What’s are some healthy ways to lose weight fast?

I am 17 and weigh almost 190lbs, and I want to lose a lot of weight as soon as possilbe. I want to know what foods will help. Not to mention some exercises that will help me tone my body. I feel the need to lose weight so I can feel healthier.

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15 Responses to “What’s are some healthy ways to lose weight fast?”

  1. DOCTOR WATSON said:

    Lots of water and multi-vitamins.

    Stay away from sugar, salt and soda.

  2. bro_doogle said:

    Look up the thousands of other answers that have been sent in answering the same question.

  3. 'nuff said? said:

    Go here and learn all you want: http://www.chetday.com

    ’nuff said?

  4. Adina B said:

    Replace whole milk with fat free milk and white flour products with whole wheat products.

    Maybe look into a gym and if your nervous, start walking around your neighboorhood.

  5. Heather said:

    Always check with your doctor before beginning any exercise and nutrition plan.

    You need a good combination of aerobic activity and resistance training combined with a healthy diet.
    It is not recommended to lose more than 1-3 lbs a week. If you want to lose weight the correct and safe way that will stay off for the long-term, you need a good comprehensive exercise and nutrition plan.

    A good program looks like this:

    Always warm up and cool down

    Muscular Strength & Endurance-you need a good resistance training program that includes exercises for all muscle groups (hips, chest, upper and mid back, legs (quads and hamstrings), shoulders, lower back, upper arms (biceps and triceps), calves, forearms, abdomen, and the gluteus maximus).
    Your intensity should be 70-80% 1-RM or 8-12-RM, 8-12 reps, 1 or more sets, 3 times a week for 6 weeks or more when you begin a resistance program. You should begin with 1 exercise for each major muscle group and make sure the days you do resistance training are not consecutive meaning you don’t exercise the same muscle group two days in a row. As you continue your program you can add more exercises, add weight, and change up your program to include more days or just work specific muscle groups on specific days. As your muscles grow stronger you will be able to reduce the rest time between each set. You should rest for about 30 seconds between sets.
    Muscle is metabolically active and therefore when you gain muscle it burns more calories and helps to raise your metabolism.
    If you do not have money for a gym membership or do not have access to one, here is a great website to create a work out plan only using your body weight.
    http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/exercises.php?MainMuscle=&Equip=BodyOnly&Isolation=
    You can also search for all kinds of exercises that use weight.
    Here is another great website for finding some good exercises for different parts of the body.
    http://www.preventdisease.com/fitness/Strength_Exercises.html
    Here is a great link to a comprehensive musculoskeletal atlas of the body to help you understand what exactly you are working
    http://www.preventdisease.com/home/muscleatlas/content.html#102
    Also, if you are having trouble deciding what type of program you should be doing, here is a website that may help you to better understand the different forms of strength.
    http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/kelly2.htm

