Your Questions About Weight Loss For Teenage Girls Fast

by Maricela on March 19, 2013

William asks…

How could I lose 20lbs, and fast?

I am 13 years old, and I weigh 116lbs. I am hoping to lose a lot of lbs. and stay that way. And also, what could I eat daily? WHAT ARE TIPS FOR EVERYDAY TO STAY HEALTHY? i will be on aim, RawrrKatiie. Please aim me./

Maricela answers:

First of all it is not healthy to lose weight quickly. Secondly you are only 13 which means that you still have your ‘puppy fat’. Thirdly you don’t seem to be overweight (that depends on your height) But anyway! In answer to your question the best way to lose weight is to have a healthy diet (No really!!!)

Recommendations for a Healthy Diet
Learn the 5 basic food groups:
milk products (milk, cheese, yogurt, ice cream) 2 to 3 servings per day
meat/eggs (red meats, poultry, fish, and eggs) 2 to 3 servings per day
grains (breads, cereals, rice, pasta) 6 to 11 servings per day
fruits (juice or solid fruit) 2 to 4 servings per day
vegetables (juice or vegetables): 3 to 5 servings per day
20% of a healthy diet should consist of milk, meat and eggs, and 80% should be vegetables, fruits, and grains. (Fiber is found in grains, fruits, and vegetables.) Another similar recommendation is that people should get 55% of their calories from carbohydrates, 30% from fats, and 15% from proteins.

Eat 3 meals a day.
Breakfast is essential. Skipping breakfast can compromise performance at school. For dieters, skipping breakfast usually doesn’t lead to weight loss. All meals should contain fruits or vegetables, as well as grains. Meat or milk should be included in 2 of the meals.

Eating snacks is largely a habit. Snacks are unnecessary for good nutrition but harmless unless you are overweight. If you like snacks, try to eat more fruits, vegetables, and grains.

Decrease the amount of fat (meat and milk products) in the diet.

To decrease the amount of fat in the diet, follow these guidelines:

Remember that one serving of meat per day is adequate for normal growth and development. (Don’t eat meat more than twice a day.)
Eat more fish and poultry and fewer red meats, since the latter have the highest cholesterol levels. Lean red meats are lean ground beef, pork loin, veal, and lamb.
Trim fat off meats and the skin from poultry.
Don’t eat bacon, sausages, spareribs, pastrami, and other meats that have a high fat content. Cut back on hot dogs, lunchmeats, and corned beef.

Limit the number of eggs to 3 or 4 per week. (Eggs have the highest cholesterol content of any of the commonly eaten foods. The cholesterol in one egg is equivalent to the cholesterol in 14 ounces of beef, 1-and-1/2 quarts of whole milk, or 1 quart of ice cream.)
Drink 1% or 2% milk instead of whole milk.
Decrease the amount of milk you drink to 2 or 3 cups per day. (Drink water to satisfy thirst.)
On the other hand, some teenage girls may need to consume adequate milk products (the equivalent of 3 glasses of milk) to lay down the bone mass required to prevent osteoporosis later in life.

Eat margarine instead of butter.
Keep in mind that red meat may be hard to give up because of the widespread misconception that red meat helps to build muscle mass and strength.
Increase the amount of fruits, vegetables, and grains in your diet.
Follow these guidelines:

Eat at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day. (50% of Americans eat only 1 fruit or vegetable per day.)
Try to eat a fruit at every meal.
Eat more fruits as dessert and snacks.
Start every day with a glass of fruit juice. (Caution: Limit fruit juices to 2 cups per day to prevent diarrhea.)
Since fruits and vegetables are interchangeable, you don’t have to eat vegetables you don’t like.
Eat more soups.
Eat more cereals for breakfast.
Use more whole-grain bread in making sandwiches.

Good luck 🙂

Sharon asks…

How to become really skinny really fast?

OK, so don’t lecture me. I want to become really skinny if not underweight really fast. I will NOT be bulimic, that freaks me out. Out of the question. I would rather eat not much at all, and do sit-ups or something. I’ve been thinking about trying to stick under 1000 calories a day, then lower it to 800, then 600, then in the end be eating 400 calories a day – but how fast will I see weight loss? Right now I’m 5’1 and 100 pounds (teenage girl). I hate exercise, but I know it helps with weight loss – I don’t mind sit-ups, and short walks, though. I really really want to be really skinny. And I don’t want to slowly loose weight in a healthy way, with safe dieting and exercise – I want to loose it ASAP, using extreme dieting. Please, I don’t want told that this is not good for me, I just want answers, preferably by someone who lost weight this way, and what they ate in a day. I won’t say what I’m eating in a day right now, because I want advice on that, preferably under 800 calories, or even 600 or lower. I don’t mind crash dieting!

Maricela answers:

I won’t tell you what you do not want to hear because obviously you already know that this is not healthy.

I will say that anything under 1200 calories a day and you will have the exact opposite effect that you want. You will hold onto weight and go into starvation mode. Usually your belly bloats and your body eats what little muscle you have left.

Sadly, diet and exercise is the only way.

Charles asks…

How can I lose weight? I don’t care about health?

Ok, for starters – I am a grown adult. I am not an impressionable teenage girl.

