Your Questions About Weight Loss For Teenage Girls Free

by Maricela on February 2, 2013

Nancy asks…

Am I going to lose weight this way (teenage girl)?

So I’m really fat. I’m 15. I weight 145-150 pounds (it varies, obviously) and I’m 5’3ish. I’m size 11 in jeans (but they’re usually semi-lose). My goal by the end of the summer is to be down to anywhere from 125 (unrealistic?) to 135, and be whatever jean size that corresponds with. The last thing I want to be is a calorie counter…I’ve tried that and it stresses me out, and I say “fuck it” and indulge in a whole tub of icecream. I eat when I’m stressed so I’m trying to focus on positives and do things that make me happy. As far as excersise goes, it wasn’t until last week that I decided to get motivated and off my ass, so heres what I’ve been doing the past week or so:

I eat either a fruit or a cliff bar when I wake up. Then everyday I do one of the two things–I either bike or walk. There’s a 8 km bike path near my house so doing there and back is 16 km, and even though I become as red as a tomato and disgustingly sweaty and out of breath and sore, I can do the whole thing. If I walk, I try to make sure I walk for atleast 25 minutes and I walk to the beat of my music. I’m trying to walk faster every few times I go walking so by the end of the summer I can go for actual runs comfortably. When I get back I shower and then I eat a small breakfast or lunch, depending on the time. For lunch I like to eat a tomato and avacado sandwhich on sprouted bread, but I do soups and salads too. I allow myself a small snack sometime before and after dinner.

I also record what I eat.

Am I doing this right? Is this going to get me to my goal? What should I do to increase weight loss? I’m getting a gym pass soon so I can go there as well, but I don’t have it yet. I’m only comfortable going with a friend.
OH AND I’M VEGETARIAN. I have been since this time last year. I eat dairy products, but not straight milk or yoghurt, purely because those taste icky and I hate the thought of where it comes from. I only eat hidden eggs, unless they’re poached or boiled.
Cliff bars or Lara Bars. I actually prefer the Lara Bars because they’re super vegan awesome healthy but they’re pricey :/
QUICK QUESTION: Seeing as I don’t drink milk (ewwwwww) I do drink alternatives. I LOVE almond milk and coconut milk (not the coconut water–Coconut Bliss makes a kick ass milk esque drink) but I also drink soy, rice, and hemp. Which one is the healthiest?

Maricela answers:

You will this way.

You might be consuming more calories than you burn. Consume fewer (but do not starve yourself) and you will lose weight.

With sensible eating and exercise, you can a large amount of weight over time. Also, the body will allow about two pounds of weight loss (not water weight) per week. Luckily for you, that will be about 32 lbs. Lost in four months. If this seems fast to you, then be happy, it can be done.

Think of it this way: “x” is the amount of calories you consume, “y” is what you burn. Only if x is less than y will you lose weight. It’s simple math.

There is a correct way and a wrong way to lose weight. When you consume too few calories per day, your body thinks that it’s facing a famine and it slows the metabolism, so that weight loss is more difficult. This ability has helped man survive for as long as we did. Although food is plentiful today, that feature has not changed.

Therefore, the right way to lose weight is to cut a few hundred calories per day and exercise. Doing one without the other leads to slow progress. Consume whole grains (100% whole wheat bread; plain “wheat” bread is not the real thing) and more fruits and vegetables. Exercise need not be intense; twenty minutes of brisk walking a day, three times a week will suffice. Keep to this plan and the weight will come off slowly but surely. Cutting 500 calories per day and exercising would lead to losing at least one pound per week. In addition, exercise helps speeds up the metabolism, eventually leading to quicker weight loss. But it won’t happen overnight.

Although you may want to diet, but a lot of diets require you to restrict yourself to certain foods or keep a very low calorie intake, which is why many diets fail. You could eventually lose weight by starving yourself, but not without hunger pangs, fatigue and possible blackouts. You may not want to wait, but in the long run, losing weight the correct way is actually faster than starving yourself.

Furthermore, other weight loss plans require that you spend money on expensive meal plans or pills, etc. In conjunction with exercising on your own. While the exercise is free either way, why spend you money on unnecessary things? You can simply do a brisk 20 minute walk through the neighborhood (at least three days a week) and eat healthier for about the same cost as what you spend on groceries already.

Finally, throw fatty snacks out of the house. Chips or cookies will not hurt you every now and then, but why have the temptation? Replace them with fresh fruits that can be eaten by hand, such as apples and bananas. In addition, only drink water, milk, and 100% fruit juices. When you’re out at the mall, avoid buying a quick snack. Don’t take a lot of money with you, just in case.

Sandy asks…

Confused teenage girl here! Help?

Okay! Well im 15 going on 16..yay 🙂 And i have a big problem. Literally. I know this will sound dumb and blown way out of proportion (because it is) but i have 34H boobs. I have had boobs since age 6. I hate them and is very insecure about them (plus they cause me pain). Lately i have stopped whining about them and im actually starting to do something about them. Well im 5’5 165, lost 30 lbs and still going till i reach 110. Im trying to get that small because i have several methods of how i want to reduce my breast size.

