From Madi, Age 12 - 04/21/11 - IP#: 24.149.83.xxx Click here to reply Ht. 5'8", Start: 230 lb, Today: 227 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 130 lb - I've been fat all of my life, and I'm ready to change that. I don't care how long it will take, or however hard it might be. I would love to get some tips on healthy eating and exercise!
Reply from Isabelle X, Age 11 - 07/29/11 - IP#: 90.197.141.xxx and It sounds like you really want to make a change...so now it's time to take some steps toward that goal. To start off, you should pick a very short term goal, like losing 1 pound by the end of this week. Now, you need to decide what you're going to do to lose that pound. Pick something realistic that you will be able to stick to. I usually suggest cutting out soda & juice & drinking only water. It's a quick & easy way to cut out a lot of calories & water helps to cleanse your system & speed up your meatbolism. As for exercise, I usually suggest to just start walking. No need to tell yourself you're going to start running 3 miles everyday...it just doesn't work that way, you won't do it. Start by walking for 30 minutes everyday. As you get better & used to it, you'll naturally want to start walking longer & faster. Another easy change to make is to pick the healthy option of things you're already eating - if you use 2% milk, switch to skim...if you eat chips, switch to baked, if you eat ice cream, switch to frozen yogurt. Ideally, you'll eventually like to cut down on all of those items but for now, making those changes WILL allow for weight loss. The most important thing is to really remember how badly you want this, because in the end, that is what is going to get you through the entire process. & one final tip, avoid unnecessary snacking. When you feel like snacking for no reason other than boredom...find something else to do! If you want a snack NOW, just wait. Say you'll have it later & do something else in the meantime. You'll find that you end up forgetting about it completely & realize that you don't really need it or want it. here's my e-mail email@example.com love ya good luck xx Isabelle x
Reply from ISSY X, Age 11 - 07/29/11 - IP#: 90.197.141.xxx well exercise two or three times a day for hour or two maybe running and swimming and jumping is goood. don't don't sit do somethink your dourd don't EAT just do somethink like playing or somethink have fun so the day gose faster and then you can have dinner. i also recomemend eating bresfest with soya milk or with mediom or diet milk eat lunch but don't not CHOCOLATE or other crap for dinner have a small porstion you can always have more and always have a fruit and a veg it dosen't need to be 5. and don't snack keep doing somethink all day and DO EXERCISE ALL THE TIME also dance is good too if your are hungry try to say to yourself no eat a apple or a bnanna or somethink haethy ITS NOT VERY GOOD IF YOU DON'T EAT VEG OR FRUIT BECUSE I REPITED DO NOT STHAVE YOURSELF
HOPE THIS WILL HELP HERE'S MY E-MAIL firstname.lastname@example.org thanks xx issy xx PS IM 10.10 AND LOSEING WEIGHT SLOW BUT AT A STEDDY PHASED
Reply from Brook, Age 10 - 05/05/11 - IP#: 76.7.139.xxx You Go! Same here! I'm 10 and weigh 160!
Reply from Madi, Age 12 - 04/26/11 - IP#: 24.149.83.xxx Thanks Magen! You really helped a lot! I was needing some motivation. After I read your reply I exercised! Good luck to you, too!
Reply from magen, Age 15 - 04/26/11 - IP#: 174.59.128.xxx hey sweetie, ive been the same way all my life and im jusst telling you keep up the motivation and you will get there i was once 239 pounds i wen all the way down to 180 but i am currently back to 220 but im telling you you CAN do it :D good luck to you and ps i like your goal weight.. im sure you will be the talk of everyone when you get there. :DD