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hello ppl
mhh prolly the youngest here or whatever,,
am 17 years old girl hight 162cm and weight 72kg sad huh?
anyway wanna know wot a diest suits best for me wannan lost 20kg at least ?am bored of bein the fat of the group,, i heard this site helped lotsa ppl i thought hey,, why not me

i would apprecieate yo help, ty

Tue. Apr 1, 10:55am

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Take it easy take it slow

5' 3'' & 159 lbs is not "fat"
Hopefully here you will find support for good exercise and healthy eating habits.

To lose a little weight:
1. Lose it slowly!
2. Calculate your BMR + exercise calories burned
3. count calories ( Eat the above amount of healthy foods minus just a few hundred calories
4. Do 3/4 cardio (walk, treadmill, whatever) & 1/4 weights. 1 hour - 5x a week

remember to take it easy on diet and exercise okay?

- a guy

Tuesday, April 01, 2008, 11:15 AM

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I'm 5'4" and 160...down 15 and hoping to get another 25 off of me. The PP summed it up pretty well. Keep your motivation high and expect great things from yourself. Not wanting to be "fat" anymore isn't enough, you've got to really work for it!!! You can do it!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008, 11:48 AM

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I agree with the previous posters as well.
Log everything so you hold yourself accountable to what you eat.
Eat whole grains, low fat dairy, lots of fruits and veggies and stick with leaner proteins.

On a side note you might want to work on your typing skills. I know it's cute to type a little different but your post was very difficult to interpret. I am not sure where you are from but I am pretty sure no where in the world English is taught in the fashion in which you type. Please post legibly next time.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008, 12:29 PM

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PP -- leave her in peace. If she hadn't stated that she's 17, you probably wouldn't have started to give her this sort of lecture. She asked for diet advice, not for demeaning comments that sound like even my own grandma is way to cool to word them that way. Do you really want to turn her away from this site? Next time, just don't read the post if you have problems keeping up!

OP -- find a group of supportive members and start loosing weight! I know you can do it! You'll be great!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008, 1:46 PM

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1) Exercise regularly, it will help build muscle to increase your metabolism and burn calories. You'll have the best success with dieting.
2) If you're 17 ask your parents for support. You need more whole grain foods (whole grain to dark colored or multigrain, if in doubt check the ingredients whole whatever should be one of the first 2 ingredients). More vegetables, more lean meats (chicken, fish, pork) and less junk. At 17 my parents usually did the cooking and always the grocery shopping, so you'll need their help to make sure the right foods are available and being prepared.
3) This isn't a diet, it's not something your doing for 3mo, 6mo, etc. it's something your doing to look and feel better and it will be a lifelong change.

From personal experience you are choosing the perfect time to do this. I was so thin at 17 and I didn't even have to work at it, then I moved out and all my bad eating habits amplified. I don't know if they have the phrase freshman 15 where you live but I definately gain at least 15 lbs that first year from home. Getting on the right track now is a great time to not only lose weight now but keep it off and not gain like many others will do in the next year.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008, 2:35 PM

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