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Doctor insights on: How A 13 Year Old Girl Can Lose Weight

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What do you advise if i want to lose weight really really fast 13 year old girl:if you r not gonna help don't answer?

What do you advise if i want to lose weight really really fast 13 year old girl:if you r not gonna help don't answer?

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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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 am a 13 year old over weight girl. I weigh 180 and I need to lose weight. How can that happen?

I am a 13 year old over weight girl. I weigh 180 and I need to lose weight. How can that happen?

Long-term changes: I am happy you are recognizing this problem and taking action. Short-term diets don't have lasting benefits- the key is dietary changes that you can continue indefinitely. One key is to minimize simple carbs. See http://tinyurl.com/hlcchth -this has links to many articles with good information Also see http://tinyurl.com/zhfcohm and http://tinyurl.com/m8avwzh -click on the "discuss that" link. ...Read more

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What should a thirteen year old girl eat to lose weight? How many calories daily?

What should a thirteen year old girl eat to lose weight? How many calories daily?

Whole foods : Most people eat too many processed sugary foods that are high in calories and low in nutritional value. To start cut out all soda and fruit juice and rely on water as main hydration. Eating a piece of fruit is lower in calories than juice. Eat lots of veggies, lean proteins, including nuts, beans and eggs. Eat bread, rice, pasta, and potatotes rarely and avoid junk foods. Exercise also. ...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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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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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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How does a 13 year old lose weight quickly?

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 a 13 year old female lose weight w/o feeling hungry all the time?

How can a 13 year old female lose weight w/o feeling hungry all the time?

Patience: By increasing exercise and utilizing portion control. And expect a slow loss over a resonable period of time---not overnite! ...Read more

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Best exercise to lose weight for a 13 year old female who is over weight?

Best exercise to lose weight for a 13 year old female who is over weight?

Aerobic exercise: The best weight loss exercise for a 13 year old girl is aerobic/cardio and enjoyable so that she will continue exercising as a healthy lifestyle habit. ...Read more