Age Restrictions for Kids/Teens

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    Karen R Birmingham
    The traumatic consequences of being an overweight teenager can wreck the rest of my granddaughters lives. Does your answer address that?
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    Imaetie

    I was a truly overweight teen. In hindsight, had I discovered this protocol back then, and followed it to the "T" with it's quick and efficient results, I can easily see that I might have gone back to my old habits in short order, since this hcg was such a great solution (read: "quick fix").  Whereas, without any parent forcing me to lose weight (only an annoying pediatrician), when I turned 14 yrs old and longed to wear beautiful clothes like my friends, I took myself in hand, without any instruction at all and began eating 3 simple meals consisting of: egg, orange, whole wheat toast or cracker for breakfast, for lunch always a salad with a protein as cottage cheese or tuna and a packet of melba toast, and for dinner: a large portion of vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, spinach, etc., some meat and a small portion of starch as in a sweet potato or brown rice,  besides one other fruit.  I did 10 minutes of exercise to the radio in the a.m. and the p.m. and just kept encouraging myself that I would look great by my cousin's wedding by making my new eating and exercising a true habit.  I began the beginning of Sept. and lost  about 16 pounds by March.  It might sound painstaking to "lose so little in such a long time", but I saw it as a permanent change in my habits and lifestyle that would keep me forever thin.  I was in no rush.  I believe that because it took sooo long to lose that weight, I was able to stay slim all these 3  decades.  At around 40 while working full-time, caring for my family, and going back to college to finish my BA and get my MS, I put on the notorious "freshman 15-20" since that schedule was no semblance of normal life.  I tried to take it off the "old-way", but it was just not working when someone told me about "the fat cure".  After researching it for months and seeing friends who looked "wow" and raved about it, I committed to making Ketomist work for me.  I made sure to begin the protocol and a calmer time of the year and successfully lost 20 lbs. in about 6 weeks.

    So "yes"  for older folks, but "no" for teenagers if that teenager can commit to a normal healthful diet as would Dr. Lawrence Palevsky recommend, or even Weight Watchers. But if that teen is considering LapBand or Gastric Bypass, then I believe a modified Ketomist protocol would be in order, but I would do it under a nutritionist's care if possible. 

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