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14 year old trying to lose weight. What to do?

I m 14, I weigh 74kg the most I ve ever weighed! I ve always tried to lose weight, go on diets I ve always been a big child since young. I m maybe 150cm tall? I don t know what to do, everybody is so slim and normal and perfect, and I m just the fat one, odd one out. I need help to losing weight urgently, at least 1 stone so that I can grow taller too. My weight stresses me out a lot, as it puts me down most of the time. What can I do?
Asked On : Tue, 8 Jan 2013
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Jun 2015
Hello dear,

You need to follow a regular exercise plan & make certain modifications in your dietary habits, such as:
1. Avoid eating white breads, rice and pasta. They have high calories and increases the blood sugar level.
It is better to have complex carbohydrates such as whole wheat bread, oatmeal and brown rice.
2. Consume low fat versions of milk and cheese and avoid oily foods.
3. Have a diet rich in low calorie protein foods such as egg whites, skinless chicken, fish, etc.
4. It is better to avoid soft drinks and fruit juices which are rich in calories.
Instead, drink large amount of water (about 6 to 8 glasses) throughout the day.
5. Dietary fiber such as whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and nuts can also be included in the diet.

If you still find any difficulty, kindly get certain investigations like Haemogram, Blood glucose estimation, Lipid profile & Thyroid profile done to rule out any underlying systemic cause for the symptoms.

Wishing you a Good Health.
Take care.
Answered: Sun, 29 Sep 2013
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