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    In 2008 the NHS reported that one in four children in reception classes were overweight or obese and it's estimated that if current trends continue, by 2020 a fifth of all kids will be obese. Read more →

    I'm 13 and I'm very overweight. I really want some help as I weigh 12 stone and I really don't like my appearance please help.





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    i am 8 stone and 5 lbs i am 10 going on 11 and my advice to you is to do what i did and that is stick to a healthy diet like pear for breakfast a healthy packet of crisp then a healthy dinner i only started to day and i went on the scales and i have lost 3 pounds i hope i have helped you good luck xx

    Im 13 and i have like purple/blue vertical lines on my inner thigh and im not really skinny and not really overweight it dont hurt or anything but i find that nobody i know has them and i am the only one i know they are normal now but nobody has them the way i have them nobody has described is it worth going to my GP? or is there anything i can do? :) please comment :(





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    hi there. Im 15 and ever since i remember i have had rather "deep" strech marks in my inner thigh and like you im not overweight however my BM shows i am underweight. They dont bother me too much its not in an area people can see however if you have a problem with it i think you should go to your GP because there could be a soultion for it. Just a quick question my marks fade then come back again just wondering if yours do ?

    I am 13 years old. I'm 5ft 3in and I am 12 stone 9 pounds. I am overweight and am finding weight loss very difficult. Nomatter what I do I don't seem to lose anything. I have confidence and self esteem issues, I don't like going out or even dressing up any more, my friends are all much skinnier than me so I even feel uncomfortable around them. Do you know what I can do and any help I can get? Plz help.





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    same here im 13 yrs old and most of my friends are like 8stone 7 and im 10 stone. i sometimes feel really embarrased because i just dont feel the same like them i sometimes dont want to eat my food so i can lose some weight but it never works i just really want to lose it. :(

    I have the same issue but i am 14 and just over 12 stone - my advice is not to take any weight loss pills, teas, pathces or other sorts because they can have bad effects on the body but instead visit a doctor about it because they can put you on a course that helps you loose weight (: i will be seeing my doctor soon so dont worry, you are not alone x

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    hi there. Im 15 and ever since i remember i have had rather "deep" strech marks in my inner thigh and like you im not overweight however my BM shows i am underweight. They dont bother me too much its not in an area people can see however if you have a problem with it i think you should go to your GP because there could be a soultion for it. Just a quick question my marks fade then come back again just wondering if yours do ?

    hello, i am 14 years old and overweight i weigh about 92kg's and am a height of 5ft 4" and i've tried everything to lose weight, i always feel depressed and would really like your help:( all my friends are so skinny and say that i look fine, i have huge confidence issues and as they like to socialize i hate it and also hate being with new people because i am constantly worried of what people think of me.





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    Hi, im 13 years old, and I'm almost 11 stone, i know thats very overweight, and i am trying to loose ALOT of weight, because i am getting picked on at school and i want to have a nice appearance. How can you suggest i loose it quickly, or quicker then i am because I'm not seeming to loose any, and what exercise do you suggest i do daily? and what foods should i stay away from? help!





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    im 13 5ft and im 7st i know im healthy weight eat fruit at lunch and veg at tea/dinner eat nuts or bread up to you for breakfast i eat nuts in my alpen cereal bar only 70 calories i used to be losing 1/4 of a pound every day because i wanted to be 6st 5lb but i know im healthy i almost became anorexic and used to weigh myself every day and do over regular excersize i walk 4 miles everyday still i used to walking about 5 miles but you just have to excersize eat less portions eat fruit and veg walk to school (if poss) if you have a dog try walking it everday hope this helped please reply thanks

    your not obese your at a healfy weight

    Hi, i'm 18 years and everyones telling me that my stretch marks will fade this is rubbish i've had them since i was around tweleve and now it's come to the point i can't deal with them anymore, i'm not overweight but my strech marks start at the top of my thighs and are right down to my feet, the cover nearly ALL of my legs, i cant go out with my friends i cant be intimate with my boyfriend, i'm disgusted by myself, please can someone give me advice on how to get rid of them?! thanks. ps i've tried bio oil, nothing works.





