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Can Anyone Tell Me How To Loose Weight A Healthy and Quick Way?

I am 15 years old and I weight 255 and my height is 5’11. I was wondering if anyone could tell me how to loose weight a healthy way and quickly. I want to do this diet right and I know at the weight I am right now, I have to loose around 70 pounds to be at a healthy weight. I have already cut out all cokes and I am gradually cutting out my snack intake and eating more fruits and vegetables. I have also been exercising more, but it seems to not be helping. If anyone can help me, please do.

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11 Responses to “Can Anyone Tell Me How To Loose Weight A Healthy and Quick Way?”

  1. Alan said:

    Weight loss is a tricky topic. Lots of people are unhappy with their present weight, but most aren’t sure how to change it — and many would be better off staying where they are. You may want to look like the models or actors in magazines and on TV, but those goals might not be healthy or realistic for you. Besides, no magical diet or pill will make you look like someone else.

    So what should you do about weight control?

    Being healthy is really about being at a weight that is right for you. The best way to find out if you are at a healthy weight or if you need to lose or gain weight is to talk to a doctor or dietitian. He or she can compare your weight with healthy norms to help you set realistic goals. If it turns out that you can benefit from weight loss then you can follow a few of the simple suggestions listed below to get started.

    Weight management is about long-term success. People who lose weight quickly by crash dieting or other extreme measures usually gain back all (and often more) of the pounds they lost because they haven’t permanently changed their habits. Therefore, the best weight management strategies are those that you can maintain for a lifetime. That’s a long time, so we’ll try to keep these suggestions as easy as possible!

    Make it a family affair. Ask your mom or dad to lend help and support and to make dietary or lifestyle changes that might benefit the whole family, if possible. Teens who have the support of their families tend to have better results with their weight management programs. But remember, you should all work together in a friendly and helpful way — making weight loss into a competition is a recipe for disaster!

    Watch your drinks. It’s amazing how many extra calories can be lurking in the sodas, juices, and other drinks that you take in every day. Simply cutting out a couple of cans of soda or switching to diet soda can save you 360 calories or more each day. Drink lots of water or other sugar-free drinks to quench your thirst and stay away from sugary juices and sodas. Switching from whole to nonfat or low-fat milk is also a good idea.

    Start small. Small changes are a lot easier to stick with than drastic ones. Try reducing the size of the portions you eat and giving up regular soda for a week. Once you have that down, start gradually introducing healthier foods and exercise into your life.

    Stop eating when you’re full. Lots of people eat when they’re bored, lonely, or stressed, or keep eating long after they’re full out of habit. Try to pay attention as you eat and stop when you’re full. Slowing down can help because it takes about 20 minutes for your brain to recognize how much is in your stomach. Sometimes taking a break before going for seconds can keep you from eating another serving.

    Avoid eating when you feel upset or bored — try to find something else to do instead (a walk around the block or a trip to the gym are good alternatives). Many people find it’s helpful to keep a diary of what they eat and when. Reviewing the diary later can help them identify the emotions they have when they overeat or whether they have unhealthy habits. A registered dietitian can give you pointers on how to do this.

    Eat less more often. Many people find that eating a couple of small snacks throughout the day helps them to make healthy choices at meals. Stick a couple of healthy snacks (carrot sticks, a low-fat granola bar, pretzels, or a piece of fruit) in your backpack so that you can have one or two snacks during the day. Adding healthy snacks to your three squares and eating smaller portions when you sit down to dinner can help you to cut calories without feeling deprived.

    Five a day keep the pounds away. Ditch the junk food and dig out the fruits and veggies! Five servings of fruits and veggies aren’t just a good idea to help you lose weight — they’ll help keep your heart and the rest of your body healthy. Other suggestions for eating well: replace white bread with whole wheat, trade your sugary sodas for lots of water and a few cups of low-fat milk, and make sure you eat a healthy breakfast. Having low-sugar, whole grain cereal and low-fat milk and a piece of fruit is a much better idea than inhaling a donut as you run to the bus stop or eating no breakfast at all! A registered dietitian can give you lots of other snack and menu ideas.

