Dieting and Weight Loss

Is a 13-year-old boy overweight at 5 feet 5 inches and 160 pounds and what is a good weight loss plan?

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2006-12-08 08:55:21
2006-12-08 08:55:21 A little, but this is not taking into acct. his amount of muscle. For all I know he is a pile of muscles with no fat. If you decide he is overweight; 1)Get him more active-join sports club, ju-jitsu, whatever. 2)no soda, not even diet. 3)make/eat dinner at home every night. No more fast food. 4)Try to eat meals as a family. 5)Get most of the junk food out of the house-an occasional snack OK. 6)Eat more veggies-increase in fiber/bulk creates a sense of fullness. decrease in calories and high in nutrition. 7)Eat more fruits-within reason. They can add a lot of cals to a diet quickly but still nutritious. 8)See item 1. 9)See item 1.

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A person who is 5 feet 7 inches tall with a weight of 139 pounds has a BMI of 21.8. This is considered to be Normal Weight with overweight not coming until 160 pounds.

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You are at a very normal weight. There would be no need to lose weight.

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No you are not over weight. You actually sound quite thin.

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