Weight Loss

I'm a 16 years old and want to lose weight. I have odema on both of my leg. I only had it on my right leg but after my operation last summer it passed on to my left leg as well. I want to lose weight but something I feel like I could never really lose weight no matter what exercise I do and the diet I go on. It just never really works for me. HELP ME PLEASE. I need;

-A healthy eating plan

-Types of exercise that will help me lose weight on my stomach especially.

-Ideas for the types off drink that helps weight loss. I'm currently using lemone water.

- and most importantly tips on how I can stop eating too much. I don't eat fast food or anything like that. I just eat ALOT of things. And yes I've tried researching stuff e.g watch videos on YouTube and other network but I just can't seem to see any progress.

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  • Have a look at the NHS 12 week plan. It's a good place to start.

    I'm not sure that there are any drinks that help with weight loss, although some people find that green tea seems to be helpful. Just make sure it doesn't have sugar in it.

    As to eating too much ... I guess it depends on what you are eating and why you are eating it. 'White' carbs can be fairly addictive for some people and can leave you feeling hungry fairly quickly. At 16 you are still growing and need good nourishing food. Perhaps you could google "nutrient dense food" to make sure you are eating the right kind of things.

    Have you asked your doctor for advice? And told your mum how you feel? Hopefully if you have your family on side this should help.

    Good luck Emiiiee, hope you can get the result you want.

  • Oh sweetie please don't publish your email on a public website. People will reply to you through the forum, which protects your privacy.

    I am so sorry to hear about your health issues. Are your family helping you with your weight loss plan, you will probably need their support with your food intake and portion control.

    I don't know of any drink that will help you lose weight, remember to drink plenty of water. Sometimes when we feel hungry we are actually thirsty, avoid all those fizzy, sugar laden drinks.

    I keep a supply of sugar free ice pops in my freezer for the times that I really must have a snack, possibly not the most nutritious food, but it lets me feel that I am having something to eat.

    My very best wishes to you

  • Have you searched the net for "Sugar and hunger" cos if you were right about eating a lot the problem could be too much sugar or potato.

    Again DO NOT PUBLISH YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS as if you find you are receiving unwanted mail you may need to ditch it and get a new address.

  • Exercising specific areas does not cause that area to lose body-fat. Your body decides by the use of hormones for instance where it will store fat, and where it will use it from.

    Fructose especially causes the accumulation of fat around the internal organs, which messes up hormonal signalling and responses.

    Foods that raise insulin/IGF-1 levels excessively cause body fat to be stored, and as this occurs body-fat cannot be used for fuel.

    Eat about 50g of low Gi carbohydrate at each meal such as peas, beans (boiled from dry), barely ripe bananas, whole oats, quinoa, sweet potatoes, sweetcorn, or plenty of above ground vegetables. Eat a palm-size of protein or less at each meal to help satiate appetite, and make up the balance of what you eat with sensible amounts of natural fat.

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