Your Questions About Weight Loss For Teenage Girls Free

by Maricela on April 13, 2013

Robert asks…

best way for a teenage girl to lose weight?

im 17 years old, 5’1 1/4″ 135-140 lbs and wear size 7-9 jeans. everyone always says “your not [that] fat” i barely have muscle anymore at all. i used to have some from running track for 3 years, but i couldn’t join track last year and i wasn’t motivated to do it this year. i lost the muscles i had and it was replaced by fat it seems.

over the past summer i went from 119 to 145 and that was in just 3 months. i managed to get it down to 135 and thats about what i am now.

i started running again this week but im just not that motivated to do anything. i want to lose the weight (mostly in tummy area) and tone up but im too lazy to work for it i guess you’d say….is there a way i can get more motivated or get some kind of contraption i can use to help lose weight and tone up (ex: like the ab rocket-if you know if it works) is the acai berry worth trying? this has been going on for 2 years now. the couple extra pounds didn’t bother me at first but now its putting a lot of stress on me. im starting to lose hope.

note: i do not live anywhere around a gym i can get to easily either.

Maricela answers:

I also wanted to loose weight in tummy area.I am using acai berry weight loss product for a while now i’m seeing good results.This site is providing Acai berry free trial
Give it a try.

Jenny asks…

Running To Burn Fat .. Help!?


I am a young teenage girl (junior high) and I weigh about 140 lbs.. and i am 5’2.

I heard that ab exercises (crunches,etc) dont work because they just build muscle under fat.. so i need to do cardio to burn fat?

here are my questions..
1. do i still need to do ab workouts AND cardio or just cardio and if both which one should i do first in my workout?

2. before summer if i am dedicated.. how much weight can i lose (my goal is like 110)

3. diets?

4. how much should i run? (how long, far. etc)

**note: I dont drink soda, i dont eat a lot of meat tho i do eat meat, and i love fruits and veggies (:**


Maricela answers:

(1) Ab workouts are only going to tone your abs and if you’re still needing to lose fat, there’s no need for you to actively engage those as a large part of your workout right now.

You can look up core exercises and ways to strengthen those muscles that can help you as a runner, but other than that, at this point in times it’s not critical to your weight loss. Also, when running do look up proper stretching motions and way to stretch your hamstrings and other parts of your legs ultimately to be better equipped to run and prevent injury, pulled muscles, etc.

(2) If truly dedicated, within the first month it’s possible to lose around 10 pounds which is a little more than 2 pounds a week but that usually only happens initially with persistence and a lot of work.

So essentially, let’s just say you start this March 1st and stop May 28th which is around 13 weeks of exercising and dieting that could be anywhere from losing 13 – 26 pounds depending how hard you work.

(3) And if you keep up the pace and eat six, smaller healthier meals per day rather than three bulky meals that will keep your metabolism vibrant and as effective as possible to lose the most weight, you can lose around 1-2 pounds a week.

It’s great that you’ve cut out sodas because that’s typically the number one causative agent of being overweight. Don’t starve yourself of food, and eat snacks throughout the day like I said above and that also helps regulate your insulin levels and keeps you healthy altogether.

Also, keep in mind to gradually cut out all fried and fatty foods. Processed foods have preservatives within them that elongate shelf life, but decrease human life. Again, remember to gradually cut out the junk or you’re going to be more likely to crave them and overeat foods that you haven’t in a long time.

That’s the key to losing weight that fouls up everybody’s diet plan at least once: it’s gradual.

(4) Start running at a point where you’re capable; the very first time I set foot on the pavement to run around the neighborhood I could barely go 0.25 miles before I was gasping for air, my lungs were burning, and my legs felt as if they were about to collapse although my mind knew how hard I was trying to push forward.

Don’t get discouraged early in the running process; if it was easy, everyone would do it. The first two weeks will probably be the worst in terms of being sore, pain, and being fatigued however every step forward is another step closer to your goal and as you start realizing you are passing one mailbox 30 seconds faster than you did before, it may not seem significant, but those seconds will add up and soon enough you will have cut minutes from your mile time.

Getting into running was probably one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself and would recommend it to anybody. Another great thing is that it doesn’t cost 30 dollars a month nor does it cost a thousand dollars like a treadmill – the roads are free and always open.

Best of luck, you’ll get there.

James asks…

Question about weight loss?

