Your Questions About Weight Loss Tips For Teens

by Maricela on February 26, 2013

Lizzie asks…

What did you do to lose weight?

I am currently 140 lbs. 5’4″ (so if anyone is similar to me please answer) and I need to lose 20 pounds. I am currently doing a diet of less than 1000 calories a day and Next week I willbe signing up with a boxing/kickboxing gym and will be going 5-6x per week. Is this a good way to lose the weight? Has anyone used any of these methods to lose weight and how long did it take you. Do you have any recommendatins that would help me boost my weight loss?

Maricela answers:

Wait a minute….u don’t need to lose weight at all………ur in a good shape………check out these website to see for yourrself..

Http://www.healthchecksystems.com/heightweightchart.htm

if u are still in doubt go to this website………it will calculate ur bmi whether u are underweight,normal weight or overweight. Just put ur height and weight and they will calculate it…

Http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/

well…anyways if u still want to lose weight here are some good tips to lose ur weight coz, i was fat too… I’m 5’4 and in good shape today it took me like 1 year to be in great shape………what i did how i lose weight is i played basketball a lot like 2-3 hours everyday, and the technique for this is to sweat a lot coz according to studies any activities that makes u sweat will help u lose weight…but not only that u should be aware of ur calories..coz if u exercise a lot but still… U take more calories than u burn.. It would not take effect… Remember that u should burn more calories than u take in…………………………………………………………………………you could also take a lot a dietary fiber in foods such as Whole grain bread, Oatmeal- cooked, 100% All Bran, Corn Flakes…..fruits that’s high in fiber. Blackberries, Pear…to help u lose weight faster.

Check out this website about eating healthy and lose weight safely…so that u could lessen ur calorie intake… In here they will teach you how to have a healthy food diet and ways that is really effective

http://www.kidshealth.org/teen/food_fitness/dieting/lose_weight_safely.html

here are some more….

Http://exercise.about.com/cs/weightloss/a/howtoloseweight.htm

………………..but be careful because matbe u will lose weight too much and u will be underweight………….
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Signing up for kick boxing is a great idea because u will really sweat a lot with that sport

Daniel asks…

Does anyone have any weight loss tips?

People are always saying eat right and exercise. Is there anything else I could do? I do need to loose quite a bit of weight. If I’m wanting to loose an excessive amount of weight what is the quickest way to do it? I know its not going to be easy but I would like to know if anyone had any tips or suggestions. Anything will be appreciated.

Maricela answers:

Check out sparkteens.com
It’s a weightloss site for teens and it is AMAZING!
Join for free and it will give you all the information and tools you need to start living healthier and losing weight!

Ken asks…

Im really skinny and looking to gain some weight, is eating lots of calicum and protein good start?s?

well im skinny (5,8 120 lbs) and I really wanna gain weight so is this a good idea? eating lots of calcium and protein rich foods and working out? any tips would be blast accepted.

Maricela answers:

You left out the most important bit of information…you age.

If you’re an ectomorph (very thin/skinny) or near ectomorph you will have difficulty gaining weight because of your somatype, not because of metabolism. So, if you wan to change that and add some pounds there are two ways to do it. Both may work and neither may work. Your success is going to ultimately depend on your body chemistry which is inherited (genetic).

FAT
The difference between naturally fat and naturally thin people is the number of fat cells in their body. An endomorph may have as many as 250 billion adipocytes (fat cells) while the ectomorph may only have about 50 billion. There’s no way to change your total adipocytes or their distribution throughout your body. How fat or thin you are has almost nothing to do with metabolism.

You can try adding fat by eating more food. You should eat a proper diet which is about 50/20/30 (%calories from carbs/fats/protein respectively) and just consume more food. You should NOT eat junk food, increase your carbs, take supplements, consume more fat, etc. Just eat a proper, well balanced diet in increase the portions (serving sizes). If you are able to add body fat, you will have no control over where the fat goes or how it looks. In other words, the result could be “skinny fat” which is probably less appealing aesthetically than skinny. And, of course, if you don’t like the fat, you’ll just have to lose it to get back to where you were.

MUSCLE
You can try adding muscle. It is always good to try to add muscle because muscle is the best metabolic investment you can make. Here are some of the benefits of strength training.
• Stronger bones & increased mineral density (osteoporosis protection)
• Stronger body & musculature (improved protection from injury)
• More robust organic and systemic fitness (more survivable in crisis)
• Improved cardio-vascular function (better than “cardio”)
• Higher basal metabolic rate (~5-50 cal/day/pound of muscle)
• Easier fat loss (more efficient lipid consumption)
• Greater calorie consumption (prolonged afterburn)
• Supports body sculpting (hypertrophy)
• Slows natural loss of muscle mass (sarcopenia) over age 30

Adding muscle is a very slow and difficult process. Watch this video for more about that —> http://www.youtube.com/user/scooby1961#p/search/0/Xcuhi6RaZ24 . On average males can add no more than about a pound of muscle per month and females can add about 20% less and that is only under ideal circumstances which are rare. However, if you’re a teen, you may find adding muscle to be almost impossible because you will not have your lifetime maximum of testosterone (the muscle building hormone) until about your mid20s.

