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March 26, 2019 / By Wanda
Question: i really want to lose weight but whenever i try to people are always saying, "you are fine how you are".. even though i dont feel like i am... i am a young teenager but am 11st... i hate sports and vegatbles... as you can see, i have a problem... have you got any advice on what could motivate me to do more activity?
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Shantel Shantel | 9 days ago
How to motivate yourself to exercise. 1. Do it with a friend. Statistics tell us that people who exercise with a friend are more successful at exercising consistently. You can keep each other accountable. Knowing that someone is waiting for you to exercise with them can be great motivation to show up and get it done! 2. Do exercising which you enjoy. For example, you find running boring. You can replace it with any other cardio activity: roller blading, playing badminton, tennis, bicycling burn a lot of calories, and you feel more like you are having fun, than like you are punishing yourself for that extra doughnut. 3. Choose music you like, dynamic and vigourous, to make it more pleasant. 4. Check regularly with your clothes, see how they become bulkier, whoop from joy, photograph the progress and create a photo gallery on your computer. 5. Set fitness goals, independent on weight loss. For example, say to yourself "Next time, I will run quicker, and it will take me only ten minutes to do so", or such. You will feel like a real athlete, preparing for a big day. Keep a journal of your athletic achievements. 6. Compete. Enrol into a local amateur tennis competition, for example. This way, you will have a goal to achieve, which is different from your weight loss, and you will have people to impress and you will have to be adequate, so you'll try harder. 7. Reward yourself (but not with food, you will end eating more than you burned, and will become disillusioned quickly). Invent a set of rules for yourself, for example: every time I am not feeling like exercising, but do it, I will put 1 dollar in my piggy bank, every time I achieve this or that goal - three. At the end of the month go out and buy yourself the most impractical things you were craving but denying yourself with this money. 8. Do not wait for some big moment or big day to start exercising. There are spaces in your daily schedule when you procrastinate - fill them with activities. For example, instead of sitting on the couch, saying "It does not matter, I am going to the gym the next day", get off and do a series of push ups, or skip with the skipping rope (buy it for one dollar in one dollar store), walk down the stairs at work or around the block at your lunch break. This way, you are exercising, fighting boredom, and do not have to sweat in the gym for hours afterwards. This random 7-10 minutes activities will roll at the end of the day into a full gym session! 9. Use "I will show them all" technique (sparingly). Think about the mean people who teased you, the girl who refused to go out with you, a sneering sales person in the clothes shop, imagine them all, and "show them" - run fast, kick high, and end being and feeling gorgeous!
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Shantel Originally Answered: what can help motivate me to lose weight?
How to motivate yourself to exercise. 1. Do it with a friend. Statistics tell us that people who exercise with a friend are more successful at exercising consistently. You can keep each other accountable. Knowing that someone is waiting for you to exercise with them can be great motivation to show up and get it done! 2. Do exercising which you enjoy. For example, you find running boring. You can replace it with any other cardio activity: roller blading, playing badminton, tennis, bicycling burn a lot of calories, and you feel more like you are having fun, than like you are punishing yourself for that extra doughnut. 3. Choose music you like, dynamic and vigourous, to make it more pleasant. 4. Check regularly with your clothes, see how they become bulkier, whoop from joy, photograph the progress and create a photo gallery on your computer. 5. Set fitness goals, independent on weight loss. For example, say to yourself "Next time, I will run quicker, and it will take me only ten minutes to do so", or such. You will feel like a real athlete, preparing for a big day. Keep a journal of your athletic achievements. 6. Compete. Enrol into a local amateur tennis competition, for example. This way, you will have a goal to achieve, which is different from your weight loss, and you will have people to impress and you will have to be adequate, so you'll try harder. 7. Reward yourself (but not with food, you will end eating more than you burned, and will become disillusioned quickly). Invent a set of rules for yourself, for example: every time I am not feeling like exercising, but do it, I will put 1 dollar in my piggy bank, every time I achieve this or that goal - three. At the end of the month go out and buy yourself the most impractical things you were craving but denying yourself with this money. 8. Do not wait for some big moment or big day to start exercising. There are spaces in your daily schedule when you procrastinate - fill them with activities. For example, instead of sitting on the couch, saying "It does not matter, I am going to the gym the next day", get off and do a series of push ups, or skip with the skipping rope (buy it for one dollar in one dollar store), walk down the stairs at work or around the block at your lunch break. This way, you are exercising, fighting boredom, and do not have to sweat in the gym for hours afterwards. This random 7-10 minutes activities will roll at the end of the day into a full gym session! 9. Use "I will show them all" technique (sparingly). Think about the mean people who teased you, the girl who refused to go out with you, a sneering sales person in the clothes shop, imagine them all, and "show them" - run fast, kick high, and end being and feeling gorgeous!

