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I am just under 8 stone. Is this healthy weight?

I am just under 8 stone. Is this healthy weight?

See below: First, for all who don't know, 1 stone (used in parts of northern europe) is equal to 14 lbs or 6.35 kg. So 8 stone = 112 lbs. Now, for the question, it depends on your gender & height (assuming you're over age 15). You could also consider body type (high vs. Low muscle mass). ...Read more

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My friend is 5 ft 5 and is at a healthy weight of 8 stone but she has an obsession with her weight and she thinks she's fat, how can I help her?

My friend is 5 ft 5 and is at a healthy weight of 8 stone but she has an obsession with her weight and she thinks she's fat, how can I help her?

Talk to her: Tell her what you are thinking and that you are concerned that her self perception is not accurate. Let her know that you want her to remain healthy and that obsessing about her weight worries you. Suggest that she consider speaking with a therapist about her obsession with being fat. ...Read more

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When I reached healthy weight, still had high cholest.. Had gallbladder sympt, no stones. Rec. Hida scan for possible "sand." gallbldder sand=hi chol?

When I reached healthy weight, still had high cholest.. Had gallbladder sympt, no stones. Rec. Hida scan for possible "sand." gallbldder sand=hi chol?

Gallbladder problem: The classic presentation of acute cholecystitis (gallbladder attack) is due to gall stones, but many people have only what is called "sludge", which is a residue of fine granular material--the same that is in a stone--but it doesn't coalesce into a stone. In many people this sludge causes no symptoms, but in a few it can cause symptoms just like acute gallstone(2). This is not a marker for hi chol. ...Read more

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I'm 16 years old and I am round about 5 ' 7 and my body is like an hour glass type snap is 15.5 stone a healthy weight for me?

I'm 16 years old and I am round about 5 ' 7 and my body is like an hour glass type snap is 15.5 stone a healthy weight for me?

Body mass index /BMI: If my calculations are correct 15.5 stone is about 217 pounds, that puts your BMI (weight for height) at around 33.9 which is not a healthy weight for you. Discuss with your doctor the best approach for you to get to a healthy weight. ...Read more

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Have ulcerative colitis kidney stone and been peeing a lot. Lost weight now im around 98lbs. How can I gain a healthy weight back? Im 5ft 2in

Have ulcerative colitis kidney stone and been peeing a lot. Lost weight now im around 98lbs. How can I gain a healthy weight back? Im 5ft 2in

Diet and muscle mass: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose junk or fast food. Keep a well balanced diet and make sure you are getting all the nutrients you need. Don't cut out exercise as it is very good for you. Weight lifting and other muscle building exercises can help you increase your body mass. ...Read more

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I am 5ft 4 height and weigh 9 stones 10 pounds is my weight healthy?

I am 5ft 4 height and weigh 9 stones 10 pounds is my weight healthy?

Stones?: Most of us on this side of the pond think of stones as "mick and the boys", not as 14 pounds! generally speaking, 8-10 stones would be fine for 5 feet 4 inches of height. Each individual is different, and some have good reason to stay on the slimmer side (such as a person with pre-diabetes or high cholesterol problems). ...Read more

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How much weight should you lose a month and how much is unhealthy i'm 5.6 and was 14 stone 10 pounds and lost 1 stone and 6 pounds is that healthy?

How much weight should you lose a month and how much is unhealthy i'm 5.6 and was 14 stone 10 pounds and lost 1 stone and 6 pounds is that healthy?

Glad you are losing: Here's a thought that i think many healthtap team members will agree with. Weight that you lose as part of a lifestyle change that you are likely to make permanent is the right amount of weight for you to lose in a unit time. Weight that's lost tormenting yourself or doing things you hate is unhealthy -- even if it's just a bit. Replace overeating with new fitness activities you really enjoy. ...Read more

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I eat maybe once a day. When i eat it's always healthy, fresh food. I am active. Yet i can't lose this weight. Please assess my meds and cast stones.

I eat maybe once a day. When i eat it's always healthy, fresh food. I am active. Yet i can't lose this weight. Please assess my meds and cast stones.

No stones to cast: The frequency and "healthy choices" involved with your meal plan won't by itself cause you to lose weight. Ultimately, it's calories in, calories out. I'm troubled that a man who's 23 is on Clonazepam maintenance and also takes Codeine for some reason. The best gift you can give yourself is a disciplined fitness-focused lifestyle change -- it'll bring weight loss, better friends, and peace inside. ...Read more

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What is a healthy amount of weight loss per week, when i want to lose 2 stone?

What is a healthy amount of weight loss per week, when i want to lose 2 stone?

2 stone wt. loss.: For a 28 pound weight loss, we'd generally recommend no more than two pounds per week, so fourteen weeks at the quickest for healthy and sustainable weight loss. ...Read more

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