Your Questions About Weight Loss Tips For Teens

by Maricela on February 1, 2013

Lizzie asks…

How Can I lose the weight, keep the weight off, & stay motivated? [answers!]?

I want to lose 35-40 lbs before the next school year. So that gives me about 8-9 months. Can I please get some tips on how to stay motivated? & on things I should be eating & what I should be doing to shed off the weight.

I am in my teens if that helps.

Maricela answers:

First check out what is your blood group and what diet is good for your health .
Basically there are 3 types of Diet


First check out what diet helps lose weight based on your blood group and what diet is really good for your health .

-O is for Old.- Type O.


Kidney beans
Brussel sprout

Sea food
Iodized salt
Red meat

-A is for Agrarian.-__ Type A.


Dairy foods
Kidney beans
Lima beans

Vegetable oils
Soya foods

-B is for Balance.-__ Type B.


Sesame seeds

Green vege
Lamb Liver
__ Type AB.


Red meat
Kidney beans

Green vege
Dairy products
Alkaline fruits

Joseph asks…

How can i lose weight when im 238 lbs?

I recently realized i really want to lose some weight cause i want to attract the ladies 😀 and have a more self confidence. This is always a biggie in most teens my age. Being 238 lbs at the age of 16 in not fun. Can someone give me some tips on what to do.

Maricela answers:

I’m fifteen, and I’m a ‘lady,’ so my advice may help. So, when I scanned your message, the biggie I noticed was that you wanted to lose weight to get more self confidence. Self confidence is definitely what you want. So, you want to attract the ladies and more self confidence. That’s you’re motivation, and you aren’t going to go anywhere without taking action.

1) Set goals. You’re long term goal: lose weight. Short term goal: for example, lose 5 pounds in the first 2 weeks. Set yourself some realistic goals on weight loss, eating healthy, and exercising. You absolutely need to eat healthier by cutting junkfood completely out of your diet. And there’s always going to be those cravings, but when you go for that donut, think twice about your decision. You know you’ll regret it. And here’s the good part-after not eating junkfood for a while, you won’t even crave it anymore. You’ll be able to look that donut in the sprinkles, and it’ll look like a chunk of dog crap to you, and you won’t even want to eat it.

2) Exercise. Exercising is really fun once you get used to it. At first, you won’t want to exercise, but stay positive and remember that it’ll benefit your life, your life span, your self-esteem, your ability to attract the ladies, and there are so many more benefits. Take it slow at first. Start going on walks. Finding an exercise buddy really helps, because it’s like you’re in it together, and you always have someone there to help motivate you. Once you start feeling better and more able to do longer walks, maybe start jogging. On those days where there’s crappy weather, work on lifting weights, do push-ups, crunches, and any other good exercise.

One key to doing this is keeping positive. You have to think about your future, too. What everybody wants in the future is to be happy. You’re not going to be happy if you don’t start improving your life now. You also have to know that you can lose weight, because you’re in control. Make sure you start becoming a health freak, like me. I promised myself I’d never eat McDonalds ever ever again. That’s easy for me now, because I became a health freak. I eat like 5 apples a day, but that’s just because I love apples, and when my mom makes those tempting baked goods, I make a healthier choice and eat an apple, or something else healthy.

Sandy asks…

What kind of exercise can help me lose weight from my thighs?

I’ve been exercising and eating right for the past few months, and I’ve lost weight almost everywhere other than my thighs.
I look a bit disproportional, with smaller calves and big thighs.
So give me some examples of types of exercises, that can help lose some thigh fat.
Any exercises, sports, types of moves.. anything you can think of

Maricela answers:

You’ve been asking a lot of questions, Curly, and that’s a good thing. It’s good that you want to lean how to take care of yourself…your health, you fitness. However, the best way to do that isn’t asking questions in a forum where 80% of the answers are wrong or misleading or something less than desirable.

The easy answer to your question is simply there are no exercises which will help you lose fat from any specific body part. Spot reducing, losing fat only from a specific place on the body, is not possible without surgical procedures such as liposuction. The human body stores fat where it wants to based on your genetics. It also removes the fat, when it consumes it, from where it wants to. And, in general, where it stores fat first is where it will lose it last and visa-versa. In your case, that may be the thighs. We can’t know if it’s fat or muscle. It could be you just have big thighs or it could be you have fat in the muscle.

