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HEALTHY ways for a teen to loose weight. Please help! 10 points to the best!?

Welp, I’m a 17 year old female… and over the past year or so has gained ALOT of weight. I’m not fat by any means….. but I don’t like the way I look. I’ve gained it pretty much in my middle (belly area) and thighs.

In January I started working out and was finally started to loose some weight. I was so proud of myself. But then had a serious accident working out (dislocated my knee cap), and that put quite the damper on working out for a while. My knee got better, but then again over the summer I about dislocated it… again. I did a few weeks of physical therapy….. and it’s been pretty much status quo since then.

Over the past few weeks I’ve been telling myself…. I’m gonna start working out again… I’m gonna start eating better…. yea… that never happens. I think it has something to do… with this mental fear inside me… is keeping me from working out because I’m afraid to hurt my knee again.

Soo… I’ve finally decided that I’m REALLY REALLY going to start tomorrow (monday). I’ve been looking online for tips… advice… etc.

And soo… I’m just curious as to how some of you lost weight. What did you find easiest (not that any part of it is really easy), how quickly did you start noticing the pounds coming off, what kinds of food did you eat, etc…….

ANY type of help would be much appreciated.

Thanks and God bless-

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6 Responses to “HEALTHY ways for a teen to loose weight. Please help! 10 points to the best!?”

  1. Amyyyy(: said :

    i do crunches, sit ups, running &athletics club to stay fit, mainly to help tone my body.

  2. Kool Aider 8 ٩(●̮̮̃•̃)۶ said :

    Your diet is very important for losing weight. You can workout as hard and as long as you want, but unless you eat right, nothing’s going to change.
    So don’t eat junk food. No buying chips, or cakes or chocolates. Maybe once in a while it might be ok, but don’t over do it.
    Eat a banana before you work out so you have some sugar and stuff to keep you goign. And keep sipping water throughout your workout. After it, go for something like yogurt

  3. cindi2362 said :

    there are many ways of controlling to lose weight and it depends on a person involved on how to control the eating habit. For me you can eat anything you like but control the quantity of the intake. Avoid in between meals or snacks, enough water, do not exceed on the required amount daily and don’t drink cola instead drink fresh fruit juice. Try eat more on vegetables and fruits, avoid fatty foods. If you can, avoid eating after 6 p.m. Even you are eating fruits and vegetables make sure you control the amount. Good luck! i hope it works on you.

  4. CrystalizedHeart said :

    Working out is great way to loose way, although working out for more than 30 minutes a day will not help you. Also if you still wanna eat the same foods but not too much, drink water before eating. It’ll fill you up faster and help you eat less. 😀 hope you help, I’m glad you aren’t trying to starve yourself or puke it all up.

  5. Denise Gs said :

    I think you might be getting a little mixed up with what you want exactly. You say that you want to lose “weight” but that means you might want to get rid of some muscle too. You then say that you’d like to “shape” (I’d call it tone) your body a little which implies you want to build some muscle. I’m not trying to pick at your question – I just want to clarify the point for you.

    To answer it in the best way, I am going to look at it as if you want to get rid of fat AND build muscle at the same time. If you’re looking to “trim” and “tone” your body, and espectially because you suggest you are not that overweight, I would suggest you start performing more intensive aerobic exercises such as jogging. I wouldn’t think you need to change the whole way you eat or go on a diet because if you’re wanting to build muscles – it’s better to do it all with exercise.

    Exercises like jogging won’t exactly “build” your muscles on your stomach but they will help reduce the extra fat around there. Depending on how fit you are, you should go on daily or bi-daily jogs of around a mile. To build muscles, you should concentrate on anaerobic exercises such as sit-ups to help build muscles.

    These muscle-building exercises will give your muscles the toning and training they need to grow and become more prominent. To start to see a real difference with sit-ups, you should be looking to do no more than 100 every day (more than that will often hurt your muscles).

    If you stick to doing those two forms of exercise – jogging and sit-ups, you should see real improvements in a week or two. Remember, you should do them as often as you can (I.E every single day).

