Your Questions About Weight Loss For Teenage Girls Free

by Maricela on April 19, 2013

Lisa asks…

im a 12 year old girl and I NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT?

i am 12 years old and im 119.5 lb. at the LEAST and im 5′ 2″ and im over weight and i want to lose weight…..can someone give me some like exercises or something to help me lose weight? the weight is mostly in my stomach…..it pops out lol but i want to lose my stomach fat and kinda fast AND I MIGHT NOT BE SO MUCH OVERWEIGHT BUT I KNOW IAM SO DONT JUST SAY YOUR NOT OVER WEIGHT! IF YOUR GOING TO ANSWER THIS THEN ANSWER MY QUESTION! . i did cross country running a couple weeks ago and i can do a mile in like 5 minutes or something and im doing volleyball right now and i have a very low metabalism and i im VERY active i LOVE fruits and vegies whenever they aren ear i eat them instead of like my meal lol and i dont get why im so overweight because how active i am! please help me please i need help! oh yeah and i havent got my period yet…

Maricela answers:

No matter what anyone ever tells you it will always come down to calories:

Put more energy out of your body than you put in it.

This way, you can eat what you want as well, as long as you know how many calories it has. Teenage girls are supposed to have about 2200 calories, so why don’t you aim for 1500 or something? Cardiovascular exercise will make it go even faster. Aim to lose about 2 pounds a week.

Drink lots of water, fill you up and it sort of gives you the impression that your flushing junk out of your system. Also, water sort of loosens up the fat cells and makes them less sticky so they can slide off you more easily, if that makes sense.

Just be active with everything you do. If you ahve the choice of elevator or stairs, take stairs. If you watch tv for an hour a day try and do something at the same time. Step on and off a pile of books, jog on the spot, jumping jacks…

Chew gum (sugar free, a dental kind). It burns 10 calories an hour (not great, but it adds up), and it puts you off wanting to eat (everything will taste minty right?)

Be safe – don’t make yourself feel unwell. If you’re getting headaches and feeling tired then you’re not eating enough. Take in plenty of vegetables and fruits to keep your vitamins up. You’re body needs to be healthy and work efficiently to lose weight.

Trampolining and walking are good, but there are much more effective ways to lose weight. Try going for a jog, a swim or bikeride. Most of your body’s muscles are in your legs, so doing things with them burns the most calories. Try to do 20-30 mins of one of those every ohter day. In the day between that, do some sort of muscle, toning exercises. Sit ups, that sort of thing. So when the weight does come off you have a toned body underneath.

Eat dinner early. Otherwise you dont ahve a chance to burn it off.

I you didnt wanna hear the diet and exercise thing but it really will work because it has to. It’s like a law of physics your body cannot do more work than the energy it has to do it. If your food is 1500 calories and your body has to do 3000 calories worth of exercise, it will break down the fat. (Make sure you do do those muscle exercises too, otherwise your body might break down muscle).

Dont starve yourself you’ll slow your metabolism, and so slow your weight loss too.

Well done for your progress over the summer just keep it up.

And I’m sure a) you’re not as heavy as you think and b) anyone who would avoid you because you were isn’t worth knowing anyway 🙂

David asks…

Quite embarassing weight loss question; please be kind.?

Im a 14 year old girl…
with a BMI of 47.
Thats Horrific, I know. Ive done every diet and exercise plan out there, including some really insane ones, and nothing has EVER helped in the least bit. Ive given the most dedicated part of my being to trying to lose this weight, and no results. I was diagnosed some time ago with PCOS and I know that it might have something to do with not being able to lose the weight I gain like a normal person. I also have medically recognized joint and back problems.
—So, after a long talk with my mother, I decided that I was going to appeal for a Lap Band Procedure; any opinions?—-
Ive only decided to go the extream route with surgery because I need an absolute restriction as far as eating, and because of all the reasons above.
I NEED to lose this weight. I cannot live a normal teenage life, and my body is suffering in many ways.

Any input would be lovely.
I’m not looking for a “magic cure” or an “easy way out”! The only reason I’ve considered something like this is because I’ve been morbidly obese since I was 5 years old and have tried SO DAMN HARD with EVERYTHING me or my doctor could think of. I AM NOT a silly little child who stopped playing Xbox long enough to search for a quick solution. I have more than suffered with constant exercise and dieting as my daily routine, not wanting to dare eat ice cream in the summer or have a slice of pizza at a birthday party. Not on and off. EVERYDAY since I was 7. I have been more than patient and disciplined and how dare the lot of you who automatically assume I just rolled my fat ass out of bed and decided “Gee, I don’t feel like the treadmill… how about major surgery??” You’re just making yourself sound downright stupid by assuming the worst of people so quickly. I wasn’t asking for the approval or the twisted stuck up opinion of some of you. I just wanted feedback on post-surgery life.

