Am I overweight?

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I'm 14 and today I went for a blood test at the doctor's. They obviously weighed me and took my height before they did it e.t.c. I saw I weighed 12.5 stone, and I presumed that was normal weight.

However, when I got home, I searched what the average weight and height for a 14 year old boy was. It alarmed me when it said the average weight is 11 stone, and I began thinking I was fat. But, I am also a little bit taller than average as I am 5'7 and the average is 5'3. I thought I might weight more due to my height. I do have a bit of puppy/baby fat on my stomach and chest, but nothing more than that. I can carry out tasks like normal and go out at least once in a day. However I do snack now and again.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks, Matt.

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    Hi yea ok for someone your age you are probably a little over what would be classified as normal but I wouldn't get too hung up on it and just maybe sit down with mum and tell her you're concerns and ask her if she can maybe alter your diet a little, at your age it want take much to lose the amount you need to get you toned and probably feeling better, do you do adequate exercise in a week as being sedantry want help either

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    This is very normal that fat gets deposited in the belly, waistline and other parts of the body here and there. Probably, your unhealthy food habit and modern lifestyle could be one of the reasons for that. I think you can try some natural weight loss pills such as Pro Plus Garcinia and other such dietary supplements that suppress your appetite and gives you the feeling of being fuller for a longer time and is safe to use provided you do not have any other health issue when you are going to use it.

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      Hi Olivia, did you happen to notice the age of poster, I think maybe he is a little young to be given appetite suppressants.

      Also I see he hasn't been active online since this thread was started so presume like a lot of people he want reply to anyone

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