Adding muscle means very intense (and painful) training for a few hours per week and usually requires a gym or gym facilities. It also requires some understanding of how to train (exercise physiology, kinesiology, muscle anatomy, etc) which usually means some time spent with a personal trainer. Adding muscle is a difficult and long term process and, once the muscle is added, the training must continue to maintain the muscle.

Ectomorphism is an unhappy an occurrence because being very thin can effect self esteem and inhibit social interaction. However, the ectomorph will usually, in adult life, find it easier to achieve and maintain an ideal or close to ideal body weight because people naturally tend to grow fatter and/or more robust as they grow older….especially with proper diet and training. In other words, being underweight now may be paying it forward. You may reap the benefits with a nice body while your midlife peers are fighting the battle of the bulge.

Note – Do not use pills, tonics, supplements, shakes, or other products which claim they can help increase body weight without first checking with your doctor. The scammers are very much aware of the plight of the ectomorph and there are scores or companies with products and advertising all designed to capitalize on your misfortune for their profit. Don’t be a sucker.

So, they may not be ideal. But those are your two options. Fat and/or muscle.

Now, read this –> http://www.eatright.org/Public/content.aspx?id=6852#.UDnVaKAUOFA

Good luck and good health!!

Laura asks…

How to loose weight the heathy but fast way ?

Ok , so I’m 14 years old 5’8 188 lbs . Nice Curves but My Gut and Thighs have got to Go !! I need to get in shape before March and I really don’t have time to exercise . Between School and handling My Social life . I would play Volley ball but I have very bad asthma and am outta shape . Any Tips , Remidies ? And have you had this problem before

Maricela answers:

You have asked a loaded question designed to get the answer you want when it’s not realistic. There is no healthy way to lose weight fast because healthy weight loss is slow which probably accounts for the fact that no one has answered your question in two days.

Fat loss to achieve ideal body weight should be done through lifestyle changes which allow you to eat a proper diet and if your social life and schooling suffer, so be it. You need to work on your priorities and ask yourself if your health is more important than your social life and schooling or anything else standing between you and good eating habits.

If done properly, however, you should be able to eat healthy, do well in school, and have an active social life. However, it won’t be easy. So, if you’re looking for an easy way, you can forget it.

Here is all you need to know. You’re going to have to dig for the information because it’s not going to come to you magically. Learning how to eat right and maintain a proper level of fitness is a long story and YA does not provide sufficient room.

Here’s where to go for the information you need.

DIETING
A MUST FOR DIETERS http://www.freedieting.com/
BEST DIET TOOL ON THE WEB http://www.myfitnesspal.com/
NUTRITION DOT GOV http://riley.nal.usda.gov/
ALL ABOUT FOOD http://www.mypyramid.gov/

MUSCLE
SCOOBY WEBSITE http://scoobysworkshop.com/general_philosophy.htm
SCOOBY YOUTUBE http://www.youtube.com/user/scooby1961

HEALTH & FITNESS
BEST HEALTH WEBSITE http://nih.gov/
FOR TWEENS & TEENS http://teenshealth.org/teen/
MAYO CLINIC ON FITNESS http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/fitness/MY00396
ALL ABOUT HEALTH http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/

Good luck and good health!!

Ruth asks…

How to lose 20-30 pounds by august a diet for TEENS. need good tips?

im almost 14 in a month im 5′ 2” i weigh about 180 im pretty fat im a cheerleader but cheer is almost over. i love drinking water and eating salads but i need some support and HELP! fast. please leave me some good tips. i want to be size 11 and im size 16. please give me some tips! thanx

Maricela answers:

No matter how you slice it, diet is a dirty word. It smacks of deprivation and hunger pangs. To overcome the pain, you need a plan.

So WebMD asked the experts for advice, and put together their quick tips on how to get your weight lossgoing.

1. Know Your Weight Loss Goals

2. Understand Your Weight Loss Personality

3. Double Up: Diet & Exercise

4. Make a Firm Weight Loss Commitment

Finally, be sure you’re committed to losing weight for yourself — not because someone else is pressuring you to do so.

Then, take things slowly, keep these tips in mind, and you should be on the road to weight loss in no time.

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