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I need to know what age u have to be to buy diet pills


Question Posted Saturday August 4 2012, 10:44 pm

Ok soo I'm 14 and I don't care what people are going to think . I want to lose weight. All my friends are really small and I want to be the same way. I can never go to te beach or pool because I'm too fat soo do u have to be overage to buy diet pills or can I get them now ???


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adviceman49 answered Sunday August 5 2012, 3:35 pm:
First of all I agree with everything flare said, so I won't reinvent the wheel retelling it.

Next you are 14 your still going through puberty. Your body is still changing and shedding its baby fat. You say; "All my friends are really small and I want to be the same way." Your friends may be the proper weight for their skeletal frame and height, so may you. I can't say for you have not provide that information.

Question: Did you know it is more harmful to be underweight by even 10 lbs then to be 10 lbs over weight?

You are 14 you can if you like go see your doctor with or with out parental permission. This is guaranteed to you under a law called HIPPA. It is a federal Law granted about 10 years ago so that young people could have confidential access to a doctor for questions and possible illnesses they would not want to talk to their parents about. All contact you have with your doctor from this age forward is confidential and mom cannot be in the exam room with you unless you invite her. Doctors need your written permission to tell anyone, including your parents, what you have been seen or treated for.

The reason I am giving you this information is; before you go on a diet and possible ruin you health. You need to find out if you need to loose weight. There is a difference between needing and wanting too. Your are not your friends. You are you a totally different person and the only person who can tell you if you need to lose weight and how much is your doctor. If you need to lose weight then your doctor will help you with a diet to follow and an exercise regiment that is right for you.

This is the only proper way to lose weight; under a doctors supervision. This way you don't lose to much weight or to fast and harm yourself, possible permanently.

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orphans answered Sunday August 5 2012, 12:35 pm:
Why take diet pills? The chances are that you won't be able to get them because of your age, and even if you do get them, they don't work.

It's perfectly normal to want to lose weight. The only way to do this is exercise and eating a healthy diet. If you take diet pills to lose weight, it's taking the easy option. If they work, the second you stop taking them, you'll put the weight back on.

Losing weight is also good, because it's slow. This doesn't seem good, but if you lose weight too fast, you'll have excess skin dangling from your body from where the fat used to be. If you lose weight slowly, this won't occur.

So to lose weight, do plenty of exercise. Be active: walk, run, job, jump rope, take a bike ride, play sport. Balance this with a healthy diet: plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, protein such as meat, chicken, fish, eggs etc. have some carbs such as wholewheat pasta, rice, etc. Keep fat to a minimum.

Cut out junk food, and snacking.


This is a long-term approach so you remain healthy for the rest of your life. It's the only way to lose weight sustainably.

Good luck

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