Your Questions About Weight Loss For Teenage Girls Fast

by Maricela on April 1, 2013

Robert asks…

Quick and simple ways for teenage girls to lose about 50 pounds in 5 months?

I’m 14 and I’m 5’5, but I also weigh 176 pounds. My boyfriend says I’m beautiful either way and doesn’t care what my body type is, but when summer comes around I want to be able to go to the pool with him while wearing a cute bikini and not feel so incredibly insecure about my body and actually feel confident and hot. It’s towards the end of January now and I want to lose around 50 pounds by the beginning of June. I’m not very good at sticking to plans tho. I’ll admit, I don’t eat very healthy, but I don’t eat very much throughout the day either. I play soccer year round, but that’s the only sport I do. I’ve tried losing weight in the past and it never really happened…help?

Maricela answers:

Track everything you eat and reduce calorie intake by 500 calories a day. This and walking will result in a 3-5 lb weight loss per week. More strenuous exercise will help lead to more weight loss faster.

Mary asks…

How can a teenage girl lose 30 lbs? Is it possible?

I’m 17 and weigh 145 lbs and want to lose 30 lbs. I don’t care if it takes 3-4 months I just wanna lose weight really bad.

Maricela answers:

The ideal weight loss is about 1lb per week, so 30 pounds should take about seven months. If you lose too fast, you’ll just put it all on again.

Concentrate on healthy eating and whole-body exercise (such as brisk walking or swimming) and you should start to see gradual weight loss over a month or two.

Charles asks…

I need a good thesis statement for my introduction on Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome?

any ideas? im writing about the PCOS what is, organs system, treatments, symptoms etc.

Maricela answers:

You can include the following information, in your thesis statement on PCOS :

Polycystic ovary syndrome is a condition in which a woman has an imbalance of a female sex hormones. This may lead to menstrual cycle changes, cysts in the ovaries, trouble getting pregnant, and other health changes.
Causes, incidence, and risk factors

PCOS is linked to changes in the level of certain hormones:

Estrogen and progesterone, the female hormones that help a woman’s ovaries release eggs

Androgen, a male hormone found in small amounts in women

It is not completely understood why or how the changes in the hormone levels occur. The changes make it harder for a woman’s ovaries to release fully grown (mature) eggs. Normally, one or more eggs are released during a woman’s period. This is called ovulation. In PCOS, mature eggs are not released from the ovaries. Instead, they can form very small cysts in the ovary.

These changes can contribute to infertility. The other symptoms of this disorder are due to the hormone imbalances.

Most of the time, PCOS is diagnosed in women in their 20s or 30s. However, it may also affect teenage girls. The symptoms often begin when a girl’s periods start. Women with this disorder often have a mother or sister who has symptoms similar to those of polycystic ovary syndrome.

Symptoms of PCOS include changes in your period (menstrual cycle). Some changes are:

No period after you have had one or more normal ones during puberty (secondary amenorrhea)

Irregular periods, that may come and go and may be very light to very heavy

PCOS can cause you to develop male-like characteristics. This is called virilization. Symptoms include:

Body hair growing on the chest, belly, face, and around the nipples

Decreased breast size

Enlargement of the clitoris

Thinning of the hair on the head, called male-pattern baldness

Voice gets deeper

You may also have skin changes:

Acne that gets worse

Dark or thick skin markings and creases around the armpits, groin, neck, and breasts

Signs and tests

Your doctor or nurse will perform a physical exam. This will include a pelvic exam. This may reveal:

Swollen ovaries

Swollen clitoris (very rare)

The following health conditions are common in women with PCOS:


High blood pressure

High cholesterol

Weight gain and obesity

Your doctor or nurse will check your weight and body mass index (BMI) and measure your belly size.

Blood tests can be done to check hormone levels. These tests may include:

Estrogen level

FSH level

LH level

Male hormone (testosterone) level


Other blood tests that may be done include:

Fasting glucose (blood sugar) and other tests for glucose intolerance and insulin resistance

Lipid level

Pregnancy test (serum HCG)

Prolactin level

Thyroid function tests

Your doctor may also order the following imaging test or surgeries to look at your ovaries:

Vaginal ultrasound

Pelvic laparoscopy


Weight gain and obesity is common in women with PCOS. Losing weight can help treat the hormone changes and health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol.

Losing just 5% of your body weight can help your hormone imbalance and may make it easier to get pregnant. For an 160 pound woman, that’s just 8 pounds!

Your doctor may recommend birth control pills to make your periods more regular. Such medicines may also help reduce abnormal hair growth after you take them for a few months.

A diabetes medicine called glucophage (metformin) may also be recommended to:

Make your periods regular

Prevent type 2 diabetes

Help you loss weight when you follow a healthy diet

Helen asks…

how can i lose weight fast?? Safe weight loss for teenage girls?

I am trying to lose weight. To get in better shape for soccer especially on my stomach so I can have more muscle and also on my upper arm since I am staring to get arm flab. I cant do any excercises outside since I live in cold weather, so it needs to be something I can do inside. I’m also trying to eat healtheir, so food ideas would be good. Thanks 🙂

Maricela answers:

Losing 10 lbs a month is a good and safe target. Any faster weight loss is likely to be temporary only and in most cases you regain it all.

Running, jogging, cycling, swimming, dancing, push ups, sit ups, squats, brisk walking and power walking all help for weight loss but dieting helps more.

You can always eat negative calorie foods for weight loss and below is a list of negative calorie foods that will boost your metabolism.

Negative Calorie Fruits:

Negative Calorie Vegetables:
cabbage (green)
Chile peppers (hot)
garden cress
green beans

These foods don’t actually have negative calories but when you eat these foods raw or slightly cooked your body burns more calories digesting and processing them than what is in the food itself.

For a healthy weight loss add some of these foods to your diet each day. Most of them are full of healthy nutrients such as fiber, antioxidants and enzymes as well as vitamins and minerals.

Web search for “list of negative calorie foods”

Sandy asks…

what is the easiest way to lose weight?

Maricela answers:

Reduce your caloric intake by 500 calories below the amount you should normally eat. If you eat this way, you will lose 1 pound of fat a week. This is not the fastest way, but it will always work and you will learn healthy eating habits for life. Your calorie intake for weight loss should be 1,500 if you are an adult woman, and 2,000 if you are a teenage girl (these are approximations of course, and vary).

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