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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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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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What is the best way to lose weight as a 16-year-old male at 6'4?

What is the best way to lose weight as a 16-year-old male at 6'4?

Katz book: Disease proof by david katz, md is a good book for overall health. It contains lots of useful information about the way we eat and is written very clearly. Focus more on health and lab results than the number on the scale. Walking can be a great benefit as well. You can do it. ...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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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 lose 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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I'm a 16-year-old girl, 5'7 and 192 pounds. What should I do to lose weight?

I'm a 16-year-old girl, 5'7 and 192 pounds. What should I do to lose weight?

Depends on why: It depends on WHY a teen girl is 50 pounds over her desired weight. Hopefully, she is not pregnant and her thyroid is not low. After her annual check-up shows her to be otherwise normal, the way to reverse the weight gain is to reverse what caused it. The cause is eating more calories than needed. The cure is eating fewer calories than needed (which means she will be hungry). Stop sugars, and... ...Read more

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I'm a 16 year old indian girl. I'm 5 and weigh around 121.25 lbs. How can I lose weight fast?

I'm a 16 year old indian girl. I'm 5 and weigh around 121.25 lbs. How can I lose weight fast?

If in normal health,: Losing weight is all about diet and exercise. A well balanced diet is extremely important because you need to burn off more calories than you take in. Try limiting your calories and lifting light weights, plus lots of running and cardio exercises. Avoid sugars and simple starches because they make you hungry soon after eating. Foods with protein are better. Eat LESS overall. Walk more. ...Read more

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I'm a 16-year-old girl and I weigh 146 pounds. Im 5 ft tall and I've been trying to lose weight. My only exercise is from PE. how much should I weigh?

I'm a 16-year-old girl and I weigh 146 pounds. Im 5 ft tall and I've been trying to lose weight. My only exercise is from PE. how much should I weigh?

Weight control: Your "normal" weight would be around 120. The best thing to do is not to focus on the number, but focus on getting and keeping healthy habits. Do an hour a day of exercise on most days. Eat more healthy choices and avoid high fat, high sugar foods. Watch your portions and don't overeat. Slow steady changes will help you lose the weight and keep it at a "normal" range. ...Read more

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Can jumping too much or running fast on a tredmill to lose weight make a 16-year old infertile? I'm 5'4 and 176 pounds

Can jumping too much or running fast on a tredmill to lose weight make a 16-year old infertile? I'm 5'4 and 176 pounds

Infertile: Vigorous exercise will not make you infertile but it can cause amenorrhea, i.e. A delay in having a period. ...Read more

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How to 68kg to 45 kg in 2 months .I am 16 year old and really need to lose weight .and even tighten my loose skin without surgeries?

How to 68kg to 45 kg in 2 months .I am 16 year old and really need to lose weight .and even tighten my loose skin without surgeries?

Diet and Exercise: At 16 the best option for weight loss is diet and exercise. You can work with a personal trainer or nutritionist who can help you and keep you accountable. Depending on height, 68kg isn't that overweight, 45 is probably too thin unless you're under 155cm. 23kg weight loss in 2 months is an unreasonable goal and would be unhealthy, you shouldn't focus on the number.
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16 year old female, weight 150 I play basketball, have pratice every day for about 2 hours or fewer except on saturday. 5'11. Calories to lose weight?

Healthy diet: For your height, that may be a normal weight. Check with your doctor to see how your bmi (body mass index) looks on a growth chart. Muscle weighs more than fat, so if you are exercising regularly, you may have more muscle mass now. Don't go on a weight-loss diet. Just eat healthy foods, avoid junk foods, and continue to exercise. ...Read more

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Sixteen year old girl wanting to lose weight?

Sixteen year old girl wanting to lose weight?

Eat less move more: Assuming she is either overweight or obese — weight loss would be appropriate. She would do it in the same way as adults — eat less and move more. Track her dietary intake, eliminate sugar beverages and high fat foods. Increase exercise — ideally 1 hr/ day. If she is already a healthy weight and wants to lose weight — consider counseling as it may be a sign of a mental health problem. ...Read more

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I am 16 years old, 5"2', female, and 115 lbs. I want to lose weight without my family noticing. How many pounds can I lose without them realizing?

I am 16 years old, 5"2', female, and 115 lbs. I want to lose weight without my family noticing. How many pounds can I lose without them realizing?

Hmmmmmmmm: Well, probably about five, to answer your question. BUT, here's the thing, WHY do you want to hide this from your family? What are you most worried about? Would they disapprove? Do you feel as if you are significantly overweight? (You're not) Some families are not up for honest open discussions, but you could TRY? Counseling might help? ...Read more

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The Best way to lose weight for a 16 years old teenager?