Id like to know how much weight i could possibly lose in 6 months and how i can get there? im 70kgs, 166cm tall and 14years old, also yes, im a girl.
The amount of excess fat i have is really making me self consious, i cant wear shorts, singlets or tight clothing, i only wear jeans/pants and jumpers. Id ruining my teenage life.
Bcause of the weight gain, i have very bad stretch marks on my thighs, breasts and hips, and now im getting them on the back of my knees. I also have scars on my legs from mosquitoes. So, does anyone also know how to get rid of the stretchmarks and scars too?

thanks for the help! xx

PS. Could anyone email me a diet/excerise plan to follow?
just email me answers too.

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 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 bodybuilder or even
join a gym – a couple of dumbbells will help you to target your
problem areas (stomach, butt, legs, arms, chest).

Ken asks…

Have a diet and fitness question? Help is needed?

I am almost 5’6 and 140 pounds. I carry most of my weight in my thighs and my behind. I have been trying to diet and excersise alot, but I have a few questions that I hope you can answer.

If I play 9 holes of golf while walking (not riding in a cart) and carrying my bag, 5 times a week, is that about a mile in a half each 9 holes or more?

On top of that, if I walk 1 mile on the treadmill 7 times a week, is walking 9 holes of golf plus a mile 7 times a week enough excersise to loose weight?

I am trying my hardest to eat low carb, low fat and low sugar foods. And I’m trying to eat high protein foods with lots of vitamins.

Please tell me what a healthy calorie intake is for an active teenage girl? And if I continue to do this, how many pounds will I loose a week?
Thank you so much for anyone that can help me. I’m really trying hard. 🙂

Maricela answers:

Walking a mile playing golf is not going to do anything. If you really want to lose weight you need to be either running, jogging, or at least speed walking and you need to do at least 3+ miles a week if you expect to see any type of weight loss. Losing weight is something that takes time and hard work, you need to do a proper amount of exercise and keep a good diet to lose weight. If you can try not to eat any food with sugar in it (basically no junk food whatsoever). Stick with proteins, some carbs, and fruits and vegetables. Feel free to e-mail me if you have anymore questions.

William asks…

Can your metabolism be so slow that 1000 calories a day makes you gain weight?

Hi! I am 5’5″, pretty muscular, and a teen. I have always been trying to lose weight because I have a thin layer of fat over my muscles, which are there if you touched them (mostly on my stomach, quads, shoulders, and calves). I’ve been trying to get to 130 pounds for a long time on a diet of 1000 calories, but my metabolism is so slow that I am just maintaining, while still being hungry a lot of the time. I’ve kept this up for months while exercising, and it hasn’t done much. What am I doing wrong?

Maricela answers:

Yes, unfortunately eating that little for so long has messed up your metabolism and slowed it down and therefore you will maintain at that weight and may eventually gain weight. The only way to get healthy again is to *gasp* slowly increase your caloric intake of the right foods. I suggest you go to a nutritionist that knows something about caloric restriction. While you were still eating 1000 calories, you were also exercising putting your total caloric intake into a dangerous low because you were burning calories. If you see a nutritionist who really knows what they are doing they should be able to help you build your caloric intake and not gain too much weight. Once your body gets healthy it will find its natural set weight. I just wrote an article for about fad diets and what not to do. I cut and pasted an excerpt below and you can follow the link to read the rest. Stop struggling, get help to correct your problem. You are young enough that you will recover with the right guidance!

Teen Girls Beware: Fad Diets


I just saw an advertisement for The Hollywood Cookie Diet. The thought of those two words together: cookie + diet, certainly sounds appealing. Eat cookies AND lose weight?! Fantastic concept!


This diet reminds me of when I was 15 years old, and saw my first Slim∙Fast commercial. I thought – so all I need to do is drink milkshakes and eat one small meal a day and I’ll lose weight? Yum – sign me up! Don’t get me wrong, I was not overweight based on my BMI. But like most teenage girls, I thought I could stand to lose a pound or two (check your BMI with the BMI calculator for kids/teens ages 2-20 years old). Of course when I tried the diet, wouldn’t you know, I did in fact lose 10 pounds very quickly. It was a miracle (or so I thought).


I soon learned that this was not a permanent weight loss solution. Those 10 pounds came back just as quickly once I stopped the plan. However, what the diet DID succeed in doing was make me semi-obsessed with finding a diet to lose those 10 pounds again. Yippee (insert sarcasm here)! To read the rest of the article follow the link below. Feel free to comment or ask questions there, and good luck!

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