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BY MARTICA HEANER ON 4/12/2012 10:00:00 AM
POSTED IN body, weight, healthy ways to lose weight, eating, healthy eating 101, how to cut out junk food, health, nutrition
People think that you need to totally cut carbs out of your diet to be healthy. I am here to tell you that does not help. First of all there are very few foods that have no carbs. Meats, water, lettuce and most diet beverages have no carbs, but totally avoiding carbs is impossible unless you only eat or drink these items. Let's set one thing straight about Carbohydrates, a carbohydrate is a unit of energy. Sure there are foods that have a lot of carbs, which you should only eat once in a while. Over all you need carbs to survive. But next time, if you have a choice between deep dish pizza and thin crust, go for the thin crust, it'll be just as tasty as the deep dish, but it won't leave you feeling like a glutonus pig.
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by kpianoplayer on 5/12/2012 1:07:58 PM
I have to lose 20 pounds in 2 weeks to be able to fit into my dance dress. Is there any way to do it?
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by Glitterheart16 on 4/28/2012 11:31:20 PM
I am overweight an am trying to lose weight. The ting is though that I always eat fruit and never drink pop unless it's my birthday. I probably eat less than 2/3 as many fried foods as I did a year ago. But I am still 30 pounds overwieght. This really annoys me because the boys I like are really skinny. So are all the models in clothes mags. This has led me to believe the only way to be pretty is being skinny! I know this isn't true but it's really hard to accept myself as fat. Almost no clothes look good on me because if my weight! Anyway, I realy would appreciate it f you had some tips for unsporty girls like me to work out and lose lots of weight. Thanks!
Let me start of by saying that every girl is beautiful, regardless of her body size. I’m sure you are beautiful just the way you are. Still, if you are looking for weight loss tips, make sure you eat whenever your hungry. A lot of girls think if they don’t eat they will loose weight. This is not the case because it just leads to over eating later on. Try eating more healthier foods and eat whenever your hungry. Exercising is tough but the hardest part about it is getting up to do it. Start out small and work your way up. Try walking each day or maybe play WII exercise games and work your way up to running, jogging, etc. Any little bit helps, but remember, the best beauty secret is confidence! One of the first things a guy notices about a girl is her confidence. Love yourself and know that you are beautiful, no matter what the circumstances!
by LilMissAmazing on 4/28/2012 7:01:35 PM
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by *Kailey* on 4/15/2012 9:33:17 PM
When they stick to water and skim milk, u really shouldn't listen to the second part. Water is healthy and keeps u hydrated. Skim milk is basically milk substitute becuase it is milk watered down. Skim milk has 1/3 of the full nutritional value of 2% milk, which is the best kind for growing adolescents. COntrolling the amount of milk u have per day also helps. Even though its high in calcium its filling and therefore prevents u from being capable of getting all of the nutrition u need from a meal. Please consider these things if u are looking to start a "diet".
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by Sarah510 on 4/15/2012 12:22:46 PM
This article gives really good advice! thanks A good tip to eating smaller portions is to eat of a smaller plate. You tend to load up on more food on a bigger plate because there is more room but on a smaller one, there's not as much space. Also, if you eat an apple or fruit or something about an hour before a meal, you feel less hungry during the meal and don't overeat. I'm trying to get fitter and healthier (mostly because it's almost summer but just for my own good too)
by cookiemonstah123 on 4/15/2012 11:51:48 AM
by Sarah510 on 4/15/2012 11:43:16 AM
Tip : Don't spend more then a hour on the computer\ TV unless for schoolwork reasons.
Tip: Get at least an hour of excersise a day. ( I get about three hours!!!)
Tip: It's all what really counts. Think - '' Do I really need dressing on my salad?'' ''Do I need bacon on my hamburger?" '' Just because I'm out with my friends and family, do I need to get soda?'' Juice or water would be much easier.