    Cardiovascular Endurance-This part is extremely important for fat burning and enhancing your overall cardiovascular performance. You need to include a warm-up and cool-down. In order to have an effective cardio plan you must first make sure you remain in your target heart rate zone for at least 30 minutes a day (you can start out doing this for 3 days a week and build up) and then you can build up to 45-60 minutes a day. This will seriously help to burn fat as well as raise your VO2Max which is basically a number that represents the capacity of your cardiorespiratory system. The higher the number the more efficient your cardio system is. You can learn more about VO2 at the following website.
    http://www.preventdisease.com/news/articles/vo2_max_how_fit_athlete.shtml
    In order to determine your target heart rate, do the following:
    know these numbers:
    maximum heart rate= (220-age)
    resting heart rate=(get this by counting your pulse for a minute when you first wake up in the morning)
    heart rate reserve=(maximum heart rate-resting heart rate)
    then calculate training intensity:
    TI= Heart rate reserve x percentage(use 70%-85%) + resting heart rate
    Now your training intensity number is important because this is the number you want to reach for a particular training intensity. This is the number your heart rate has to get to in order to be in the optimum cardio training zone.
    You can perform the TI equation for 70% and then another for 85% to get a good range for your heart rate. This is your own personal target heart rate zone.
    You can either count your pulse yourself or use a heart rate monitor while you are exercising. You can buy one at most electronic stores. I recommend the heart rate monitor because you don’t have to do anything and it lets you know where you are. Some even beep when you reach your zone or when you go above it. Mine has a strap you put on under your clothes and a watch that shows you your heart rate as well as other things. Now of course, any type of heart rate monitor will not be perfect because there are factors that are not taken into account, but it is one of the most accurate ways to keep track of your heart rate that is easily available to the public.
    Here is a website to help you calculate your target heart rate zone
    http://www.preventdisease.com/healthtools/articles/thr.html
    Here is a good website for some information on how to measure your physical activity intensity
    http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/physical/measuring/met.htm
    Now, I needed to tell you all of that so I can let you know what cardio activities will fit this type of requirement.
    The following are great activities for a good aerobic plan:
    cycling, jogging, running, walking, rowing, stair climbing, elliptical machine, aerobic dance, bench step aerobics, hiking, in-line skating, skiing, rope skipping, swimming, and water aerobics.
    Any of these activities are acceptable only if you make sure your heart rate stays within your target heart rate zone. This does not count your warm-up or cool-down either. You need at least 30 minutes within your zone for the best benefits because for most people your body does not begin to burn fat until you have been working aerobically in your heart rate zone for at least 30 minutes. Of course all exercise is good for you, so even if you do not make it to your heart rate zone, it still is good for you and there will be benefits from it. Just work your way up, start slow, and you will be gradually improving your body’s cardiovascular performance and burning fat. Once your body gets used to performing aerobically it will begin to burn fat faster than someone who is not on a cardio program.

    You can find calculators at the following website to calculate about how many calories are burned by different activities.
    http://www.preventdisease.com/healthtools/tools.html#bctwr
    Here are a few websites that will help you to begin a fitness walking program
    http://www.preventdisease.com/fitness/fitness_walking.html
    http://www.preventdisease.com/fitness/walking_schedule.html
    Or if you prefer, you can begin a jogging program
    http://preventdisease.com/fitness/fitness_jogging.html

    Body Composition-this includes your body fat percentage, bone frame, as well as how much muscle you have. Most people focus on only weight, but you should not put as much focus on that as much as what your body fat percentage is (get it tested at an exercise facility with skinfold calipers). You should also get circumference measurements done. This includes your neck, shoulder, chest, waist, abdominal, hip (buttocks), thigh (proximal), thigh (mid), thigh (distal), knee, calf, ankle, arm (bicep), forearm, and wrist. You should be able to do this at a gym. You should get all of this information done before you start your program and then you can see how you improve.
    You can calculate an estimate of your body composition and target weight here:
    http://www.preventdisease.com/healthtools/tools.html#bctwr
    The following website will help you to understand a little more about body composition
    http://preventdisease.com/news/articles/muscle_vs_fat_measure_what_matters.shtml

    Flexibility- Most people do not even think about this, but it is very important because it helps to prevent injury and it helps you to perform every day activities. It also has an effect on all your other programs. You should perform 10-12 flexibility exercises every day. Slowly stretch the muscle to a point of mild discomfort but not necessarily pain. Hold stretch for 10-30 seconds, and do 3-5 reps for each stretch. This should take about 15-30 minutes per session. If you do not have time to do this every day, try to do it 2-3 times a week.
    Here are some good websites to learn more about flexibility and stretching
    http://preventdisease.com/fitness/fundament/articles/stretching.html
    http://www.cmcrossroads.com/bradapp/docs/rec/stretching/