Maricela answers:

Had the lap band and lost over 80lbs. I had the surgery at the age of 28. I was successful but will tell you it still really, really difficult. Just as difficult as diet & exercise. You can still eat around your band and not lose any weight. I had to have my band removed because it eroded into my stomach. It was absolutely the most painful experience of my life. I had to have to surgeries because of the complication. That being said, I miss my band and would have it put back in again if I could. To those who say it’s the easy way out have no idea what they’re talking about. There’s nothing easy about it. I know you don’t want to hear this but 14 years old is WAY to young for this surgery. I doubt you’d find a surgeon who would perform the surgery and if you did, I’d be cautious about his ethics. You should be at least 18 years old. I knew a woman who have PCOS and other major health problems related to her weight. She hired a personal trainer and met w/ a nutritionist weekly and was successful. It took her months to see results but after a year, she was getting slimmer & healthier. Perhaps you should try a trainer and nutritionist before the surgery. You’d have to seek help from a nutrition expert even if you have the surgery. And you’d need to learn to exercise effetely regardless. I know how much it sucks to be a fat teenager. I was and I know what you are going through. If you have any questions about the band feel free to email me. Good luck to you on whatever route you choose. Life does get better as you get older. Even if you don’t lose weight or as much as you’d like….exercise & eat a healthy diet. It will make you feel better, emotionally & physically. You’ll eventually learn to love yourself.

James asks…

How can a 13 year old lose weight?

Hi,
I’m 13 and weigh more than I should. I know the whole ‘eat right and exercise’ thing but I’ve done it for a long time and I can just barely see results. I walk and jump on the trampoline every day and eat no processed foods and i lost 3 pounds for the entire summer. I’d like to look good for school and I’d like any ideas to lose weight FAST! I honestly don’t care if it’s healthy or not I just don’t want to start this year like last one; being the fat chick who nobody likes. I’m sick of being judged, I just want to lose weight. Any ideas are welcome.
Thanks!

Hmmm, I always thought that jumping on a trampoline was great exercise. Thanks to the people who pointed out I could be using my time better!

Maricela answers:

No matter what anyone ever tells you it will always come down to calories:

Put more energy out of your body than you put in it.

This way, you can eat what you want as well, as long as you know how many calories it has. Teenage girls are supposed to have about 2200 calories, so why don’t you aim for 1500 or something? Cardiovascular exercise will make it go even faster. Aim to lose about 2 pounds a week.

Drink lots of water, fill you up and it sort of gives you the impression that your flushing junk out of your system. Also, water sort of loosens up the fat cells and makes them less sticky so they can slide off you more easily, if that makes sense.

Just be active with everything you do. If you ahve the choice of elevator or stairs, take stairs. If you watch tv for an hour a day try and do something at the same time. Step on and off a pile of books, jog on the spot, jumping jacks…

Chew gum (sugar free, a dental kind). It burns 10 calories an hour (not great, but it adds up), and it puts you off wanting to eat (everything will taste minty right?)

Be safe – don’t make yourself feel unwell. If you’re getting headaches and feeling tired then you’re not eating enough. Take in plenty of vegetables and fruits to keep your vitamins up. You’re body needs to be healthy and work efficiently to lose weight.

Trampolining and walking are good, but there are much more effective ways to lose weight. Try going for a jog, a swim or bikeride. Most of your body’s muscles are in your legs, so doing things with them burns the most calories. Try to do 20-30 mins of one of those every ohter day. In the day between that, do some sort of muscle, toning exercises. Sit ups, that sort of thing. So when the weight does come off you have a toned body underneath.

Eat dinner early. Otherwise you dont ahve a chance to burn it off.

I you didnt wanna hear the diet and exercise thing but it really will work because it has to. It’s like a law of physics your body cannot do more work than the energy it has to do it. If your food is 1500 calories and your body has to do 3000 calories worth of exercise, it will break down the fat. (Make sure you do do those muscle exercises too, otherwise your body might break down muscle).

Dont starve yourself you’ll slow your metabolism, and so slow your weight loss too.

Well done for your progress over the summer just keep it up.

And I’m sure a) you’re not as heavy as you think and b) anyone who would avoid you because you were isn’t worth knowing anyway 🙂

Linda asks…

I’m considering ana again?

I’ve tried to lose weight so many times, and I just can’t. I feel so fat all of the time compared to everyone else. I’m 5’4, 15, and 165 lbs. 🙁 I tried anorexia once before and only stuck with it for a month because I wasn’t losing any weight, but I notice now that if I don’t eat three full meals a day I start to lose weight, especially if I drink a lot of water and exercise. I’ve tried doing P90X with a 1700 cal diet, and only lost 8 lbs because it was really hard to stay consistent and I was doing it with my two aunts so whenever they didn’t have the time to do it I couldn’t either. Ugh. I just want to be skinny. I’ll probably go for a 900-1100 cal diet with an hour of exercise a day. Would I be alright?
.. That’s a site model as my icon.
But I do look like the site model, only fat.
It’s so hard, though. My entire family are endomorphs, including me.

