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Should i get liposuction?

Im a 13 year old guy, i am 5’7″ and weigh 175 lbs. i’m extremely obese and want to know if its possible to get liposuction at my age

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See your BMI here —> http://www.calculator.net/bmi-calculator.html?ctype=standard&cage=13&csex=m&cheightfeet=5&cheightinch=7&cpound=175&cheightmeter=180&ckg=60&x=17&y=13 You are NOT extremely obese. And, at your age I doubt any credible surgeon would perform liposuction on your anyway. You just need to learn to eat properly while allowing yourself to grow. It’s possible you become slimmer as your body develops. You have at least another 10 years before you have your adult body. If you need to know how to eat properly, read my answer about how to lose fat –> http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=As615QJM4X_3ID9_05qmmlXty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20111028185603AAVcP4D Also, use this website as a resource for information. It’s been recommended by the US government and has excellent info for tweens, teens, and older. Good luck and good health!! ♠ PS: Here are some good websites you may find useful. • A MUST FOR DIETERS http://www.freedieting.com/ • BEST DIET TOOL ON THE WEB http://www.myfitnesspal.com/ • BEST FOODS FOR YOU http://www.choosemyplate.gov/index.html • NUTRITION DOT GOV http://www.nal.usda.gov/food-and-nutrition

What is nutrition?

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nutrition, study of the materials that nourish an organism and of the manner in which the separate components are used for maintenance, repair, growth, and reproduction. Nutrition is achieved in various ways by different forms of life. Plants that contain the green pigment chlorophyll can synthesize their food from inorganic substances in the process called photosynthesis. Organisms such as plants that can thus manufacture complex organic compounds from simple inorganic nutrients are termed autotrophic. Organisms that must obtain “prefabricated” organic compounds from their environment are heterotrophic, and these include the fungi, some other plants, and animals. Heterotrophic plants may be saprophytic (obtaining nutrients from dead organisms) or parasitic (obtaining nutrients from living organisms while living on or in them). Heterotrophic animals may be parasites, herbivores (plant eaters), carnivores (meat eaters), or omnivores (obtaining nutrition from both plants and animals).

Can someone suggest a vegetarian diet that will help me lose weight?

I need to lose weight as soon as possible, and I have enrolled in a gym.Now, I need a vegetarian diet to go along with exercise so that I can cut down on the pounds, which is close to 300. Please help. 🙂

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Two things. First, you need to be realistic about your weight loss. You didn’t get to be 300 lbs overnight. More than likely the weight has come on over 6-10 years or so. You may need a 1-2 year timeframe, depending on how much weight you want to lose. Then there is the issue of MAINTAINING a weight loss for the rest of your life, which is where most people have a lot of difficulty. Which brings me to my point. You shouldn’t really be asking yourself what diet is best for weight loss, since the studies that are done on this over a long term (about 3-5 years) show that the net weight loss is pretty much the same for any diet, so long as you eat less calories. What you should focus on is a way of eating you can stick to FOR LIFE. I nearly eat a vegan diet 90% of the time, but I’ve eaten this way for the better part of 10 years and something close to it growing up. I would find it hard to stick to a diet of cheeseburgers and fries. Just the same, if cheeseburgers and fries is your default, going to this way of eating will be very, very difficult. If you eat anything like the traditional American diet, I think you may find a Mediterranean-style diet easier to transition to and consume long-term. I should point out that while plant-based diets are generally very healthy, that isn’t a guarantee. You can be a “vegetarian” and eat nothing but potato chips and veggie burgers – which wouldn’t be very healthy at all. A health-promoting vegetarian diet is one where the main focus is non-starchy vegetables, particularly greens, accentuated with careful use of plant proteins (beans, lentils, nuts) and whole grains. It takes a lot of work on the food prep end of things, so this is something else you have to consider. As a good starting point I’d recommend the Harvard Nutrition Source website, linked below.

I’m Dangerously Underweight and Undernourished.. Could this be the reason I have so many problems?