    Diet- You have to make sure that you eat right and that means following the food guide pyramid. All those low carb diets or fad diets out there will not help you lose weight safely. You can read more about the risks of low carb diets at the following website
    http://www.preventdisease.com/news/articles/032006_low-carb.shtml
    Know that 1 lb. of fat is equal to 3,500 calories. So if you eat 500 calories less per day for a week than you normally would (by either cutting back or changing what you eat or even by burning 500 calories from exercise) that is 3,500 calories and you should lose 1 lb. that week. I know that does not sound like a lot, but it is a proven fact that you should not lose more than 1-3 lbs. per week because it is not safe nor does it stay off. If you work to lose 1-3 lbs a week then it is much more likely to be the safe way and will stay off for long-term if you continue to live a healthy lifestyle.
    I do not like the word diet because most people think of a diet as a short-term way of losing weight when the most effective way of losing weight is to completely change your lifestyle.
    Here are some ways to change the way you eat:
    Always follow the food guide pyramid with focus on fruits and vegetables and lean meat such as chicken or fish.
    Make sure you get enough fiber and water in your diet. You should get 20-30 grams of fiber every day along with plenty of water. You can go to http://preventdisease.com/home/tips65.shtml to learn more about fiber and tips on how to get more in your diet. You should drink a total of 8 eight-ounce glasses of water a day at least. This is different for everyone, but you should be able to figure out about how much water you need a day. You can go to
    http://preventdisease.com/news/articles/how_much_water.shtml to learn more about how much water you should drink.
    Get your carbs from complex carbohydrates (pasta, rice, grains, cereals, potatoes, dried beans and peas) that contain whole wheat. When you buy something such as bread make sure the first ingredient is whole wheat and does not contain the word enriched. You can learn more about carbohydrates at the following website.
    http://www.preventdisease.com/fitness/weightloss/articles/carbs.html
    You can also learn how to choose healthy breakfast cereals at the following website
    http://www.drmirkin.com/nutrition/N180.htm
    Learn what serving sizes are and how to properly use them. This is very important because the average American consumes way too much and it is because serving sizes are out of control.
    Even when you go out to eat or to fast food places you can eat healthy. Choose low fat or low calorie food items such as a salad ( fat-free cheese and dressing), grilled chicken sandwich, etc. When you go out to eat you can also split an entree with someone or ask them to put half in a to-go box in the back before they even bring it to you.
    Always eat breakfast and never skip any meals. I have also done research on this and this helps to keep your metabolism up and makes sure you do not overeat, among many other things. Try for 3 meals a day with 2 snacks.
    Try as much as you can to stay away from saturated and trans fat because they are both bad for you and should be consumed as little as possible. Mono and polyunsaturated fats or good for you but fat should only make up 25-35% of total calories. If the food label ingredient list contains “partially hydrogenated” that means it contains trans fat and should be avoided when possible. The following website offers a plan to follow to help fight fat
    http://msn.prevention.com/article/0,5778,s2-4-60-105-1138-1,00.html
    Watch out for your caffeine intake, you can find how much caffeine is in certain things at the following website.
    http://health.yahoo.com/topic/nutrition/foods/article/mayoclinic/CE619C35-D037-4016-A9CBEA9A3ECBCEB6
    A lot of people also focus on high protein but in reality you only need .8 grams of protein for every kilogram of your body weight.
    People who are on a resistance training program may consume up to 1.2 grams of protein for every kilogram of body weight.
    So for me I weigh 135 lbs. and I figure my body weight in kg as follows:
    135 divided by 2.2= 61.4 kg
    61.4 kg x .8= 50 grams of protein a day.
    61.4 kg x 1.2=74 grams of protein a day.
    My range is 50-74 depending on my exercise level.
    You can check out this online calculator to find out about how much protein you need.
    http://www.preventdisease.com/healthtools/articles/protein.html
    The following website also has a list of the 29 healthiest foods or “power” foods and why they are so
    http://www.bellybytes.com/articles/29foods.shtml
    There is a formula you can use to calculate an estimate of how many calories you would need to eat every day to either maintain your current weight or to lose weight based on different factors.
    You can go to this website to calculate an estimate of your total daily energy requirement from your BMR+AMR.
    http://www.preventdisease.com/healthtools/articles/bmr.html
    Here is a helpful website to understand how to manage your metabolism
    http://preventdisease.com/home/weeklywellness163.shtml
    Also here is a helpful website to find out what nutrients a food contains
    http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search/
    Here are some other websites to help you understand how to eat healthier
    http://www.preventdisease.com/fitness/nutrition/articles/healthyeating.html
    http://www.preventdisease.com/fitness/weightloss/articles/management.html
    http://www.mypyramid.gov is a great website to use to keep an online track of calories and many other things. It is free and also provides you with additional information to help you lose weight.
    Here is another website to check out to understand the modes of fitness better.
    http://preventdisease.com/fitness/fundament/articles/types_exercises.html
    I have a powerpoint presentation on several of the fad diets that people are on today if you would like to contact me for it.
    I also have a powerpoint presentation on the importance of breakfast if you would like more information on that also.

