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 If you weigh 100 lbs, and you are 5'5 is that fat or skinny?

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ITs NOT me!...

 Why is it bad to eat almost nothing for about a week?
I mean if you don't continue it for much longer than that I don't see what is wrong with it, it helped me to lose about 20 lbs but, I did it for about 2 weeks and I have kept it off for ...

 You are what you eat? what are you then?

 Do you think im under weight?????
I am 13 and i weigh 97 pounds. I really do not have a diet except i eat one sweet a day and one carbonated drink a day. I also eat a fruit or veggie at every meal and after school.
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 How far do you have to stick your hand in your throat for you to throw up?
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 Im going Anerexic,?
Not completly, but sorta. im a fat azz. 13 , girl, 167 pounds. IM FAT. i need this. its not likeid be eating NOTHING, id eat fruits and veggies and only drink water. dont tell me im going to die. ...

 Im a 26 stone American, am I fat?
I have a belly apron, should I cut down on burgers?
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14 pounds to a stone

so 26*14=364...

 How can I feel full?
I'm trying to loose weight
and I want to not feel hungry.

I swim 2500 yards a day
so lack of exercise isn't the problem

I eat around 1500 calories a day

 Do i weigh to much???
im 4 feet 11 and 90 pounds but im 4 feet 11! im 13 do i weigh to much??? please ...

 Am i overweight?
i'm a girl:) i am 15, 5'6 and 130 pounds, am i overweight?...

 I know this gurl she is 11 and she ways 100 lbs is she fat?

 I absolutely HATE raw veggies... how can I make them good to eat?

 I'm 15 and am 5ft 2" do you think i'm gonna grow anymore? is there anyway to?...?

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sorry i ment i'm 5ft3"...

 Im 15 and my breasts are already a size E there anyway i can reduce there size ?
im not overweight or fat....

 If I eat 200 - 400 calories a day..?
Will I lose weight in a month?

Breakfast: Weetabix with water. ( 65kcal)
Glass of water

Lunch: Large salad (Lettuce,cucumber,red pepper,red onion)( 50...

 Am i over weight? i want the truth i will not be offended!!?
i am the one in the black shirt
i am the one in the green shirt

 If you are 12 and weigh 160, is it bad? Does taht mean you are overweight?

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 If you only eat 100 calories are you anorexic?

 What is better to drink during a work out water or Gatorade?

 Im trying to lose weight but tomarrow is thanksgiving what should i eat?

kelly a
I am a 29 year old female. i weigh in around 280 at 5ft 2inches. how do i get in shape from home?
i work long hours and my husband is against buying anything special to eat.how do i lose this?it's killing me

Throw the TV out.... so you won't spend so much time sitting in front of it eating junk food.

start running every morning.

If you can only run a block... run a block and walk home.

Try to run further EVERY DAY.
Walk back.

When you can run 2.5 miles... start running part way back... then walking the rest.

When you can run 2.5 miles each way... you won't be fat.

Well cut down on your eating. After my pregnancy I weighed 223 i got down to 130 in 4 months. I walked daily drank twice my weight in water everyday and most important I ate smaller portions of food Cut out ALL fast food and don't drink cokes. It's not hard if you're serious about it!

If you're having a hard time getting motivated get a friend involved you can set goals together and motivate each other! Good Luck!!!!

Jan F
I totally understand your situation. I'm two inches taller and not quite as heavy, and 30 years older than you. After working long hours you want to eat something that's easy to fix, or grab something on the way home, and then you want to sit down and put your feet up.

The people who have suggested walking have good ideas. You don't need any special equipment for that. Another idea is to put the radio on (or a CD, or a music channel on the TV) with music with a beat that will encourage you to get up and get moving. Maybe just for 15 - 20 minutes before work and another 15-20 after work; you'll have to start out slowly and make yourself stick with it -- which can be difficult, I know!

