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how do i go about losing some weight?

Im a guy who is 14, 138 pounds, and 5’7. i wants to lose some poundage how do i go about doing that. Also last year in 8th grade i had gym and was in wrestling. This year as freshman i have health first semester and couldn’t do wrestling. As you can see not much physical activity. Any tips to lose some weight, or some workouts. No full blown diets cause i dont want my parents on my case

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3 Responses to “how do i go about losing some weight?”

  1. Anthony T said :

    doesn’t sound like u need to lose weight I would try weight lifting 3-5 times a week and having a protein shake no longer than 30 mins afterword. IF you really wanna lose weight try cardio for 30 min 3-5 times a week, cutting out the fatty and high calorie foods, chewing gum instead of having a snack, and cutting out things like extra butter

  2. Adam P said :

    try pushups and situps, just do them while watching tv. when a commercial come on, do 10 pushups. next commercial do wide pushup, next do diamond, same concept with situps. Try that for a whole show.(1 show situps and one show pushups) do 1 one day and the other the next. Eat less carbs and more protien, and take less on your plate, maybe use a smaller plate, if avaible as your portions will look bigger.

  3. Imaka said :

    There are many sensible things you can do that will make a tremendous difference over the long term if you need to lose weight. It can be done in a healthy way. This is what has worked for me.

    Keeping a food journal really does help. It will give you a much better sense of how much you are eating, and when, and why.

    Make a few additional small changes – walk everywhere, always use stairs instead of elevators, walk on escalators, get up and move around at least once an hour if your work or your life in general is sedentary, walk every day, use a pedometer. Walking 10,000 steps a day is a really good idea. Build up to a long brisk walk everyday, or most days. Be more active and watch less TV and spend less time on the computer. Buy one piece of exercise equipment to have at home and be strict with yourself about using it. Sometimes you can find mini-steppers or exercise bikes at second hand stores and thrift stores for just a few dollars.

    Start a weight lifting routine. Join a gym. Possibly you can find one that has someone who specializes in weight lifting programs for beginners. Weight lifting will increase your metabolism as well as improve posture and appearance overall. Even if you can’t get to the gym you can work out at home using things around the house. Invest in a good weight training book. The Dummies series actually has a good one.

    In terms of diet, cut out or reduce things like junk food, pop, fat, fast food. Eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meat, fish. Particularly if you choose a vegetarian lifestyle include natural peanut butter, hummus, dried fruit and nuts. Pay close attention to getting the nutrients your body needs to be healthy.

    Make your portion sizes smaller. Use a smaller plate – in our society we have become accustomed to thinking that we need a large plate of food at every meal, and we don’t. About quarter of your plate of food should be protein and at least half of it should be veggies.

    Learn to count calories. At your current weight and activity level, you may possibly need about 2000 calories or more to maintain your current weight. So you will lose weight at a reasonable and healthy rate if you cut back to about 1600 or 1700 calories a day.

    Eat small amounts frequently, rather than three large meals. Never skip breakfast. Include some protein in your breakfast. It will help get you through the day.

    Drink plenty of water, at least 8 big glasses of water a day, and more if it is very hot, if you sweat a lot, or if you are exercising intensely, and eliminate fruit juices. Fruit juices have too many calories, so get your vitamins from fresh fruit, not the juice. You will begin to see changes in your body.

    Check out websites about nutrition, exercise, weight training, etc. Here are a few helpful links.


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