    I would recommend you find a certified personal trainer and a registered dietician in your area to help you lose weight.
    It is very important to know that not all personal trainers are educated the same and therefore you must make sure if you use one they are properly certified. The following website gives you more information on this subject.
    http://www.preventdisease.com/news/articles/not_all_trainers_equal.shtml

  6. yums said:

    this article has some great weight loss and exercise programs that can help you get started. you will also benifit with alot of walking

  7. Bluealt said:

    Start a walking & exercise program & stay committed to it every single day for the rest of your life.

    Stop eating so much junk food, fast food & crap.

    Start eating healthy proteins, low carbs like atkins diet. Meat, fish, chicken, cheese, eggs. Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day.

    Do not eat anything with flour or sugar in it.

    You’ll lose weight & start to look & feel better fast.

  8. daee said:

    sorry, the only healthy way is running. I lost 25 pounds in 6 months and I’m 36 years old. I,m sure you’ll lose waight faster. belive me or not I just ran 6 mils today and enjoyed it too.

  9. angiem said:

    Try this soup recipe and diet plan
    I followed it and lost 6 lbs in a week
    Sit ups, walking, any exercise….just keep moving!!
    http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/7782/diet2.html
    Good Luck

  10. dumpfinds said:

    If you want to lose weight to feel healthier, then you don’t want to lose it fast – you want to lose no more than a pound a week – the slower you take it off, the more apt you are to keep it off. Also, it’s not about dieting in your situation, it will be about changing your eating lifestyle – cut out sodas – this can drop 7 pounds within a month alone, do not substitute with artifical sweetners, if you use sugar then use sugar, but in all things use moderation, cut down on carbohydrates, but you do need some, cut out the junk food ailse, this will eliminate unnecessary weight over a three month period of time, that once you learn you don’t need chips, sweets, etc., but that fresh fruits and produce are just as cheap and much tastier, then you will drop 10 to 20 pounds – so within the first three months you could easily see 27 pounds dropped by some very simple dietary changes. Then you need to cut your television time – this is proven to be one of the biggest reasons Americans face obesity – if you spend that time reading, walking, talking on the phone, etc., anything that requires you to use both hands, or occupies your mind, then you will not be heading to the kitchen. These are issues my son is having to work on as well and he finds it frustrating and as his mother I am helping him by not providing the things in our home that seem to be his detriments. However, you will have cravings from time to time and as you do, satisfy the craving, so that you can return to your attempts to alter your eating habit, otherwise it will just keep nagging at you until you overkill on the nag and then you will begin a cycle of overkill and guilt and possibly give up entirely. But you can make the simplest of changes in your eating habits and get the maximum amount of benefits if you will change your focus. I do suggest you read the book Eating Right 4 Your Blood Type as this will guide you in the foods that truly will be best utilized or avoided by you. Where I cannot eat bananas because I put myself at weight gain risk, you may be able to eat all you want and actually lose weight in the process. This book has been a great benefit to my whole family as we have worked together to help my son. My husband and I are weight appropriate, he’s just big boned and will always require more weight than we do, but he has allowed it to become excessive and it is up to us to help him as he has desired to drop from 200 to the 175 that is suggested for his build. He is down to 192 and he has been working on it for 6 months – he chose not to give up soda pop, but did compromise and drinks one emptpy soda bottle of water for every soda. He has only had two cravings – both for chocolate – which I only bought single servings of a Crunch bar and a Snickers Bar. He sometimes gets frustrated, but then he smiles, and says, I know I’ll never be little, but I don’t have to be this – as he points to his gut. I figure if he begins the process of altering his habits now, then as he goes out on his own, maybe he will take his habits with him.