    Avoid fad diets. It’s never a good idea to trade meals for shakes or to give up a food group in the hope that you’ll lose weight — we all need a variety of foods to stay healthy. Stay away from fad diets because you’re still growing and need to make sure you get proper nutrients. Avoid diet pills (even the over-the-counter or herbal variety). They can be dangerous to your health; besides, there’s no evidence that they help keep weight off over the long term.

    Don’t banish certain foods. Don’t tell yourself you’ll never again eat your absolutely favorite peanut butter chocolate ice cream or a bag of chips from the vending machine at school. Making these foods forbidden is sure to make you want them even more. Also, don’t go fat free: You need to have some fat in your diet to stay healthy, so giving up all fatty foods all the time isn’t a good idea. The key to long-term success is making healthy choices most of the time. If you want a piece of cake at a party, go for it! But munch on the carrots rather than the chips to balance it out.

    Get moving. You may find that you don’t need to cut calories as much as you need to get off your behind. Don’t get stuck in the rut of thinking you have to play a team sport or take an aerobics class to get exercise. Try a variety of activities from hiking to cycling to rowing until you find ones you like.

    Not a jock? Find other ways to fit activity into your day: walk to school, jog up and down the stairs a couple of times before your morning shower, turn off the tube and help your parents in the garden, or take a stroll past your crush’s house — anything that gets you moving. Your goal should be to work up to 60 minutes of exercise every day. But everyone has to begin somewhere. It’s fine to start out by simply taking a few turns around the block before bed and building up your levels of fitness gradually.

    Build muscle. Muscle burns more calories than fat. So adding strength training to your exercise routine can help you reach your weight loss goals as well as give you a toned bod. A good, well-balanced fitness routine includes aerobic workouts, strength training, and flexibility exercises.

    Forgive yourself. So you were going to have one cracker with spray cheese on it and the next thing you know the can’s pumping air and the box is empty? Drink some water, brush your teeth, and move on. Everyone who’s ever tried to lose weight has found it challenging. When you slip up, the best idea is to get right back on track and don’t look back. Avoid telling yourself that you’ll get back on track tomorrow or next week or after New Year’s. Start now.

    Try to remember that losing weight isn’t going to make you a better person — and it won’t magically change your life. It’s a good idea to maintain a healthy weight because it’s just that: healthy.

  2. Abby said:

    Try Weight Watchers, it’s healthy and teached you habits you can use for life to stay healthy. It’s a lifestyle not a diet.

  3. dianehaggart said:

    slim fast worked for me then eat a normal dinner just less

  4. Chainsaw said:

    Eat less and exercise more. Then stick to the program you start. Do this and you are ahead of 90% of dieters. Weigh yourself the same time and day of the week. Track your results. I lost 20 pounds doing this.

  5. mom_single_sexy said:

    instead of 3 meals a day eat 5 small meals a day 2 of which are fruits and veggies and 1 a salad. Also drink a lot of water at least 6-8 glasses a day good luck

  6. BSG said:

    You can’t lose weight both quickly and healthily. You’re on a good start, keep going and try to cut back your portions a bit, eat more fish and lean meat, and drink enough water and you should be okay. Try not to think of it as a diet, this is not constructive. Also try drinking 24 oz of milk in 24 hrs, that really helps (low or nonfat). Just keep in mind its not healthy to lose more than 2-3 lbs a week, if you’re losing more than that you’re losing muscle and that is really hard to get back.

  7. dearestdawnte said:

    I hope that you have spoken to your parents and your doctor before asking here. You can run a risk of others steering you the wrong direction.

    Check in with your doctor and parents first. I am sure that your doctor will agree with this…Your snacking should not consist of processed foods, nor any of your meals. Water is a great sourse of drink for the body…try a lemon, lime or even an orange wedge for flavor, it is great for the pallet. Exercise is important, but this will not be an overnight glamour makeover. This will take time, but the outcome with be well worth it. This will be a way life, eating healthy and exercising healthy.

    I highly suggest walking…a low impact exercise that can do wonders for the cardio and body shape in due time. Please go check in with doctor and be good to yourself on this note…you want to be healthy to do healthy.

