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How to get lean? 103 lbs?

Im 103 lbs, 5’0″, female. Im looking to be around 95 lbs and toned. (im 16). What kinds of food should I eat?? How long would it take me to get lean? Thanks

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You should not cut calories while you are under 20 years and 1 month, but as far as food is concerned, you should properly balance your fruits, vegetables, grains, meat, dairy, and sweets according to the food pyramid. As far as getting lean is concerned, however, you need to start exercising. Some exercises can be found at http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/finder . EDIT: Contrary to what other answerers have said, 95 pounds is not actually considered underweight (although it is if you have muscle); however, it is considered to be the bare minimum. According to BMI standards, a healthy weight for 5′ is 95 pounds to 127 pounds, although I do agree that you can’t have any significant muscle mass and be healthy at the lower end of the healthy range, and it is possible to have enough body fat that you are able to go higher than the healthy range by BMI and still be within your true healthy range. To calculate your body fat percentage, go to https://sites.google.com/site/calculateyourbmi/all-calculators/body-fat-percentage-excel_version .

I need help to lose weight?!?

By the way im 14! a Freshman at highschool. Okay! I’m 5’2 or 5’3 and I’m about 113 pounds! I want to be around 100 pounds or maybe even less. I have more upper body fat then lower. I have a muffin top and my stomach jiggles..its not even funny. my legs..my thighs are okay i guess but i want them to be slimmer..my calves..i want them to be slimmer for sure..but im in cheer so i have pretty muscular legs when i like “squeeze” them. idkk but my calves i think are mostly muscle instead of fat. anywayss can anyone plan out a good workout for me? and good eating menu for about 2 weeks? obviously im not trying to loose like 11 pounds in 2 weeks but i just want to see what everyone recommends! thank you! and im really not skinny i NEED to loose weight! by the way im usually constantly hungry and even though im full..i feel myself just eating..and eating. and i never drink soda or eat chips! or candy and chocolate!

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When you are losing weight, you should exercise and diet together. If you exercise without dieting, you will get bigger appetite, which will lead to increase of weight, or muscle grow underneath the fat layer, and make you bulkier. If you diet without exercising, you will become flabby and will have excess skin. For diet, go wheat free. No pasta, pizza, bread and so on. And no food after 7 p.m. People achieve marvellous results with it. Depending on your initial weight, you can drop upwards from 20 pounds a month. If you don’t eat wheat then you don’t eat all those sticky, fatty goey cakes, you don’t eat junk food, and you don’t eat biscuits. But your diet is still balanced. It costs nothing, and you do not have to calculate points or to buy special meals or plans. For exercising, start with walking, and then switch to running/jogging. Running is the most efficient and calorie-burn exercise ever. If you are overweight a lot, walk first or you may have health complications (heart attack, disjointed bones and so on). Weight lifting is a good means to target your problem areas for men and women. It’s not necessarily to become a bodybuilder or even join a gym – a couple of dumbbells will help you to target your problem areas (stomach, butt, legs, arms, chest). On average, people eating reasonable portions of balanced meals get hungry about every three to five hours. Check the balance of foods you eat. Refined carbohydrates like white rice, baked goods and most crackers or pretzels are processed by the body fairly quickly. That means that blood sugars go up and back down rapidly, tending to leave you hungry again within two hours. Whole-grain breads and cereals are processed more slowly and may leave you satisfied longer. Studies show that hunger is satisfied longer when a meal or snack includes a small amount of protein. That doesn’t have to mean meat. Protein is also found in milk, cheese, yogurt, tofu and other soy products, eggs, nuts, seeds and dried beans. Also, vegetables and fruits are missing from many Americans’ meals, yet they provide bulk that can help satisfy hunger. Have you let a low fat diet get too low in fat? Fat leaves the stomach very slowly, so a small amount of fat in a meal keeps hunger satisfied. If your goal is weight loss, excess hunger could be a sign that you’ve cut your calories too low or that you are pushing to reach a weight that is too low for you. Finally, consider this: Are you actually physically hungry all the time, or do you simply feel like eating? Eating when you’re not hungry can mean that eating has become a habit for coping with boredom, procrastination or stress. If this is the case for you, the key is to develop ways to handle these situations without food. If you address all these possibilities and still feel hungry all the time, talk with your physician. Constant hunger not related to any of these factors could be due to medication or a medical problem that needs attention.