Maricela answers:

You’re fifteen. Stop worrying about your weight. While you could stand to drop about 20-30 pounds, you shouldn’t try to rush it. Don’t weigh / measure yourself every day. Weigh-ins should be once a week, measurings once every two, tops.

As a teenage girl, you need to eat 2,200 calories a day for maintenance. For weight loss, you should aim for a 1200-1500 calorie diet with about 40% protein (meat, eggs, nuts), 30% fats (not unhealthy fats, but the ones that come in meat, eggs, nuts, etc – NOT junk food!), and about 30% carbs (breads, rice, pasta, etc). Don’t cheat- snack on cucumber, grapes, kiwi, etc.

An hour of cardio exercise (running, dance, etc) three to five times a week will be good, but see if you can do some exercises with free weights as well, if your parents/siblings have any.

DO NOT consider anorexia as an option. It is not a dieting style – it’s a mental illness that will seriously destroy your body. Especially at your age, you need to focus on nutrients to keep your body growing.

Susan asks…

im a skinny fat person and i need help with…!!?

ok see i was kinda heavy before…but lost weight…but all that weight was muscle. my body ate it away and i got really sick and weak…i dont even have any tone and im still weak..so cuz i dont have muscle, i dont weigh much and look skinny…but all the weight i do have is all fat!!! im very flabby since i have no muscle and i cannot build any! its very frustrating…i try to tone up, lose the fat, but gain mudcle but i cant!!!…im tired of being called flabby and thin at the same time!…im a skinny, underweigt, flabby fat girl!!! what can i do!!! i havnt gained an ounce of muscle for months…and i use some really good equipment!!! and i just get flabbier…oh and i cant run much cuz i have a bit of a heart condition…and strength training isnt helping!…i just wanna have a healthy weight body with less fat and more muscle instead of an underweight(just a little) girl with all fat and no muscle!!

help me!

Maricela answers:

Weight loss for teenage girls can become an obsession. It’s a hard enough time for girls without a weight problem. Almost every girl looks at her tiniest flaws as monumental, and for those who are truly overweight, taking off the pounds cannot happen fast enough. However, patience in this and most other arenas in life, is a virtue that will help not hurt. Keeping the following weight loss tips in mind will help you to make smart weight loss choices, and increase your chances of success.

Losing weight quickly can backfire in many cases. You may lose weight fast, but the pounds (and a few of their friends) inevitably return. This is called the boomerang effect. You will lose weight if you cut calories or skip meals, but the loss won’t be permanent, and your metabolism will suffer. Your body thinks it is starving, and turns calories into fat for storage in this time of (what your body sees as) starvation.

Instead, many doctors recommend a safe weight loss of 1-2 pounds per week. I know that sounds like peanuts to a teenager who has 20 or more pounds to lose, but the results will be more likely to be permanent if weight loss is accomplished safely.

If you eat smaller (healthy) meals, but eat every couple hours throughout the day, your metabolism will speed up to keep up with the demands, in turn, burning more calories. Keep track of when you eat, and schedule in a snack within 2 hours. Preparing a few low calorie snacks to have on hand is a weapon of many successful healthy weight people. Making mini crustless quiches using the new egg substitute that has a yolk in it is an easy on the go breakfast. Keep them in the fridge for quick snacking, or in the freezer for a toaster oven breakfast.

Try not to have high calorie snacks before bed. A bowl of high fiber cereal will fill you up and take that edge off. If you have a sweet tooth, add a spoonful of sweetened cereal in the bowl with the good stuff. You’ll still raise your fiber intake (which can help you to lose 10 pounds in a year by itself) and you won’t be adding a huge amount of calories to your body before sleep. Fat free yogurt (a small cup) is also a smart bedtime snack because it has a small amount of protein yet carbs to help you sleep.

Adding activity to your daily routine, no matter how small will slowly add up to calories burned over time. Find an activity that you love, maybe something you did as a child, like swim lessons, or dance, or heck, even riding a bike. If you loved it then, you’d probably enjoy it today. If you build muscle, you may gain a couple pounds, but don’t forget that that muscle will be working for you around the clock, burning calories even while you sleep.

A sensible exercise routine, combined with smart eating techniques will help any teenage girl to lose weight without resorting to dangerous fad diets or deadly eating disorders. Any weight loss plan should be done under the supervision of a doctor. Weight loss for teenagers (boys or girls) should be a process that will help them to make healthy lifestyle changes that will stay with them for a lifetime.

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