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How much overweight do you have to be before you can join weightwatchers?

How much overweight do you have to be before you can join weightwatchers?

Any amount.: Weight watchers even welcomes people who are at their goal weight, but want to "be accountable" and do better at keeping their weight stable. So, you can join at any weight. ...Read more

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Overweight (Definition)

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How overweight do you have to be before you join weightwatchers?

How overweight do you have to be before you join weightwatchers?

Sensible Eating: Weightwatchers offers sensible eating advice. Just following their sound advice would be reasonable for both optimum weight people and the overweight. ...Read more

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How overweight do you have to be to have gastric bypass surgery?

How overweight do you have to be to have gastric bypass surgery?

BMI >40: As different people have different dimensions of weight and height, the current recommendations of bariatric or weight loss surgery are based on bmi (weight/height squared). People with bmi>35 and a comorbid condition such as high blood pressure, diabetes, sleep apnea or anyone with bmi>40. You can calculate bmi this by going to http://www.Cdc.Gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/index.Html. ...Read more

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I am 18, 5'6 and weigh 214 lbs. Should I consider losing weight? If so, how much should I lose to be at s healthier weight? Am I overweight?

I am 18, 5'6 and weigh 214 lbs. Should I consider losing weight? If so, how much should I lose to be at s healthier weight? Am I overweight?

About 50 lbs. Yes.: The average 66-inch 18-year-old woman weighs about 135 pounds. Estimate that by using 105 pounds for a 60-inch (5-foot) woman, and add 5 pounds for every extra inch in height (105+30=135). Take the next 2 years to lose 2 pounds per month, by eating LESS. Exercise is good too. Avoid sugar. Avoid simple carbs. No sugared drinks. Eat LESS. Two pounds a month for 2 years is 48 pounds of weight loss. ...Read more

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I'm 5'7, 19, and 215 lbs. am I overweight, and if so, by how much?

Class 1 obesity: Your calculated BMI is 33.8 which puts you into the class 1 obesity category. Ideal BMI IS BETWEEN 29-25. Your ideal body weight is about 153 lbs you need to exercise at least for 60 minutes a day Be at around 1600 calories diet and 90 grams protein a day diet for the longvtern ...Read more

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Why has the number of overweight teenagers increased so much in recent decades?

Why has the number of overweight teenagers increased so much in recent decades?

Obesity & Teens.: The prevalence of obesity is increasing significantly in teens, likely related to their use of technology. Among other things. Being young and obese does not bode well for a future of health and wellness. Teens need to exercise and get outside. ...Read more

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How much overweight to qualify for the lap band procedure?

How much overweight  to qualify for the lap band procedure?

80-100 lbs: Depends more with your insurance carrier than anything. Check with a surgeon who does bands. ...Read more

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How much effect does being overweight have on getting bad knees?

How much effect does being overweight have on getting bad knees?

A whole lot!: Knees are susceptible to wear and tear (as are all joints, weight bearing joints more so than others). Until your knees are bad you can get away with being a bit overweight, but once you develop a problem, you'd better slim down. ...Read more

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I'm 22, stand 5'3 5'4 weigh 150. Am I overweight? How much should I weigh for my age

I'm 22, stand 5'3 5'4 weigh 150. Am I overweight? How much should I weigh for my age

BMI: The easiest way to know is to calculate your BMI. See the following link to calculate: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmi-m.htm A BMI of 19 - 25 is normal. At a height of 63 - 64 inches a weight of 135 - 140 is still normal. ...Read more

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How much weight do I need to lose to be healthy? I am 5'6 and 205 lbs. Also-am I obese or overweight?

BMI: BMI is 33 considered obese. Your BMR- measures the basic calories you need per day is 2065 -. Would increase activity walk/bike 45 minutes, use 5-10 lbs weights to tone, cut no more than 200 calories/day remember you are still growing, f/u/ w/ doc. http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/#result http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.ht ...Read more

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My weight is 83 kg and height is 5feet 9 inches. How much I am overweight and how can I loose my weight?

My weight is 83 kg and height is 5feet 9 inches. How much I am overweight and how can I loose my weight?

Maybe: Without a whole body composition analysis is difficult to say. Your calculated BMI is 27 ( normal: 18.5-24.9 and overweight: 25-29.9 ). ...Read more

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I was currently on weight watchers but didn't lose much weight. Recently found out that I have hypothyroid disease?

I was currently on weight watchers but didn't lose much weight. Recently found out that I have hypothyroid disease?

Treat hypothyroidism: If you were properly diagnosed with hypothyroidism, this will make it more difficult to lose weight unless your thyroid levels are made normal. You would need to be on thyroid hormone to correct low thyroid. However, you will still likely need to be careful with your diet and do aerobic exercise to lose weight and keep it off. ...Read more

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I want to lose weight fast..um not eating much but still its gaining my weight.um 22 years n um 80 kg.am i overweight ?

I want to lose weight fast..um not eating much but still its gaining my weight.um 22 years n um 80 kg.am i overweight ?

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. Please re-ask wi your ...Read more

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I am 19 yrs old..I am very much overweight for my age and height i wanna lose weight but i can't resist food and over indulge usually ..Help..

I am 19 yrs old..I am very much overweight for my age and height i wanna lose weight but i can't resist food and over indulge usually ..Help..

Dietitian/wt watcher: If you can't resist food, there almost no chance you're going to be able to lose weight consistently. See doc to rule out other problems. A good doctor, good dietitian, good program such as weight watchers may help. Also counseling can be beneficial. There are weight loss drugs, but only work while you're taking them. Avoid health food store stuff as it doesn't work. Surgery? Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm 19 years old, 162 pounds and 5'4. Am i overweight? How much pounds do I need to lose?

I'm 19 years old, 162 pounds and 5'4. Am i overweight? How much pounds do I need to lose?

2lb/month for 1 year: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more