Method 1: Get so skinny to where i barely have no fat and then if my boobs are still too big I plan to starve myself (only for a little while) and since my boobs will be my body’s main area of fat it will have to take the fat from there. (This method would most likely fail and kill me but in my eyes its worth a shot)

Method 2: Get so skinny that the size of my boobs gives me horrible pain and see if the insurance would cover a breast reduction. But i need my mom’s approval first and since she’s all like “You should love yourself for who you are. Men love big boobs”, it will most likely be a “no.” Plus most guys like small or medium boobs and my boobs are ridiculous + saggy. Old women dont know what they be talkin bout!

Method 3: Get a job save up $13K and get a reduction+lift before age 25. This is the method I think i will have to do. So basically i have between 1-9 years of suffering left in my life before I can finally be free of pain.

Im not depressed or upset about my life or my overall body image, im actually happy with it 🙂 But my boobs nag me..opinions 🙂

P.S. They are genetically big so even healthy weight loss cant get me to D or below.

Maricela answers:

You might want ot try to lose weight to 130. That is a weight for your height and the lowest your should go. You might have already lost on your breast and on your rib cage as well. So you might have an H Cup but you might be a 32 in that band that will mean that you have lost beast volume.

You should wait to get a reduction at the age of 25. That’s because. You body not just your breast are not done developing. Basically if your a butterfly until your 25 your still a pupa. Honestly when you get to be in your early 20’s it’s like a fog lifts and you don’t see your problem parts in the same way.

What if your boobs are large but they stay the same and the rest of your body changes. You get thicker stronger muscles. You get fat on your tummy or more fat on your butt and thighs. What if you bones seem to becomes stronger and thicker. What if your boobs are just ahead or schedule and the rest of you will even out.

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Charles asks…

Weight loss…and body issues. Help?

Okay so I’m not as thin as I could be..Im 140 lbs, and I want to be atleast 110 lbs. Im 15 and 5’4..
I was 160 in December but cut back on the sugar and lost 20 pounds.In body mass…But I havent lost any body fat…Im mostly insecure about my stomach, but arent all teenage girls? I used to be thin, but not anymore..Im not HUGE, but I still want to change my body appearance…I need a list of fat burning foods, exersise I wont get bored with, how many times I should work out a week and for how long. And how long it would take me to lose 25 pounds before summer starts.
Okay,
Thanks,
Kailey <3

Maricela answers:

When you are losing weight, you should exercise and diet together.
If you exercise without dieting, you will get bigger appetite, which
will lead to increase of weight, or muscle grow
underneath the fat layer, and make you bulkier. If you diet without
exercising, you will become flabby and will have excess skin. For
diet, go wheat free. No pasta, pizza, bread and so on. And no food
after 7 p.m. People achieve marvellous results with it. Depending on
your initial weight, you can drop upwards from 20 pounds a month. If
you don’t eat wheat then you don’t eat all those sticky, fatty goey
cakes, you don’t eat junk food, and you don’t eat biscuits. But your
diet is still balanced. It costs nothing, and you do not have to
calculate points or to buy special meals or plans. For exercising,
start with walking, and then switch to running/jogging. Running is the
most efficient and calorie-burn exercise ever. If you are overweight a
lot, walk first or you may have health complications (heart attack,
disjointed bones and so on). Weight lifting is a good means to target
your problem areas for men and women. It’s not necessarily to become a
bodybuilder or even join a gym – a couple of dumbbells will help you
to target your problem areas (stomach, butt, legs, arms, chest).

Helen asks…

is this a good teen diet?how much should i do on the calories?

Rules to Follow – teenage diet plan
The teenage weight loss plan makes it clear what to do:
Follow Height/Weight Charts to Help Set Goals and Monitor Weight Loss

Eat a Balanced Diet

Lose Weight Mostly by Burning Extra Calories…Which Means Exercise!

Go to Bed at the same time and Sleep 6-8 Hours Every Night

Drink More Water
Rules Not to Break – teenage diet plan
The teenage weight loss plan clearly outlines things that can ruin your dieting efforts:
Never Lose More Than 2 Pounds per Week

Never Lose Weight by Eating Fewer Calories without Exercising

Never Limit or Completely Avoid Eating any Food Group

Say No to Fast Foods (at least most of the time say no)

Don’t Fast or Skip Meals — The Best Way to Lose Weight is to Eat 5-6 Meals Everyday

Don’t Let Emotions Drive You to Eat
The Simple Steps – teenage diet plan
There are only four steps to complete when on the teenage weight loss plan:
Exercise
This is in addition to any physical activity you do during school. You need to combine some form of aerobic exercises with resistance training. This is the best thing for growing bodies.

