Q&A: losing weight tips?

Question by melissa r: losing weight tips?
im 14 and im 5’11 and i weigh about 140 which is alot and i want to lose weight for the summer i dont care how long it takes but until the summer so please give me some tips thank you very much

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Answer by ME®
Lose Weight!!!

Home Gym
Look around you; there are plenty of opportunities to use items in your home to help you exercise. Set up your gym in front of the TV and you can burn calories without ever having to leave the comforts of your own home.

Here are some more ideas for your workout haven:

* A cushioned mat for stretches
* A variety of beginner-level exercise videos/DVDs
Tip: Most libraries have exercise videos that you can borrow for free.
* Exercise books and magazines
* A set of resistance bands
* A stability ball for strength and flexibility exercises
* A step for cardio workouts
* A sticky mat for yoga exercises

Random Tips
1. Add just one fruit or veggie serving daily. Get comfortable with that, then add an extra serving until you reach 8 to 10 a day.

2. Eat at least two servings of a fruit or veggie at every meal.

3. Resolve never to supersize your food portions — unless you want to supersize your clothes.

4. Make eating purposeful, not mindless. Whenever you put food in your mouth, peel it, unwrap it, plate it and sit. Engage all of the senses in the pleasure of nourishing your body.

5. Start eating a big breakfast. It helps you eat fewer total calories throughout the day.

6. Make sure your plate is half veggies and/or fruit at both lunch and dinner.

7. Eating out? Halve it, and bag the rest. A typical restaurant entree has 1,000 to 2,000 calories, not even counting the bread, appetizer, beverage and dessert.

8. When dining out, make it automatic: Order one dessert to share.

9. Use a salad plate instead of a dinner plate.

10. See what you eat. Plate your food instead of eating out of the jar or bag.

11. Eat the low-cal items on your plate first, then graduate. Start with salads, veggies, and broth soups, and eat meats and starches last. By the time you get to them, you’ll be full enough to be content with smaller portions of the high-calorie choices.

12. Instead of whole milk, switch to 1 percent. If you drink one 8-oz glass a day, you’ll lose 5 lbs in a year.

13. Juice has as many calories, ounce for ounce, as soda. Set a limit of one 8-oz glass of fruit juice a day.

14. Get calories from foods you chew, not beverages. Have fresh fruit instead of fruit juice.

15. Keep a food journal. It really works wonders.

16. Follow the Chinese saying: “Eat until you are eight-tenths full.”

17. Use mustard instead of mayo.

18. Eat more soup. The noncreamy ones are filling but low-cal.

19. Cut back on or cut out caloric drinks such as soda, sweet tea, lemonade, etc. People have lost weight by making just this one change. If you have a 20-oz bottle of Coca-Cola every day, switch to Diet Coke. You should lose 25 lbs in a year.

20. Take your lunch to work.

21. Sit when you eat.

22. Dilute juice with water.

23. Have mostly veggies for lunch.

24. Eat at home.

25. Limit alcohol to weekends.

26. Have a V8 or tomato juice instead of a Diet Coke at 3PM.

27. Doctor your veggies to make them delicious: Dribble maple syrup over carrots, and sprinkle chopped nuts on green beans.

28. Mix three different cans of beans and some diet Italian dressing. Eat this three-bean salad all week.

29. Don’t forget that vegetable soup counts as a vegetable.

30. Rediscover the sweet potato.

31. Use prebagged baby spinach everywhere: as “lettuce” in sandwiches, heated in soups, wilted in hot pasta, and added to salads.

32. Spend the extra few dollars to buy vegetables that are already washed and cut up.

33. Really hate veggies? Relax. If you love fruits, eat plenty of them; they are just as healthy (especially colorful ones such as oranges, mangoes and melons).

34. Keep seven bags of your favorite frozen vegetables on hand. Mix any combination, microwave, and top with your favorite low-fat dressing. Enjoy 3 to 4 cups a day. Makes a great quick dinner.

35. “The best portion of high-calorie foods is the smallest one. The best portion of vegetables is the largest one. Period.”

36. “I’ll ride the wave. My cravings will disappear after 10 minutes if I turn my attention elsewhere.”

37. “I want to be around to see my grandchildren, so I can forgo a cookie now.”

38. “I am a work in progress.”

39. “It’s more stressful to continue being fat than to stop overeating.”

40. Skipping meals: Many healthy eaters “diet by day and binge by night.”

41. Don’t “graze” yourself fat. You can easily munch 600 calories of pretzels or cereal without realizing it.

42. Eating pasta like crazy: A serving of pasta is 1 cup, but some people routinely eat 4 cups.

43. Eating supersize bagels of 400 to 500 calories for snacks

44. Ignoring “Serving Size” on the Nutrition Facts panel

45. Snacking on bowls of nuts. Nuts are healthy but dense with calories. Put those bowls away, and use nuts as a garnish instead of a snack.

46. Thinking all energy bars and fruit smoothies are low-cal

47. A smoothie made with fat-free milk, frozen fruit, and wheat germ

48. Have the smallest fast-food burger (with mustard and ketchup, not mayo) and a no-cal beverage. Then at home, have an apple or baby carrots.

49. A peanut butter sandwich on whole wheat bread with a glass of 1 percent milk and an apple

50. Precooked chicken strips and microwaved frozen broccoli topped with Parmesan cheese

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6 Responses to “Q&A: losing weight tips?”

  1. black_red_and_silver_hearts February 19, 2014 at 10:51 am

    Hey, you could join some kind of sport like karate,kickboxing or any martial art im 11 and i do karate its really fun and a good way 2 meet new people if your shy and give you more confidence which was really great for me coz im a real shy person and it helps u loose wait and yeh or u could just pick up a skipping rope and skip for like 10mins then rest then go for a run or something.
    hope i could help and goodluck

  2. i think your weight is great.

    try being happy with yourself.

  3. you do not need to loose weight. you are growing. i was 4′ 6″ and 120 at 11 yrs old by 13 i was 5’7″ 120 pounds. and looking back i was fit. and i stayed at 120 till a year after graduation so don’t worry.

  4. oh my god … is that dude dont ranting yet? .. holy geese SHE JUST WANTS TIPS NOT A DIET & EXCERCISE PLAN!… just some tips is when you excercise push yourself, don’t ve like oh gosh this jogging is getting kinda of hard and im breathing harder i should stop, push your self, and don’t think “oh here i can go for a wal/jog THEN go home and eat a bag of chips” thats just to contradictory, hope it works out good luck=]… but to tell you the truth for yuor height and weight you seem pretty good=] and DO NOT FORGET MUCLE WEIGHS MORE THEN FAT, i’m 125 and im rly skinny but most of it is muscle from playing sports

  5. Exercise.
    Drink plenty of water.
    Eat lots of fibre.
    Sleep Better Rest properly.

    Another thing for 5’11 140 its more that perfect the goal of your diet and weight loss plan should not be to lose weight, but to lose body fat. dont strees out!!

  6. really the best way to lose weight is to eat everything u want but less amount. eat healthy. take little piece of everything u want and than do push up or sit up or anything thing else. good luck.