A few years ago, about around the time of the Swine Flu fling, I caught the flu. It was a bad one. I had slept for 2 days straight with no food, was hallucinating, couldn’t walk anywhere and when I WAS awake, I was being sick. I recovered from that in the space of a week, and after that, my eating habits had changed unnoticeably at the time. I didn’t notice this until 2 years ago when I looked at myself and saw and felt my bones becoming more prominent under my skin, such as my ribcage, hips, elbows and my spine. I had also realised that after the flu, I wasn’t eating much at all, and I felt sick to eat a full meal. However, nothing immediate was done as we all thought, “it’s just illness repercussions, I’ll just have to teach my stomach to hold food again”. Today I’m very very underweight and REALLY unhealthy as regards to nutrition. I can’t run anywhere, I’ve still got my face blemishes at 18 and I’m not very strong. I’ll snap at any sort of heavy contact. Not only that, for a year or so, I’ve been having muscle soreness problems – however, these pains were just annoying rather than painful – coupled with the fact I had my first laptop for 6 years and my posture got atrocious. I’m hunched over now just typing this. And now today, things are starting to scare me. Last Wednesday I had the most unbearable cramp. It ringed right across the are beneath my ribs, and even hurt my back. I could barely stand, but after a long bath, those cramps were gone for good. That Saturday though, it sort of came back, but milder and didn’t last for as long and I didn’t need a bath. That sort of pain hasn’t happened at all since and it’s just these other painful aches that are remaining. I’m having the worst abdominal cramps to the left of my stomach area, from under the ribs to down by my womb, on the lower right, around my stomach and these pains are kicking up everything else as well. My toothache – I have dentist issues too – sore heads, achy back, sore hip bones.. (Would it help you to know that my family has no history of hereditary heart diseases, cancers or really any organ problems. Family members who died of those diseases developed it from drinking and heavy smoking.. Oh, I also have insomnia). I’m sitting here saying something’s wrong with me.. like some sort of disease, but my family – and they’re no doctors – are saying it’s all because I barely eat in the day and my body’s eating itself. I am going to the doctor today but I’ve had a bad history with these doctors where I’ve went for help and they’ve given me nothing but painkillers. So I’m kind of desperate for answers elsewhere. Are all my worries just nonsense, and I just need to get my eating sorted?? I’m very frightened right now, so any help is greatly appreciated.

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Jackie M talks a lot of sense and, being diabetic [as am I ] she understands how crucial it is to get your diet right when your body seems determined to get it wrong. Don’t wait for the doctor to refer you to a dietician, insist. Also ask for a blood test to seek out any fundamental problems of which you are not aware.

How to prevent growling stomach during class?

So, I have to wake up at 5:00 AM every morning to get to school, which is an hour and a half away, Ugh. I’m use to waking up at 11:00 in the afternoon and doing nothing all summer, so this is a change I’m still trying to get use to. My problem is that so early in the morning just the thought of food makes me want to throw up. I normally just have a piece of toast with peanut butter and I’m out the door. But I have lunch at 11:30. That’s six hours, and by second period my stomach is growling like frigging crazy, AND I still have another period after that (Each class is an hour and a half long.) Recently I’ve tried drinking a Boost in the morning just to hold me over, which helps, but Boost is designed for people who lack nutrition and it’s making me gain weight, something I don’t need. I’m already insecure as it is, an obnoxious stomach doesn’t help anything. Any ideas? Is there something small in the morning I could eat that will hold me over? Breakfast shake or something? I’m clueless and annoyed.. so, any ideas are welcome. Thanks in advance!!

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The disadvantage of digestive acids always being there to work; your stomach can even get going on digesting..well, nothing O_o this is what those odd sounds are. From personal experience, this situation is a real pain. I’ve gone through six hours of “no food till lunch” myself, and I’ve seen/overheard others with similar issues still lol. Six hours is too long to wait for most anyone >.> healthy breakfast or not. School districts really need to start considering that whenever “scheduling”. Given young adults are still developing, your stomach will gladly speak it’s mind here. Trust me though, it’s not just you! There’s a good chance that if you’re hungry, others in your class(es) may be also. The best suggestion I have is something in the morning with good calories(oatmeal, whole wheat bread, cereal..may take some figuring out; I know you can’t stand eating at this time), followed by snacking in between meals. Snacking in between meals is what will hold you over to lunch; not sure how lenient your teachers are? Chewing gum is a huge no-no, since that’ll fool your stomach into thinking you’re eating! Hope I could help, and good luck to ya!

How much sodium is considered to be too much?

What would be considered too much sodium on a nutrition facts table on food packages? And what is the maximum amount of sodium that should be consumed each day?

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The USDA recommends under 2400mg per day. Many processed foods are loaded with salt. Salt pulls excess water into your blood and creates pressure on the arteries. Over time this can lead to hypertension (high blood pressure). In the UK the recommended limit is 1600mg per day. One teaspoon of salt would approximate the US daily limit. Most of our salt intake is what’s added to processed foods such as lunch meat, canned soup, crackers, chips, condiments, pickles, etc. Examine the labels closely.

Is there any relation between nutrition and head growth?

I really need to know. Do people with bad nutrition and diet tend to have bigger head?How does nutrition effect head growth?Does race also matter? Thank you.