Your muscles will become tone and “tight.” The more tone your muscles are the more you can control your weight and prevent weight gain.

Here are some examples:

Walk with wrist and ankle weights 4-5 times per week for 45 minutes. Walk up hills as your conditioning improves.

Aerobic class with wrist and ankle weights 3-4 times per week for 30-40 minutes.

Swimming organized laps 4-5 times per week.

Circuit Training with Resistance Bands.

Supervised strength building routine using free weights and machines followed by 1-2 mile jogs, 3-4 times per week.

Eat a Balanced Diet and Slowly Reduce Calories
Reduce your calories by 5% of your normal caloric intake for two weeks. Then reduce your calories by 10% for one week. End with a 15% reduction in your daily calories for one week. That’s a total of 4 weeks of a reduced calorie diet.

Continue exercising and monitor your weight loss. Never lose more than 2 pounds per week. Add calories back to your diet as needed to stay below 2 pounds of weight loss per week.

Never try a low Carb diet, low Fat diet, or any diet that severely limits one food group.

Go on a Diet Holiday
Every 5th week of dieting, when you’re trying to lose weight, stop the calorie reduction and start eating the amount you normally would, but following a more balanced diet.

Continue exercising during the Diet Holiday.

Do this for one week and then restart the 4 week calorie reduction plan. Like before, start by reducing your calories by 5% of your normal intake for two weeks, followed by 10% for one week, and then ending with the maximum reduction of 15% for one week. Now repeat the Diet Holiday again.

Follow the Diet Cycle
In case you didn’t notice, it’s a diet cycle that you’re following. You gradually reduce your calories from 5% to 15% of your normal intake over 4 weeks and then start a one week Diet Holiday. Repeat the process until you reach your ideal weight.

That’s it! And, yes, it’s that simple. Tone (and maybe build) your muscles, slowly reduce your calories over 4 weeks eating a balanced diet, and end the cycle with a one week Diet Holiday (but keep exercising).

__________________________________________________________
Ok How it says Diet Holiday…
How much should i have the first week, then how many should i go the second week?
Please Give Me A Estimate On How many calories i should do a week,
i am willing to make this a LifeStyle Change..
I just wanna know about the diet holiday is confusing..ish..but understandable enough…How much excerise do u suggest daily?
=]give me some tips!!! ANything!!!
P.S. i dont wanna go too low on calories that’ll put my weight loss into starvation mode, but i want enough so i’ll still be losing ATLEAST a lb a week, two lbs a week would be great!
Stats:
I am 140lbs.
5ft 3inches.
and 15. Please Dont Say dont need to diet, i started losing weight in dec…and i think i had way to less calories and may have screwed up a little there..IDK coz i didnt count calories..i just tried…smaller..less..a..day..And i went from 173…to this(140-139lbs)
Anyways, ADVICEADVICE
GOOD ADVICE
Thanks people[=

Maricela answers:

It is good that you are choosing to lose weight by exercising and not by starving yourself, but you still have to be careful not to over-exercise or under-eat.
A 15 year old teenage girl should be getting 2000-2500 calories each day to maintain a healthy weight and a 15 year old boy even more, so I guess that’s what you should have on diet holidays… But it all depends on you as an individual and on your circumstances and lifestyle.
Make sure you’re getting lots of your calories from carbohydrates to fuel you for the extra exercise, and have more protein to help with cell repair and growth after strength-building exercise.
I really recommend that you talk to a health professional about this programme before you start it to make sure that you’re not harming your future self… At the very least, check up with your parents 🙂

Good luck, I hope that you feel happy and confident in your body very soon…

Betty asks…

Teenage Girl Weight Loss?

I need to lose 5 kgs in 4 – 5 weeks,
i want to do it the right way,
not straving myself (ive tryed and i only lost muscle i sware)
All i want to do is lose my waist
because i find it huge

Maricela answers:

When you are losing weight, you should exercise and diet together.
If you exercise without dieting, you will get bigger appetite, which
will lead to increase of weight, or muscle grow
underneath the fat layer, and make you bulkier. If you diet without
exercising, you will become flabby and will have excess skin. For
diet, go wheat free. No pasta, pizza, bread and so on. And no food
after 7 p.m. People achieve marvellous results with it. Depending on
your initial weight, you can drop upwards from 20 pounds a month. If
you don’t eat wheat then you don’t eat all those sticky, fatty goey
cakes, you don’t eat junk food, and you don’t eat biscuits. But your
diet is still balanced. It costs nothing, and you do not have to
calculate points or to buy special meals or plans. For exercising,
start with walking, and then switch to running/jogging. Running is the
most efficient and calorie-burn exercise ever. If you are overweight a
lot, walk first or you may have health complications (heart attack,
disjointed bones and so on). Weight lifting is a good means to target
your problem areas for men and women. It’s not necessarily to become a
bodybuilder or even join a gym – a couple of dumbbells will help you
to target your problem areas (stomach, butt, legs, arms, chest).

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