Marcie M asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 10 years ago

Weight loss help for a fifteen year old girl?

I'm fifteen, a girl and am 5'8 and weight about 160.

I am active in gym class ( an hour and a half )

and i go to the gym for an hour to an hour and a half minimum 3 days a week.

What can i do to loose weight, and get to about 130 lbs?

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  • 10 years ago
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    When we feel hungry 9 times out of 10 we mistake this for being hungry so we eat, however it is often a sign that your body is dehydrated and all you need is a drink. This is what I would do if I was wanting to lose 20 pounds in a month. (Please alter it for you as I am a 5 foot 7 woman who weighs 100 pouns and wont eat as much as you will probably)

    Breakfast-

    Orange juice (better than Apple, far less calories)

    Poridge (Oats expand in the stomach and leave you feeling fuller, longer with more energy) Make the poridge with water and add a little milk to it after it has been made. Making it with water rather than milk can take off 300 calories per serving.

    Snack-

    Firstly try NOT to snack, If you feel hungry drink a hot drink such a tea or coffee, these are both apertite supressants and will take away the hunger pangs. However if you REALLY feel like you need something than eat fruit. BUT be careful, there are alot of calories in Bananas! Never touch bananas lol. I would reccomend Strawberrys, theyre something like 17 calories per strawberry, and if you take your time eating them you will feel fuller longer.

    TIP- IT TAKES 20 MINUTES FROM STARTING EATING TILL IT HITS YOUR STOMACH AND YOU DONT FEEL HUNGRY!!! Most people dont know this and they eat till they are full. NEVER DO THIS as your brain will not know that youre eating untill after 20 mins. So only eat a little and then wait for 30 mins, if you are still hngry then eat more, but the trick is waiting.

    Lunch

    It really depends on what you like to eat, diets only work if you are eating the food which you enjoy. If you starve yourself of the food that you crave you will slip and binge in all these things that you shouldnt be eating IE Chocolate, Crisps....etc.

    So say you like chicken....go for the chicken, but have it baked in the over or steamed if you have a steamer, not fried, and dont eat the skin, the skin is fattening! More so than the chicken itself.

    If you want a macdonalds or a fast food of some kind, eat the burger but dont eat the bun. In single slice of bread there can be up to 170 calories.

    If you eat bread and dont want to cut it out there is a make called Nimble bread, you can get it from all supermarkets and it is only 70 calories per slice, so you can still enjoy sandwiches.

    Dinner

    Dinner should be the same as lunch but preferelably cooked from home, try to cut down using oils and always steam as much a you can.

    I find that drinking water helps alot. Freezing cold water speeds up your metabolism as it cools your body down and your body works harder to warm itself back up.

    So i have told you what to eat and how to cook. Firstly I think that you need to write down how much weight you want to lose, and why. Set up weekly goals and stick to a meal plan. Write down everything that you eat. They say to lose weight you should idealy cut your daily calories in half. For a woman this is 2500 normally and halfed would be 1250. If you find this too much of a drop its ok, just start at 2000 cals and gradularly reduce your intake over the next few weeks.

    EXERCISE

    I find that light regular exercise that you enjoy works best. Try walking more, doing house work with music on that you enjoy, something with a good bbeat to make you do it faster. Swimming is great and you can always go with friends. Make sure you only do CARDIO work outs tho, those ones that work your heart. Any others will build muscle and will obviously lead to weight gain because muscle weighs more than fat.

    Good luck and sorry for running on so long.

    Just be healthy, balance it out, dont over exercise, stop when you want and make goals for yourself and lastly and most mportanantly do not deny yourself of those 'bad' foods because it will only make you want it more and instead of eating a few squares of chocolate you will eat the whole huge bar!

    Source(s): experience
  • Ang
    Lv 4
    10 years ago

    you have a great balance right now. if your despearate to lose weight exercise once extra a week and follow a lower calorie diet but go easy because your fit, healthy and toned

    the exercise diet. one hour four days a week. incorporate exercise into your social life by going with friends. jogging, cycling to work/school/town, swimming, surfing, dancing, aerobics, a martial art, ice-skating, roller-blading, tennis, basketball, go gym, yoga, orienteering

    example healthy menu

    for breakfast always have some fruit (watermelon, pear, pineapple) with cereal and milk or brown toast with topping like beans, egg, peanut butter and banana or a scone

    lunch can be a wholemeal sandwich, bagel, roll, wrap with lettuce, tomato, cucumber and either tuna, chopped avocado, ham or cheese(no butter or mayo)

    dinner should be 1/4 protein(beans, egg, meat) 1/3 carb (potato, brown rice/pasta) and the rest vegetables. eg. peppers and meatballs in tomato sauce on spagetti

    supper can be carton veg soup or a yogurt and a piece of fruit eg. mango, cherries, pineapple

    drink lots of water- drink with meals, always carry a bottle and try get 1.5l daily

    snack on herbal tea eg.berry, apple, ginger, camomile

  • 10 years ago

    To answer your question, am being honest here!!! DON'T try anything you see online or on tv about loose weight diet pills cuz its a scam!!! I bought Acai Berry and its doesn't work @ all but its make you really HYPER AND HIGH!!! Eat healthy and stop eating junk food such as pizza, KFC, McDonald, chocolate, and DON'T try to eat at Midnight cuz its make you fatter :D DRINK alot of WATER :D

  • 10 years ago

    Cut out the fatty foods, like....cookies, donuts, pizza, chips, cakes and just stay active. Eat fruits and don't starve yourself. Eat Daily and Healthy.

    Also drink water..lots of water.

    Good Luck!

    :)

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  • 3 years ago

    2 and 1 2 hours bowling

  • 3 years ago

    carry a snackable source of protein

  • Mickey
    Lv 5
    3 years ago

    Cary a motivational photo with you

  • Regina
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Get in a routine. It helps.motivate me. Don't be spontanious with it. Set specific times of your day for exercise and.stick to it.

  • 4 years ago

    better to prepare slow to eat foods like hot soups whole fruites etec

  • 4 years ago

    Eat eggs yogurt and whole grains

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