Can I have some advice on losing weight please?

Discussion in 'General Weight Loss Discussion' started by Verient, 12 August 2009 Social URL.

  1. Verient

    Verient New Member

    I know I'm not fat, but I'm not happy with my weight.
    I'm 16.
    I'm 5'4.
    I weigh around 122lbs.

    What is the best way for me to lose 5-10lbs relatively quickly?
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  3. IrishMum

    IrishMum A little of everything!

    You're bang on a healthy weight for your age and height. Is it your shape you're not happy with? Losing 10lbs or so will push you towards the underweight catagory, putting you at risk from health problems. If it's your shape you're not happy with, perhaps consider toning exercises to work on the areas you're not happy with? No-one (with any sense) will recommend you drop weight quickly- 1-2lbs per week is the maximum any reputable weight-loss site will recommend you lose.
  4. Verient

    Verient New Member

    I guess 10lbs is too much. I'd ideally like to be 115lbs. I have far too much fat on my belly and thighs which I'd like to get rid of. x
  5. IrishMum

    IrishMum A little of everything!

    Again- it doesn't sound like you have a 'weight' problem, more a 'size' problem. If you lose weight, theres no guarantee you'll lose it off those areas? Walking is a great exercise for toning your legs (plus its easy & free!) and I'm sure if you google 'tummy exercises' you'll come up with some simple effective ways of toning your tummy?
  6. Verient

    Verient New Member

    I thought you had to lose the weight and then tone? I don't really understand it all. Sit ups are good for your belly aren't they but I don't see how they'd make the fat go? x
  7. IrishMum

    IrishMum A little of everything!

    You're not. You're a healthy weight. If you see 'fat' around your tummy, the chances are it's just untoned muscle. Trust me. Don't become obsessed with weight at your age. As a life-long dieter, I wish I'd just been content instead of spending my life chasing the 'ideal' body.
  8. Stirky7

    Stirky7 Believe!

    Why don't you buy a really good exercise dvd and do that at least 3 times a week, that'll help you tone up. I highly recommend the new Davina Superbody workout, brilliant!! Easy to follow and you can feel it working lol, I just need to get into doing it a bit more. I also have yoga and the yogalates dvds, they are great for toning too. Good luck hun x
  9. Konvictz

    Konvictz Full Member

    then you need to do fat burning exercises....cardio basically...

    its all about body fat percentage, not weight. if your body fat is low, you always look good.

    and for us guys. if body fat is low, we get that 'ripped' look.

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