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What is a good, balanced diet for a 13-year-old?

What is a good, balanced diet for a 13-year-old?

2300 calories a day: Include 1/4 as protein, 1/4 as carbohydrates, 1/4 as fruits, and 1/4 of the plate as vegetables.
Eat. From each of the food groups, include whole grains, legumes, beans, chicken, meat, fish, dairy, eggs, etc. Try to stay away from fried foods, fatty foods, Try to avoid sugar drinks, and highly processed foods as they are lower in nutrients than fresh fruits and vegetables ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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What should a 13-year-old girl eat to have a balanced diet? Including breakfast, lunch snacks and supper.

What should a 13-year-old girl eat to have a balanced diet? Including breakfast, lunch snacks and supper.

Variety: Include 1/4 a protein, 1/4 as carbohydrates, 1/4 as fruits, and 1/4 of the plate as vegetables.
Eat. From each of the food groups, include whole grains, legumes, beans, chicken, meat, fish, dairy, eggs, etc. Try to stay away from fried foods, fatty foods, Try to avoid sugar drinks, and highly processed foods as they are lower in nutrients than fresh fruits and vegetables ...Read more

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What should a 13-year-old girl eat to have a balanced diet? This includes breakfast, lunch snacks and supper.

What should a 13-year-old girl eat to have a balanced diet? This includes breakfast, lunch snacks and supper.

Nutritarian Diet: Dr. Fuhrman's nutritarian diet would be a good foundation. It emphasizes plant foods- fruits, veggies, beans, nuts ; seeds but it is ok to include dairy, eggs and meats. It is healthy for people of all ages- see http://bit. Ly/1dhw9ht for details.
I also advise avoiding gmo foods as much as possible- see my blog post to learn why:
http://drrandybaker. Com/2013/04/22/organic-food-diet/. ...Read more

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How tall will my son get? He is 5ft 3 and he is 6 and a half stone at the age of 13 and he also had a health balanced diet his mum and I are both 5ft7

How tall will my son get? He is 5ft 3 and he is 6 and a half stone at the age of 13 and he also had a health balanced diet his mum and I are both 5ft7

Age of patient ?: You don't mention age now, as growth depends a lot on when adult bone configuration is achieved. The projected height of any male child of two parents measuring 5'7" is 5'4.5"+/- an inch or so. ...Read more

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Can you please give a strict diet for a 13-year-old girl?

Can you please give a strict diet for a 13-year-old girl?

Needs a nutritionist: Correct diet needs to be balanced and depends upon hight & weight. Whilst awaiting nurtionist can start by cutting out all juices & sodas, these are empty calories. Drink to glasses of water before every meal (helps to fill stomach with 0 calories. Modest portions, no seonds, and confine snacks to carrots, celery or raw vegetables plus start getting regular daily exercise. ...Read more

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Will a carb diet work on a 13-year-old boy?

Will a carb diet work on a 13-year-old boy?

Not recommended: Usually it is not recommended for teenagers to be on very restrictive diets (like giving up all one type of food, or only eating one type). The best diet is a balanced one with small portions of healthy foods. Paying attention to eating when you are hungry, and not just "because" will also help. Get some healthy exercise. If you are concerned, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me diet plan for a 13-year-old boy?

Can you tell me diet plan for a 13-year-old boy?

Not in 400: Characters or less. You may wish to consult with a nutritionist who can provide individualized recommendation (if weight loss is medically indicated). ...Read more

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What's a good fit for a 13-year-old boy diet?

What's a good fit for a 13-year-old boy diet?

Average: For weight loss, eat low fat, low cholesterol foods. Lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, simple grains and some high protein foods. The trick is to use more energy (exercise) than one takes in by eating. ...Read more

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What are good workout and diet tips for a 13-year-old?

What are good workout and diet tips for a 13-year-old?

Work hard, eat less: Decreasing caloric intake by 3500 kCal will lose 1 lb of body fat; daily activity that make a child sweat and increase work of breathing for about one hour helps ...Read more

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What is a healthy weight for a 13-year-old boy? He is 5' 8" and currently 156.2lbs. Also, can you please give me a very detailed diet for him.

What is a healthy weight for a 13-year-old boy?  He is 5' 8" and currently 156.2lbs.  Also, can you please give me a very detailed diet for him.

97%ile: He's in the 97th percentile. That means that 97% of boys the same age are shorter and lighter that he is. A good diet includes all the typical food groups: meats, fish, dairy, vegetables, fruits, complex carbs, avoidance of "junk" food. From his measurements he seems a vey healthy kid. ...Read more

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I'm a 13-year-old girl who is overweight. I have a bulky type build and it's really hard for me to loos weight. What type of exercises should I do? Diet?

