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How long does it take to notice a weight loss in an anorexic teenager?

How long does it take to notice a weight loss in an anorexic teenager?

Weight loss: Sometimes quite awhile. The ill teenager often tries to hide the weight loss, wearing bulky clothes, covering arms and legs so that weight loss is covered over. When parents observe this behavior they should insist on finding the truth and then take their child to their physician for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing 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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Please tell me how long it takes for to notice weight loss in anorexia?

Please tell me how long it takes for to notice weight loss in anorexia?

Depends: You have to burn off 3500 calories that you don't take in to lose one pound. Depends upon how severe the anorexia is. See a psychiatrist for treatment before severe problems arise. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for weight loss to show using anorexia?

How long is it supposed to it take for weight loss to show using anorexia?

Anorexia: Takes a while, due to secretiveness of the eating patterns, until it gets severe & obvious enough that it cannot be concealed anymore, or when starts to affect physical health & appearance in obvious manner. ...Read more

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How long does it take for an anorexic to lose weight?

How long does it take for an anorexic to lose weight?

Anorexic: Depends on perception of ideal weight, dietary habits, general health. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for an anorexic person to lose weight?

How long is it supposed to it take for an anorexic person to lose weight?

We Try 2 Do No Harm: U are asking how long it takes someone who is starving him/herself 2 lose weight. This reminds me of cruel "medical experiments" [read: torture] performed on some prisoners in world war ii. From those so-called experiments, we learned things like how low body temperature can drop before a person dies. >> for help with ur fears about weight contact neda: http://bit. Ly/158io3p they'll understand. ...Read more

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How long would it take a new anorexic to start losing weight?

How long would it take a new anorexic to start losing weight?

Not recommended: It sounds like you're intending to use being anorexic as a method of weight loss, and not understanding that anorexia nervosa is a serious illness which can result in death. If you do need to lose weight, there are healthy ways to do this. But, please consult with your physician first. ...Read more

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What is the perfect weight-loss diet-plan for a female teenager?

What is the perfect weight-loss diet-plan for a female teenager?

Teens and weight: Please check in with your doctor to review your growth chart and see if you are overweight or not. It is important to know what is a good weight range for your height and bone structure. No two people are the same, so you may weigh more than a friend but be fine because you're taller! If your doctor says your weight is in a good range for your body, no weight loss is needed. Eat healthy & exercise! ...Read more

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What can cause a teenager to lose hair and weight loss?

Many Reasons: There are many reasons that a teenager may be experiencing hair and weight loss. The possibilities range from stress, hormonal imbalance, anxiety, thyroid problems, anorexia and many more. A thorough history and physical evaluation should be done by a physician. ...Read more

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How long should a teenager exercise to lose weight and tone up?

How long should a teenager exercise to lose weight and tone up?

It depends: It is helpful to check in with your doctor to determine what form of exercise is safest for your body type. The length of time to exercise will depend upon your body type, your current physical condition. First get the all clear from your doctor before beginning any exercise program. Start slow with walking even if it is for a block at a time. ...Read more

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How will eating very little affect your body. Like being anorexic. Minus weight loss..

How will eating very little affect your body. Like being anorexic. Minus weight loss..

Yes it can: Eating very little besides weight loss, can cause vitamin and mineral deficiency and can be dangerous. Anything less than 900 calories is considered starving and I feel one should never go below 1200 calories even for few days. Your body needs certain number of calories, amount of proteins, fat, carb, vitamins&minerals.And you can cause damage to vital organs like heart, kidneys and liver over long period. ...Read more

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I was bulimic for a long time as a teenager. Now, as an adult, losing weight is almost impossible. I've had three kids, exercise and eat right. Help?

I was bulimic for a long time as a teenager. Now, as an adult, losing weight is almost impossible. I've had three kids, exercise and eat right. Help?

Depression: Commend yourself for exercise and eating right!
I understand your frustration for not losing weight
Thank you for informing about Insomnia and Depression.
At age 24, stresses of taking care of 3 kids, relationship, work and finances can cause Insomnia and Depression
Do not think a lot about weight
Focus on Blessings and Wonders of your Body and its Healing Power!
See Psychiatrist for Therapy. ...Read more

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Can me as in (me/cfs) cause wight loss 2 pt of anorexia, not anorexia nervosa, just that much weight loss, no appetite?

Can me as in (me/cfs) cause wight loss 2 pt of anorexia, not anorexia nervosa, just that much weight loss, no appetite?

Yes: Any chronic illness that affects appetite or metabolic rate can cause weight loss. The word "anorexia" just means loss of appetite, in medical-speak, it is not necessarily referring to anorexia nervosa. ...Read more

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Can me/cfs actually cause unintentional weight loss to the pt of anorexia?

Can me/cfs actually cause unintentional weight loss to the pt of anorexia?

Yes: By cfs I guess you mean chronic fatigue syndrome.This is a difficult disease in that we do not know the cause and our treatment is symptomatic at best. I'd suggest depression is part of the problem, either as a consequence or an inciting factor. Weight change in depression is common. ...Read more

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When I was first diagnosed with Anorexia, my mam put the weight loss down to growing. Why do parents do this? It made me feel like I was making it up!

