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    GirlSmarts on Jun 11, 2012 Reply

    If you think that you need to lose weight, first talk to talk to your doctor to find out what your ideal weight is for your size.  Then work with a trusted adult to understand how to create a balanced and healthy diet for you.  Lastly, make a goal.  

    Proper weight loss is a slow process and involves using more calories than you are taking in through eating.  This does not mean that you can starve yourself as that will make your body hold on to your fat (as a defense mechanism). 

    So, you have to lose weight through exercise and eating healthier foods which will result in your eating fewer calories. It is not a fast process and crash dieting or taking any pills is not a safe or effective method of weight loss. 

    Rather, start by cutting out all the junk food in your diet- the foods that you know are bad for you to eat. For instance, stop eating fast food, and cut back on everything else that is unhealthy like cookies and chips.  When you eat, eat lots of fruits and vegetables and lean meats.   

    If you need help creating a healthy diet or understanding what foods are best for you, consider looking at these sample menus and excellent nutrition tips:

    Your helath care provider may also have great ways to help you in your journey to loose weight safely.  

    Lastly, start to exercise at least 3-5 times/week to loose more calories.  Consider an exercise you enjoy and that is safe for your body.  Start a new sport or start walking everyday.  If you like yoga take a class if you like to ride a bike do that more.  Workout with your friends-it makes it much more fun!

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