I'm a 13-year-old girl who is overweight. I have a bulky type build and it's really hard for me to loos weight. What type of exercises should I do? Diet?

Focus on health: Focus on health — not the number on the scale. Every body is different. Some basis tips include: drink water (don't drink your calories), and green tea. Try to avoid sugar which is additive and causes the body to store energy. Eat 5 servings of fruits and veggies a day — and lean protein, beans, whole grains. Use smaller plates. And cardio and strength training are great exercises. ...Read more

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Is 1350 calorie diet good for a 13-year-old?

Is 1350 calorie diet good for a 13-year-old?

Depends: You did not mentioned if it's a boy or girl, what lifestyle is. If person is active enough, 1350 cal-good for him. Check wt and bmi periodically. ...Read more

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Would it be safe to put my obese 13-year-old daughter on a diet?

Would it be safe to put my obese 13-year-old daughter on a diet?

Yes: Giving the correct portion sizes, healthy foods and low to no calorie drinks is very beneficial. Home exercise, sports, swimming and getting more active would also be very helpful. Consult a nutritionist if you need help with correct food choices, portion sizes. I can also offer virtual consult to discuss nutrition option in more detail. ...Read more

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Best diet for 13 year old athlete (very active) who lives like a pro? If any is there any supplements he should take? How much sleep do you recommend.

Best diet for 13 year old athlete (very active) who lives like a pro? If any is there any supplements he should take? How much sleep do you recommend.

Teen athlete: It scares me a bit to hear you comment a 13-year old is "living like a pro". His body just is not ready for the stressors that pro athletes endure, and this lifestyle at such a young age has a very high rate of burn-out associated with it. If there are a sports medicine doc in your area, it would be worth the investment to consult them for an age appropriate regimen, diet and sleep schedule. ...Read more

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Best diet for (estimated) 200 pound, 13-year old female? What daily calorie intake is recommended? What exercises should be done at home, or in a gym?

Best diet for (estimated) 200 pound, 13-year old female? What daily calorie intake is recommended? What exercises should be done at home, or in a gym?

Caution: Obesity is a complex issue with genetic, environmental and hormonal causes. Extreme or stringent diets are not recommended for an adolescent however avoiding processed foods and added sugar while increasing lean protein, fruits and vegetables and walking 30 minutes per day is a good way to start improving your health. Weight loss should be slow and sustainable. ...Read more

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What is a balanced diet for a 3-year-old boy? How many times per week does he have to eat meat and chicken? And does other types of proteins like eggs

Kids are great: They tend to eat what they need. They may eat one thing for a week and then stop it and move on to something else. They may eat nothing for days and then eat very well again. Provide him with healthy choices and he will choose what to eat. I worry less about "making" them eat certain things. Some prefer fruits to veggies. Some like meat and others refuse all meat. It is all ok. ...Read more

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What would be considered a balanced diet for a 1.5 year old baby?

Varies: Children at this age may eat everything one day and very little another day. Don't focus too much on exactly what she eats each meal. Give her a healthy selection of fruits, veggies, meat or protein foods, bread/grains/or other carbs, and dairy foods. Offer small amounts and give her more if she wants a particular food. There is good info at- http://www.Choosemyplate. Gov/preschoolers. Html. ...Read more

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I have suffering seborrheic alopecia for 6 years. I am a 21-year-old man from China. I tried balanced diet but it did not work. Can you help me?

I have suffering seborrheic alopecia for 6 years. I am a 21-year-old man from China. I tried balanced diet but it did not work. Can you help me?

Hmm: Consider seeing your doctor for other causes of alopecia. If it is seborrhea, Selsun, Nizoral (ketoconazole) may help, but with the alopecia you may need topical Minoxidil, Propecia or other medical procedures. Good luck ...Read more

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4 year old boy on a healthy balanced diet when he passes gas he can clear a room is it normal for him to frequently pass wind that reeks of rotten egg?

4 year old boy on a healthy balanced diet when he passes gas he can clear a room is it normal for him to frequently pass wind that reeks of rotten egg?

Probiotics and meds: Simethicone and Beano can help prevent gas. The real issue is the type of bacteria living in your intestine. Promote healthy bacteria by consuming natural probiotics like yogurt, aged cheeses, sauerkraut and kimchee. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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My 10.4 year old daughter weighs 37.4kg and is 154cm tall what should her average intake of calories be and what would be a balanced diet?

