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How Much Should A 13 Year Old Weigh
80 -115 lb: Any weight outside of 80 to 115 lb would be reason to have a discussion with your pediatrician. Early adolescents may have body image issues that are affected by weight. Your pediatrician or adolescent health specialist can help determine a healthy diet and exercise regimen. ...Read more
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Would or should?: About 90-100 lbs would be appropriate.Get a more detailed answer ›
70-100 lbs: Between 70 and 100 lbs.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm quite tall, but I'm worried if I am overweight. I weigh 10st and 9lbs. I am a 13 year old girl and I don't do much sports. Am I overweight?
Overweight?: At age 13 you should take up a sport or two. What is your weight? Is there something else worrying you? Have you discussed this with your mother? Please let me know. ...Read more
Children Obesity: He should be almost 105 lbs based on his height. Low fat diet (no fast food) and swimming; walking; jugging; running; playing basketball; tennis; etc. Providing that they will be done regularly as a change in his life style, will help him to lose weight. He has to weigh himself only once a week and lose at least 1 lb/wk. I assume that he has normal thyoid tests with no other medical conditions. ...Read more
Long-term changes: I am happy you are recognizing this problem and taking action. Short-term diets don't have lasting benefits- the key is dietary changes that you can continue indefinitely. One key is to minimize simple carbs. See http://tinyurl.com/hlcchth -this has links to many articles with good information Also see http://tinyurl.com/zhfcohm and http://tinyurl.com/m8avwzh -click on the "discuss that" link. ...Read more
Am I overweight? I am a 13 year old girl who has almost completed puberty (around tanner stage 5). I am 5'5 and I weigh around 138 lbs
BMI 25: A normal body mass index ( a measure of your weight in context for your height) is 20 to 25 so you are within the normal range there. Keep drinking lots of water, eating fresh fruits and veggies, and try a sport or daily exercise to stay active with your lifestyle! Thanks for taking such an interest in your health! Another tip? Skip the soda, juice and sweetened drinks! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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