how to lose weight as a pre-teen?

im overweight and i want to lose weight fast. Please list what types of food i should be eating, exercises, and how many calories i should be consuming for a 12 year old thats 5’2. i know i am growing but i would still like to lose weight. Thank you so much xoxoxo 🙂 i am currently 121 pounds

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•Eat healthy home cooked meals, Use less oil, low salt, fresh produce, and you’ll start seeing results in no time. •Avoid the junk food like that sodas, cookies, ice cream, pizzas, and other fattening and highly processed foods. •Yoga helps you controlling your weight. It burns your excess fat and makes you slim and trim younger. One of the benefits of yoga is that you learn to control practically every muscle and joint of your body so that the issue of weight gain will stop to exist. •Do daily exercise. Exercise is necessary. Small changes to your activity level can add up over the course of a day, and can start creation an impact on your weight within as little as a week. The key to quick weight apart from diet change is exercise are Walking, cycling and swimming are the best ways to lose weight.

What do guys consider too fat?

I’m 17. Nearly 18. Never had a boyfriend, made out with 3 guys in the last couple of years, but only when pretty drunk! I’m not fat exactly (5ft8, 130ish pounds) but feel grim and chunky. Do you guys think these are okay body statistics? Not a flat ***, i do make sure i squat, but my breasts are only a B. I feel so fat its horrible. I really like this guy and we’ve had a few moments where things have nearly happened, but after I always doubt myself and think i’m too tall and too wide:( How can I be more confident? Do you think I need to lose weight? Thanks !

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Fat is fat. You can’t put a number on it without putting LOADS of numbers on it. Look in the mirror and what do you see? Can you jiggle? Can you flap? Can you make shapes out of your belly? Consider these things and make your decision. Do you want to get rid of some of your belly? Do you want to see abs? Do you want to have a slimmer upper body? All this comes with losing weight. If only I had some information to help you lose weight. Oh, wait. I DO!! BOOM! High-carb cs Low-carb: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eREuZEdMAVo Ketosis, health and performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqwvcrA7oe8 Cereal killer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbBURnqYVzw Kcal vs carb: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpavkD7ot8I Eat eggs. Eat bacon. Have sausages. Get coconut oil. Eat cheese. Have butter. Steak nights. Plain ribs. Peanbutter. Nuts. Vegetables. Stop snacking. Eat until full. Drink 4 liters water a day.

Fatty legs need help?

I’m not fat at all infact I’m skinny but I have this annoying fat at the very top of my legs near my crutch that I can’t get rid of, can anyone help me get rid of it please. I am signed up to the gym aswell if that helps

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Maybe you’re young and already have your period so it’s “baby fat”. You should store baby fat all over your thighs, not just the top of it, near your crutch. Maybe you don’t have enough baby fat yet because you’re skinny (that should change when you get pregnant). One French scientist studied thigh fat, wondering why skinny girls and women cannot get “rid of it” and she deducted, after extensive well documented research that the thigh fat is “baby fat” and is only accessible by a baby breastfeeding on the mother. I’m a proof of that…All my thigh fat disappeared when I breastfed my kids 10 to 12 months until I became underweight and stopped lactating (you cannot lactate if you’re underweight). Ballerinas (and anorexic teenage girls with ED) don’t have baby fat because they have a very low BFP (Body Fat Percentage) which make them unable to menstruate and get pregnant so they don’t get baby fat. If you ever get pregnant, you will NEED your baby fat to breastfeed your baby as your baby would die within 3 days without milk. What would be the point of spending 9 months to grow a human being in your belly to have him or her die within 3 days because you cannot eat food due to sickness (your immune system is down the drain after you give birth) or shortage of food? I’m not saying that you’re among the 2 billion people on the planet not having access to enough food (or baby formula) but saying that hundreds of thousands of years of human evolution to maximize the survival of the human species has neither caught up with the invention of infant formula that replaced the use of wet nurses nor with the recent invention of photoshopping (they always Photoshop out the thigh fat) and the idea that girls and woman would become self conscious about their baby fat…clothing can help you hide whatever part of your body you don’t want to show anyway. It’s like teenage girls with a cute round belly desperately wanting a flat stomach because they want to wear a bikini at the beach…time to curse that pervert horny French mechanical engineer who “invented” the bikini in the middle of last century to settle a bet and send million of girls having image issues. Once, I got a serious infection while giving birth (hospital environment full of sick people, what do you expect?) and needed antibiotics so I had to pump my milk and pour it down the sink as my baby could not be exposed to my meds. Luckily he had access to infant formula but got bulimic, only sleeping, more like collapsing from exhaustion about crying for hunger 24/7 (he was so freaking cute, the nurses at the hospital were fighting each other about to feed him so they fed him too much). I spent 3 months regulating his hunger signals so he could finally sleep peacefully for 3 hours in a row between breastfeeding. Another time, I got a sore throat one week after giving birth, and then it turned into my complete inability to eat for a week, just sip water, while I still had plenty of milk for my thriving baby, watching my thighs fat melt like snow in the sun. My sore throat was in fact a throat abscess and I had to get a surgical procedure at the hospital to pierce it…I swear, I saw the pus shooting several feet up in the air…eeww!!! No wonder the otolaryngologist surgeons (ENT, ear, nose and throat specialist) were wearing full facial Plexiglas masks.