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    hello, im 16 and ive struggles with low self esteem for a few years now, i want to be thin < there you have it. my aim is to lose about 1 and a half stone, i am a tiny bit overweight, but my eating bothers me all the time, ive now become a vegitarian and wont eat anything fattening, i have made myself sick a few times in past months, and feel awful when i gain weight, i hate being fat, i constantly count calories and now i lie to my parents saying ive had dinner at college when ive not , im only eating one meal a day .. do you think there is a problem arising?





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    Yes, you do have a problem. My sister is 14 and currently struggling with bullemia and depression. She started in a similar way. My advice to you is - tell someone! Talk to your parents or someone at school about talking to a doctor. Don't let things get out of control because what you do to your body doesn't just affect you. It affects your whole family. It's OK to carry a little bit of weight. What's not OK is to think you need to be a certain size to be beautiful. I hope this helped

    Hello, i am a 14 year old girl and suffer from an eating disorder since i was 12, i get very tired a lot of the time but can then go very hyperactive but will be tired again after. Although i have an eating disorder i am slightly overweight and have been dieting/doing as much excersize as possible but i am unable after a short period as i get tired and my asthma also causes me trouble. Therefore as much as i might diet i cannot seem to actually shift away much weight as i would like. I have painful and clicky hips but my gp said that i should be fine i have results of an exray on its way. After looking up ways to loose weight on a daily bases i have ran out of ways to loose weight whilst being healthy and as you can probably imagine with all my problems i am finding it really hard. Please could you get back with help as soon as possible.?





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    I am almost 16, and from the age of about 12 maybe 13 I have had stretch marks. They started down the whole of my inner thigh, and then about 3 maybe 4 months later I noticed them on my hips. About 8 months ago I noticed them on my upper arms and my breasts. I'm worried my boyfriend will judge me as I tend to wear clothes that hide my stretch marks as I'm self conscious of them. They do not itch/hurt. Some are pink/purple and others are a little bit lighter than my skin tone. I wouldn't say I was overweight, but I'm not the skinniest. I don't want to to have to go to Spain early next year and have to hide myself from my family. Also in June next year I have my prom and i do not them to be visible as i get bullied about them enough in school. Please, please, please help me. I'm fed up with being self conscious now, I want my old life back!!!





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    Hi im 5 foot 3 and 11, I weigh 8-9 stone. I know I am overweight but I don't know what to do, so that I can loose weight quicker! All my friends at school are really skinny and look so pretty and I am soo overweight. Please can you help me and give me some suggestions on how to loose wight quicker than I already am. I am on a healthy diet and I do loads of exercise (I run every day about half a mile to 1 mile and I have 2 horses that I ride almost everyday! Please help me loose about 2 stone pleaaaaase! Thank You so much x





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    The lemonade diet ingredients: * 2 Tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice * 2 Tablespoons of organic grade B maple syrup * 1/10 Teaspoon of finely ground cayenne pepper * 10 oz of filtered water The above ingredients are for one serving and you should drink 8-12 servings per day.

    hi im an 18 year old male im not massively overweight but over the past 10 months with no change to my diet or exercise i have gained pretty bad stretch marks on my sides, my lower back, my thighs and worse of all the top of my arm and under my armpit and some of them are nearly reaching my elbow i have even started getting them along my collar bone ... im just kind of fed up of it now because im going on holiday in august and im too embarassesd to take my top off. i know there isnt much you can do to stop them because ive tried alot of stuff like bio oil and vitamin e cream. but i want to know if this is normal i mean ive never known of men.. especially not overweight men to have stretch marks.





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    I am 11 and i way 6stone 4pounds am I overweight?





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    No, I don't think you are. I am 6 stone as well and I get concerned in p.e. so don't worry.

    i am 14 and i am overweight for my age. I have tryed diets and cutting out chocolate but nothing seems too work!! what should i do? thanks :)





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    have u tried to exersize more thinking positivly also helps

    yes I go to the gym often and go swimming as well. any other ideas? thanks x

    hi im 15 and i weigh 8 stones 11 is this overweight for my age? id like to lose weight any tips ?





