I am underweight, but feel like my thighs are too big and I want to lose fat there. I can’t stop thinking about it and feel very guilty and disgusted with myself after eating a dessert or on a day that I don’t exercise. Any advice?

Updated 15 June 2021 under Ask Us.

We recommend letting either a parent, health care provider, teacher, or another trusted adult know that you are experiencing these thoughts. They can be helpful in giving you some extra […]

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I’m 17 and I weight nearly 200 pounds. How can I lose weight besides starving myself?

Updated 17 December 2020 under Ask Us.

Sometimes when we incorporate positive health behaviors such as exercise and healthy eating, weight loss will happen as a result. But it’s possible that your current weight is where your […]

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I gained a lot of weight this year and I really want to stay at a healthy weight but look my best. How can I lose some weight but stay healthy?

Updated 10 January 2018 under Ask Us.

There are a lot of factors that influence your weight that are out of your control, like genetics (the body size and shape of other family members). However, you do […]

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I want to lose 13.6kg (30 lbs) in 4 months. I always get temped to eat sweets and overeat. What is the best diet plan to achieve my goal?

Updated 11 September 2017 under Ask Us.

Having a weight loss goal can be a good way to motivate yourself towards healthier eating. However, in general a maximum of 2 pounds per week would be the most […]

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During the past three or so months I have lost about 7-8kg (about 17 lbs.) but not in a healthy way. I haven’t gotten my period for about two months, and I’m worried. I’m still counting my calories but I’m scared because I don’t want to have any issues.

Updated 30 August 2017 under Ask Us.

You seem to recognize that your weight loss, counting calories and not having regular periods may all be signs of a health concern such as an eating disorder. It’s great […]

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I lost a lot of weight and it keeps going down and I don’t know what to do to maintain rather than gain?

Updated 8 June 2017 under Ask Us.

In general when trying to change your weight the key is to adjust the calories, either through what you eat (calorie intake) or how much exercise you do (calorie burn). […]

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Pls help! I have PCOS. My breasts were perfect before I gained weight. But now I am embarrassed because my breasts are big and loose. Is there anything I can do to make them smaller and lift them up without surgery? I don’t want to have a muscular body either.

Updated 29 September 2015 under Ask Us.

Managing your weight when you have a diagnosis of PCOS can be challenging but not impossible. One way to accomplish this is by following a PCOS-friendly diet– one that includes […]

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How do I increase my metabolism? Are there any specific foods or drinks or something like that?

Updated 11 August 2015 under Ask Us.

While there are plenty of products out there that are marketed as “metabolism boosters” there is no safe, magic, quick way to increase your metabolism. However, there are certain healthy habits that […]

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I’m just wondering if it’s ok to take diet pills at the age of 13. I’ve been thinking of using ones that are called ‘Garcinia Cambogia’.

Updated 9 July 2015 under Ask Us.

Something like “Garcinia Cambogia” is not safe for weight loss because it is a supplement, not a medication. This means that it comes from a food or plant and has […]

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How do I lose weight as soon as possible?

Updated 21 November 2013 under Ask Us.

Unfortunately there’s no magic bullet to lose weight – despite all of the ads in magazines that promise quick weight loss. Most of these fad diets are hard to stay […]

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