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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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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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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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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?

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

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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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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 does a thirteen year old lose stomach fat quickly?

How does a thirteen year old lose stomach fat quickly?

PT & posture.: Hi. You can't selectively lose fat from one specific area through natural means. However, if you build up the strength of your abdominal muscles - it will tighten them and help to hold in the abdomen. Good posture will also improve the appearance of the abdomine. ...Read more

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Im 20 yrs old 5"6, weighing 235lbs. Im trying to lose weight and get a bigger buttocks. How can I lose weight fast.

Im 20 yrs old 5"6, weighing 235lbs. Im trying to lose weight and get a bigger buttocks. How can I lose weight fast.

Not easy and no: Magic pills to lose weight. Check out these links. http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/dr-ozs-100-weight-loss-tips. http://www.m.webmd.com/diet/guide/herbal-remedies. ...Read more

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How can a 14 year old losse weight?

Diet and exercise: A healthy diet and exercise is the best way. Calorie restriction to under 2000 and increasing activity, such as fast walking, stair climbing, sports, etc. Don't sit down as much, but stand or walk, sitting too much is found to be very detrimental to your health. ...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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How to make a 15 year old girl lose weight consistently?

How to make a 15 year old girl lose weight consistently?

Exercise: Most important in any weight loss program, assuming one is overweight, is consistent frequent exercise. Then comes eating in a healthy manner (low saturated fat, low processed foods, low simple carbs, no fast foods, and plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables). ...Read more

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How can I lose weight 14 years old?

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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Want to lose weight fast and easy, im a young 16year old. Suggestions?

Want to lose weight fast and easy, im a young 16year old. Suggestions?

If you loose weight: Too quickly you are in danger of yoyo dieting. You gain weight back and then loose it again over and over. This is not good for your health. Slow and steady weight loss is safest and more long lasting. See your doc or a nutritionist for a good food plan, exercise, and the weight will come off slowly. Keep your focus on your health, not the scale. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How to lose weight fast for a 16yrs old son that is 250 lbs?

Serious, how sad: Your child is a heart attack or stroke waiting to happen. See an md/do immediately for help with weight control program. Physician may suggest services of a nutritionist. It's a matter of calories in--calories out. Need to fix this now. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight for a 19 yr. Old female who is 136 pounds?

How can I lose weight for a 19 yr. Old female who is 136 pounds?

Losing weight: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. 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. ...Read more

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How can I lose 100 lbs in a year?

How can I lose 100 lbs in a year?

Start w med eval !: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Be physically active with both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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How can a 46 yr old male lose weight. i wiegh 225 pounds i am 5'9 and really need to lose weight ?

How can a  46 yr old male lose weight. i wiegh 225 pounds i am 5'9 and really need to lose weight
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See an MD: who specializes in wt loss or your personal physician so that you can get some baseline tests to look for causes of wt gain or for reasons why it is difficult to lose wt. Need to check your thyroid and testosterone levels, and need to make sure your BP and heart are healthy enough to exercise, because any successful wt loss program will involve some exercise! Wt loss is a marathon, not a sprint! ...Read more

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How can a 10yr.Old lose weigh?

How can a 10yr.Old lose weigh?

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

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How can a 25 year olf lose belly fat?

How can a 25 year olf lose belly fat?

Suck in abdomen: I did a consultation on a young woman who was terribly distressed about her belly fat. Come to find out, she was a competitive skater. I asked her if she was bothered by the belly fat when she was skating her programs. She told me "i guess not." she went on to say that when she was skating she would suck in her stomach! i suggested that she pretend she was always skating. It worked! :). ...Read more

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