You don't have to have any special food. Just start out by eliminating some foods and beverages that you know aren't good for you, and add more vegetables to your meals. Decide that you will choose fruit or yogurt for dessert. Popcorn or dry roasted nuts for snacks. As others have advised, drink plenty of water. Think positive thoughts, and don't get discouraged when the going is slow; it will take awhile to reach your goal, but you should see steady progress. I'm rooting for you!

you wont lose much if youre just home

you need to go out, enroll in gym or at least exercise - run every morning

and please please minimize what you eat. as in three square meals a day, more veggies and fruits, less sugar and fats (cakes, butter, chocolates, colored soda), drink lots of clear fluid as in water.

your weight should drop significantly within the week, your craving too!

but never get into any diet or exercise without consulting with your physician first -ITS A MUST.


I'm not sure what your husband considers to be "special" but there's probably plenty of healthy stuff on your grocery list already.

There's a diet called "the sacred heart diet"...... it centers around a vegetable soup. This diet has worked really well for my mom. Everyone else who's had it really likes it. In your position, that's about where I'd start.

Don't be deceived, it's just as fast to do a batch of frozen stir fry or steamed veggies as it is to micro a tv dinner or something equally loaded with nast stuff.

Protein and exercise! My daughter and I both lost lots of weight using the South Beach Diet but that alone won't help if you don't exercise to get your metabolism going again. If you do an internet search, you can find all kinds of exercises that only take a few minutes a day. Good luck!

You'll want to start out with the dieting. Eating special foods isn't the key to losing weight; it's eating less that's the key. Teach your body to be happy with eating less of the food you enjoy, while still remaining sensible during the process (this means no anorexic or bulimic methods).

Cut down on carbs like breads and pastas, and replace occasional "snacks" with fruits and veggies instead of candy or portions of previous meals. Also, cut all sodas and sugar-rich beverages and replace them with water (tap, seltzer, whatever) or some other types of drinks with less calories and sugars. Don't eat out a lot. Limit your restaurant eating to one trip a week, or less. If you have to eat out, order half-portions. Restaurants always serve double (or sometimes triple) portions when you get a meal. If you can't, don't feel obligated to eat the whole thing (or take it home).

You haven't purchased anything new, and you're actually saving money by consuming less, and utilizing what you already have. Don't be a spaz about drinking water all the time. If you consume too much water, you'll flush your vitamins, pee a lot, and potentially give yourself "water poisoning."

Losing weight means diet and exercise. Running will give that jolt to your system you'll need. Start with a light jog of a mile, see how you can handle it. Increase your stride, and your mileage, as you see fit. If you can do more, do it. Bring water with you, to keep yourself hydrated.

To work out the rest of your "troubled areas," consult the internet for a map of your body, and see what "in-home exercises" are right for you. They could be as simple as push-ups and crunches, just with simple variations to work your entire area.

However, even if you eat less, eat more sensibly, and run every day, you're guaranteed to lose weight.

Miss Mayhem
I got a recumbant bike from www.fitnessquest.com - paid 150.00 down and 50 a month for like 4 months - and have been doing about 40 min a day. Also rather than dieting, I just changed the foods allowed in the house - no soda, no sweets, and eat mainly fish, salads, and healthier choices. I have now lost 25 lbs in about 4 months.

I am also doing stretching and yoga in the morning for 15 min. I feel so much better!

I was 326 when I started out - apx and 5'6.

You would be amazed with rearranging how easy it is - as you naturally are going to eat less than you normally would... or at least I did. The biggest thing is getting motivated which it sounds like you are. Now you just have to go for it!

I personally don't enjoy counting calories, but weight watchers also helped. I went to the meetings for about a month on one of their summer sign up specials last year and now I just keep my food within the point range - you can get all the information online without joining weight watchers -

Here are some tips I have found useful and I have on my fridge...

Be aware of what you drink!
It's amazing how many extra calories are in the sodas, juices, and other drinks. Cutting out soda completely can save you 360 calories or more each day. AVOID diet soda too, the artificial sweeteners are probably not good very good for you & they tend to make some people hungry. Drink a lot of water. Switching from whole to nonfat or low fat milk is also a good idea, or switching to Soy milk is even a better idea.

