ok ok ik im overweight..and i need help?

ok well im 14 years old and a girl. im 5' 9"ishh... and weigh about 180 lbs. yes ik thats alot. dont comment on that please. i just wanna give u a general feel for whats happening.

i can easily go down to a healthy weight. the problem is if there soda or stuff in the house then i will drink that. and my mom wont stop buying it (i did get her 2 over the summer. i was much more skinny around 150 or less) andd she like wont buy any fruit!! or bottled water! what to do? i usually have a slim fast in the morning school lunch blahhh a snack after school thenn dinner whatever my mom makes usually chicken of some sort i dont really like red meat

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    There are many sensible things you can do that will make a tremendous difference over the long term if you need to lose weight. It can be done in a healthy way. This is what has worked for me.

    Keeping a food journal really does help. It will give you a much better sense of how much you are eating, and when, and why.

    Make a few additional small changes - walk everywhere, always use stairs instead of elevators, walk on escalators, get up and move around at least once an hour if your work or your life in general is sedentary, walk every day, use a pedometer. Walking 10,000 steps a day is a really good idea. Build up to a long brisk walk everyday, or most days. Be more active and watch less TV and spend less time on the computer. Buy one piece of exercise equipment to have at home and be strict with yourself about using it. Sometimes you can find mini-steppers or exercise bikes at second hand stores and thrift stores for just a few dollars.

    Start a weight lifting routine. Join a gym. Possibly you can find one that has someone who specializes in weight lifting programs for beginners. Weight lifting will increase your metabolism as well as improve posture and appearance overall. Even if you can't get to the gym you can work out at home using things around the house. Invest in a good weight training book. The Dummies series actually has a good one.

    In terms of diet, cut out or reduce things like junk food, pop, fat, fast food. Eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meat, fish. Particularly if you choose a vegetarian lifestyle include natural peanut butter, hummus, dried fruit and nuts. Pay close attention to getting the nutrients your body needs to be healthy.

    Make your portion sizes smaller. Use a smaller plate - in our society we have become accustomed to thinking that we need a large plate of food at every meal, and we don't. About quarter of your plate of food should be protein and at least half of it should be veggies.

    Learn to count calories. At your current weight and activity level, you may possibly need about 2000 calories or more to maintain your current weight. So you will lose weight at a reasonable and healthy rate if you cut back to about 1600 or 1700 calories a day.

    Eat small amounts frequently, rather than three large meals. Never skip breakfast. Include some protein in your breakfast. It will help get you through the day.

    Drink plenty of water, at least 8 big glasses of water a day, and more if it is very hot, if you sweat a lot, or if you are exercising intensely, and eliminate fruit juices. Fruit juices have too many calories, so get your vitamins from fresh fruit, not the juice. You will begin to see changes in your body.

    Check out websites about nutrition, exercise, weight training, etc. Here are a few helpful links.

    http://www.nutrawatch.com/

    http://www.caloriesperhour.com/

    http://www.helpguide.org/life/healthy_eating_diet....

    http://www.wikihow.com/Lose-Weight-the-Healthy-Way

    http://weightloss.about.com/cs/fitness/a/aa011503a...

    http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/features/no-...

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  • 4 years ago

    carry a cooler stocked with three bottles of water a six pack four pb js two oranges a bag of tortilla chips and 12 servings of cool cucumber salsa go to womenshealthmag allrecipes com for the recipe for 22 minutes

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  • 4 years ago

    remember these five essential smoothie ingredients frozen berries a banana skim milk a teaspoon of honey and a teaspoon of psyllium seed husks

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  • 4 years ago

    fresh herbs can really zing up a healthy meal try growing some in the kitchen using a strawberry pot preserve the flavor by adding fresh herbs at the end of the cooking process

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  • Nathan
    Lv 5
    4 years ago

    Consume honey before bed because consumption of honey may help to burn more fat during those early hours of sleep

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  • 4 years ago

    eating liquid based foods such as natural smoothies and low sodium soup can help you cut back on calories yet feel full

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  • Rocky
    Lv 5
    4 years ago

    wash halve and seed two acorn squash then watch them bake for 30 minutes

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  • 4 years ago

    replace a wrap with two low carb whole wheat slices of bread

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  • 4 years ago

    Fruits and veggies are best source for fiber

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  • 4 years ago

    Try fit clothes

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