Our expert says:
I worked out your daughter's BMI which equals 16,4 so although she is heavier than average for her age, she is also much taller than average and so her BMI is still within the normal range (provided her height is 150 cm?). Carbohydrates are not the problem when it comes to gaining weight at any age, but the fats we add to the carbs (sour cream and mayonnaise added to potatoes, butter or margarine on bread, crackers, etc and oil used for cooking) are usually the culprits. Fat provides 37 kJ per gram, whereas carbs only provide 16kJ of energy per gram (a considerable difference). From what you mention the carbs your lassie is eating should not cause weight gain. Nuts and peanut butter are healthy foods but they are also very high in fat and energy, so you could ensure that she has small helpings of these foods. Seeing that it does not appear that you daughter is overweight (a BMI above 19.86 is the cutoff point), I would just ensure that she does not eat too much fat and does at least 30 min of exercise (swimming, brisk walking, cycling or skipping) every day.
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal
advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.