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I want to know if I need to lose weight?

Patient: Hi I am a 17 year old male I weight 80kg I am 6″2 my waist is 85cm my waist is 100cm my thigh is 60cm I have love handles and my butt I’s very squishy and fat am I over weight , healthy or obese

 

 

Symptoms: I feel fat

 

 

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Doctor: Thank you for writing to us.According to your BMI, you are not overweight and it is ok to be your weight. Your BMI i s roughly 22.6 and this is considered normal.But I still advise that you exercise regularly at least 30 mins daily and have a balanced diet. A balanced diet is one where you have Carbs, Proteins and Fats in the ratio 50:40:10.Also, to lose weight or build into a slimmer physique, you may want to increase your protein intake but reduce your carb intake by a little bit. Ensure that you are working out to increase the muscle mass. Hope this helps you. All the best.

 


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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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