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From Michelle, Age 14 - 03/09/02 - IP#: 63.168.31.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ashley is right. You can't survive on less than 1200 calories a day. You can seriously hurt your body if you eat less than that. The best thing to do is exercise off the extra calories with controlled moderate exercise. You should eat about 1800-2400 calories a day (girls lower, guys higher) then exercise for about a half an hour. If you notice, most skinny people are in sports or some type of group or class that keeps them moving. Skipping meals slows your metabolism, while eating right and exercising keeps your metabolism running the fastest it can. Just think of it as a burning fire. A fire needs fuel and oxygen to stay bright and burning. We get fuel from the food we eat and oxygen from exercising. Please take care of your body, you have to live with it for a life time.

From >>>, Age 12 - 03/09/02 - IP#: 64.12.96.xxx  Click here to reply  
I have an extremely overweight friend, who dosnt even seem to notice how overweight she is. She eats a lot and all the time...i dont know how to tell her that she is overweight, and shouldnt eat like that. She dosnt even care that people tease her constantly, and that its harder for her to do certain things. I feel real bad for her, and i feel bad myself for not doing anything. But, i dont know how to tell her. PLEASE reply with any ideas. I need to tell her someway, and soon.
Reply from Hannah, Age 14 - 03/10/02  - IP#: 216.54.158.xxx
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From Ashley, Age 25 - 03/09/02 - IP#: 209.214.44.xxx  Click here to reply  
To j_lynn: PLEASE DO NOT TELL ANYONE TO EAT SUCH A SMALL AMOUNT OF CALORIES!!! It is unhealthy and dangerous and you have no right putting the lives of teens in danger! I am not trying to be mean to you, as I am sure you have the best of intentions. I am merely trying to tell you that what you are telling them is very dangerous. I am glad it turned out ok for you but to tell other teens to try it is just plain dangerous. Also, you don't have to use the word hell in every message you send! Enough already. Please, sweetie, help others by giving them healthy tips and email me or send me a message if you want to.

From Gretchen, Age 15 - 03/09/02 - IP#: 148.63.223.xxx  Click here to reply  
Actually, I HAVE talked to my doctor about weight loss. You, j_lynn, are right. 500 calories is not starving yourself, yet. But if you continue to stay on a diet which only allows the intake of 500 calories a day, you will not last long. Your body will not have the energy it needs. You will become weak, tired, and irritable. After a week, at the least, you could go into starvation mode. That is not a healthy, or effective plan.

From Ashley, Age 25 - 03/09/02 - IP#: 209.214.44.xxx  Click here to reply  
This message is for VineVixen17 and to all the other teens out there...please don't ever try anorexia or bulimia. Those aren't diets. They are eating disorders which can eventually kill you. And to VineVixen17, I remember exactly how it was to be in your shoes. I am also 5'5". I now weigh 130 lbs and I am so proud of the body I now have. I am healthy, I eat right and exercize, and I am in my target weight range. Please don't try to starve yourself just to be a size 2. At your height, a size 2 would look anorexic. I will help you in anyway I can but you have to promise me, and yourself, that you will only try healthy ways. Are you drinking a lot of cokes? Sorry, I am from the south and in the south, when we say coke we mean any kind of soda. Cokes are high in sugar and sugar turns into fat if it isn't burned off. ANyway, email me or send me messages here and I will support you in way I can. Take care and good luck!

From Kelli, Age 17 - 03/09/02 - IP#: 206.31.43.xxx  Click here to reply  
J_Lynn, Eating less slows down your metabolism. You don't want to lose it too fast because you can gain it back faster. 500 calories is not even close to being enough. One piece of cheese pizza is 500 calories and I dont think thats all that everyone wants to eat every day. Please look at your diet plan a little more carefully. Starving yourself to 500 calories is kind of like being anorexic. My friend died from that diease and I don't want to see that happen to anyone else. So if you are reading this please don't take J_Lynn's advice.~Kelli~
Reply from j_lynn, Age 16 - 03/09/02  - IP#: 216.90.103.xxx

From keralyn, Age 14 - 03/09/02 - IP#: 216.227.140.xxx  Click here to reply  
Hello Everyone,
My name is Keralyn. I am really reeeeally unhappy with my appearance and the way I look and my weight! I am about 5'4 and 150 almost 160 pounds! I hate it!! I want to know the FASTEST way to get weight off... i want to be 120-130 pounds. can anyone help>>!>! if so.. PLEASE EMAIL ME AT cherrycake91@hotmail.com
Reply from j_lynn, Age 16 - 03/11/02  - IP#: 216.90.103.xxx