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    my child thinks she is overweight as all her friends are skinny and small thing she is always going on about and it worry her always





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    Hi I'm 13,I'm a bit overweight! I lost many kg but the stretch marks just get worse! I tried boi oil, tissue oil and now I'm using vita E oil. It helps but it never go away! Its really bad! And red! I can't wear n bikini or shorts cuz its emberrasing





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    Same here

    I'm a 14 year old boy, and im 5'5. In weigh around 11 stone, or 70kg. I know im overweight but by how much?Also what do I do to lose it - im always out doing sport, and my diet is normal (I dont eat much fatty foods)





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    I'm 13 and I weigh 78kg so I'm obese , but my height makes me look less fat, I read that 50-60kg is Healthy weight

    im 14 and i'm an indian girl. i'm 5ft 5" and im not overweight. i have whitish-brown stretchmarks on the sides of my bum and they're bumpy and annoying. any ideas on how to fade them at least a little bit before i go crazy at not being able to go swimming??





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    I am 5 foot 7 and 136-138lbs and 14 but i had to use the kids health checker as i couldn't find it on the teens site. I know i'm overweight but it told me i'm obese? I didn't think it was that bad! Any diets i can go on to drop a stone? Please help!!





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    Hi I'm 13 and I'm sort of overweight but I have a lot of stretch marks on my breasts stomach back and alittle on my upper arm and back of my legs





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    I don't know I have them in my inner thighs and breasts and back I'm trying to find out the same EXACT thing

    Hey im 15 and since I was 10 I have had stretch. marks on my inner thighs and boobs my thighs make me selfconcious and I use bio oil every day twice a day, im not overweight but I went through puberty early and really fast! Would that be why?





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    Hi , I have stretch marks on my breasts , lower back , buttocks, all around my thighs and , near my armpits . Please help me!!!!! I'm a little overweight and I love to swim and wear shorts so,I'm self conscious about wearing a bathing suit





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    i am 15 and overweight im about 14-15 stone and i eat healthy but carnt lose weight ....and very low self esteem a nd very little confidence. it has getting so bad that i dont leave my home ... i realy dont know what to do ? plz help x





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    go out with your friends- enjoy yourself ! i am also overweight as i am 15 and 12 stone but i dont let anything get me down. i know im big and i get imbarrased infront of boys but if they dont like what they see they can jog on. dont lock yourself away- be proud of who you are !!

    To be honest i think you should just go out of your home proud to be who you are you shoulnd care what peopley think i think you should just keep telling yourself that your beautiful and life will get easier

    hi i am 16 years old nearly 17 and i weight about 16 to 17 stone and i know i am overweight and i need help to lose most of the weight. What can i do.





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    my son is hugely overweight at the age of 16 he must about 16 stone with the stomach suffering the most - he does have a problem with clothes, especially with a size 40 waist and can rarely buy clothes to fit from mens shops. Ive just started running with him once a week but ultimately i want more for him.





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    go out with your friends- enjoy yourself ! i am also overweight as i am 15 and 12 stone but i dont let anything get me down. i know im big and i get imbarrased infront of boys but if they dont like what they see they can jog on. dont lock yourself away- be proud of who you are !!

    im 13 too and im just under 10 stone and i think im overweight 4 my age.i have home schooling because im frightened people will say stuff about me and i never move outside the house im very depressed and i also have stretch marks round my hips and on my thighs ino actually how u feel and i also have a phobia of needles my mum always seys to me keep your chin up nobodys perfect.

    Hi this comment may be a bit late but I'm not really worried to much my self about my stretch marks it's that thought of do guys still find me attractive if I have them because I'm not overweight I'm 1.70m and 73.2kgs but It worries me that i have them on my upper inner thigh and my hips but non on my stomach . So what do you think? I'd it disgusting.. Or completely normal taking in mind I'm still 16 a girl and not from the uk thankyou :)





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    Im 15 and i am overweight, and all my life I have been bullied about it, im about 13 stone, nearly 14,&amp;i just need help in what i can do to loose the weight, because i have tried and its just not working ..I also feel i get very depressed from being so big&amp; and do either sleep or eat more&amp; i just really hope you can understand the pain im going through because being this big really puts my confidence down.&amp; as I get older I want to be wearing clothes my friends can wear.so please reply to me and help me with dieting ideas because I really cannot do it by myself x





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