Orianne Orianne
if you re eating out make salad the appetizer most starters are fried and come with unhealthy dips or sauces
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Makenzie Makenzie
Your motivation is about rewards and comes from being able to walk/jog that mile faster for the same effort, or getting more comfortable in your clothes because you got thinner, or looking in the mirror and liking what you see, or noticing a nice muscle definition on your arms, thighs or abs, or climbing those stairs with ease or carrying that bag of grocery and thinking it’s light instead of heavy. You could be getting in shape for a few months for a ski vacation in December and your motivation would be about getting the reward of being able to go down the slopes all day long, without even thinking that it’s a physical challenge, NOT even feeling your muscles! THAT is a great reward. Your reward is a higher metabolism due to more muscle mass (30/50 calories a day for each pound of added muscle mass…talk about becoming a fat burning machine) so you don’t have to worry about your calorie intake anymore. So…whenever you try to lose weight, people say something and then…what? You stop trying? You’re saying that “you really want to lose weight BUT”. If you still pay attention about what other people have to say about you (you’re young, you’ll eventually get over that), make sure that you’re not using what they say as an excuse to stop achieving your goals or even to justify your own lack of motivation. 11st = 154lbs and you’re supposed to gain even more weight as you grow into an adult. You did not mention your age (how old is a young teenager?) and height (so I’m feeling the walls in the dark there…) but a 154lbs sedentary adult woman would have a normal weight at 5’6 or taller, be overweight at 5’5, obese at 5’0 and morbidly obese at 4’4. (I’m hoping you’re tall). Teenagers should be lighter since they’re still growing. Average Height and Weight for Girls 11 year old52 inches79.2 lbs. 12 - 13 years old60 - 63 inches95 - 105 lbs. 14 - 15 years old63 - 64 inches105 - 115 lbs. 16 - 17 years old64 inches115 - 120 lbs. 18 - 20 years old64 inches125 - 130 lbs. Now…people saying that “you are fine how you are” are probably people who love you and want to make you feel better by telling you that you’re fine, even if you’re not (you can’t blame them). Or maybe they really think you’re fine because love is blind and people you love are perfect in every way. Or maybe, hopefully not, they are as big as you or bigger than you and would hate it if you would start to eat healthy, exercise, lose the weight and then look better, while, in comparison to you, THEY would end up looking worse...so they tell you that you are fine. You’ll never escape other people’ insecurities. Even if you get down to a healthy weight, doing your aerobics and your calisthenics while eating healthy, being thin and toned, they’ll be the first ones to point out, on a daily basis, that you’re soooo skinny, just because the majority of people are overweight. For some reasons, it is socially acceptable, even for some fat strangers, to tell fit people that they’re soooo skinny while it’s not acceptable for fit people to tell unfit people that they’re overweight and should not eat those fries in a public place. You don’t feel that you are fine now and maybe you could lose 25 or 50 pounds of fat reserves but you have to be very careful about not stunting your growth, because you’re a young teenager and you still need to grow into an adult. The last thing you need is a slower metabolism which is what happens when you don’t eat enough (in a misguided effort to lose weight) and your body adapts to a lower calorie intake, because you eat under your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR). You don’t have a problem…you have several, like family/peer pressure, diet and messed up taste buds, physical activity and lack of it (aerobics, anaerobics…), your likes and dislikes, your habits, where and how you live that is probably a factor...You should tackle them one at a time so they are not that big huge overwhelming endeavor. Like when I do my laundry, I might do all the towels one day, the sheets the next day, a load of black/blue + a load of whites another day, then the red/pink/purple another day, some blankets or curtains another day, then a load of yellow/orange + a load of the fragile/cold temperature…at the end of the week, everything is washed and it was not a big thing because I did it a little every day while going on a daily treasure hunt for enough dirty laundry to fill up my machine! I don’t vacuum my whole house in one fell swoop either. You could start by eating healthier which is a big goal in itself. Learn about nutrition, Basal Metabolic Rate, how much carbs/fats/proteins you need. Learn how to buy healthy food and cook healthy. Eating healthy is about avoiding the unhealthy food as much as possible. Once you stay away from fast food (any restaurant food, really), packaged and boxed food (except for bread, pasta and rice, if you don’t make your own bread/pasta), canned food, prepared and processed food, then you’re left with the fruits/veggies, whole wheat food (the brown kind of bread, pasta), brown rice, lean meat and the good kind of oil (olive, avocado, nuts, fish). You can have any of the bad stuff occasionally so they don’t become forbidden obsessions. Also the cooking method can double the calorie content of a meal, so learn about healthy cooking without having to add extra fats, like using