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Doctor insights on: What Is A Healthy Menu For A Teenage Girl

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I'm a teenage girl, 5'3, and 115 pounds. I usually consume 1200-1400 a day. I exercise every day except sunday's for about 1-2 hours. Is it healthy?

I'm a teenage girl, 5'3, and 115 pounds. I usually consume 1200-1400 a day. I exercise every day except sunday's for  about 1-2 hours. Is it healthy?

Half way there.: Way to go exercising every day. Since you are young, be sure you translate that effort in to a productive use of your body (running track, playing soccer, triathlon, etc.). However, you need to take in more like 3000 calories daily. You will find your exercise will be much more productive and you will be far less tired. ...Read more

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What is a healthy/ideal weight for 5'4 teenage girl?

What is a healthy/ideal weight for 5'4 teenage girl?

Ideally,121 lbs: 110-132 lbs should be considered healthy for a 18-y-o girl. ...Read more

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What should I do to eat more healthy as a teenage girl without losing weight?

What should I do to eat more healthy as a teenage girl without losing weight?

Balanced diet: A healthy diet with balanced nutrition is the best choice. Use low fat milk (skim or 1% is best), low fat meats and cheeses, lots of fresh vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. Get at least 1 hour per day at least 3-4 days per week of active exercise. ...Read more

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Is inner thigh fat normal for a teenage girl even if she is at a healthy weight?

Is inner thigh fat normal for a teenage girl even if she is at a healthy weight?

Yes: The focus should be always healthy eatnig and good activity. This gives you a good BMI. This trend of watching fat over inner thigh is not necessarily healthy. So be comfortable with your healthy weight. ...Read more

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How do I start eating healthy I try so hard but I can't I feel like I am so overweight for a teenage girl?

How do I start eating healthy I try so hard but I can't I feel like I am so overweight for a teenage girl?

One step at a time: set a reasonable goal--weight loss of 1/2 lb per week and plan your meals ahead.have 3 meals and 3 snacks--50% complex carbs,30 % protein and 20%good fats.make sure you chart your intake.use a programe like my fitness pal if you have access to a computer which i guess you do--it is free. ...Read more

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How can you go back to a healthy weight as a teen girl when you have cfs?

How can you go back to a healthy weight as a teen girl when you have cfs?

Control your calorie: You can start by restricting your caloric intake, in other words, dieting. Minimize carbohydrate intake, do not snack between meals or after supper, and most of all, practice portion control. Consulting a dietitian or nutritionist may help. Finally, get some exercise, even if it is just walking. ...Read more

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How many calories should a teenage girl burn every day to stay healthy (not lose weight)?

How many calories should a teenage girl burn every day to stay healthy (not lose weight)?

Don't Worry: Each individual has unique calorie needs based on their basal metabolic rate and level of physical activity. However, calorie counting really should not be undertaken by teenagers. Teens are growing and need good nutrition. Just focus on eating balanced, healthy meals and get plenty of exercise and sleep. ...Read more

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What should a healthy teen do in order to look slimmer? What activities should a teenage girl do to achieve thin calves and nice, long legs?

What should a healthy teen do in order to look slimmer? What activities should a teenage girl do to achieve thin calves and nice, long legs?

Everyone differs: The length and shape of your legs will depend upon your genetics and body type. Everyone has a different body shape even at our leanest. Key is to aim for optimal health with positive choices such as healthy eating and drinking, exercise and reducing stress. ...Read more