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Struggle of Weight loss At 16!

I'm 16 years old and I I'm 5ft 1inch and weigh 13 stones! I want to loose weight atleast so that I can be at 8 stones but struggling so much as no one is actually helping me! I don't understand how to create a healthy meal plan or what right exercise to do! So if anyone could help me on this please it would be so helpful and appreciated. Thanks 😄

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Best wishes to you.

You might find it helpful to ask your family to join you in preparing healthy nutritious meals.

Also is there an activity you love that you can do with friends?

You've a lot of growing to do so focus on your health and well being for the future😊👍

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Hi Amara101

I think it's brilliant that you're addressing your weight at the age of 16 ... I really wish I had had as much common sense as you have!

You will get lots of support and advice on this site, so please do remember to ask if there is anything you are unsure of, or if you're struggling with anything at all.

We're all rooting for you; you CAN lose this weight! 👍

Best of luck!


Hello Amara101 and welcome to the Weight Loss Forum

Try not to feel to too overwhelmed. Small changes can add up to big differences. A good place to start is eating a healthy balanced diet, see this for an idea


I would be careful about being in a hurry, slow weight loss is better for long term success. Also 8 stone is quite low for your height, it is much better to focus on eating properly and getting some exercise than worrying about the numbers.

Here are a few other suggestions on how to get the most out of the forum. Please note if you are using the new HU App many of these features are not available so I suggest you use the full website version.

The first place to look is at the Pinned posts section to the right of your screen (bottom if you're using a mobile), read the Welcome Newbie thread first and move through to the challenges, where we hope you'll find at least one that will appeal to you. Move down to the Topics, to find a variety of threads, collated into specific topics for ease of access and we ask that you also 'file' your own threads, so that others won't miss your important news

Have a look at the NHS 12 week plan, as many people have had success with it. Also use the BMI checker to find your target calories, it's important to eat enough. This was a major turning point for me, realising I could eat anything I wanted as long as the calories are accounted for. Don't forget to take your starting measurements and a 'before' picture, as they can be very motivating on days that the scales refuse to co-operate

The forum also have group weigh-ins every day, as well as a new Daily Diary, if you wish to take part. The posts can always be found in the Events section on the 'home' page. And if you just want to chat, to say hello or share any news or struggles then look out for What's Happening Today thread.

You'll notice a grey box next to people's names, these are achievement badges, and as a new member you have a 'Newbie' badge. We've found that to get the best out of this community, we need to be active on the forum, as it's where we exchange information, get motivation and inspiration and make friends. We hope that you'll join us here, regularly, too. If you have any questions please just ask

Best wishes


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Hi and welcome, wishing you all the best with your weight loss journey Amara101 :)


Good luck and welcome!!!


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