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How Much Body Fat Should A 12 Year Old Have
Body Mass Index: For adult healthy weight using BMI calculator a 5 ft 6 adult should weight between 112 lb and 154 lb . That is equivalent to BMI of 18.5 to 25 (healthy BMI). Daily calories calculation is more complex. It depends on many factor: age, sex, activities level. Many website can provide you with the answer. ...Read more
Caloric intake: 2400 k cal/ day with active life style. 1809 kcal/ day with sedentary life style. ...Read more
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
How many calories should a 15 year old who weighs 176lbs eat a day if she is trying to lose weight?
1200 cals: per day. Lots of vegetables and fruit,salads. ...Read more
?height: Ten year old's can range from ~ 49-59 inches tall. Their expected weights range from 56-110 lb with the shorter being lightest & taller being heavier. So the tallest 10yo at just under 5 ft should be about 110 lb. Specific weight for height numbers are available through your pcp. ...Read more
Not advisable!: I never like to hear " quick" in any weight loss strategy! We are looking for a permanent lifestyle change for your family that will enable a healthy weight for life! Start with limiting fast food. Cook meals at home with fresh fruits and veggies. Your 12 year old can start to help with meal prep and even recipes. Aim for 8 fruits and veggies, 8 glasses of water, one hour of exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No set number: There is no set number of calories just based on age and weight. You need to take into account how active the person is as well. This is an important part of energy in vs energy out needing to balance. Generally, would be between about 1500 cal/day up to as much as 3000 calories per day if a very active person. Ask doctor to help you follow weight and growth as you are just about to begin puberty. ...Read more
Depends: The standards for weight are gender and height dependent.If the girl is 66" tall, which is where the top 3 % of 12 yo are, the weight would be considered rather normal.If she is average height (59") or shorter, she would be rather overweight .You can download a growth chart from the cdc site and follow this issue.See: www.Cdc.Gov/growthcharts. ...Read more
Im a 23 year old male, 5'6" 190 lbs, if i lose 40 lbs will I have excess skin and need skin removal surgery?
Skin: At your age skin still has good elasticity. You are not going to loose weight in one day. Skin will adjust in most cases. If you replace fat with muscles the skin should not be an issue. ...Read more
I am a 20 year old female, 5' 7" and 280 pounds. How much weight do I need to lose to have a normal, healthy period again?
Enough to grow: 12 year old girls are often still growing, if they have not had menses yet. Everyone needs enough calories to maintain body functioning at rest (1200 to 1500 calories a day), plus up to 2000 calories a day extra to fuel the body for all the work it does. Adolescents need more for growth. Pediatricians and dieticians can both be consulted to help determine how much a child needs to eat. ...Read more
I'm 18 years old my weight is 130 kg if i only eat fruit for a month how much weight will i lose . i'm very fat i cant run but i can walk a lot .
130 kg: You are indeed markedly overweight and I applaud you intention to get this under control. It won't happen overnight! I would start with a visit to a dietitian and, if your time permits, you should get in touch with a weight and exercise trainer. Do not try and lose your weight "overnight". Your dietitian and trainer will guide you well. ...Read more
70-100 lbs: Between 70 and 100 lbs.Get a more detailed answer ›
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