a steamer (using water), a rotisserie (using heat and herbs), a slow cooker (using homemade broth and herbs), a pressure cooker, a grill… Once you cook your own meals, you can control the calorie content because your control the cooking method and all the ingredients. A lot of people are overweight because they keep eating food that they did not cook. Teenagers are especially vulnerable because they think they have to eat what they are fed…they don’t. If you don’t like vegetables, then there is something wrong with you (too much junk food perhaps?) and you have to readjust your taste buds which is just another obstacle you have to overcome and it takes about 3 weeks for your taste buds to adapt to anything (better or worse, so might as well make it better). You could buy one of those “Sneaky Chef” cookbooks with recipes that incorporate veggies in a sneaky way, for kids who don’t like veggies. As soon as you can handle a knife without cutting yourself and bleeding, then you can cook…around the age of 7, peeling tons of veggies and dropping them in boiling water for the family soup. If you’re 154lbs, your food provider is not very skilled and you should take charge for your own health. Once you get your calorie intake under control, cooking healthy stuff in a healthy way and your taste buds can appreciate veggies, then you move on to the exercising part, which is like several books you have to read about calorie expenditures, 3,500 calories of exercising for each pound of fat reserves you wish to lose, doing aerobics in your Target Heart Rate zone, doing calisthenics with good form…just read some books. You hate sports? I don’t like sports either. I don’t like competition with others but that does not mean I can’t compete with myself by improving my body.
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Kiersten Kiersten
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Jamie Jamie
Loosing weight fast is always an unhealthy thing. There are many diets who tell you that you can loose a lot of weight in no time. And it is working, but you are doing no good to your body. And there's also the Jojo-effect. The best thing to loose and hold a healthy weight is healthy food, less sugar, lots of drinking water, and sports. Diet has to begin in your head. And you already started to think about your nutrition. That's an important step. It is too easy just to make a magazine-diet for 2-3 weeks and loose some weight. But it will come back soon again. If you are over-thinking your nutrition and activity, you will have a constantly good result. Isn't that much better and healthier than a crash-diet ? - Healthy life every day! Take care, :-)
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Epiphany Epiphany
You are so young and have the metabolism working for you,so anything activity you do will make you lose weight or at least keep the weight. Swimming is good. lift weights 2 lb each for 30 minutes a day burn a lot of calories and you can do this watching TV. Good luck!
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Cindy Cindy
distracted dining will get you in trouble avoid eating in front of a television or in a movie theater as you re bound to consume more calories
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Cindy Originally Answered: How to motivate myself to diet?
The desired end result should be your motivation. Although exercise can help a bit for weight loss, dieting is more effective than exercise. To avoid regaining lost weight you must not lose any more than 10 lbs a month. After you reach your target weight you need to go on a maintenance diet for the rest of your life. Supper needs to be abolished as supper calories are even more fattening than dinner calories as you don't burn them up with most of the day behind you. Breakfast calories are the least fattening followed by lunch calories as you burn them up with most of the day ahead of you. It is probably better not to have any snacks as they are all extra calories. Very low calorie snacks such as raw fruit are OK but not dried fruit as that can be fattening in large amounts. Reducing your intake of fats and calories will help but your calorie intake should never drop below 1,200 calories per day if you want to be healthy. Reducing your intake of junk sugar will help. Foods or drinks such as coke and other soft drinks, desserts, sweets, cakes, cookies or biscuits must be eliminated or substantially reduced. Cereals must be restricted to those that contain less than 15% total sugars and junk sugar loaded foods such as pizzas must be avoided. Junk sugar bowls must be abolished. Oatmeal, oat bran, wheat bran and wheat germ are good cereals that can help for weight loss. Junk sugar health hazards are discussed in a web search for "sugar health hazards". The natural sugars in fruit and vegetables are OK as they metabolise to glucose slowly due to their high fiber content so they have a low to medium GI value. Fruit and vegetables are low in calories and are not fattening. Most fruit and vegetables are metabolism boosting foods and that helps for weight loss. Potatoes and sweet potatoes are exceptions and can be fattening. Very high fiber foods such as wheat germ and wheat bran can also help for weight loss. Fattening combinations that you need to avoid include combinations of protein foods (such as eggs, meat, poultry, sea food, cheese and nuts) with starchy carbohydrates (such as bread, cereals, pasta, rice, potatoes, sweet potatoes and corn).

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