How can you lose weight if you have no time to exercise? Does being a vegetarian help you lose weight?

I am a student. My question is how can you lose weight if you have no time to exercise? I barely eat at all and when I do I try to watch what I eat. Does being a vegetarian really help you lose weight? Does no meat include fish? Please write back! All the students would...

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...

How much should a 16 year old weigh?

How much should a 16-year-old weigh? Have you tried my Healthy Kid Calculator®? Click on the link in the calculator box in the left navigation. Depends on gender and height. Send your stats back and I will give you a healthy range.

Her mom and I are concerned about our daughter’s weight.

I must admit that her mom and I are primarily responsible for the concern. As for exercise, she does a great job on our Health Rider, 30+ minutes at a time, but when it comes to running, she doesn't seem to have the stamina, although she likes to walk at a casual pace. She...

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 hear that the average teen burns about 1100 calories a day with a fair amount of exercise.

I heard that the average teen burns about 1,100 calories a day with a fair amount of exercise (school, work at home, etc). I was wondering basically how much a healthy, young teen would burn. Does this number sound right? No way unless the person is a toddler (2 to 3-year-old).

I have a 15 year old daughter who eats no fat. What are the implications of rigid avoidance of fat?

I have a fifteen-year-old daughter who eats virtually no fat. She consumes plenty of food otherwise but is very careful to eat fat-free foods whether the fat comes in the preparation or from the food itself. She appears somewhat thin (110 pounds, 63 inches tall last June). I do not know if she is...

I weight 118 pounds and I’m 5 feet 3 inches. What is a good exercise program for me?

Hi! I am a 14-year-old female. I weigh about 118 and I'm 5 feet 3 inches. I play basketball on a team and in the gym. I'm not overweight though I'd like to weigh about 110. I especially need to take some weight off my thighs. What's a good exercise program for me? Thank...

I’m a 15 year old female. What is a good weight for me?

I'm a 15-year-old female, 5 feet 6 inches, currently 101 pounds. What is a good weight for me? Your healthy weight range for height and age is 95 - 152 pounds with an average of 112 pounds. Your BMI is 16 which is a little low for your age-related healthy range of 17 - 28....

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...