I can’t stop eating. Is this normal, or should I be concerned?​

Updated 11 July 2018 under Ask Us.

As a teenager it’s normal to feel hungrier than you have in the past because your body needs more energy than before since you are growing and developing. However, if […]

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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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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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I was diagnosed with PCOS few months ago. I was asked to lose weight in order to regulate my periods and my blood sugar. I need a proper diet plan to do so. Can you suggest what I should eat and what not to eat?

Updated 23 March 2017 under Ask Us.

While there is no “diet plan” for PCOS, there are some changes you can make to your eating habits in order to help regulate your blood sugar and potentially lose […]

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Can exercise make your period lighter?

Updated 12 December 2016 under Ask Us.

Yes, especially if you are thin or not taking in enough nutrition to fuel your body. Participation in gym class exercise or an afterschool soccer team usually doesn’t affect your […]

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I just found out that I am Lactose Intolerant, so what can I do to get enough nutrients? And is there anything else I should know?

Updated 1 March 2016 under Ask Us.

The goal of managing lactose intolerance is to lessen or stop symptoms of diarrhea, stomach cramps, bloating, and gas, while still getting the nutrients that your body needs. Eating or […]

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Is milk (and milk products) prohibited if you have PCOS?

Updated 6 October 2015 under Ask Us.

Milk and other dairy products are not prohibited for young women with PCOS. If you find that dairy upsets your stomach, you may want to try a different type of […]

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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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