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Embarrassing Fat Bodies Episode 2

BMI Test

The mobile clinic is in Derby where the average BMI is the highest in the country, and Tanya wants Dr Dawn to take a look at her overhanging tummy. Having 4 children has left her with an overhang which sometimes causes a rash. Dr Dawn advises that Tanya should get down to her target weight, and if that doesn’t improve things, surgery would be the best option.

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I need your help because I want to lose weight.





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You don't have to be ashamed. Work little by little to have success. This was informative.





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I have bmi of 20.3 which says that's fine for my height 5ft2but everyone says I'm fat and put weight on what do I do before diet





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hi i am fifty year old women i am slime .i only put on weight. in my stomach area no where else .my weight is the same since i was 18can you please tell me why .thanks





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because you stopped growing maybe

Hi I'm 5.3 and 13 and half stone what's my ideal weight please





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Recently I have very itchy feet I has exfoliated almost every night in the bath, and put foot cream on daily which cools them for a little while,they become very itchy at night and I will scratch them though out the nite which Keeps me awake. I am not pregnant , and I don't have any swelling or chill blains . Do you have any suggestions please.





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Hi I am 19 years old...I feel so embarrassed about my bum and tighs because they huge to me, they takes forever lose with my weight loss, all it going off is my upper, I am happy with my upper, it my bum and tighs, what I can do???





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Join a bums tums and thighs exercise class. Thisd works all around the area and you be amazed. try and go twice a week and you should lose at least 1/2 an inch a month so 6 in by the end of the year would be about 3 dress sizes smaller

Im not claiming to be a doctor but im very physically fit so i would recommend cardio so any form of sprinting or running swimming or biking followed by exercises that target your glutes aka upper leg/bum such as squats should do the trick hope this helps

Hello I was 9 stone when I was pregnant for my twins and then I had my son and now am 16 stone and I feel disgusting in myself and I have tried every diet plus i have underactive thyroid :( and am having trouble ovulating thanks for reading this, anyone got Advice for me?





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Hi, I have the same problem as you I have shot from 10 stone to 15 and have tried all pills but they do not work due to under active tyroids, I cut down to eating 3 times a day at 10am 2pm and 6pm havin small and healthy meals and not eating after 6pm in the evening I also started Zumba 2days a week and have lost 2stone in 2 months, pils done works they do take of weight but put it back on you in the double, put your mind down to it and you can do it.m

Hi I am 22 years of age and I have been suffering from psorisis since I was 15 its on my head face chest stomach back legs and feet!!I have tryed all kinds of steriod creams, sun beds cures and nothing works..Is there any advice you could give me??





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i suffered for years with the same. It only went when i went to see a psychologist and got all the stresses and the things i was unhappy with out in the open. Try writing down the things that come into your head and if you need to cry cry, don't hold it in. I am a very big believer that psoriasis is caused from the inside problems.

I have had it as well from 16 iam now 34 the only thing that worked for me is dovabet but it only works on my face.try swiming in the see and the sunbathing it worked for my sister.

hi am 16 years old. i am humiliated day in and day out. i have a huge bum and also huge tighs. ic ant take it anymore. please help





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hi,im lara,14 years old.i know exactly how you feel.i was bullied almost 24/7 due to my weight,the ones that bully you have a problem with themselves,and are just jealous.ignore them,and they will stop.if not,tell someone you trust.i hope i have helped in any way :)





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