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Hello! I'm in a play in 3 weeks and I need to lose some weight to fit into my costume. I'm a 5'10 17yo female and I weigh 174 lbs. I have 3 weeks to drop 9 or 10 pounds. How can I do this healthily?

Hello there and congratulations on acting in a play!  How exciting for you!

Losing weight is a game of patience.  Our bodies gets used to the weight we currently are at and fights to lose weight, which is why it usually takes time to lose weight.  A healthy weight loss can be 0.5 lb to 2 lbs/week.  This page from an older question on losing weight may give you some ideas on how to lose weight eating a balanced diet.

Good luck!

My grandson is 8 years old and weighs 170 lbs. Can you tell what would be a good diet to lose some of that weight?

I applaud you for wanting what is best for your grandson and wanting to help him be healthy.  It is extremely important to remember that what often works for adults does not work, and can actually be harmful, for children.  Children are growing and have different nutrition needs to help them grow, learn and for their bodies to develop correctly.  It is important not to put children on a "diet" (restrict lots of foods or calories) or put them on supplements.

I am a new mom with belly problems. I want to increase my metabolism and want a diet to follow on a daily basis. I exercise. Can I skip meals??

Good for you for wanting to take control of your health!  Your metabolism and nutritional needs change after giving birth.  Good nutrition and plenty of fluid is important to supply your body with enough energy to care for yourself and your new baby.  Since your body is changing and your energy needs are higher than normal, I do not recommend skipping meals.  Here are some quick tips to good nutrition you may find helpful:

I am a diabetic, and I am looking for a meal plan for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Thank you for your question and congratulations for being proactive about your health! Unfortunately, I cannot give medical nutrition advice on the internet. I recommend that you talk to your doctor about your specific health needs and ask to be referred to a registered dietitian to develop an individualized meal plan. They will consider your existing condition(s) and any medication you may be taking when developing a plan.

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