Move your body!
You may find that you don't need to give up calories as much as you need to get off your behind. And don't get stuck in the rut of thinking you have to play a team sport or take an aerobics class - try a variety of activities from hiking to cycling to rowing until you find ones you like. Not a jock, you say? Find other ways to fit activity into your day: walk to school, jog up and down the stairs a couple of times before your morning shower or take a stroll past your crush's house - anything that gets you moving. Your goal should be to work up to 30 minutes of aerobic exercise at least 3 to 5 times a week - but it's fine to start out by simply taking a few turns around the block before bed. This may also help you to avoid becoming a TV, video game, or Internet junkie!

Start small!
Drastic changes are much harder to stick with than small changes. Try reducing the size of the portions you eat and giving up regular soda for a week. Once you have that down, start gradually introducing healthier foods and exercise into your life.

Stop eating when you're full!
Lots of teens (and adults) eat when they're bored, lonely, or stressed or keep eating long after they're full out of habit. Slowing down can help because it takes about 20 minutes for your brain to recognize how much is in your stomach. Sometimes taking a break before going for seconds can keep you from eating them. Avoid eating when you feel upset or bored - try to find something else to do instead (a walk around the block or a trip to the gym are good alternatives). Many teens find it's helpful to keep a diary of what they eat and when. Reviewing their diary later can help them identify the emotions they have when they overeat or whether they have unhealthy habits. A registered dietitian can give you pointers on how to do this.

Eat less more often!
Many people find that eating a couple of small snacks throughout the day helps them to make healthy choices at meals. Stick a couple of healthy snacks (carrot sticks, a low fat granola bar, pretzels, or a piece of fruit) in your backpack so that you can have one or two snacks during the day. Adding healthy snacks to your three squares and eating smaller portions when you sit down to dinner can help you to cut calories without feeling deprived.

Five a day keeps the pounds away.
veggiesTrash the junk food and buy lots of fruits and vegetables! Five or more servings of fruits and veggies aren't just a good idea to help you lose weight - they'll help keep your heart and the rest of your body healthy. Other suggestions for eating well: exchange white bread for whole-wheat; drink lots of water and make sure you eat a healthy breakfast. Don't skip breakfast. (Having low fat cereal and milk and a piece of fruit is a much better idea than inhaling a donut as you run to the bus stop or eating no breakfast at all!) A registered dietitian can give you lots of other snack and menu ideas.

Avoid fad or prepackaged diets.
If we were meant to eat from cans, they'd grow on trees. It's never a good idea to trade meals for shakes or to give up a food group in the hope that you'll lose weight - we all need a variety of foods to stay healthy. Teens, in particular, should stay away from fad diets because they're still growing and need to make sure they get proper nutrients. Avoid diet pills (even the over-the-counter or herbal variety) unless your doctor prescribes them! These can be very addictive!

Don't banish certain foods.
Don't tell yourself you'll "never" again eat your absolutely favorite peanut butter chocolate ice cream or a bag of chips from the vending machine at school. Making these foods forbidden is sure to make you want them even more. Besides, you need to have some fat in your diet to stay healthy, so giving up all fatty foods all the time isn't a good idea anyway. The key to long-term success is making healthy choices most of the time. If you want a piece of cake at a party, go for it! But munch on the carrots rather than the chips to balance it out later in the evening. For more on Fast Foods >>

Forgive yourself.
So you were going to have one cracker with spray cheese on it and the next thing you know the can's pumping air and the box is empty? Drink some water, brush your teeth, and move on. Everyone who's ever tried to lose weight has found it challenging. When you slip up, the best idea is to get right back on track and don't look back. Avoid telling yourself that you'll get back on track tomorrow or next week or after New Year's. Start now.

Some Dieting Rules

Remember, any successful diet means consuming fewer calories, eating less food, but eating healthy food, (see Fab Foods for more). You are fooling yourself if you think a diet that permits you to eat anything you what will help you to lose weight. To lose weight follow these simple rules:

Don't eat a large meal in the evening when you'll have little opportunity for exercise afterwards. It's best to eat more at the times when you are going to be the most active. Eat a hearty breakfast, a substantial lunch, and a light dinner.

Never skip breakfast!

Eat slowly and thoroughly chew your food.

