soccer, football, lacrosse, basketball) 2) Remove all sugar drinks only water. Do not even bring them in the house. 3) 2% Milk only 4) No FAST FOOD at all 5) Watch the snacking, they do this often at this age especially late at night. 6) Monitor weight and celebrate success. This middle school age is when something can be done ...Read more

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How can a 15 year old boy lose weight?

How can a 15 year old boy lose weight?

Several Things: More exercise, portion control and better eating habits referring to dietary choices. ...Read more

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How can a 11 year-old boy lose weight?

How can a 11 year-old boy lose weight?

Rigth foods: Right foods if no underlying med problem, healthy weight loss requires eating the right whole foods, avoiding many processed foods, and staying physically active. Avoid any processed foods with sugar and flour, eliminate most foods with saturated and trans fats, and add plenty of vegetables and beans, many fruits and nuts, some whole grains, and wild salmon. Add regular physical activity. ...Read more

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What's the fastest way to lose weight for a 13 year old boy?

What's the fastest way to lose weight for a 13 year old boy?

Teen age weight: The best way to loose weight is with control of diet and exercise. For most teens the fastest way to do this is to cut out sugary beverages from their diet (soda, juice, coffee drinks, gatorade, etc). From one 12oz sugary drink each day in addition to all the regular foods a person will gain almost 20lbs per year! Cut that out and fast weight loss. Healthy weight loss is 1-2lbs/week. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm a 14 year old boy and I need to lose weight?

What to do if I'm a 14 year old boy and I need to lose weight?

Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on Healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

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What are some easy exercises for a 12yo who wants to lose weight?

What are some easy exercises for a 12yo who wants to lose weight?

Make it fun: What does your 12yo like to do? Family and friends make it more fun. How about cranking the tunes and dancing? During the winter, play balloon volleyball inside your home. ...Read more

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I'm a 16 year old boy I need a diet to make me lose weight quickly?

I'm a 16 year old boy I need a diet to make me lose weight quickly?

Quick weight loss: I need to know your weight, height & BMI, quick weight loss is not healthy, you need to go on low calorie, low fat diet, with lots of vegetabls, lean meats or fish that is grilled or baked, some fruits, nuts, cut down on bread, rice, pasta, sweet deserts & junk food. Exercise daily best if under suprvision of a trainer to help loose the fat & strengthen the muscles. Talk to your doctor 1st. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the best way to lose weight for a 13 year old boy?

Can you tell me about the best way to lose weight for a 13 year old boy?

Is he obese or: Overweight? If yes, I would consult with his physician. If he is not overweight - please discourage weight loss just to be skinny. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. Encourage him to do a mix of cardio workouts. ...Read more

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If I am now a 16 year old boy, want is the fastest way for me to lose weight?

If I am now a 16 year old boy, want is the fastest way for me to lose weight?

Teen age weight: The best way to loose weight is with control of diet and exercise. For most teens the fastest way to do this is to cut out sugary beverages from their diet (soda, juice, coffee drinks, gatorade, etc). From one 12oz sugary drink each day in addition to all the regular foods a person will gain almost 20lbs per year! Cut that out and fast weight loss. Healthy weight loss is 1-2lbs/week. ...Read more

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im a 14 year old boy who's turning 15 in and my goal too start to lose weight im 5'6 and I weigh 200 pounds how do I lose weight can you please help?

im a 14 year old boy who's turning 15 in and my goal too start to lose weight im 5'6 and I weigh 200 pounds how do I lose weight can you please help?

Good decision!: I'm glad you have made a decision to be healthier. You've probably heard the answer tons of times: "diet and exercise"! It's still true. But don't go for quick solutions. A pediatric GI specialist (gastroenterologist) and I agree and we recommend to use the advice in www. Choosemyplate. Gov for your diet, and start exercise by walking regularly then advance to more exercise. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hello Sir!! I am a boy and I am 16 years old. I wanted to know that Is green coffee safe for me to drink. I want to lose my weight. Sir plz tell.

Hello Sir!! I am a boy and I am 16 years old. I wanted to know that Is green coffee safe for me to drink. I want to lose my weight. Sir plz tell.

Don't recommend: I don't know your weight or height/ BMI. However, at age 16 years old, I would not start using any substances to reduce your weight. Coffee does have side effects. If you are obese, talk with your doctor who can discuss healthy options with you. Take care. ...Read more

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What's the average weight for a 12 year old boy?

What's the average weight for a 12 year old boy?

134 lb: You can download a growth chart from the cdc website and follow growth parameters. Select the age and gender of interest and it will have a chart with the various heights and weights expected at different ages. Www. Cdc. Gov/growthcharts. ...Read more