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I’m 16 and I’ve been eating a lot but haven’t if that makes sense.. I was at 152, now I’m 171, is that bad? I feel like I’m overweight and I get hungry fast I don’t know what to do. I’ve been starving myself.

Updated 2 October 2023 under Ask Us.

Thanks for your question. While it is tricky to determine whether your weight gain is healthy or not, there are a few things we could help address. If you get […]

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I am 5’7 and underweight, but my doctor has told me I am at a “healthy” weight. If this is all true, then why is my butt covered in stretch marks?!?

Updated 31 July 2023 under Ask Us.

This is a great question, thank you so much for asking. For starters, it is important to mention that EVERY body is different in their own beautiful and special way. […]

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I am almost am thirteen and weigh 145 pounds. I do not know what to do. I beat myself up about it, and girls at school say I am fat. How do I lose like fifteen pounds? What is the best workout for losing weight?

Updated 26 December 2021 under Ask Us.

People come in all shapes and sizes, and bodies change throughout life. Focusing on weight can actually lead to an unhealthy relationship with food and can even cause eating disorders. […]

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I checked and I am very underweight for my age. Everyone tells me to eat more, but if I eat too much, I throw up. Is there a way to gain weight without eating too much?

Updated 1 September 2021 under Ask Us.

Thanks for your question. There are many different ways to classify weight. Most ways of classifying weight look at your age, weight, and height. It’s important to know that everyone […]

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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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Is it normal to weigh 95 pounds (43 kilograms) at 17 years old?

Updated 29 October 2020 under Ask Us.

Weight is like any other personal feature- it’s different for every individual. There is no “normal” that fits everyone! Rather, it’s important to understand what’s normal for you. There are […]

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