From Kara, Age 13 - 01/13/01 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
I have always been really overweight, since I was a baby. I do try to diet but I just end up eating everythig insight. I really want a boyfriend but no-one seems interested, because of my appearance. They just assume that I'm a lazy slob pigging out on everything I see. I weigh about 150 pounds. We had to do this test with the school nurse where she weighs you and tells you if your healthy. She was really shocked when she saw how much I weighed and it was so embarrassing coz my two friends were there as well. I just want to go on a healthy diet which will work. Any suggestions??
Reply from mauro, Age 16 - 02/08/03  - IP#:
hi, im mauro and im 16 and i weigh 150 pounds, i lost about 30 pounds by eating alot of salad and running alot. run about 10 blocks in the morning, eat a salad at lunch and one for dinner and you should notice results quicker than you think.
Reply from Misty, Age 13 - 04/21/01 
The lucky guy for you will eventually come for you. One that doesn't care about how you look that only likes you for who you are. People shouldn't judge you by how much you weigh anyways. Always remember just wait and let the right guy come to you. If you want to you can email me at
Reply from K8, Age 14 - 04/01/01 
Hey hun,
You say that you want a boyfriend, that's great but a guy should like you for who you are not what you look like yeah it would be nice to look great cus that is people's first impression of you, but let me tell you again it is what's in your heart and head not how skinny you are. But the key to losing weight is love your self and eat like it. Just eat what feels good not what tastes good. Eat cus you are hungary not because it tastes good. Just keep trying you can do it.
Reply from Kensey, Age 13 - 01/14/01 
Hey i am 13 and i am 5'3 and i weigh 190 pounds. if anyone has any tips or anything for me please reply to me. I am really desperate. I tried out for cheerleading and the people wouldn't let me even try out. I started to cry because they said i was too fat. Please send me some tips if you have any. OK thank you all Smile God loves you!
Reply from Annie, Age 11 - 01/13/01 
I am about 20 pounds overweight. My mum has just put me on a diet because I have been very unhappy about my weight. It is a low fat diet. I don't want to be hungry so we have found low calorie foods that are nutritious and filling. The foods I am eating include low calorie soups, which are delicious and only 50 calories, low fat pizzas at only 220 calories, although they aren't that big but I eat broccoli with them. Also, we found low fat pasta. It was just a case of my mum going round the supermarket, reading all the labels, choosing the low fat/low calorie foods. I love pasta and pizza but now I can eat them, although in smaller quantities. I also eat about 3 pieces of fruit a day and if I get hungry I can eat fruit. I am drinking more water so I feel fuller. Guess what? I have lost five pounds in about 12 days and I haven't yet felt hungry. My mum writes all the calories down and in the first week it was about 750 a day but when I went back to school we made it higher and I am now eating about 950 a day. That probably isn't enough still for a growing girl but I feel full and when I get to my goal weight then we will make it slightly higher.
So to summarise: get your mum to look around for low calorie/low fat foods of the things you like eating, eat more fruit, soups and water. It sounds obvious but cut out anything with a lot of calories. If necessary, get a book that tells you exactly what is high in fat and calories. No crisps and chocolate, although you can get lower fat chocolate. If you write everything down over, say, a week and calculate the calories then you would be surprised at how high some of the foods are in calories. It does take willpower but once the weight starts coming off then you will feel better about yourself. Also, at school I do PE or gym every day but I use our exercise bike more. My mum has said that if I stick to the diet then the weight will come off more slowly, say a pound a week, but that is fine. I couldn't do this diet without the support of my mum and it does take some effort at first. Some of the ready-made low calorie supermarket meals are more expensive but today I eat sweet & sour chicken with rice and it was only 220 calories. The low fat pasta isn't any more expensive than normal pasta and neither is the pizza.