Our expert says:
You don't mention your daughter's present weight in kg and height in metres so that I can judge if she is actually overweight or not. From your description it sounds as if she has large hips and buttocks (a typical female fat distribution) while the rest of her body is already thin (you say she has slim legs and a small waist so this does not sound like someone who is actually overweight??). If she is overweight then she can try eating an energy-reduced, low-fat, high-fibre diet (click on 'Diet' at the top of this page, 'Weight loss', ‘Balanced diet’ and then on 'Slimming Diet' for a copy of such a diet), and increasing her energy output by doing regular exercise (running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life). In addition to doing cardio exercises for at least 30 min a day, she can also do exercises that target the hips and buttocks (ask Fitness Doc on this Website for targeted exercises).
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