When I was first diagnosed with Anorexia, my mam put the weight loss down to growing. Why do parents do this? It made me feel like I was making it up!

Forgive them: The key is getting you well. Nobody grows up in a perfect environment. You are almost an adult, and you can decide in the future whether you will remain emotionally close with your parents. But your own experience has taught you something of humankind. All of us have episodes of DENIAL. I know I have. I'm sorry your illness was not diagnosed sooner. Understand the past, look to the future. ...Read more

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I am a 54 yr old female, with documented anorexia since teens. Was prescribed Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for other problems. Was taken off because of weight loss. Is?

I am a 54 yr old female, with documented anorexia since teens. Was prescribed Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for other problems. Was taken off because of weight loss. Is?

Makes sense: If you have a hx of an eating disorder and you were put on a stimulant for co-morbid ADD/ADHD and you are losing weight, which can be a side effect of the medication, and your underlying eating disorder worsening then it makes sense they take you off the stimulant. Can try Strattera (atomoxetine) which is second line for ADD/ADHD but resembles SSRI's in chemical make-up and may help with depression/anxiety. ...Read more

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How much time does it take an anorexic to lose weight?

How much time does it take an anorexic to lose weight?

That is variable:
The person may have a reduced metabolic rate from starvation & thus may lose more slowly then anticipated. ...Read more

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What's he best way for a teenager to lose weight faster?

What's he best way for a teenager to lose weight faster?

Balance: Increase caloric output (activity). Decrease caloric intake (foods). It's that simple and at the same time that hard. Cut down on portion size, snacking, and high-sugar/starch foods. Increase the level of activity...Pushing the tv remote or the computer key pad doesn't use up a lot of calories. ...Read more

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What are good foods to eat for a teenager wanting to lose weight?

What are good foods to eat for a teenager wanting to lose weight?

Teen weight loss: To lose weight whether you are a teen or not you need to have a negative calorie balance. With this is mind you still need to eat a well balanced diet icluding all food types. Decrease portion size&eat lots of raw/steamed vegetables. Decrease the starchy, fatty foods. Eat some mono unsturated fat foods like avacdos, brasil nuts, just do not overdo this. U should take 3 serv. Of nonfat dairy. ...Read more

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Could a teenager lose weight in 8 weeks by running on a treadmill each day?

Could a teenager lose weight in 8 weeks by running on a treadmill each day?

Sure: In theory the answer is yes. Weight loss happens when energy expended (i.e. Calories burned) supersedes energy taken in (i.e. Calories eaten). With the right diet and enough exercise a teenager could definitely lose weight. Of course there are healthy and unhealthy rates of weight loss so this should be discussed with your teen's doctor. ...Read more

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I'm a teenager trying to lose weight, what to do?

I'm a teenager trying to lose weight, what to do?

Exercise: [. Exercise regularly 1 hr /day
2. Eat lots of vegetables
3. Drink water avoid soda
5. Avoid fast food
6. Check food labeled and their calories. ...Read more

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What is a teenager suppose to eat when trying to lose weight?

What is a teenager suppose to eat when trying to lose weight?

Good quality: Goal should be slow, steady weight loss based on a lifestyle change, not a quick fix. Accordingly, both quality and quantity of food make a difference. High quality protein, complex carbohydrates, low fat in reasonable amounts. What is reasonable? Variety of online calculators that will give you a reasonable estimate of how many calories you "need", and how many you are actually consuming. ...Read more

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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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How could a teenager lose weight?

How could a teenager lose weight?

First off - don't: Recommend trying to lose weight to be 'skinny'. However, working to attain a healthy weight can benefit health. To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables ; 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, ; junk carbs. Get in a good mix of aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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How to lose weight for a teenager?

How to lose weight for a teenager?

Gaming tracker: Have your teen try this physician developed and tested health gaming tracker. The UI was created by teenagers in my pediatrics practice. It reinforces the good health behaviors we want (10k steps, water, veggie intake) and takes parents requests out of the equation! Www. Personalmedicineplus. Com put in "hodg" for the coupon code, send plenty of feedback! Parents can use too for best results! ...Read more

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What is a teenager supposed to eat when trying to lose weight?

What is a teenager supposed to eat when trying to lose weight?

Same as adult: The key to losing weight is what is commonly referred to as energy balance. Balance the calories you are consuming with the energy you are exerting. Avoid processed food in favor of whole foods and never starve yourself. Ask a school counselor or your doctor for referral to good resources. ...Read more

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What are things I can do to lose weight easily as a male teenager?

What are things I can do to lose weight easily as a male teenager?

Healthy choices: The best way to lose weight (or maintain a healthy weight) is to eat a healthy balanced diet and exercise regularly. Control your portions and only eat when you are hungry, and stop when you start to get full. Decrease junk foods. Exercise at least 1 hour a day, at least 3-4 days/wk. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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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