I am 13 years old and afraid of being overweight. What is the normal weight for me?

I am thirteen years old and I'm always afraid of being overweight. I am 5'5", but I won't tell my weight because I don't want to hear again that I'm perfect just the way I am. I recently lost a lot of weight and in my eyes, I look okay but could stand to...

I have a 13 1/2-year-old daughter. How does she stack up?

I have a 13 1/2-year-old daughter, 62 inches tall, 133 pounds. How does she stack up? I tried using your Healthy Body Calculator® for my daughter, but the calculator said that it is only good for age 18 or older. She seems ok, height / weight-wise, but she seems to eat often. She doesn't appear...

I am 18 year old male, 6 feet 7 inches tall, and I am starting to feel uncomfortable about my height.

I am an 18 year old male. My father is 6 feet 2 inches and my mother is 5 feet 10 inches. I am currently 6 feet 7 inches and I am still growing. I have been putting on about 4 inches each year for the last four years. I am starting to feel...

I am 16 years old and have lost 80 pounds. When I can’t stop eating, I’m afraid of gaining weight back.

I am 16 years old. In the past 8 months, I have lost 80 lbs. and now weigh about 146. I've used your Healthy Body Calculator and it said that I have a daily allowance of 2500 calories. That is all fine. Here is my problem. There are times when I can't stop eating. I'm...

Since my daughter was born she has had a problem with not going to the bathroom everyday.

This is a rather "delicate" subject with my daughter. Ever since she was born, she has had a problem with not going to the bathroom every day and therefore having very large stools. We have tried a variety of remedies Metamucil, orange juice every morning, cereal with bran flakes or oat flakes. Nothing seems...

I have talked about my weight with my mom and some close friends. I am underweight.

Thank you for the concern, I appreciate it very much. I have already talked about it with my mom and some of my closest friends. I do have an appointment with my doctor on Tuesday to talk about it. I am 5 feet 11 inches. So I guess I am underweight, but the thing is...

How many calories does an average teen about 15 years old burn in one day?

How many calories does an average teen about 15-year-old burn in one day? How many calories does she consume on average? Just Wondering. Have you tried my Healthy Kid Calculator®? If you give me height, weight, gender and activity hours, I will tell you exactly. The calorie needs of a 15-year-old teen would vary greatly...

I have a 13 year old girl who won’t eat any vegetables.

I have a 13-year-old girl who is very active and she is extremely picky. She won't eat any vegetables at all. She has been having problems with her eyesight for 3 years now and she needs a new, stronger prescription every year. I've tried hiding vegetables or forcing her to eat them and she...

I am a female 14 years old, 5 feet 7 inches and 118 pounds. I want to know if I am underweight or not?

Hi, I am a female 14 years old, 5 feet 7 inches and 118 pounds. I want to know if I am underweight or not? No, you are not underweight for height. You are taller than 95% of the girls your age and average for weight with a healthy weight range of 111 - 145...

I’m 16 years old, 5 feet 10 inches and about 170 pounds. Am I fat?

Hi, Joanne. I'm 16 years old, 5 feet 10 inches and about 170 pounds. Am I fat? What is the normal weight for my age and height? Thanks! Yes, you are in a healthy weight range (154 to 188 pounds) for your height and age. You are not fat. In fact, your BMI which is...

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