From j_lynn, Age 16 - 03/08/02 - IP#: 216.90.103.xxx  Click here to reply  
People, People. what the hell is your major malfunction??? YOU ALL ARE DOING IT ALL WRONG. TRY THIS: 500-1000 calories a day. 15-30 min of some sort of exercise. Do this for about a month. JUST TRY IT FOR CHRIST SAKE. This worked for me. I have battled for 5 years with my weight and self esteem. I am real curious to see if what worked for me will help others. Remember to count your calories. Write them down. Plan your meals ahead of time. Stick to chicken istead of red meat.
If you guys need help post me up a message i have tons of answers. Lotta love- l8ter
Reply from candy, Age 13 - 03/11/02  - IP#: 202.156.76.xxx
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From kristina, Age 13 - 03/08/02 - IP#: 217.39.84.xxx  Click here to reply  
Hiya guyz! k, I really want to go on a calorie counting diet but im not sure what my calorie limit per day is, im a 13 year old girl (almost 14 in a month, hehehe) + im vegetarian, i think itz either 1200 or 2500 but im not sure plz help, thanx + *keep smilin*
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From Angel, Age 12 - 03/08/02 - IP#: 24.242.81.xxx  Click here to reply  
No one ever replies to my messages. I am 5'0 and 110 lbs. All of you who think this is small just dont know. Please someone help me to lose like 15lbs. SOMEONE PLEASE RESPOND!!!!! LIKE THIS YEAR!!!!! (i dont really mean to be impatient) BUT I'M DESPRATE!!!!!!!
Reply from Nikcy, Age 14 - 05/23/02  - IP#: 209.168.25.xxx
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From Heather, Age 14 - 03/07/02 - IP#: 216.54.158.xxx  Click here to reply  
I way 240lbs. I have been overweight since i was 8. I have been trying to excersize alot more latley. Reading your guys' stories really inspires me... if fact i am gonna gorollerblade now! :) Wish me luck that i lose the weight :):):)

From Ashley, Age 25 - 03/07/02 - IP#: 68.63.22.xxx  Click here to reply  
I posted this earlier as a reply, but I wanted everyone to see it because I think it is an important message.
Take it from me, guys...I was an overweight teen but I am 25 now and healthy. Please listen to educated adults and not other kids who are also trying to lose weight (for the record, l-o-o-s-e spells loose, the opposite of tight...l-o-s-e spells lose, as in lose weight). Anyway, read these tips and good luck losing weight. 1) You cannot gain calories...you gain fat. Calories are made up of the energy in food and burning calories refers to the amount of energy you use when losing the fat. 2) Bread, pasta, potatoes, and rice should be kept to a minimum, because they are high in carbs, which is a form of sugar, which eventually turns into fat if it is not burned off as energy. Whole wheat bread is good in moderation. 3) Skipping meals can slow down your metabolism, and losing... (view more)

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From keshia, Age 14 - 03/07/02 - IP#: 68.63.65.xxx  Click here to reply  
have any body tried the hollywood diet drink if u did please e-mail me and tell me the results plzzz thanxxx keshia36610@yahoo.com good luck!
Reply from Ashley, Age 25 - 03/07/02  - IP#: 68.63.22.xxx

From Robby, Age 14 - 03/07/02 - IP#: 64.12.104.xxx  Click here to reply  
I have two friends who are both VERY overweight. Neither of them way more than 180, but they are both short. They both get made fun of, espicially one of them. The thing of it is, is that I know that they are not trying to loose because they are both getting bigger!
And myself? Well, I have come to not even realize when I am full and don't need anymore food. :-(
Reply from YaLonda, Age 15 - 06/03/02  - IP#: 216.158.68.xxx
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From Angel, Age 11 - 03/07/02 - IP#: 24.242.81.xxx  Click here to reply  
This is me again! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Answer. I want to lose 15 lbs! NO ONE IS RESPONDING!!!!!!I AM SOOOOOO DESPRATE!!!!!!!! I FEEL LIKE A FAT PIG!!! ONCE AGAIN! PLEASE NO LECTURES!!!!
Reply from Nicky, Age 14 - 05/24/02  - IP#: 209.168.25.xxx
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