    Good Luck and Take care 🙂

  6. Sara said :

    this tips is long but it help me a lot i hope it help u too!

    cardio exercise and eating breakfast fruits, whole grain cereals and egg-white are great options help boost metabolism which help lose weight faster & burn more calories so eat egg in every morning omelet or boiled get protein which important for your body for losing weight
    stay way from junk food, fries

    Do 30 minutes of cardio training [dancing, jogging, aerobics, yoga , running, bicycle, swimming, kick boxing … ] and 30 minutes of strength train [weights, arms, setup, crunches for abs, legs workout and stretches]
    workout 3-6 times on week. 30min or 1-2 hours

    # Walk 30 minutes a day – no excuses
    # dont set watch TV or computer more than 2 hours stay active.
    # Be aware when you eating dont eat front TV, Eat when you are hungry & eat slowly
    # Restock your kitchen with healthy food
    # dont skip meals eat every 4 hours & eat 3 healthy small meals & 2 healthy snacks instead 3 big meals
    # Eat when you are hungry & eat slowly, chew more!
    # Reduce portions by using smaller plates & bowls (9 inch diameter instead of 11+ inch)
    # Eat 9 handfuls of vegetables more than fruits each day also eat 1 small handful nuts
    # you have to learn about calories you should take, look & learn label on sodium,sugar,fat,carb,calorie and read ingredients
    # Avoid trans fat in label (Avoid partially hydrogenated oils,Shortening, palm kernel oil and coconut oil) and saturated fats at all cost
    # Avoid white food such as enriched wheat flour/white flour (white bread and rice, potatoes,white starches – white pasta, crackers, cakes,donuts,pizza ,and simple sugar, including high fructose corn syrup. Sugar, sugar, sugar. The #1 killer for trying to lose belly fat, get a 6 pack, or achieving that flat, tight, sexy stomach. Avoid high fat foods (butter,margarine, cheese, milk ) go for low fat
    try to avoid processed or refined carbohydrates
    # Drink one or two glasses of water before a meal to help fill you stomach with fewer food calories
    # Eat less fat ,sugar and your sodium (salt) recommends less than 2,300 milligrams of sodium daily—that’s about 1 teaspoon of salt. our bodies’ needs (about 1,500 milligrams) .
    #Fifteen percent of your calories should come from protein, 25 to 35 percent from fat and the rest from carbohydrates.
    # Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat and nonfat dairy, legumes, fish and lean meat should all be incorporated into your diet.
    # Soybean, canola, olive, safflower, sunflower and corn oil are all healthy oils you should use when cooking and preparing foods.
    Also, cooking medium heat is ideal but oil alone is not recommended.
    # All fresh vegetables and fruits, such as green leafy vegetables and greens, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, carrots, tomatoes, etc. Eat plenty of fiber-rich vegetables (dark leafy greens—good; corn–not so good), beans (all of them), and fruit (apples, pears, peaches, and berries have a lower GI than tropical fruits, like papaya and mangoes).
    # Complex Carbohydrates
    * Whole grains, pastas and cereals, brown rice, whole wheat bread, oats, millet, barley, kasha, cornmeal, polenta, etc.
    # Stop eating 2-3 hours before bed time & dont eat carbs on dinner and sleep night 8 hours,
    # Fill up 25-30 grams of fiber.
    #Drink plenty of water before, during & after workout it increase your muscle tone is also important to lose weight keep hydrated, drink 8 glasses of water
    # dont eat under than 1,200 calories
    # if you take in more calories than you burn through daily activity and exercise you’ll gain weight__regardless of whether those calories come from “good” natural foods or “bad” processed meals. it’s that simple: Eat less exercise more,
    Best Fats; Monounsaturated Fat Foods
    * Avocado * Oil (canola, olive, peanut, sesame) * Olives (all)
    * Nuts * Peanut butter, old-fashioned * Sesame seeds

    Good Fats: Polyunsaturated Fat Foods
    * Margarine (first ingredient is polyunsaturated oil)
    * Mayonnaise (regular or reduced-fat)
    * Nuts (walnuts) * Poultry
    * Oil (corn, safflower, soybean, cottonseed)
    * Salad dressing (regular & reduced-fat)
    * Seeds (pumpkin, sunflower) * Liquid Vegetable Oil * Eggs * Meat

    Bad Fats:Saturated Fats ( no more than 7% saturated fats)
    * Bacon & bacon grease * Cheese * Milk
    * Butter (stick, whipped, reduced-fat) * Eggs
    * Coconut Oil * Cream * Cream cheese
    * Ice cream * Lard & salt pork * Palm kernel oil * Cocoa Butter

    Bad Fats: Trans Fats (no more than 1% trans fats)
    look in ingredients Partially Hydrogenated Fats or Shortening
    * Margarine (stick) * Nondairy creamers * Baked Goods
    * Fired Foods * Also Found in Naturally In Meat & Dairy Products In Small Amount


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