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teen 12 year old on weight

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lilli30101968 Wed 28-Dec-16 15:38:41

Hi My 12 year old seem to put on weight belly is showing too and not eating a lot beacuse I control her portion , no sweet . She is not on period yet does puberty make you put on weight ?

4bouncingofthewalls Wed 28-Dec-16 21:21:26

Yes sometimes and then they shoot up in height lose it and some goes to the chest. Never heard or seen it go get this far to where they have a belly. Don't want to start diagnosing her that would be crazy haven't even seen her but PCOS can make you put on weight.

AgeingArtemis Fri 30-Dec-16 12:26:29

At that age it's perfectly possible she may be buying and eating things in secret (particularly if her appetite is large due to growing but you are limiting food at home) or it could just be hormonal.

How much does she weigh?How much has she gained recently?

I was a skinny child who turned into an average weight (not fat, but you would have no longer called me particularly slim) young teen, and then lost all the puppy fat late teens and was very fit and slim. But if we are are talking actually medically overweight rather than "less slim than she used to be" it might need an eye to be kept on it. It's tricky though because the absolute last thing you want to do is give her a complex!

Puberty absolutely does make you gain weight, especially for girls, and it's normal for weight to come first, then for them to shoot up in height, so don't stress!

Frusso Tue 03-Jan-17 19:24:21

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yummumto3girls Wed 04-Jan-17 13:53:27

At this age they do go out before going up! It's puberty's way of preparing them for the changes ahead. Keep on the healthy eating and hopefully everything will balance itself out in a few years time.

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