Anonymous
Anonymous asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 1 decade ago

What can I do to lose weight?

Hey, I am a fifth grade I am 4 Ft. and I weight 92 pounds,

all of my friends weight a lot less than me and all they do is make fun of me because of my weight. Can any help?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    1 Dietary control and exercise. It’s true what they say - all you need to do is watch what you eat, and expend more energy than you consume. It’s really that simple. You can quit reading this list now, you now know everything you need to know and didn’t need to fork over $500 for the privilege of me telling you the secret of losing weight. You don’t need to read a 4,000 page book, you don’t have to buy a tape series, you don’t need to stay up late at night to watch infomercials to understand this basic premise. It’s 100% true.

    2 Change your lifestyle. If you’re calling this a “diet,” then you’re going to gain all the weight back (and more) within a few months of losing it. Diets do not work. Diets are temporary. When you change your dietary lifestyle, however, you’re changing your habits - and you’re putting yourself on track for long-term / continued success and weight maintenance. Don’t ever tell anybody you’re on a diet - ever. I’m speaking from experience, here - a reformed low-carber. Worked out well for a while, but ultimately failed because my entire lifestyle didn’t change (permanently).

    3 Join an online support group. In my case, I created my own - FatBlasters. It’s essential that you not feel alone, and reaching out to friends (new or old) is typically a smart move. I just heard about PeetTrainer, but didn’t know about it when I began down the road to weight loss. You have to know that others are out there for moral support - they know things that you couldn’t possibly know, and they’ve probably been “in your shoes” at some point in the past (or present). Share stories, laughter, tears, successes, and failures - share them. There are thousands of communities out there, so keep looking until you find the one that fits you.

    4 Take before and after photos. I know it sucks to see yourself as a chunky monkey (sorry, that’s what I called myself - if only to get myself motivated to meet my weight loss goal). However, there’s no easier way to illustrate your progress. The “after” photos are far more fun to capture and share, admittedly. Find yourself on Flickr! It’s good to see yourself how others see you. Do you like how you look? In many ways, Flickr helped me lose weight.

    5 Hire a substitute teacher. Don’t reach for the brands you know and love immediately - or without thinking first. Eggs are “good” for you, but consider using egg substitutes instead (in fact, many restaurants will let you order lower calorie foods). There are countless “lower” alternatives for you to try. If something different doesn’t taste good, by all means - find a better substitute, or eat less of the original. In some cases, the substitute may be worse for you than the regular version of the product. The good news is, healthier choices are silently replacing their “normal” counterparts - and they taste just as nice.

    6 Start reading labels. I know it sucks, but you have to do it - and there’s no way to avoid this tip. If you don’t know what you’re putting in your mouth, you’re flying blind. Don’t assume, either - triple-check the ingredients list and serving sizes. You must rely on yourself for this; nobody else is going to be able to lose the weight or do the math for you. It’s not that complicated a task, but it will require effort. If nothing else, just pay attention to the calorie count.

    7 What’s so funny about bovines? If you like cheese, you must buy the Laughing Cow brand, and keep several of the suckers in stock at all times. The individually-wrapped wedges make for excellent snacks, and are wonderful when melted over just about anything edible. I’d be careful about straight-up American cheese, though - it’s oil, but not necessarily as good for you as (say) a slice of cheddar would be. I have yet to find something as calorie-light and filling as Laughing Cow (I don’t know how they do it).

    8 Tell your family. You’re not going to lose the weight alone, even if you ARE alone in losing the weight. If you’ve got a family at home, talk to them about it - initially, not incessantly. Let them know what you’re going to do, and that you want (and need) their support. If you don’t let them know, you’re running the risk of them inadvertently sabotaging your efforts. You want them to help you get to your goal(s). You want them to share in your happiness when you’ve made it past a certain mark. Who knows? Maybe some of your new habits will rub off on them and they’ll become healthier people, too?

  • 1 decade ago

    Don't worry about it, You'll have a growth spurt soon probably and be a lot taller.

    If they're really your friends then why do they make fun you then? Ask yourself that....

    I used to be REALLY short and weight like 80 pounds forever, then when I got into high school I grew like to 5'4'' and I'm only a 100 now.

    Good luck.

  • 1 decade ago

    just eat healthier and be active at your age thats all you need to do. Ive been trying to lose weight since 5th grade too. Try not to worry so much about it now if you do it will stick with you forever. Ive been trying to lose weight since 5th grade too. im 19 now and still trying

  • 1 decade ago

    I agreed with the first person said. You are too young, you are supposed to eat more food like vitamins and minerals and protein rich food for your body to develop. If you go on diet now, you are basically twisting and playing your DNA information around and around, ruining the amino acids and changing your own blueprint (Just an example).

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  • 5 years ago

    turn dinner into a healthy lunch the next day by wrapping your lean leftovers in a whole wheat wrap add a little dijon mustard or curry powder for added flavor

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You shouldn't worry about your weight! you're just growing up! when you hit puberty everything will fall into place. And your 'friends' suck, you need new ones, if they were really your friends they wouldn't make fun of you.

  • 1 decade ago

    Malaria

    Source(s): Google it
  • 5 years ago

    Monitor your progress by noting your clothes fit looking in the mirror and taking photos

  • 5 years ago

    fly a kite for 20 minutes

  • 5 years ago

    cut your lawn with a push mower for 17 minutes

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