Don't eat while you're doing anything else like watching TV, using the computer or doing your homework.

Stop frying food.

Calorie Burning Tips

1. Instead of riding elevators or escalators, take the stairs.
2. At the supermarket park farther away from the door as you usually would. Take a couple extra laps around the market too if you have the time.
3. Instead of plopping down on the couch during "Friends", do some house chores or better yet go for a nice brisk walk.
4. If you take the bus or the subway, stand in the aisle and let someone else have your seat.
5. Instead of going out to dinner, go out and walk, rollerblade or play pool (something physical).
6. At work, instead of taking coffee breaks, take walk breaks, and no smoking please!
7. If possible once or twice a week, ride your bike to work or to the gym.
8. Instead of sitting back and watching your younger siblings play (or if you are baby-sitting), get on the floor and play with them, at first they may think you are crazy, but they may like it.
9. Instead of letting the dog out to roam the yard, take the dog for a walk.
10. Cut your grass (with a push mower), your parents will love this too.
11. While watching TV, lie on your back and do some leg lifts or some isometrics with your arms while watching.
12. Wash the floors, it burns calories and uses many muscle groups. A clean floor isn’t so bad either. Just be careful of your knees.

If you must snack, stock the fridge with low calorie snacks like raw vegetables and low fat yogurt.

Also having a weight loss buddy helps. You can mail me at any time and I would be happy to team up with you :)

Sweetie, you better change your eating habit fast, your health is in serious trouble. I would cut whatever I eat in half and walk in my neighbor hood 5-7 days a week for 30 min and gradully work my way up to a hour. Eat before 6pm, no sodas just drink water if you can. It will take longer but atleast you would be healthy.

hon, i would say eat in smaller amounts through the day and of course some light exercise that will fit target problem areas.usually diet and weight loss can be controlled trough tough discipline.i wish you luck.

Try low carb, low fat, high fibre, high protein, and exercise. The foods are low caloried, and yet filling and healthy.

It is my lifestyle now. I am on low carb, low fat, high fibre, high protein and a hour brisk walk 5 times a week, and I have lost 31lbs/14kg and gained better health. I am now maintaining my 108lbs/49kg for more than a year, with more fruits and complex carbs.

Details such as my experience, meals, recipes, foods to buy, reading labels, walking as an exercise and to shape the body etc etc, are in my blog.

start slow. you don't want to go full force on an exercise regime if you don't have the time to do it. start with something you think is fun or you've always wanted to try. walking is always a great way to start because you can just go right outside your house. you don't have to go anywhere special to do it. you don't have to buy anything 'special'. just make sure to be conscious of what you eat. keep a food journal if you have to. make sure that you are sticking to the portion sizes that the label on the box/wrapper say. portion control is very important. good luck and much success!

Skanky Skeezer
You should probably get the assistance of a medical professional if you have health insurance or can afford it. Eating less is of course a start, and try to take a walk every day. I'd aim for an hour, but you might not be able to do that. Try your best to get in 30 minutes and once that is easy add 10 minutes until you get there. When its easier to move, move on to something more strenous. What do you mean by anything special? Try to eat real food, like vegetables, fruit, grains, lean meats, etc. Avoid fast foods and junk foods. You need to let your husband know that your very life is at risk. You are around 170 pounds overweight. This is serious and I don't understand why he isn't supportive of you trying to get healthy.

I have lost 70 pounds so far and still have quite a bit to go, you can do it on your own, but its hard and personally things have been going *REALLY* slow. It has taken me nearly 4 years just to lose that.

sweet Candy
walk walk walk......you work long hours so take the STEPS .
walk for your break....bend to pick up things...lots of bending while you work...don;t drag your feet while you walk...move your body when you walk...dont just carry it.....I agree with one person......don't change your diet to rabbit food....sloooowly change the type of foods that you eat that is junk to healthier foods. Eat less of what you would normally eat for lunch or dinner or snacks. Start cutting down on the amounts of servings!
I would suggest swimming and excersise with other people. Alone just does not work. Walking and walking is free.
I agree with your husband....don't buy the "special" food for dieting. Start learning to eat the regular foods that are healthy for you.