I feel terrible if I get over 115lbs. For about 2-3 weeks last year, I had an episode with my ulcers and I could not eat any solids, just those diet drink shakes, like 1 a day, sometimes 2. I took vitamins though. I felt great. I know this is unhealthy, but I felt better than I had in years. Because my stomach shrank, I was able to control my appetite and broke all my cravings for unhealthy food. I ended up losing 35 lbs in all to weigh 112 and I felt amazing.

But I know you can’t do that forever.

I started eating once a day and going to the gym like 2-3 times a week (I’m really busy as I work full time and go to college, so I can’t go every day). I stayed in relatively good shape for almost a year until lately I started a new job where I have 2 breaks and 1 lunch.

I usually eat 1 granola bar and one fruit for first, soup and another fruit for lunch, and two fruits for snack. Is the fruit making me fat? I rarely eat bananas as I know they are fattening. It’s usually apples, peaches, pears, kiwi, or grapes. I am trying to get in the 5-6 servings but I have gained almost 10 lbs since starting this stupid job. I am on my feet all day and have gotten fatter and disgusting.

I feel like crying all the time. I can’t look in the mirror and I can’t be around my boyfriend unless the lights or off or I’m wearing tons of clothes. I don’t care if this is unhealthy body image. It won’t change how I feel. My mother admitted I look “curvier” and “healthier” which is her polite way of saying I’ve become a fattie again.

How can I lose weight, preferably fast? I have been doing the 5-6 small meal/snack thing a day and eating around 1200 – 1500 calories usually, occasionally a snack a couple times a week but not every day.

For some reason before when I ate once a day and that’s it, I could eat ice cream, sausages, chips, dip, etc. on the weekend to basically no limit (well, not really but like 4 things even sometimes!!) and I stayed thin.

Now I’m ballooning up like crazy. Please tell me what to do. Sorry for the length, I’m ranting a bit, but I want some answers. What worked for you? No diet pills please, and I don’t want laxatives, lol. That is only temporary water weight loss that starves you and makes your hair falls out and your face furry (been there, done that, not on purpose but from illness, wasn’t worth it).

Maricela answers:

For goodness sake go and talk to your doctor and/or dietitian.
You need professional help with this. You wouldn’t have felt good on your vitamins and shakes for ever.
Synthetic vitamins…
“may actually cause nutritional deficiencies. When you take a synthetic vitamin, it needs the co-factors normally found in the whole food, in order to complete its action. If they are not in the foods you eat, it will draw the co-factors from your body. You may feel good for a while but when the co-factors run out, you will begin to feel worse.”
…so don’t be tempted to go that way again.

Fruit won’t make you fat. By having so little nourishment when you were ill, and then dieting your body has learned to manage on less. That has made it easy for you to gain weight.
Do the same again, you could damage your heart, kidneys. I think you would care then.

Curvier and healthier means just that, not that you are fat.
Please go and tell your doctor how you feel.

Joseph asks…

How long will it take me to lose 10 pounds?

I’ve recently gained a lot of weight because of being on break. But I want my old body back, and I need to lose at least 10 pounds, maybe 12. If I eat better and excersize more, how long should it take? I’m a teenage girl btw

Maricela answers:

1. Take note that dieting does not mean starve yourself. To starve your body of nutrients is definitely not a good way to lose weight. To diet means to make a few changes to your accustomed eating habits and for a fast result, you should stick to your diet.

2. Learn about the food pyramid so you can plan healthy meals. Include fewer fats and oils, but add more fruits and vegetables to your meals.

3. Reduce junk food snacks because they have high oil content. Instead, you can have a carrot or banana for a snack. Skipping meals is also not a solution to fast weight loss. So if you are used to eating in between meals, you can opt for five small meals instead of three full meals a day.

4. Start a healthy routine of exercise to help burn the accumulated fat in your body because dieting won’t be enough. Remember that the exercise need not be very strenuous as long as you burn those calories. If you are not fond of running or weightlifting, you can opt for brisk walking. Your exercise should last at least 30 minutes to an hour a day.

5. Consume nothing after 6 p.m. Except water or coffee. By doing this, it is more likely that all food will be digested before bedtime, reducing the chance of fat buildup from undigested food.

Laura asks…

A healthy daily meal plan for a teenage girl?

I am wanting to start training for track.

I wanna know wat is a good daily meal plan for a teenage girl, that I could also follow at school.

How many calories should I eat in a day?

I’m at a healthy weight, so I’m not trying to loose weight or anything. I just wanna start eating healthy.

Anything like tips or advice or just anything at all will help!

Thanks(:
I am a 15 year old girl.

I way 110 pounds & I am 5feet 6 1/2inches.

The exercise in my day is just me walking around at school & I run 1 mile on the tredmeal about 3 times a week.
And I don’t like the taste of dairy & I HATE fish.
What kind of yummy snacks & size portions should a runner eat?

Maricela answers:

You haven’t given us enough information to know how many calories a day you should eat. It depends on your current height and weight and how active you will be. Go to this site and it will help you figure that out.

Http://www.freedieting.com/tools/calorie_calculator.htm

And check here for meal plans that you can use as a basis for yours. Add healthy foods to bring the plans up to the calorie level you need.

Http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/4-healthy-meal-plans-from-the-pyramid
http://www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/six-week-weight-loss-meal-plan-week-1

Eliminate ALL junk food, sodas, pop, sweets, fried foods, fast foods, fruit juices, and processed foods. Everyday eat a healthy diet of fruit, veggies, a few nuts, lean meat and fish, whole grain breads and cereals, low fat dairy products.

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