Abdominal fat in teenager

by Lori
(Toledo, OH USA)

Hi, I have an 18 year old daughter who is of average weight but has a very large stomach which is a source of embarrassment for her. She exercises regularly and doesn't seem to overeat, but she still can't reduce her stomach size. Do you have any tips for her? I know spot reducing doesn't work.

Thank you.

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Oct 20, 2015
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Puppy fat spurt
by: Cari

hi Lori - there are 3 times in a women's life when hormonal changes change both the amount of fat we need to function normally and that can change our shape as well. One of them is adolescence...and quite often we grow out before we grow up (in height). Having said that, 18, would normally be later than menstruation starts for young women. However, as I'm a psychologist and not a sports physiologist, your question would probably be better asked of someone else.

Feb 27, 2015
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Abdominal teenage fat
by: Cari

Lori - I apologize - I have been away from my site for a few years hence you never had the courtesy of a reply. Before I attempt to answer this question -
How is your daughter doing? Once again, please accept My apologies
Cari

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