  11. Fat G said:

    Healthy weight loss tips

    * Take one pound at a time

    Don’t get overwhelmed by how much weight you need to lose. Try to remember that “losing 15 pounds in two weeks” is nothing to celebrate. It is important to realize that the more quickly weight is lost, the more likely the loss is coming from water and muscle, not fat.

    Since muscle tissue is critical in keeping our metabolism elevated, losing it actually leads to a decrease in the amount of calories we can each day without gaining weight.

    Fat loss is best achieved when weight is lost slowly. Strive for a weight loss of no more than 3-4 pounds per week. One pound of weight is equivalent to 3500 calories.

    * Set Reachable Goals
    For instance, if you know you need to get more exercise, begin with a manageable goal of, say, walking 10 minutes a day that you know you can achieve. Then build your self-esteem by achieving the small goals you set yourself.

    The same logic applies for losing weight.

    * Stay off the scales
    Don’t get discouraged when your progress seems to be slow according to your bathroom scales. They do not provide a true measure of what is going on with the body.

    If exercise levels are adequate (5-7 days a week), you may be putting on muscle but losing fat, thus losing inches even if you are not losing pounds. It’s always a good idea to do several body measurements to have a second objective way to monitor progress.

    * Stay focused on being healthy, not thin
    Many people become more successful at long term weight loss when their motive changes from wanting to be thinner to wanting to be healthier. Change your mindset to think about selecting foods that will help your body’s health rather than worrying about foods that will affect your body’s weight. The Food Pyramid offers a basic outline of the types and amounts of food you should eat each day to give your body the nutrients it needs for optimal health.

    * Fat Free?
    We’ve known for some time that limiting high fat foods in the diet can be helpful with weight loss. That’s because fats pack in 9 calories per gram compared to only 4 calories per gram from proteins or carbohydrates. To many, the message to limit fats implied an endorsement to eat unlimited amounts of fat-free products. Just to clarify, fat-free foods have calories too. In some cases fat-free foods have as many calories as their fat laden counterparts. If you eat more calories than your body uses, you will gain weight. Eating less fat will help you to lose weight. Eating less fat and replacing it with excessive amounts of fat-free products will not.

    * Drink plenty of water
    Drink eight glasses a day. Water is a natural appetite-suppressant. Nettle tea is a great weight-loss tea as it supports metabolism and has diuretic properties.

    * Reward yourself
    Each time you reach a goal, such as losing 5 pounds, reward yourself with a gift or a massage.

    * Seek help if you need it
    A big key in long term weight control comes from receiving encouragement and support from others. Find a friend to lose weight with or you can check to see if groups such as Weight Watchers, or eDiets offer programs and resources in your area by clicking the links. You may also wish to check with your local hospital to see if their registered dietician conducts group weight loss programs.

    * Watch your portions
    With the advent of “supersize” meals and increasingly huge portions at restaurants, our concept of normal serving sizes is a distant memory. Be mindful of the amounts of food you consume at a sitting. When necessary, divide your food in half and ask for a take home bag. It is all too easy to be a “plate cleaner” even when served enormous portions. Learn to pay attention to your hunger level and stop eating when you feel comfortably full, not stuffed.

    * Eat your food slowly
    Did you ever notice that thin people take an awfully long time to eat their food? Eating slowly is one method that can help take off pounds. That’s because from the time you begin eating it takes the brain 20 minutes to start signaling feelings of fullness. Fast eaters often eat beyond their true level of fullness before the 20 minute signal has had a chance to set in. The amount of calories consumed before you begin to feel full can vary significantly depending on how quickly you eat. So slow down, take smaller bites and enjoy your food.