What could I possibly have?

Im 16 years old and for about 5 months now, I have not been able to sleep well at all. School started about a month ago and I wake up at 6 every morning for school, but because I cannot fall asleep until about 2 or 3am, I spend an exhausted day at school. Every single night (weekday and weekends) I cant fall asleep until past 2am and i never get rest from how many times I wake up during my sleep. On weekends I get up early because by about 8am, i cant fall back asleep, regardless how tired I feel. Im always tired 24/7. I have very little energy to do anything and its bringing me behind in school. Plus, over about a month now, Ive had a large appitite loss, Ive even lost weight because im never hungry, sometimes going days with a meal. Im also always extremely cold. I always wear complete winter weather clothing yet Im still shivering. I have a doctors appointment in two months but I cant wait that long. Please tell me, what is going on with my body? I spoke to a trusted adult and they told me that its likely i have thyroid problems. What could that mean?

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10. Muscle and Joint Pains, Carpal Tunnel/Tendonitis Problems. Aches and pains in your muscles and joints, weakness in the arms and a tendency to develop carpal tunnel in the arms/hands, tarsal tunnel in the legs, and plantars fasciitis in the feet can all be symptoms of undiagnosed thyroid problems. 9. Neck Discomfort/Enlargement. A feeling of swelling in the neck, discomfort with turtlenecks or neckties, a hoarse voice or a visibly enlarged thyroid can all be signs of a “goiter” — an enlarged thyroid gland that is a symptom of thyroid disease. To help find out if your thyroid may be enlarged, try a simple “Thyroid Neck Check” test at home. 8. Hair/Skin Changes. Hair and skin are particularly vulnerable to thyroid conditions, and in particular, hair loss is frequently associated with thyroid problems. With hypothyroidism, hair frequently becomes brittle, coarse and dry, while breaking off and falling out easily. Skin can become coarse, thick, dry,and scaly. In hypothyroidism, there is often an unusual loss of hair in the outer edge of the eyebrow. With hyperthyroidism, severe hair loss can also occur, and skin can become fragile and thin. 7. Bowel Problems. Severe or long-term constipation is frequently associated with hypothyroidism, while diarrhea or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is associated with hyperthyroidism. 6. Menstrual Irregularities and Fertility Problems. Heavier, more frequent and more painful periods are frequently associated with hypothyroidism, and shorter, lighter or infrequent menstruation can be associated with hyperthyroidism. Infertility can also be associated with undiagnosed thyroid conditions. 5. Family History. If you have a family history of thyroid problems, you are at a higher risk of having a thyroid condition yourself. You may not always be aware of thyroid problems in your family, though, because among older people, it is often referred to as “gland trouble” or “goiter.” So pay attention to any discussions of glandular conditions or goiter or weight gain due to “a glandular problem,” as these may be indirect ways of referring to thyroid conditions. 4. Cholesterol Issues High cholesterol, especially when it is not responsive to diet, exercise or cholesterol-lowering medication, can be a sign of undiagnosed hypothyroidism. Unusually low cholesterol levels may be a sign of hyperthyroidism. 3. Depression and Anxiety. Depression or anxiety – including sudden onset of panic disorder – can be symptoms of thyroid disease. Hypothyroidism is most typically associated with depression, while hyperthyroidism is more commonly associated with anxiety or panic attacks. Depression that does not respond to antidepressants may also be a sign of an undiagnosed thyroid disorder. 2. Weight Changes. You may be on a low-fat, low-calorie diet with a rigorous exercise program, but are failing to lose or gain any weight. Or you may have joined a diet program or support group, such as Weight Watchers, and you are the only one who isn’t losing any weight. Difficulty losing weight can be a sign of hypothyroidism. You may be losing weight while eating the same amount of food as usual – or even losing while eating more than normal. Unexplained weight changes and issues can be signs of both hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism. 1. Fatigue. Feeling exhausted when you wake up, feeling as if 8 or 10 hours of sleep a night is insufficient or being unable to function all day without a nap can all be signs of thyroid problems. (With hyperthyroidism, you may also have nighttime insomnia that leaves you exhausted during the day.) If you have 3 or more of the above symptoms, your next steps should be to read Thyroid Disease 101, along with a visit to your doctor for a thorough thyroid evaluation. Remember I’m not a doctor so this maybe not be 100% correct