My 10.4 year old daughter weighs 37.4kg and is 154cm tall what should her average intake of calories be and what would be a balanced diet?

In the US we use: Pounds and inches. For a young woman/girl at 60 inches (5 feet) she should weigh around 100 lbs. As she may or may not have reached puberty, 90-100 lbs is reasonable. A 2000 kcal diet would be just fine. She will catch up once puberty hits. She likely just went through a growth spurt. Balanced diets include carbohydrates, proteins (animal, dairy, vegetable) and green veggies, fruits. ...Read more

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Are there any recommended weight loss pills? I am a fairly active 20 year old female, with a BMI of about 24. I have been doing a workout regime for a couple of months now combining weight lifting and cardio. I eat a well-balanced diet, mostly vegetarian

Are there any recommended weight loss pills? I am a fairly active 20 year old female, with a BMI of about 24. I have been doing a workout regime for a couple of months now combining weight lifting and cardio.  I eat a well-balanced diet, mostly vegetarian

Given : Given you age and bmi, I suggest that you can better manage your weight through careful diet and activity. Currently, there are only limited options for an oral weight loss medication and all have their limitations and side-effects. Phentermine is an amphetamine has been approved by the fda and has been used for many years as a weight loss formula. It is used for a limited period to speed weight loss in overweight people who are exercising and eating a low-calorie diet and belongs to a class of medications called anorectics. A combination of Phentermine and topiramate (brand name topamax®) or also known as qnexa is under consideration by the fda for approval in 2012. Bontril is another amphetamine-related weight-loss drug, but like any amphetamine, are potentially addictive.

Empatic is a combination drug consisting of two already fda approved medications, zonisamide and bupropion, for seizures and antidepressant, respectively — the combination is being tested for weight loss.

Some appetite suppressant drugs such as Fenfluramine (also known as fen phen), chlorphentermine, and aminorex induced a heart valve abnormalities as well as pulmonary hypertension. These drugs were eventually withdrawn from the market. Lorcaserin, a selective 5-ht(2c) receptor agonist, produced modest weight loss but was not initially approved by the fda — resubmission is being consider in 2012. The monoaminergic re-uptake inhibitor tesofensine has also been shown to produce impressive weight loss in smaller-scale clinical studies and future tests are planned.

The ads you see on the internet are for non-proven weight loss treatments. ...Read more

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What can I do about infrequent small, hard--and incomplete-- bowel movements? I am a 66 year-old healthy woman who very rarely has a normal bowel movement. I eat a good balanced diet and take extra fiber supplements; I have tried stool softeners which onl

What can I do about infrequent small, hard--and incomplete-- bowel movements? I am a 66 year-old healthy woman who very rarely has a normal bowel movement. I eat a good balanced diet and take extra fiber supplements; I have tried stool softeners which onl

Add water to diet: You may have the fiber, but you need to increase water/flluid intake otherwise the fiber will bulk up stool too much. Look at other medications you are taking (calcium supplements) they cause constipation. Make sure you have had a colonoscopy as well. ...Read more

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Can P90X be suitable for a 13-year-old?

Can P90X be suitable for a 13-year-old?

P90x: I would wait until the child is older and more mature. ...Read more

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I was wondering is a 34dd normal for a 13-year-old?

I was wondering is a 34dd normal for a 13-year-old?

Can be: Breast development and size is very individual and teenagers even at age 13 can have large breasts. If she is overweight or obese, this can also contribute to the size. ...Read more

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What is considered a high temp. For a 13-year-old child?

What is considered a high temp. For a 13-year-old child?

Depends: Greater than 100.5 degrees f is considered a fever, greater than 106.0 is considered hyperpyrexia. ...Read more

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Can you please define hocd and can a 13-year old have it?

Can you please define hocd and can a 13-year old have it?

Sexual Thoughts @ 13: Ocd often develops in childhood. Of adults w/ocd, from 20-50% have experienced symptoms as kids. It can be tough 2 discern whether a child/teen is having intrusive thoughts that might include "am i gay?" as a result of ocd or as a result of just having same-sex attractions. Suggest finding a gay-affirmative psychologist/psychiatrist who specializes in ocd. Teen ocd info: http://bit. Ly/1ede7f9. ...Read more

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It is dangerous to constantly lift weights as a 13-year-old?

It is dangerous to constantly lift weights as a 13-year-old?

See below: As long as proper technique and appropriately sized equipment is used, then no. Also, the weight lifting should be under knowledgeable supervision. It used to be taught that weight lifting would damage the growth plates in children, however, that is not true. ...Read more