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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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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

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Are there any potential dangers of starting a 12 year old boy on light weight training if he is properly trained and instructed?

Are there any potential dangers of starting a 12 year old boy on light weight training if he is properly trained and instructed?

None, If...: Properly trained, instructed, and supervised; none. Unsupervised, max lifts, overuse; muscle/tendon injuries, slipped growth plates, damaged grwoth plates, etc. ...Read more

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How to find out how many calories does a 12 year old boy need to maintain his weight?

How to find out how many calories does a 12 year old boy need to maintain his weight?

It depends: 12 year old boys are growing and will need more calories than someone who is not still growing. Boys this age should not restrict calories unless they have been diagnosed as overweight or obese. An active 12 year old boy could need up to 3000 calories a day to meet his needs. The center for disease control has some good information on child nutrition. www. Cdc. Gov. ...Read more

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What is the best way for a 45 year old lady to lose weight?

What is the best way for a 45 year old lady to lose weight?

↑Activity ↓FoodCarbs: When starting, build activity slowly. Cut food quantities, esp. All carbs (sugars), including fruits. Go hf/lc. Sat. Fat healthy despite advised against by “authorities” for decades (& driving obesity). Study: nusi. Org, lustig, taubes, attia, enig, dietdoctor & videos: big fat lies, mcgovern's report, science for smart people, stossel debunking food myths, big fat fiasco, why we get fat, my answers. ...Read more

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How can a 15 year old lose weight?

How can a 15 year old lose weight?

Exercise and diet: 30-60 min of vigorous exercise every day along with a healthy diet which means that half of her plate should be filled with fruits and vegetables, half with grains and protein and half of the grains should be whole grains. You can go to www. Choosemyplate. Gov for more information. ...Read more

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Can an 11 year old lose weight safely?

Depends: Most of the time, if an 11 year old is overweight, then they should be able to grow into the weight, without having to lose weight. That means that the weight remains the same as they get taller. Sometimes they need to lose weight. Your doctor can answer that question with more information. ...Read more

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Best way for a 15 year old to lose weight?

Best way for a 15 year old to lose weight?

Eat fewer calories: One can try running or jogging. Jogging is a good way to lose weight, as long as one doesn't eat a lot of snacks, energy bars, nor drink sugared drinks while jogging. Weight will only be lost if the calories burned during jogging exceeds the calories eaten or drank by the jogger. Jogging is a medium impact sport and is good for people who don't get knee, ankle, or foot pains with running. ...Read more

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How does a 13 year old lose weight quickly?

Not recommended: Teens should not go on any type of crash diet. They can be dangerous and you will likely gain the weight back just as quickly. The best way to lose weight is slowly and steadily. Decrease junk food, control your portions, eat more slowly and don't eat when you aren't hungry. Start exercising- work into it gradually and build up. Start with a goal of 1 hour per day at least 3 days per week. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight fast as a 16 year old?

Weight loss: Puberty is a bad time to be losing weight quickly, as you are still growing and developing. Try to make sure you are eating a balanced and healthy diet - avoiding soft drinks, junk food, and fast food. IF you are overweight, speak to a physician, set healthy goals and discuss healthy eating habits. ...Read more