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RMOHR12 Posts: 1
4/25/14 9:42 A

I too have that same issue. I try to eat as healthy as I can as far as snacks but I very rarely do I drink a soda but maybe eat some chips or something. I asked my mom to buy healthy things and she does but are supper meals are extremely repetitive. I have abs under a layer of fat and it makes me look like I am "chubby" I am extremely active in track, softball, volleyball, and sometimes I swim I just cant get rid of it!

COACH_TANYA Posts: 3,815
1/31/14 10:06 A

You may want your body composition to be different, but your body is programmed from birth to prepare for adulthood and like it or not, this includes weight and shape changes during adolescence. Guys maintain a fairly consistent level of body fat before and after puberty, but will develop two times more muscle mass during adolescence than girls do. The body of an adult man is usually leaner, taller and stronger than that of a woman's. On the other hand, girls will gain body fat during puberty (in the breasts, butt and thighs), and this is a normal and necessary change for physical maturation. An adult woman's body is usually curvier than a man's, and this extra body fat is necessary for everything from menstruation to pregnancy. Check out the physical changes that teens can usually expect in this article.

A Teen's Guide to Weight and Body Confidence
What You Need to Know about Weight, Body Shape and More
teens.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellness_ar
ticles.asp?id=915


Also - There is no way to target weight loss to a specific area of the body because your body decides where it wants to put on weight and where it wants to take it off. The midsection is a common "problem" area for many people especially those with certain body types.

Coach Tanya

Edited by: COACH_TANYA at: 1/31/2014 (10:07)
Life is what you make it so make it the best it can be!
BAYONETTAJOY Posts: 2
1/30/14 7:04 P

Hello :)
I'm new here, but not new to intense exercising. I have been exercising since I was 13. I am now 15 and I've always have been very strong, flexible and able to keep pushing myself. Referring back to being strong, my abs are as strong as they can possible be, but there is a medium to thin layer of fat on them and it makes me look bloated. Not to mention, I have a condition were my spine curves in so I can never have a 'perfect' posture unless I have surgery. Anyways, I use T25 and I am on week 4 (still on my break day). I work very hard, almost too hard were I can't breathe, and I make sure I drink plenty of water, sleep well, no stress, school is O.K, get plenty of vitamins and eat breakfast every morning.

I don't eat healthy foods like I should because I don't buy for the household. I don't have a job. Although when I get the chance, I eat healthy things at school such as a nature valley bar or a fiber one snack with water. I do not drink soda at all and fast food? I haven't eaten fast food in a whole year. I asked my mom to start buying more healthy stuff and she agreed b/c of a recent surgery in the family. What if she doesn't follow up? We've been eating the same way for years. (what should I eat or do personally? I eat a lot of meat not much of any fruit or veggies.)

Alright, so my diet may be a factor on why I have this little bit on my stomach. I know the less you have, the hard it is to get rid of, but I've been loosing this weight and had success but this layer WON'T go away. Please give me some tips.


(please forgive me for any misconceptions, errors, or wrong posting section)

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