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I’m concerned about my 13 year old daughter. A BMI of 15.02. She never exercises, but it’s still quite low?
Question: I’m concerned about my 13 year old daughter. A BMI of 15.02. She never exercises, but it’s still quite low?
This is her daily diet: Two weet-bix and lite milk, I tried to get her to put honey on it and also have a milo, but she insisted she didn’t, no recess or lunch, and then we went out for dinner, she had spaghetti with a napoletana sauce, then when we got home she had fruit salad, I make her eat this every night. It doesn’t seem enough but she won’t eat any more. She doesn’t openly tell me she won’t eat any more, but for example in the morning, I told her to have honey on her weet-bix and put it in front of her, but she said nothing and didn’t put it on. I put the milo in front of her and told her to drink it, but once she finished with the weet-bix she walked away.
She has a BMI of 15.02, (weighs 40 and is 164 cm tall, or 88 pounds and 5.32 feet) which I know is irrelevant with children, but it is classified as “severely underweight” in adults. She hasn’t started menstruating yet, but she has pubic hair, underarm hair, and has started developing breasts, which would suggest that she has started puberty, but there’s not any “puppy fat” that normally goes with that.
Answer by Lexi.
Encourage her to eat more, but don’t make it seem like you think she is anorexic. My mother did that to me, even though I was eating until I was full and it was quite irritating. I’m also very small. There’s nothing wrong with that. I never had any baby fat either really. I weigh 100 lbs and I’m about 5′ 6″ and I eat more food than many of my friends who are larger than me. If you’re really worried about it, maybe you should take her to the doctor to make sure there’s nothing physically wrong with her.
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