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Please give tips to help my son lose extra weight?

Q: I have an 11-year-old son who is heavy around the middle? Please suggest some good tips to help him lose this extra weight. He is 5 feet & weighs 130 lbs. He plays basketball in the winters & baseball in the summer. He loves pizza & chicken?

A:For your son: The slower you lose the weight, the surer you can be that it will stay off for good. A yardstick to go by - is approximately 2-3 kilos reduction, a month A good way to lose weight is to combine calorie-reduction with spending calories as much as you can. That means, if your intake is less than your expenditure, you are bound to lose weight. To achieve the first, you have to eat a balanced, nutritious meal, which our dietician will be able to help you with. It may not be a good idea to miss any meal as that slows the metabolism down and hinders weight loss. To aid that process, you may like to add on any exercise you can manage to get. The best results are when the exercise should be regular and consistent, but the good news is that every bit counts! So find some way of incorporating any activity into your daily routine walking to the school, up the stairs; any weekend routine can also be of help.

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