A Combination of....: Best answer is a balance program of increasing exercise, healthy eating and calorie control. See your doctor for help. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I am 16 years old . I'm 1.69 CM tall and I weigh 50kg do I need to lose weight?

What do you suggest if I am 16 years old . I'm 1.69 CM tall and I weigh 50kg do I need to lose weight?

No: Actually a person who is 1.69 meters and who weighs 50 kg has low normal weight and does not need to lose weight. ...Read more

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I am only 16 years old, 5'5" and I weight roughly 217 lbs. What's a good diet plan to follow to lose weight?

I am only 16 years old, 5'5" and I weight roughly 217 lbs. What's a good diet plan to follow to lose weight?

See ped, dietitian: You do not want to lose too much weight at this age, you are still growing. What you want is not to gain more weight currently. I would seek out a pediatric dietitian to give you accurate calorie counts depending on your level of activity ...Read more

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How can I lose weight in a way that suits me best? I'm 12 stone 16 years old and im 5ft 8

How can I lose weight in a way that suits me best? I'm 12 stone 16 years old and im 5ft 8

Balanced diet: A healthy diet with balanced nutrition is the best choice. Use low fat milk (skim or 1% is best), low fat meats and cheeses, lots of fresh vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. Use healthy proteins and complex carbohydrates for longer lasting energy. Drink plenty of water and avoid high sugar, high caffeine drinks. Exercise regularly- an hour a day at least 3-4 times a week. ...Read more

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16 years old (130lb). Gain/lose weight really easily. Can only maintain weight if I eat <800 cals. I've gained 20lb in a month before. Normal?

16 years old (130lb). Gain/lose weight really easily. Can only maintain weight if I eat <800 cals. I've gained 20lb in a month before. Normal?

Not normal: If you were a sparrow I would tell you that eating less than 800 calories per day was fine. By eating so little, your metabolic rate will drop and you will put on weight very easily. By limiting your self too few calories you will likely feel deprived which can lead to binging. Please tell your parents what is going on so you can get help from your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Hi. I'm 16 years old. I am 5' 4" tall. I used to weigh 123 lbs. I wanted to lose some so I started on a 1,000 calorie a day diet and since then I have only gained weight. I weigh 126 now. Why? What am I doing wrong? How can I lose weight?

Hi. I'm 16 years old. I am 5' 4" tall. I used to weigh 123 lbs. I wanted to lose some so I started on a 1,000 calorie a day diet and since then I have only gained weight. I weigh 126 now. Why? What am I doing wrong? How can I lose weight?

Weight loss: This is simple math. If you use up more calories than you take in you will lose weight. Exercise is healthy and burns calories. Also, make sure you do away with soft-drinks and minimize all sugar containing foods. It is difficult to believe you have really adhered to a 1000 calorie diet. 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 quantity of calories should a 16-year-old boy eat to lose weight?

What quantity of calories should a 16-year-old boy eat to lose weight?

See nutritionist: The best way to lose weight is to change your eating habits to a healthier meal plan...... So you are not hungry. A 16-year-old boy is still growing and so you do not want to reduce calories too much. A nutritionist can really help you see how to change the way you eat and not just eat fewer calories. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm 5'4" and 94 pounds as a 16-year-old girl. I want to lose weight?

What to do if I'm 5'4" and 94 pounds as a 16-year-old girl. I want to lose weight?

Talk to someone: You should talk to your doctor and let them explain healthy weight to height ratios. Then follow thier instructions and be happy. ...Read more

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Why can't my 16 year old daughter loose weight?

Why can't my 16 year old daughter loose weight?

There are many: Reasons why your daughter has not lost weight yet. Please start w/a visit to her doc. Thyroid and other hormones can be checked. Lifestyle changes are often needed, i.e., exercise and healthy food intake. Catch it now. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How can my 16yr old son lose weight?

Diet and Exercise: There are no magic ways to lose weight at any age. Only way to lose weight is to burn more calories than you consume. It is important to make sure that he eats healthy. Make sure that he doesn't drink soda on a regular basis. Encourage him to drink lot of water. Increase the amount of fruits and vegetables. Recommend regular physical activity. Cut back on tv and computer game time. ...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 a 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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Can you tell me how could a 16 yr old lose weight easily?

Can you tell me how could a 16 yr old lose weight easily?

There is no EASY: Method. It is ok to lose weight if you are overweight. But please don't try to lose weight to get 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. Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e. Running, swimming, nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing). ...Read more