Your Questions About Weight Loss Tips For Seniors

July 6, 2013 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Weight Loss Tips

Sandy asks…

Do you have any Weight Loss Tips for me?

Okay, so i’m trying to lose weight for my senior year at high school and i would like to know…
what are some things that i could do over the summer to help me lower my weight and slim down.?

I am a 17 year old Male
approx 242 lbs.
please help???


Power Health Tips answers:

First thing to do is examine what you eat and the way you eat it. You need to cut out as much sugar and processed foods as possible. Snack foods that are high in calories but seriously low in nutritional value are a killer. Basically, if you start eating primarily fresh fruit, vegetables and low fat sources of protein (beans, fish, turkey, chicken) you’re going to be on the right track.

Second, Eat smart. Don’t starve yourself to lose weight. You’re just going to get hungry and then eat whatever is in front of you. Plan ahead. Make sure to eat breakfast every morning so you have energy for the day. This will allow you to eat smaller meals for lunch because you won’t be starving all morning. Try to eat dinner early in the evening and then hold off eating again until the following morning. If you need a snack in the evening make it a healthy one.

Third, don’t over eat. To lose weight you need to use more calories than you take in everyday. If you over eat you’re not only going to lack motivation to be active (“food comma” is what I call it), but you’re also going to take in more calories than your body needs to function.

Third, drink lots of water every day. Staying hydrated is going to help you feel at your best during any physical activity (all physical exercise is harder if you are dehydrated). Drinking water will also help clean up your complexion if you’re experiencing the all to wonderful teenage acne.

Fourth, exercise. You don’t have to do something you hate. Seriously, there are enough physical activities in this world to get your pulse up. Find something you enjoy and do it consistently. If you really want help structuring an exercise program go to your local gym or YMCA. Ask about personal trainers. My old gym has training sessions for free, but some don’t. If you can’t afford a gym membership talk to the YMCA. Most YMCA’s are willing to provide financial assistance and may even be willing to give you a free membership depending on your situation.

Fifth, believe in yourself. Every time things are hard you have to tell yourself you can do it and know what you’re saying is true. If you don’t believe you have the ability to change don’t even start. You’re just going to be wasting your time.

Lastly, talk to your parents or guardian about your goals so they can help you modify your diet. Also, get a friend or family member to do this with you. Fitness goals are hard to achieve alone.

Hope this has been helpful! God bless you this summer in everything you do!

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