any one used Ali weightloss pills? If so what types of low-fat foods should I buy at the grocery store?

I want to buy it but also start eating a low-fat diet, but don’t know what types of food are actually low-fat and also have low calories. Any help would be great. Thx

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Whenever you are trying to lose weight, you should concentrate on these three things which all work together in providing a healthier and quicker weight loss goal for yourself. I have found this combination really successful in my weight loss plans. The first thing is exercising and how much you can put forth into it. The more you exercise, the more results you will see. The next thing is dieting and the calorie intake. If you exercise more, technically you could eat more? Always watch what you eat. Now the last step in a good weight loss plan is always a good diet pill that can help you get to the end of the road. I have found Proactol which is a natural herbal diet pill to be the best around. It’s an appetite suppressant along with being a fat blocker which stops up to 28% of fat you eat. Read up about it at TheWeightLossPlace .com where I saved money on it. Proactol really works well with exercising which gives you plenty of energy to perform. Along with that your diet will be affected by Proactol due to the appetite suppressant and fat blocker. If you slip up on meals, the fat blocker kicks in. It’s really great to stop food cravings. Concentrate on those three things and the combination is deadly for the fat cells in your body. Good luck and I hope this helps.

Do crunches slash both upper and lower belly fat?

Ok, so I have been doing crunches but I feel it mostly in the upper abdomen? Am i supposed to feel it in the lower abdomen too? Because i feel nothing there.. like no soreness in muscles.. Does the whole crunch tone the whole abs (upper + bottom)? Or do you have to do special exercises to reduce lower belly fat? Thanks!

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Crunches won’t flatten your stomach – it only strengthens your core. Same goes for situps, planks, russian twists, etch To lose belly fat – clean and healthy diet and cardio

Why are fat-free and low-fat foods bad for you?

I’m trying to convince my friend that fat-free and low-fat foods are bad for so, and so are sugar-free foods. I used to know the reason for this, but I have forgotten now. Can someone remind me please? I hate such foods by the way.

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Well, they are not all bad for you actually. It depends on the product and company. I buy light sour cream, and yogurt and ice cream. The comapanies I choose make these products with lower fat, such as with skim milk. So they are more healthy, in my opinion. Some sugar-free products are ok too. Sugar substitutes made of chemicals are the ones that are not good for you, but some sugar-free treats are made with cactus extract, cane juice, honey and other natural sweeteners. It’s all about reading labels.

can I lose weight this way?

Breakfast: Black coffee with either a 2 scrambled eggs on toast, or a small apple and a banana or wholegrain cereal. Lunch: Fruit salad, most likley banana’s with a special K bar and a can of diet coke Dinner: Vegetable stir fry made through a small knob of low fat butter or salad with vegetarian sausages or tomato soup Dessert: Green tea with a bag of salted popcorn, an low fat ice cream, another cereal bar, all 100 calories or under Based on the suggestions of what I’l be eating through the week, could I lose weight with this diet Just to clarify, I’m not eating all of these in 1 meal. These are just options of what I would mostly likely have

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You could, but eating to little will put u into starvation mode, and then you won’t lose anything. Try and get your calorie intake to around 1000 per day, at least 8 glasses of water per day and some exercise 🙂