Your Questions About Teenage Diets For Weight Loss For Girls

by Maricela on January 8, 2013

Ken asks…

How much exercise should a teenage girl get in a day?

I like to ride my bike. How much should I ride to shed a few pounds?

Maricela answers:

Everyone, from children to the elderly should get some form of exercise each day – at a minimum of 20 – 30 minutes. The rule is that you need to expend more caloric energy than you’re taking in. So if you’re riding your bike each day for 30 minutes and that burns say, 230 calories, then you can’t have a milk shake afterward to quench your thirst. Make healthy choices like plenty of fresh veggies, fruit, salads and whole grains (no white bread). For treats try yogurt with granola and/or fruit; nuts like walnuts and pistachios, smoothies (with yogurt and fruit, no juice) and stay away from fried and processed foods, especially fast food and pizza. Making healthy choices and getting exercise is the best way to regulate your weight…and please stay away from deprivation diets at your age. They don’t work and they set up a cycle of loss & gain that sometimes never corrects itself.

Jenny asks…

How can I lose weight? I need to lose weight to fit into my little sister’s jeans.?

I can almost fit into my 8 year old sisters jeans but i need to lose some weight. PLZ tell me. I am an Emo kid and i need to lose a little weight to fit ino her jeans.

Maricela answers:

Weight loss for teenage girls can become an obsession. It’s a hard enough time for girls without a weight problem. Almost every girl looks at her tiniest flaws as monumental, and for those who are truly overweight, taking off the pounds cannot happen fast enough. However, patience in this and most other arenas in life, is a virtue that will help not hurt. Keeping the following weight loss tips in mind will help you to make smart weight loss choices, and increase your chances of success.

Losing weight quickly can backfire in many cases. You may lose weight fast, but the pounds (and a few of their friends) inevitably return. This is called the boomerang effect. You will lose weight if you cut calories or skip meals, but the loss won’t be permanent, and your metabolism will suffer. Your body thinks it is starving, and turns calories into fat for storage in this time of (what your body sees as) starvation.

Instead, many doctors recommend a safe weight loss of 1-2 pounds per week. I know that sounds like peanuts to a teenager who has 20 or more pounds to lose, but the results will be more likely to be permanent if weight loss is accomplished safely.

If you eat smaller (healthy) meals, but eat every couple hours throughout the day, your metabolism will speed up to keep up with the demands, in turn, burning more calories. Keep track of when you eat, and schedule in a snack within 2 hours. Preparing a few low calorie snacks to have on hand is a weapon of many successful healthy weight people. Making mini crustless quiches using the new egg substitute that has a yolk in it is an easy on the go breakfast. Keep them in the fridge for quick snacking, or in the freezer for a toaster oven breakfast.

Try not to have high calorie snacks before bed. A bowl of high fiber cereal will fill you up and take that edge off. If you have a sweet tooth, add a spoonful of sweetened cereal in the bowl with the good stuff. You’ll still raise your fiber intake (which can help you to lose 10 pounds in a year by itself) and you won’t be adding a huge amount of calories to your body before sleep. Fat free yogurt (a small cup) is also a smart bedtime snack because it has a small amount of protein yet carbs to help you sleep.

Adding activity to your daily routine, no matter how small will slowly add up to calories burned over time. Find an activity that you love, maybe something you did as a child, like swim lessons, or dance, or heck, even riding a bike. If you loved it then, you’d probably enjoy it today. If you build muscle, you may gain a couple pounds, but don’t forget that that muscle will be working for you around the clock, burning calories even while you sleep.

A sensible exercise routine, combined with smart eating techniques will help any teenage girl to lose weight without resorting to dangerous fad diets or deadly eating disorders. Any weight loss plan should be done under the supervision of a doctor. Weight loss for teenagers (boys or girls) should be a process that will help them to make healthy lifestyle changes that will stay with them for a lifetime.

Lizzie asks…

What is the Quickest Way for a Teenage Girl to Lose Weight ?

I have Tried Diets &` Everythinq, but there is Just No Accomplishment.
The Only thing that Seems to Work is Being Active &` I’m Not Able to Do that Because I Don’t have Much Transportation or Neighborhood Teens.
Please Help .

Maricela answers:

I was in your situation not long ago and I can tell you what worked wonders for me.

Cut out all “white” foods. White bread, pasta, sugar, cakes, sweets. Eat whole grains, veggies and protein.

Also, if you drink soda, STOP. Soda is liquid sugar and it has soooo many calories. If you’re a soda drinker that alone will help a lot.

Drink lots of water. It’s good for you, it will give you energy, and it will curb your hunger.

Find exercise that is fun for you! You don’t need to leave your house to get exercise. Put on your favorite music and dance around your room until you’re sweating and out of breath!

If you’re worried about what you’re eating, you can try sparkpeople.com. I use it every day. You plug in what you eat after every meal and it will tell you how many calories you’ve had and how much more protein, fat etc. You need for that day. It’s really helpful for me. They also have groups where you can chat to people like you (there are lots of groups for teenage girls trying to lose weight).

Good luck with your weight loss!

Joseph asks…

Will this weight loss plan work for a obese teenage girl?

I need to lose 45lbs in 4 months. I just started eating a healthy diet containing lots of vegetables and taking Phendimetrazine I am also starting to train in boxing very soon (which will be 4xs a week) and I drink plenty of water and I am also 60lbs overweight. Do you think that this plan will help me drop 45 lbs in 4 months and if not how much weight do you think I will lose?

Maricela answers:

I think you may lose weight but there are side effects to taking drugs. Why don’t you try something natural? I can recommend something natural and it doesn’t cost a lot of money either, but is working very well for me. It is blackstrap molasses, and you can buy it at a health food store (regular molasses is not the same). It is $5.69 for a one-quart bottle and that should last a whole month if you use 2 tablespoons per day. The only thing about it is that the flavor is quite strong, kind of a bitter taste, but it is the minerals in it. I have lost 3 pounds in 4 days and often forget to eat. I didn’t eat breakfast today and had a fresh veggie salad with plain yogurt and herbs for the dressing around 1 p.m. I no longer crave bread or sweets like before either. Do a little research for yourself and check it out.

Mandy asks…

Diet and fitness plan for teenage girl trying to lose 50 pounds?

I’m 15 , 5’9 and 245 pounds! i would like to lose 50 pounds so that i can become healthier and then move on to farther weight loss. please help me i need a exercise and diet plan but i don’t’ have money to go to a gym and my parents buy food. i own the insanity workout. Thanks! i need help! Also how do i stay motivated?

Maricela answers:

Tell ur parents u don’t feel like dying and tell them to buy more tuna… It’s f n 20cents a can and is SO good 4 u.. Along with water veg fruit etc… YOUR GOAL IS TO MAKE 25 BBALL -JUMPSHOTS- IN A ROW…. Ok? Ok good..

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