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No to all your questions. Some people are just born with a bigger head. It’s possible that it’s hereditary, but that’s it. Interesting question gets a star! 🙂

What are the signs and symptoms of anorexia?

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It depends at what stage you are in anorexia, e.g. how low your BMI is and how much you are restricting. But these are what I’ve experienced: Some times excessive exercising (although as you get weaker you can’t do this anymore) Cutting out food groups Obsessed with body image and feelings you a too ‘fat’ Getting upset (devastated) if you have ‘too much’ i.e. breaking rules you have set yourself Obsession with ingredients in foods Obsession with food (thinking about it all the time and what you can avoid) Lying to people about how much you’ve eaten Avoiding social occasions to avoid food Tiredness and exhaustion from lack of food/poor nutrition Numbness in extremities Constantly feeling cold Denial of discomfort/pain from eating too little Pale/grey complexion Fainting Hating yourself Depression Lack of periods Denial that you have a problem Hope this helps with your question

Does Chocolate cause diabetes?

I’m in mid 50s No diabetes It peeped for short span of 5 weeks when laser correction was done on eye vision 4 yr ago It was just 170 instead of normal 140 My dad is diabetic from his age of 45 till now – he’s 80 and undergoing dialysis Daily consumption of 3 toffee chocolate Or milk sweet Or half cup of ice cream Would cause diabetes?

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1. Once in a way, you may take a single item. If you take any item on daily basis, you are bound to be diabetic. 2. Prevention of Dialysis and Ayurveda Food & Nutrition Supplements enabled to skip Dialysis. A 60 years old epileptic victim with diabetes, paralysis met with an accident and to survive underwent 7 dialysis processes. 8th time not fit for dialysis, since he had epileptic attacks.Ayurvedic Vaidya Mr.Venugopal Reddy treated with Patented Ayurveda Food & Nutrition Supplements [USFDA approved] mfd. By Shree Baidyanath Research Institute, Allahabad. Dialysis stopped since 2 months and diabetes and epilepsy symptoms vanished. Medication continues.No side effects. Patented Ayurveda Food & Nutrition Supplements [manufactured by Sree Baidyanath Mfrs.,Allahabad] in India and USA, approved by USFDA, in KOSHER, HALAL, GMP, ISO ETC., and made available at Stores in your vicinity in 40 countries all over the globe. No Side Effects. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tbwgyNApuo

How long to make abs?

I do roughly 500 abdominal crunches, and 100 abdominal leg raises a day. I aim to eat less to lower belly fat, and I drink lots of water (over 10 glasses a day) How long would it take to make abs? (looking for 4-6 pack) Looking for an actual time period, not just “a while” or “soon”

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To have abs, you need to get down to about 7% bodyfat. Calculate how many pounds fat 7% would be. For example if you weigh 100 pounds, you can only have 7 pounds of fat (100lbs X .07) if you want 6-pack abs. Calculate the number of pounds bodyfat you currently have on your physique using my body fat calculator, and from step 1, calculate how many pounds fat you have to lose. For example if the calculator says you currently have 20 pounds of fat and from step 1 you know that you need to get down to 7 pounds of fat, you know you need to lose 13 pounds of fat. Now see how long it will take to lose the required amount of fat. Use my weight loss calculator and use the maximum weight loss rate by selecting “20% Caloric Reduction” as the goal in step 6. After entering all your other information, the calculator will tell you how long it will take to lose your fat. Now that you know how long it will take to get those abs, read here how to get ripped 6-pack abs. Here are some important notes to consider: Calculating bodyfat: No you cant guess, you need to measure. Other than a $30,000 flotation tank, using skinfold calipers is the most accurate method. There are a zillion methods of bodyfat measurement and 99% of them are horribly inaccurate, especially the ones offered at gyms. Buy a $15 skinfold caliper! Such rules of thumb as “lose 2 pounds a week” are dangerously general. Such a rule is fine for someone weighing 300 pounds but for someone 100 pounds, it would lead to dangerous mal-nutrition. The maximum acceptable caloric reduction is 20% to keep you safe and insure you don’t burn your muscle mass . The precise bodyfat level you need to obtain to see 6-pack abs will vary between 7% and 12% depending on the size of your abs and where your body stores its bodyfat. I’d rather tell people 7% and have them pleasantly surprised when the get their 6-pack earlier than expected rather than tell them 12% and have them depressed when they get down to 12% and still don’t have abs. Chicken(eggs, too. not fried) broccoli, milk, water, water. Repeat. NO RED MEATS: pork, burgers, ribs. So, that should take around the whole summer (roughly ninty days or less.) No less than a month. Remeber, work out all your muscles—pecks, biceps, triceps, back muscles, quads, calf.