Jeep! Jeep!
Eat 1/2 as much as you do now(portion control-card deck size). Also to boost your metabolism walk slow at first for 50-60 minutes a day. As time goes by & you get used to it walk faster. Goal:3 to 3 1/2 miles in 50-60 minutes. Find several good routes & drive them in your car to check the mileage. For your safety do not follow the same route every day at the same time. Or walk with a friend.

your husband is against buying anything special to eat? to be able to lose a massive amount of weight you need to be strong psychologically, emotionally and physically as well as have the support of friends and family if you can. genetics play a huge part in everything, but there's always room for improvement. know that you can make the changes necessary to live a happy, healthier lifestyle. maybe your husband will even join you eventually.

start with healthier food choices: plenty of fresh fruits, veggies, nuts, legumes, fiber, whole grains/cereals, dairy and quality lean meats/protein. read food labels! know what a portion is and know the content of each portion you're consuming (fat, sugar, carbs), avoid (or at least limit) any
excess salt, sugar, carbohydrates, processed foods, white starches (bread, rice, pasta) any sweets/baked goods/junk/fast food. be aware of what you're eating and use portion control. eat slow, eat small portions (use a measuring cup if you have to) and stop when you're finished. don't keep going back for seconds or thirds and so on. avoid mindless or binge eating such as eating when angry, upset, in a rush, etc. savor each bite and chew slowly. drink plenty of water throughout the day and with each meal and snack.

eat mini meals/snacks regularly throughout the day every 3-4 hours to help speed up your metabolism and maintain healthy blood sugar levels. 3 small and healthy meals and 4 small and healthy snacks for the day should suffice. don't eat from 4 hours before bedtime. people often mistake thirst for hunger and eat when they should be hydrating with lots of water. if possible walk for 20-45 min after each meal. snacks, you can take a break!

do you have access to a gym and/or exercise equipment? exercising consistently along with a healthy eating plan is crucial for weight loss. if you're a beginner, i would advise you to start at minimum of 3 days a week (alternating a workout day with a rest day- 1 workout day, 1 rest day and so on) and a minimum of 30-45 minutes exercise each day. when you're comfortable incorporate more time to your exercise and eventually more days to your work out regimen. you can always split up your workouts to make it more manageable. (i.e. 1/2 in the morning, 1/2 in the evening).

if you have access to a pool, treadmill, bicycle or elliptical machine those are all great cardio workouts. other choices include buying a workout tape and following along. be sure to read the cover and find something close to your level that isn't too intense that you can try to keep up with. start off slow and build your endurance. don't be discouraged, everything takes time. walk your dog, take the stairs, park a little further than usual. maybe find something you enjoy doing outdoors like taking your dog to the park or going with family/friends or by yourself when it's safe for a nice lunch and/or stroll. you get the idea. it's an overall change of lifestyle and attitude. just don't give up. good luck to you.

A lot of walking. It helps if you can find a friend to work out with you, even walk with you. Try drinking a glass of water with a teaspoon of vinegar in it before each meal. This helps curb your appetite. Be aware of your eating habits and only eat when you are hungry and try to pay attention to when you are satisfied. It is easy to clean your plate and not realize you have eaten more then you really needed to satisfy your hunger. I my self have been guilty of this. I think it comes from our parents telling us to clean our plates. I also take smaller portions since I have become aware of this. It isn't easy and it is harder when you have others in the home who don't have a weight issue.

you should watch the portions of what you eat and what you are actually eating. cut out empty calorie foods like junk food and sweetened drinks that have calories..but don't do anything for your body. Also clean your house...all chores burn calories, you can also find a workout show on tv and go along with it. just keep yourself motivated and you should do fine. it might help to talk with your husband about how concerned you are. maybe if you make him understand the consequences of no tlosing weight and the affect it will have he will be more supportive.

cut the greassy food, drink a lot of water and start walking on a daily basis to get things started. Eat vitamines and salads ,fruits and chicken ,fish . No sodas,chips ,chocolate etc!

