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How Much Should A 5 Foot 5 Inches 13 Year Old Girl Weigh
A little: 5 ft 2 at age 13 is average. ( 50th percentile for age) Her ideal weight at that height and age is 100lbs according to the growth charts. She is 26 pounds and 26% overweight for her age and height. This is a good time to reinforce good healthy eating habits with plenty of fruits and veggies as well as being active daily. ...Read more
Would or should?: About 90-100 lbs would be appropriate.Get a more detailed answer ›
WHO Growth Charts: The world health organization (who) has done a wonderful job of standardizing normal. Check out this website to find your answer http://www.Who.Int/childgrowth/standards/en/. ...Read more
70-100 lbs: Between 70 and 100 lbs.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Height and weight: Calculators on the web, here's one link for example: http://www.calculator.net/ideal-weight-calculator.html ...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
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