  12. ctdtcsmith said:

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  13. Mike said:

    The following healthy living recommendations will help you if you’re trying to lose weight, tone up your muscles, have aspirations of building lean muscle mass, are attempting to get a wash board stomach, or just want to feel better:

    *1) Burn more calories then you’re consuming everyday and measure your results using the following formula: Calories Consumed minus Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) minus Physical Activity minus the Thermic Effect of Food (TEF). A website that explains this formula in more detail and will help you determine how many calories you need to reach or maintain a certain weight is at http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/weight/calsburned.htm

    Get a diet and fitness calculator that you can put on your computer or cell phone. This will allow you to easily calculate the above formula, set goals, log your daily calorie consumption, and register your physical activities.

    Set realistic goals for your ideal body weight. Here are two websites that will calculate a suggested body weight:
    Adults: http://www.halls.md/ideal-weight/body.htm
    Teens/Children: http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/exercise/weight/bmi.html

    It is difficult and unhealthy to lose more than one or two pounds per week. There are 3,500 calories in a pound. If you eat 500 fewer calories per day for a week you will lose one pound. If you burn through exercise 500 more calories per day for a week you will lose one pound.

    *2) Eat natural and organic foods found on earth versus something created by a corporation to make money. Eat meals in small portions throughout the day and take a good multi-vitamin supplement.

    Avoid “High Glycemic Load Carbs” (sugar, pastries, desserts, refined starches such as breads, pasta, refined grains like white rice; high starch vegetables such as potatoes) and drink lots of water. Read this article for more information on high GL Carbs:
    http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/carbohydrates.html

    Do not try fad diets or diet pills. Here is an excellent food pyramid that anyone can follow: http://www.rayandterry.com/html/images/PyramidLRG.gif?osCsid=26a424be471d1337e7c2f105d5c64d9d

    *3) Exercise on most days by doing cardiovascular training and/or resistance training activities.

    Read a book or find a certified trainer to make sure your doing all resistance training exercises correctly. A great book to buy that teaches you the resistance training basics is “Weight Training for Dummies”. A superb magazine to buy with resistance training routines that will not get you bored is “Muscle and Fitness”. Signup for the free newsletter. An excellent free online resource is at http://www.exrx.net/

    A good book to buy that teaches you the cardiovascular training basics is “Fitness for Dummies”.

    *4) Get plenty of sleep. Sleep experts say most adults need between seven and nine hours of sleep each night for optimum performance, health, and safety.

    *5) Educate yourself continually on health issues and make a life long commitment to good health. A great free publication is “Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005”. A superb book to read is “You The Owner’s Manual”. An excellent periodic publication is the “Nutrition Action Health Letter”. A reputable test you can take to measure your biological age is at http://realage.com

    Look at all areas where you can enhance your health. For example, make improvements in the quality of the air you breathe. Review outdoor air quality forecasts where you live and get an indoor air purifier. Send me an email or yahoo instant message to “gainbetterhealth” if you want an indoor air purifier recommendation and if you have any questions.

    *Click on all the source links below to get the full benefit of the recommendations. The answers presented to your health questions are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

  14. * April * said:

    Here are some great websites to help you get started with weight loss. Good luck =) And if you decide to get an online journal of your progress, stop by my weight loss journal and let me know how you’re doin!! http://berkeleygirlforever.bravejournal.com/ =)

    (Best ways to lose weight) http://www.drugstore.com/qxa1245_332828_sespider-what_are_the_best_ways_to_lose_weight.htm
    (Easy ways to lose weight) http://weightloss.about.com/cs/tips/a/aa041603a.htm
    (Healthy ways to lose weight) http://www.framingham.edu/faculty/34479/nhainley/nutritiontips.htm

    (BMI calculator) http://www.weightwatchers.com/health/asm/calc_bmi.aspx
    (Boost metabolism) http://www.korr.com/solutions/metabolic_boost7.htm
    (Calorie count.com) http://www.calorie-count.com/
    (Exercise How-To’s) http://www.weightwatchers.com/health/wko/women_workouts.aspx?newcategory=introduction

  15. John said:

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