One thing you can do dear is watch your portions. A serving of meat is the size of the palm of your hand. A serving of rice or cooked vegetable is the size of a tennis ball. It may be difficult to cut back on portion sizes at first, but in about a week you'll be okay. Cut out ALL soda, regular and diet. Learn to drink water, and if you want coffee or tea (herbal tea is much better for your health) learn to drink it WITHOUT sugar. Cut back on salt. If your joints are hurting, (knees, back, ankles, the weight bearing joints) start off doing Gentle stretching. As you lose the weight, (which you will with portion control) start walking. Slowly at first and increase over time. Go to the nearest shopping mall and walk, particularly if you don't feel safe walking around your neighborhood. Above all, love yourself enough to want good health. You don't need to look like Victoria "Posh Spice" Beckham or Paris Hilton to be beautiful. True beauty come from within and radiates out. You deserve to feel good and thats what weight loss can do for you. It would be wonderful if your husband would be supportive, but even if he is not, you owe it to yourself to feel good, to improve your health. As far as "special foods" are concerned, you really don't have to eat anything "special". If you can afford organics that would be nice, but if not, don't worry about it. I would suggest however, that you eliminate HIGHLY PROCESSED foods as much as possible. I would suggest all sugary, empty snack foods be eliminated from your diet. Believe it or not you can have things like pizza, or even the ocassional hot dog.( Get the all-beef, pork is much too fatty) Learn to read serving sizes on the package. Have ONE serving only. Fill up on salad (lettuce, tomatoes, onions and use a vinegar based dressing) Drink lots of water.You'd be surprised how filling and satisfying a bowl of Campbells Soup can be with ONE slice of whole wheat bread, or you can toast it with a TINY little smear of margarine to give it taste. If you just have too and find that you can't live without a slice of cake or brownie, cut it in half and slowly savor it. Use a smaller plate and create a beautiful place setting for yourself. You'd be surprised what you can find at GoodWill Stores. You are special, you are worth the effort it takes to lose weight and get healthy.Try these suggestions, I'm sure they will work for you.
Take care,

Tiffany W
Go to this website www.revolutionhealth.com You can set up a healthy eating plan, and an exercise routine. It is free. I have been using that site for about 8 weeks, and I have lost 24 pounds. I feel so healthy also. The diet is not necissarily a diet, its just a healthy way of eating. And its all done from home, and its easy to stick to.

try to walk as much as possible.
& ask your husband to help out.
maybe buying you a salad or such.
if you have time, join a class at the gym or something.
if not, buy a vidio & try to do some of the things periodically.
excersize & eat healthy is pretty much it.

Ice Khou
Walk around the neighborhood if you cannot buy anything. Once you get some stamina going, start jogging. Start eating right too. No more burgers and fries.

cardio, cardio, cardio.

Exercise and diet. You don't have to buy anthing special as far as diet goes, what you eat and how you prepare it makes a huge difference. I recommend Curves to workout if you can pay for the membership. I find that paying the year in advance keeps me very motivated. In 2004, I was up to 254 pounds. Oh, did I mention that I'm 5 foot 1 inch? Anyway. I started the Curves workout and lost some weight - remember that muscle weighs more than fat but they can measure you and help you track yourself. I didn't start watching what I ate until the end of last year. I am currently down to 214 pounds and still have a long way to go but I'm on my way. What you eat makes a difference so stay away from too much fried stuff. Try to prepare as many as your meals as possible, as this also goes a very long way. Watch your portions. Read the labels. Something I find very helpful is to write down everything that I eat. You can pick up the Calorie King book that will tell you exactly what it is your eating, even at restaurants, and it's companion food diary. It has all the tools you need to monitor your intake and exercise. Takes walks during break at work. Take walks in the evening with the dogs, kids, friends - whatever. Do this on top of the work out. You'll progress very slowly but I believe the changes are permanent. I'm 36 and will be 37 soon and I think that it takes longer the older you are. Get going and don't look back. Keep in mind that you may not see the pounds come off right away but you will be able to tell in how your clothes fit because your body's shape will start changing. I was up to a size 24 pants and am currently at a size 18. Take charge girl!

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