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How Many Grams Of Sugar Should A Teenage Girl Have
Short teenage girl 104 lbs, just told by director to lose as much weight as possible in next month. asian american, cravings salt+sugar. Please help. ?
104 lb sounds ok: We don't tell 104 lb teen girls to lose weight unless there is a very special reason. For an average-height girl, all the way down to a short girl of 4' 10" or 4' 11", 104 lb is a normal weight. For short girls just under 5 feet tall, 95-105 lb should be fine. Also, if a girl is still growing taller, she can keep her current weight steady and just grow into her weight (instead of losing weight). ...Read more
What food should I start feeding my 6 monthes baby girl?? Can I add for her food some salt and sugar?
Solid food: You can start cereal, first. Rice, oat or barley. After this, fruits and vegetables. Some say veg before fruit, but it really doesn't matter. One new food every 3-5 days, to make sure baby doesn't have any reactions. Baby needs to be able to hold head up, and open her mouth when food is offered. No added sugar or salt, please. She will get it soon enough, without adding to food, now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High blood sugar: If your daughter has high blood sugar, she might be drinking and urinating a lot, even overnight. She needs urgent medical attention. Most 9 year old kids with high blood sugar have type 1 diabetes. Delaying such a diagnosis could result in diabetic ketoacidosis, a medical emergency due to metabolic decompensation. This could happen quickly so please take her to her doctor asap. ...Read more
Depends: Hi. There are different normal ranges for glucose for fasting and for post-challenge (similar to after a meal, but the "challenge" glucose is 75 grams liquid glucose). 124 mg/dl is not normal for fasting, but would be normal after a meal (or 75 gram glucose challenge). Eat healthy and exercise regularly for life! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes , if...: If this is a fasting blood test it is a bit on the high side. This is a question for her doctor. ...Read more
When is blood sugar too low for a 12 year old girl who is not a diabetic is and....is 95 too low in afternoon?
No: A value of 95 is within normal. A blood sugar less than 60 would be concerning. If someone had a blood sugar less than 60 consistently and/or had systemic symptoms such as near passing out, dizziness etc then you should ask yourself why is this happening and consider and endocrinology consult. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm a 16 year old girl and I checked my blood sugar and it was at 125 and the day before it was as 135 is this bad should I be worried?
No sugar diet plan for teenagers- i'm a 16 year old girl that is 152 lbs. And i just feel pretty and I have low self esteem. Help.. ?
Easy: Just eat plenty of healthy fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans and legumes. Meat portion is 3 ounces a serving, fish is six ounces, make half your plate fresh vegetables, have a fruit as a snack. Have 5-7 helpings of fruits and vegetables a day. Eat a balanced diet. Skim milk- you don't need the fat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is 124.2 mg/dl a normal blood sugar level for a 17 years old girl after a meal for after 3 hours ?
Probably normal: Hi. There aren't diagnostic criteria for normal sugar 3 hours after a mixed meal that I'm aware of, but I'd say that seems pretty much normal. Variables would be how much carb and fat were in the mixed meal; they influence how much and how quickly sugar will appear in the blood. If you're worried, talk with your doc about doing a 75-gram oral glucose tolerance test. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm an 18 yr old girl about 145lbs. I love sugar and always eat skittles. I eat healthy other than that.. Should i be worried about my sugar intake .?
YES: Regular intake of refined sugars overtime may tax your bodys ability to regulate blood glucose levels. Higher rates of diabetes and Insulin resistance are associated with diets high in refined sugars. Cut them out of your diet. Read about paleo eating as a 'healthy' form of eating. ...Read more
ONLY if she needs to: lose weight - not to get skinny. 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 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: That totally depends on puberty status and height as well as height potential and activity level. Every girl is completely different and there really is no standard weight gain or weight goal. Talk with your doc and ask to see your growth chart. What is most important is using that chart to compare your rate of weight gain over years. See if you are gaining steady, or too fast or too slow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: A head to toe exam will likely be performed. Questions about home, school, friends, dating, etc should be asked to get a good picture of what her life is like and how that relates to her health; if she is sexually active some pediatricians do a pap smear; a breast exam may be performed and/or taught. Routine vaccines if needed will be offered; parents may be asked to step out. ...Read more
Diet & exercise: The folks you see with well developed abdominal muscles have maintained a lifestyle that includes exercise and dietary sacrifices most will not make. Most will have their total body fat content down in the 10 % range while most normal looking people run about 20% or higher.To put this in real numbers, a 140 lb female with 28 lb of body fat would need to drop to 14 lb of body fat to gain the look. ...Read more
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
Diet exercise: add aerobic exercises, treadmill elliptical jog cut of fatty meals decrease intake of bad carbs ( white bread, pizza, bagels, pretzels avoid high cal snacks ice cream yogurts no sweets like cake and cookies eat more lean fish salmon, tuna. vegetables lean meats, eggs and you should be on your way in no time ...Read more
Height dependent: Various factors go into the average ht or weight.If you go to www.Cdc.Gov/growthcharts you can find a chart for a girl, 2-20 that you can print out & see all the possibilities.As u look at the chart, place a dot for your standing barefoot height along the age line.That gives you a % height factor. You look for the average wt for ht by looking for the % wt that corresponds to your %ht. Ie.35%t=35%w. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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