How to lose weight safely?
Topic: How to lose weight safely?
November 13, 2019 / By Amanda Question:
Ok im 16 and extremely overweight. ive been battling with it for years and it only gets worse. Dont tell me i dont try because i do. at first i could lose the weight but not keep it off and now it just gets harder and harder to lose it. i walk a mile to school and a mile home each day. not to mention i walk from the 1st floor to the 3rd floor of school 4 or more times a day. i eat right most of the time but it seems that if i have one bad thing a day it ruins everything and i GAIN weight or stay the same. either that or i keep eating and tell myself ill do differently tomorrow. it isnt like i want to be like this. i do try. addiction runs in my family. my brother has a food addiction and i believe i have one too. i try and fight it but i want it to deteriorate. i am porobably the most active overweight girl you will see. i play a varsity sport at school and i do exercise at home.. i used to ride the bike for an hour or more every day but i wouldnt lose weight. i have no dissorders. please help.. and be sensitive. people always seem to think that fat people want to be fat. if you are that kind of person then don't answer. im tired of all these thin girls saying they are fat. i want to hit them. i want to be one of those girls. i have a great personality but unfortunately in this world, looks do matter... to everyone but me
ok every answer is amazing so im leaving up to other people to vote.. i think
Best Answers: How to lose weight safely?
Wallace | 8 days ago
Oh kiddo, I feel for you... it is not an easy road.
First I think you should talk to your doctor. Ask to be referred to a Nutritionist about your eating habits and what foods are going to help you keep full but keep you healthy at the same time. I also recommend you ask to see a therapist about your addiction to food. You can learn coping skills so that you don't go to food when really your body does not need it.
Juice is really bad... so use Crystal Light instead. Only have one slice of bread per day... use it for 1/2 a sandwich at lunch with some turkey or chicken, dark green lettuce, tomato. Watch how much sodium you are ingesting... sodium is needed, but you do not want more than 2500mg per day... so look at food labels and don't add salt to your food. Bake your foods, not fry. Try to eat a snack between classes like a banana or carrot sticks... drink 6 glasses of water per day. To help your metabolism, eat 5 to 6 smaller meals per day.
Check your local community center and see what aerobic classes they have...go swimming... dance... keeping active does not have to mean treadmills and gyms. Do something you actually like... that way you stay motivated.
Lastly, don't be too hard on yourself. I know that is hard to do when society wants people to be stick figures (which are not good looking if you ask me... stick figures look gross to me). Keep that chin up and remember that you ARE beautiful.
👍 284 | 👎 8
Did you like the answer? How to lose weight safely?
Share with your friends
Originally Answered: how to lose weight safely?
I would see a doctor for professional tips so that you can lose as much weight as possible IN A SAFE AND HEALTHY WAY!
What I generally do to lose some weight:
-Eat 5, smaller meals throughout the day instead of 3 big meals.
-Stop drinking any sugar drinks (pop, lemonade, etc.).
-Drink lots of water (it helps suppress your appetite and increases your metabolism).
-Exercise! I'm not saying you need to go get a personal trainer, BowFlex, or LifeTime fitness membership. When you get bored/hungry, go talk a walk/run. Walking is great because it gives you time to think, increases your metabolism, and you don't have to change your clothes/shower when you do it.
Those are all easy ways to lose some weight. They don't cut into your life style to terribly but will definitely help you to lose weight.
As for areas that have more fat than others, lifting is the only way to tighten up those areas. Bench press will help you to tighten your chest while crunches and sit ups will help you tighten your stomach.
Check out this website. It reviews all the best weight loss programs, and has helped me to turn my life around, and actually start losing weight.
ok don't worry i feel the same. i mean all these people say that i am skinny but im not im about 10 pounds or more overweight. so im trying this. i eat less than i usually do. i drink water to fill me up so i will eat less. i always have a water bottle with me. so after you eat like 5-10 minutes later do some crunches or exercises. i do about 50-100 crunches a day but not all at once. i do it at different times. when you get hungry then eat fruit as a snack. grapes are good for you too. also when you walk maybe you can powerwalk otherwise known as fast walk. it helps. also use this to count how much calories you burned while doing something. by the way you have to burn 3500 calories to lose 1 pound. i know its a lot. REMEMBER ALWAYS TRY TO BE ACTIVE AS MUCH AS YOU CAN!!!!!
ok so this calculator is to count the calories in the food you eat: http://www.thecaloriecounter.com/
and this calculator counts how many calories you burn while doing something: http://www.healthstatus.com/cbc.html
👍 120 | 👎 0
Why do you want to be like them? Don't you know that being fat (while if it can be a health hazard if you gain weight) doesn't have any effect on people after school. As long as you're physically active like you say you are, you'll be healthy and fine. If any one makes fun of you you have to remember that they have their own insecurities. That thin girl may worry every day about how her nose is too big, or a "hot" girl would worry about all the pressure from horny guys trying to get at her. Once you get out of the hell of high school and see the real world, you'll realize what people are truly like, fatness doesn't matter to them...
👍 113 | 👎 -8
It seems you have a long way to go and with little support it will be hard. Perhaps some of the articles on my blog will help.
Start with having a glass of water before you eat.
Then always leaving a bit on your plate.
There are some good forums where you can find some support too
👍 106 | 👎 -16
Sleep in a cold room Sleeping in a cold room is a best way to force your body to heat itself up for hours
👍 99 | 👎 -24
Snap a photo of yourself once a week to know progress that will also increase your confidence level
👍 92 | 👎 -32
identify the emotional triggers that lead you to seek unhealthy comfort food picture your goal weight the next time a trigger strikes to help you resist temptation
👍 85 | 👎 -40
Originally Answered: Trying to lose weight safely?
Here's what I eat when I'm trying to lose weight but don't want to starve:
Apples slices w/ peanut butter
lots of chicken
tuna mixed with a little miracle whip and crackers
individual broc & cheese trays by green giant
amy's organic burritos
steamed zucchini with lots of seasoning
healthy cereal like quaker oats or shredded wheat
Just a few examples of stuff that fills me up and still lets me lose weight.