Your Questions About Teenage Weight Loss For Girls

by Maricela on April 29, 2013

Lisa asks…

What clothing does every teenage girl need?

So I have recently lost a lot of weight and I am still a bit away from my goal weight but my clothes are already pretty lose and baggy. Anyway I am hoping someone should give me a list of clothing I need for my new wardrobe as by the time I reach my goal weight everything I own will be pretty much unwearable. I just want to clarify that I lost weight because I was unhealthy and overweight and my goal weight is a healthy weight that I agreed upon with my doctor.

Maricela answers:

Congratulations on your weight loss.

In my opinion every girl needs a great pair of jeans, black blazer, jean jacket/vest, lace shorts, lots of tank tops/tees, and some nice heels.

Jenny asks…

What is a good protein shake for teenage girls?

‘m a female trying to tone and lose a little bit of weight (Mostly gain muscle) what would be a good protein powder that will allow me to do so? Im also 16 years old and last time i drank muscle milk it made me feel sick. I also work out 6 times a week.

Maricela answers:

Did you known protein is fattening? Excess protein can be metabolized to fatty acids and deposited as triacylglycerols (body fat). What possible sense could it make to try to lose fat by consuming supplemental protein?

Read my answer about protein supplements –>;_ylt=ApxC6qroydrMsf1xrAgyC6Pty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20130115003646AALCRaD

Muscle Milk was found to be contaminated by independent lab studies and the company that makes it, Cytosport, was warned by the FTC about false advertising. That’s what happens when you just believe advertising and start buying supplements you see on the internet or in magazines without consulting with your doctor first.

You don’t need protein shakes. You need good food.

If you need to know how to lose fat, read my answer about how to lose fat –>;_ylt=As615QJM4X_3ID9_05qmmlXty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20111028185603AAVcP4D .

Any exercise will burn calories but no exercise will burn fat unless your diet allows it. You can burn fat in your sleep or you can run all day and never burn any fat. It all depends on your diet.

Fat loss is determined by calorie control, not by exercise. Good exercises for burning calories are speed walking, biking, swimming, dancing, etc. And ANY other physical activity which makes you move a lot of weight for a long time. But NO exercise is good for burning fat if you eat too many calories because you can always eat more calories than you can burn.

Too many people waste energy and time because they do not understand this one simple point. The result is too often giving up in frustration, abandoning gym memberships they continue to pay for, and many other unnecessary problems not the least of which is a lack of success.

An average person must walk about five miles every day for a week to burn the calories equivalent to a pound of body fat. So, unless you think walking about five miles a day (or doing an equivalent amount of exercise) with no guarantee of fat loss makes sense, focus your fat loss program on diet.

Diet for fat loss. Exercise for fitness.

Good luck and good health!!

PS: Here are some good websites you may find useful.

William asks…

Does the three day diet actually work?

I’m trying to lose 10lbs as fast as possible, I want to join the army, I’ve already gone down to 190lbs from 258lbs. And I’ve continued a low calorie diet for several weeks already, about 6 weeks. Now my weight loss is stalled, even with running between 2 and 3 miles every day and weight lifting for between 20 and 30 minutes and I’ve kept my calories at 900 to a thousand calories. Will the three day,also called the three day army diet, work for me? Thanks, I’m just looking for a good boost, not the whole ten pounds.

Maricela answers:

That “Three Day Military Diet” thing is hilariously ridiculous. I was in the military and our diet looked NOTHING like that.

The problem you’re having is the fact that you’re eating like an anorexic teenage girl with 900-1000 calories. Your body is doing too much work with your running and weight training to NOT feed it more. The fact that you’re doing so much on so few calories is exactly why your weight loss has stalled. When you put a demand on your body that you don’t fuel properly (lack of calories), you will store as much fat as your body can handle since fat is your long term energy source. Yes, it sounds weird, but your solution here is to eat MORE.

Michael asks…

How to loose weight fast and easy?

I’m 14, i wanna lose weight on my tummy. I have thick legs and most guys love them. But i want to lose my hips and tummy. Without all the exercise. Any tips?

Maricela answers:

I’m around you’re age too (15 actually). Look into something called High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). Unfortunetly, despite what other answers may say, there is no losing weight fast and easy “without all the exercise”. Lucky for you and I, our metabolisms are fast acting and at their prime right now, so you won’t have to do much. Basically HIIT workouts are hard workouts ranging from 8-20 minutes in length, and what is better about them than traditional long-distance running for weight-loss is that after doing the workout, your body will remain a calorie burning machine for hours. Studies show that long-distance running burns muscle as well, whereas HIIT only targets fat. What’s good about this, is that when you’re burning your fat, you will keep your core and leg muscles, which will eventually lead to you getting that lean and toned look all girls want. Another thing you can do is reduce your saturated fats and starchy carbs. Avoid trans fats AS A WHOLE. This basically means less dairy (or low fat dairy as a subsitute), a lot less butter and fast food, less pasta, less breads, and just checking labels. Really, at our age, diet isn’t a huge issue, but it is good to stay on top of it. Go for little to no transfats, try to stay under 20 grams of saturated fats a day, and just watch your carbs and sugars. With a just a decent diet, the occasional HIIT workout, and the remarkable teenage metabolism, it won’t take long to get that body you want! I hope I helped 😀

James asks…

How much belly fat is on an average 17 year old Asian girl according to fat calipers?

How much belly fat is on an average 17 year old Asian girl according to fat calipers?

Maricela answers:


Teenage weight loss isn’t quite my forte. But Ill try. 17 year old Asian girls tend to be pretty thin in my experience. As to the “fat calipers”, do you mean fat calories? I’d say 1500 calories to 1,800 calories per day would be a good amount for a somewhat smaller person.

I think your inquiring about teenage weight loss and calories here.

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