It's little tips like that that count.
by Sarah510 on 4/15/2012 9:45:08 AM
by Sarah510 on 4/15/2012 9:40:08 AM
Here is a healthy tip here for EVERYONE!!! You SHOULD NOT worry about weight unless your doctor tells you you should be careful. I'm not saying don't eat good and don't excersise ; I'm saying ( this for everybody) don't step on the scale every day to weigh yourself and force yourself not to eat when you're hungry.
by Sarah510 on 4/15/2012 9:35:29 AM
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by bubbles3956 on 4/14/2012 10:07:18 PM
by smileygirl555 on 4/14/2012 9:48:09 PM
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Hey, I just want to say that all these girls on here trying to lose weight really should NOT even think about it unless your doctor tells you that you should lose weight. I personally have a lot of friends who have eating disorders and I've seen how ruining they can be in teenage girls' lives. Focus on being HEALTHY not SKINNY. Anyway, it just really upsets me when GL has articles about dieting and losing weight. Can you please work on less "losing weight" articles?
by rosierose5 on 4/14/2012 3:06:37 PM
HEY mods sorry but i have another question! please answer QUICK!
ok so i starting a new weight loss plan to lose around 12 pounds. so i am doing 3/4 days of cardio and 2/3 days of strentgh with one rest day. so my question is that i want to use 3-4 pound weights to tone my arms on strenghth training days but i willl need some weights. my mom doesnt know that i am doing this whole fitness plan (she only knows that i wanna be healthy) so what do i say if i wanna buy these weights without her saying that i dont need to lose weight, blah blah, even though i am close to being very overweight according to my bmi.
PS. my mom is losing weight too because she is overweight so if that helps...PPS. sorry for being sooo long!
Hey bubbles3956, just tell her it's apart of your being more healthy plan, because it is. Let her know the weights are helping you get in shape, and since she's trying to loose weight too, you guys could both use them. Hope this helps! Xoxo
by bubbles3956 on 4/14/2012 10:49:45 AM
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by furryfriend99 on 4/12/2012 7:52:36 PM
I have lost 20 pounds since the beginning of 2012 just being more aware of my calorie intake so this really does work!
by littleducksis on 4/12/2012 6:29:49 PM
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by Sarah510 on 4/12/2012 5:52:15 PM
by cheekymonkey1 on 4/12/2012 5:34:45 PM
the title made it seem like these diet were a hazard to your health i was sorta scared cuz my mom is doing weight watchers
by Payton K on 4/12/2012 5:33:16 PM
by txtingirl on 4/12/2012 5:09:27 PM
I don't know if teens need to take diets. You can eat healthy and exercise without a diet.
by future_artist on 4/12/2012 4:42:31 PM
Also, the statement 'eat smaller portions' depending on the person, is not always the best advice. I DO agree though, that we should eat more veggies! In fact, half of your meal (I'm pretty sure ) should be fruits and vegetables!
by cait1998 on 4/12/2012 4:09:28 PM
I understand that teens shouldn't really use Weight Watchers but the article kinda made it sound like it was a fake diet. I have known many people on this diet (all for health reasons) and it has helped them greatly. It doesn't keep you from eating AS MUCH as you want, it just keeps you eating healthier foods. Also, depending on what you're acually eating, you may be able to eat A BUNCH of it. It's not starving yourself or keeping you from your favorite foods, it just keeps you aware of healthy portions, even for sweets. It's a lot of work and isn't designed for teens, but is acually a much healthier way of eating. Also, each person's account is different. It's NOT one-size-fits-all. i understand thet teens should not be going on this diet, but I wish the author of this article was better researched. THIS IS NOT A BAD DIET, it's just not for younger people.
by cait1998 on 4/12/2012 4:04:39 PM
by colorqueen101 on 4/12/2012 3:23:44 PM
This is like sooo true. That's what I'm doing now and I'm starting to feel better already!
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by DaNcInGQu33N9812 on 4/12/2012 2:18:13 PM
A diet I must say most teens don't need this... women these days have gone through about 2 diets a year starting when they are in there teens. eating right-good diets-not good!
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by xXMissBehavedXx on 4/12/2012 12:02:50 PM
ok ive been doing something like this for atleast 3 months, and it works!! ive lost some weight, and have been feeling better. not onlty that, but due to me cutting back on the sweets, ive had less zits!!! i also excrsise anlong side this too. if you workout atleast for an hour a day, it also helps. it works!!! =-)
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