Now, if you would like to learn about fitness, learn it from experts…good websites with good advice. There’s more junk info on the internet than there is good info. Here are some excellent websites which you should dig into and learn all you can about health, nutrition, fitness, etc. Watch all of Scooby’s videos even though, yeah, I know, he’s a man with big muscles and your a girl. He has important things to say and they apply to every normal, healthy adult so don’t be intimidated. There’s a wealth of information just waiting for you so go for it!

NIH – this is the Mother of all health websites and comes to you from the US National Institute of Health…the watchdogs of American’s health. It has a wealth of high quality information waiting for you. Use the search feature and then dig into the search results. If you don’t find what you want, try different key words. Some of the info is too technical for general consumption so keep looking and you’ll likely find what you want in a more easy-to-understand format. –>

A GREAT NO FRILLS RESOURCE – This is an excellent, easy to use resource for physical training info, anatomy, kinesiology, etc. It will show you muscle pics, tell you how to work them, estimate calories expended, and even tell you how long you’re going to live (give or take). Http://

EXERCISES & ROUTNES – This website has pictures to show you how to perform everything from bodybuilding exercises to Pilates and more. It’s worth a look for those who want a preplanned routine. Some routines may require equipment. Http://

YOUR FITNESS PAL – This is an excellent user-friendly website which will help you count your calories, track your intake, and find those trouble sports. It has some cool tools too. A must for dieters. –>

FOR FAT LOSS DIETING – Here’s a very comprehensive website for beginning dieters chock full of tips, diet plans, exercise routines, cool tools, etc. 

NUTRITION DOT GOV – A great place to go for general nutrition info brought to you by the US government and the USDA, the watchdogs of the American food supply. –>

FOR KIDS & TEENS (and adults too) – This is a great website for kids and teens and their growing bodies and special considerations. If you’re still growing, check it out. If you’re not, check it out anyway. It has good info for adults and parents too. –>

SCOOBY – Scooby will appeal more to guys than gals but his advice is top notch and good for both sexes even if his body doesn’t match his head (lol). He’s funny, smarter than he looks, and when it comes to building muscle, there’s nothing like seeing the real deal in action. No nonsense body building with nutrition info everyone should watch. A must see for newbie dudes who want to get big.

MAYO ON FITNESS – The renowned Mayo Clinic has some excellent info for beginner and intermediate fitness trainees and well as an abundance of other excellent health related information and white papers. Here’s the link to strength training. Navigate with the sidebar and header –>

Good luck and good health!!

John asks…

What is an effective weight loss plan for teens?

I need something that works
don’t just say eat right and exercise cuz I hate when people give such indirect help!
I am exactly 21 pounds over my preferred weight limit and I have 2 and a half months to loose as much as possible. Can any one provide an effective work out schedule or diet plan or tips I could use or a website I could go to?
please help!

Maricela answers:

Try the Lil Jack workout video….. it will get you in shape

Mary asks…

How can a 13 year old girl lose weight around thighs and tummy?

I weigh about 120 and I’m not a very good eater to be honest. I would mostly like to lose weight around my thighs. But my tummy would be nice too. I would like to lose and keep off the weight by summer. I really just don’t know how to. I need dieting tips, and exercise ones. Any recommendations?

Maricela answers:

Here’s some things that may help you out…good luck.

Without getting into a lot of complicated scenarios, let me give you a couple of simple tips.

The first thing you need to remember is not to do anything drastic that will damage your health. Healthy weight loss is between 2-5 pounds per week. To accomplish this you need to burn more calories than you take in, this is accomplished by proper diet and exercise

Watch your Fat Calories.
Drastically cut back on Junk Food. (total elimination would be better)
Exercise as often as possible and stay active more than you lay sit around try to Find a physical activity that you enjoy and do it often.
Cut back on the coke’s/Sodas. These pack on pounds.

Height and Weights for Teen Girls

Age Range Height Weight Percentile
12-13 years 60 – 63 inches 95 – 105 lbs 50%
14-15 years 63 – 64 inches 105 – 115 lbs 50%
16-17 years 64 inches 115 – 120 lbs 50%
18-20 years 64 inches 125 – 130 lbs 50%

Here’s some links to sites that were designed for people your age.


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