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Will you lose weight if you hit puberty?

Will you lose weight if you hit puberty?

Maybe,maybe not: Some grow into their earlier fluffy weight & convert it to muscle & bone growth. However, a balanced dietary intake, exercise & avoiding sedentary activities like computer games & tv are needed to slim down. If you continue feeding in excess of need, puberty will just push you to get heavier faster. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Should I lose weight or am I still going through puberty?

Should I lose weight or am I still going through puberty?

Impossible to say: You have provided no useful information upon which to base the answer.When using the site, submit basic information like height, weight, ailments if any, etc. Then ask a question. The public site is not a chat room, so your submissions are not linked and site docs do not have access to your profile,other than age and gender. ...Read more

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Has it really been shown that guys lose weight when puberty is over?

Has it really been shown that guys lose weight when puberty is over?

Yes and no: Once we finish with puberty the urges to eat to fuel our growth do go away. On it's own this would mean that the "puppy fat" would go away. However, if we do not eat and exercise responsibly the weight will remain and continue to increase. ...Read more

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Will losing weight affect puberty in a 15 yo boy?

Will losing weight affect puberty in a 15 yo boy?

Depends: What is the boy's body mass index (bmi)? With a high bmi, weight loss if done properly without skimping on essential nutrients from whole foods and wild salmon can be healthy. Losing weight with a normal bmi could be unhealthy and should be discouraged. ...Read more

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I've been having a problem with gaining weight since childhood and now i'm constantly losing weight if not stuck in that weight. In my puberty i eat a lot three times. After i start to work and college my portion is reduced. I eat cereals in morning, lunc

I've been having a problem with gaining weight since childhood and now i'm constantly losing weight if not stuck in that weight. In my puberty i eat a lot three times. After i start to work and college my portion is reduced. I eat cereals in morning, lunc

Weight loss : If you are constantly losing weight that is not good. 1st you need to eat healthy balanced diet with small frequent meals and snacks every 3-4 hours, see your doctor for a complete physical exam, request a referral to endocrinologist & a dietitian & hopefully they figure out why you're loosening weight. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I've had pcos since puberty, it has been untreated for the last 10yrs. After losing weight my periods have become regular. Will the excess hair & deep voice likely resolve themselves too? Treatments?

I've had pcos since puberty,  it has been untreated for the last 10yrs. After losing weight my periods have become regular. Will the excess hair & deep voice likely resolve themselves too? Treatments?

Maybe: Voice may change slightly; if not, make sure lab has normalized and doesn't need further treatment. Hair growth may decrease in rate of growth; male hair may be less likely to spread to other areas, but once hair follicle is masculinized by higher male hormone levels, it never changes back. Only laser or electrolysis can remove it but expensive. Metformin help further lower Insulin resistance. ...Read more

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Will I ever lose weight?

Will I ever lose weight?

Yes, it's possible.: First you should speak with your primary doctor. There could be a medical reason why you can't. Maybe you snore and have sleep apnea, if that does not work go see a obesity specialist. You could find one at asbp.Org. The bariatric specialist will evaluate you and will recommend an integrated program including a dietician, counseling, and excercize (such as a 5 min walk to start.) you can do it! ...Read more

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Best diet to lose weight?

Best diet to lose weight?

One you stick with: Need to have ample protein, decreased calorie intake, spend more calories (increase activity). Consumers reports rated diets recently. Dash diet (diet approach to stop hypertension) is a good one: balanced, ample antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, tasty, easy. Can go online. Lots of others. Some want no guesswork-preordered fixed calorie meals, snacks; ok too. Weight watchers, jcraig work too. ...Read more

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How do I lose weight fast?

How do I lose weight fast?

Stop Eating......: This may sound smart alec, but it is accurate; ever seen people not fed who end up overweight, e.g. Concentration camps or starving? 2 rx agents on us market with track record of excellent safety & wt loss are victoza (liraglutide) & symlin, fda approved for diabetes tx (not wt loss per se). Stay away from otc products. Best cut carbs & quantity, study nusi.Org, robert lusting’s sugar: the bitter truth, etc.... ...Read more

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How can women lose weight?

How can women lose weight?

Eat less be active: Eat less and be more active. You need to know what your intake of calories are since calories in and calories out does matter. I recommend a visit to a dietician for a full evaluation of your eating habits. Both what you eat and how much you eat as well as a more active lifestyle are important factors that need to be addressed. Best of health to you ...Read more

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How can I lose weight fast?

How can I lose weight fast?

Gradually is better: Weight that is lost quickly does not usually stay off. Most people will gain back the weight they lost and more. Better to eat 3 moderate meals and 2 healthy snacks a day, eating about every 3-4 hours. Don't try to eliminate all your favorite foods but cut back on the amount. Watch portion size and empty calories like sweetened drinks. Eat when you're hungry and stop when you feel satisfied. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight fast?

How can I lose weight fast?

Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more

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How can I lose weight fast?

How can I lose weight fast?

Change mindset: Weight loss is a challenging but rewarding process. If you want to set yourself up for success and not failure, change your mindset. If you are looking for speed your setting yourself up for failure. You need to think long term, slow and steady is the best way. You are more likely to keep weight off if you think long term. ...Read more

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How can my kid lose weight?

How can my kid lose weight?

Diet/exercise: May benefit from consulting with nutricianist and dietician. Ask your physician. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight fast?

Lose weight fast: Well, the goal should be to lose weight in a healthy way and keep it off permanently. Trying to lose weight rapidly with an extreme "crash" diet is a setup for failure, or the yo-yo effect (when you stop the diet you regain the weight back plus more). Eat healthy (cutting back on carbs and sugar) and do cardiovascular exercise (not walking but running, cycling, swimming, elliptical, zumba, etc). ...Read more

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How can I lose weight quick?

Quick is NOT Best: 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. ...Read more

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How do you lose weight fast?

How do you lose weight fast?

Eat fewer calories: 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

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Best way to lose weight fast?

Best way to lose weight fast?

Fast weight loss: Usually losing weight "fast" involves an unhealthy diet, so there is no best one. One should have a healthy diet that controls the healthy proteins, fats, and carbohydrates to obtain a slow by steady weight loss until opimum weight is obtained. ...Read more

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What can I do to lose weight?

What can I do to lose weight?

Diet and exercise: Exercise, exercise, exercise....Increase your exercise to 5-6 times per week at least 30 minutes to an hour and get your heart rate up. Once you are in the groove, add some muscle strengthening to your routine. This needs to be a permanent lifestyle change for you. Additionally lower your calorie intake and count your calories on a website like fatsecret.Com or sparkpeople.Com. Drink more h20! ...Read more

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Puberty (Definition)

Puberty is the normal condition in which a humans physically change from child to a teenage pre-adult who is able to reproduce (become fertile, able to have children). Pubertal development is divided into 5 stages by appearance (Tanner stages). Adolescence is time when puberty occurs, and includes ...Read more