  8. cvo said:

    A healthy way to loose weight is to read. Read all your labels. Avoid the fat makers listed below:

    High Fructose Corn Syrup is the worst. It’s not something your body needs at all. It’s not even like sugar, it’s worse and it’s in everything making so many people obese. Did you ever wonder why there are so many diet pill ads on TV? This is one of the reasons.

    MSG is equally bad. It actually makes lab rats fat. The problem with this ingredient is it keeps you hungry by dulling hunger receptors in your brain, amongst other things… Fast food uses tons of this stuff! Bet you can’t eat just one! MSG

    Aspartame is another bad one. Again, this is a chemical created in a lab and not a natural thing for your body at all. It actually makes you crave sweets.

    If you can manage to restrict yourself from these bad fat making ingredients, you will loose weight. I really believe this is causing the obesity epidemic.

    I quit these for about a year and have gone back to a size 5. I don’t starve, I eat right, I even make my own chicken soup (which is really good!) because I cannot buy a can of soup without MSG!

    So there you have it. A healthy diet for life.

    PS: I was reading Melissa’s (pinkcinnamon3) diet below which is very good and she gives alot of great advice too. But I have a sweet tooth and what I do for that is I have substituted refined white sugar for raw honey whenever the urge arises. I use it in cooking and also in tea and coffee. Raw honey will help keep you healthy this winter since it is loaded with great things such as bee pollen, propolis, honeycomb and live enzymes. It keeps your immune system strong. There are some good sweets. A little chocolate once in a while is actually good for you too.

  9. raffiia said:

    Try tips here

    Have a try!

  10. pinkcinnamon3 said:

    I lost 54 lbs myself and you can see my before and after pic here:
    This is what I did to lose my weight, and I hope the information helps you too 🙂
    1. NEVER EVER ate sugar. It’s a poison that makes us older, sicker, fatter and tired…all things we dont want. Seriously, sugar is the one who does the dirty work in weight gain. Stop eating it all together. You can see my list of ingredients to avoid when shopping here
    2. Drink ALOT of water. 2-3 liters a day. The more the merrier! We need about half our body weight in ounces JUST for regular body functions! When you feel thirsty, that means you are already dehydrated and lose brain function. Water flushes toxins from your fat cells and keeps you younger.
    3. Exercise!!! So very important. Here… are my favorite ab exercises. I also do cardio 4-5 days a week for about 30 minutes a time.
    4. Eat less. How many calories do you think is in that burger or that plate of fries or in that handful of chips. What about overfilling our plates? If you go here… I wrote something about saving on calories and losing weight.
    5. Go to sleep before 10pm. Your body starts repairing and rebuilding and speeding up weight loss while you sleep only if you sleep at about 10pm. If you are awake and go to bed at 12, you miss out on that very important time.
    6. BE POSITIVE. Be thankful every day and love yourself
    7. BE CONSISTANT! That I think is the KEY to losing weight. So what if you went a week and only lost a pound…or didnt lose any…KEEP going. DON’T stop. This is a lifelong commitment, so stick to it and one day you will open your eyes and need a new wardrobe!
    8. Eat more veggies and skinny friendly foods. I have my list of my top ten foods that I ate to lost weight here
    80% veggies at every meal including breakfast will keep you young and help you lose weight.

    You seem to be on track, and I’m proud of you for taking the step to a healthier life. The key is consistancy. Even though you might not notice tons of weight loss, keep at it! People tend to stop after a few weeks cuz they dont notice. Keep going! It took me 9 months.
    Good luck!

  11. Nikki D said:

    Exercising doesn’t burn that many calories, but it’s good for your heart and does help a bit so keep it up.

    Find other things to do to stay “moving” — walk your dog, play catch or frisbee with a friend, dance silly in your bedroom with the door closed, kick a soccer ball around. You want to have an active lifestyle, not a couch potato that exercises for 30 minutes a day.

    The quickest way for you to lose would be to cut out all junk food. Focus on protein like chicken, fish, eggs and lots of different veggies (skip potatoes & corn). Have 3 servings of dairy a day — milk, string cheese, yogurt. You’re still growing and need calcium so you’re not sorry when you’re older.

    If you do a combination of moving more, eating less and making good food choices, you’ll be surprised at how fast you lose!

    Be sure to take a good vitamin every day.


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