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COACH_TANYA Posts: 3,815
2/24/14 2:53 P

FIrst - just because you WANT to be 125 doesn't mean that is a good weight for your growing and developing body.

Second - even if it is a good weight for you, getting there in a week is not healthy.

Third - Don't focus on a number, focus on being healthy and fit. Use these exercises to help you get fit.

7 Exercises to Work Your Whole Body
The Ready-to-Order Workout

Forth - Use this information to help you make wise nutrition choices in the foods and snacks you select.

A Teen's Guide to Nutrition & Healthy Eating
What You Need to Know about Nutrients, Calories and More

Coach Tanya

LAMIACOOK15 Posts: 303
2/24/14 10:50 A

So I weigh right now 150 and I want to be 125 before March 5. Is there way to loose weight even faster? I really want my Bikini body before that event comes which is the Kalahari water resort in Sandusky. My secrect crush I had promised I would weigh 125. emoticon

COACH_TANYA Posts: 3,815
2/14/14 1:47 P

Teenagers need the right amount of calories to support the rapid growth and development that takes place during adolescence.

Girls typically need around 2,000-2,400 calories daily.
Guys need anywhere from 2,500-2,900 calories daily.
Teens who are active in sports and athletics need even moreā€”as much as 3,000 for athletic girls and 5,000 for athletic boys.

You are "active" because you are in school thinking as well as growing and developing. If you are active in sports or other activities you need even more calories so you need at least 1800 calories as a "lazy" teen.

This article explains more.

A Teen's Guide to Nutrition & Healthy Eating
What You Need to Know about Nutrients, Calories and More

Coach Tanya

PINKIEPIE238 Posts: 22
2/10/14 4:53 P

I was on Day 5 of that diet when I gave up. I'm still exactly 110 lbs though. You say that teens need at least 1800 calories, if they are "active". The word active being the key word. I'm a very very lazy person that hates exercise and I got a C- in PE class which is the lowest mark on my report card. The only sport I tolerate is swimming. It is absolutely freezing where I live and my mom won't let me swim until it is at least 0 degrees Celsius outside. So would eating 1450 calories be a better idea?

COACH_TANYA Posts: 3,815
2/10/14 11:38 A

Spark Teens recommends 1800 calories for teens that are active in their lives and more is needed if they are exercising. If you under eat for a period of several weeks or longer, your metabolism slows and switches your body into a mode of storage of energy instead of utilization. Spark Teens outlines everything teens need to be healthy, active and to reach their bodies healthy BMI. We encourage you to stick with it and learn from it and break the mold of the "dieting" mentality of the world which is many times wrong and unhealthy.

Remember that your body is suppose to change and develop from a child's body into a woman's body during your teen years. If you look at the 10 year old body of a girl and then look at the body of a 25 year old woman you will see a big difference in body shape and size. That is the transition that teens go through. You will see changes in arms, legs, core - related to muscle definition as well as the curves of the waist, hips and thighs. This is NORMAL and part of development. I think some body images issues come from wanting to keep a girls body shape and size instead of embracing the change to a woman's body. If you have a 15 year old under developed body from stunted growth and development from under-eating when you are 25, you would not feel happy, sexy, and desirable at that point in your life. So remember that you are "working through" the growth and development stage of your life and that means change in size, shape and the number on the scale and that IS normal and you have to eat to support that growth and development.

Coach Tanya

2/6/14 7:14 P

This sounds like a good idea but realize that you won't lose 10 lbs in that short of a time frame. Although it will help, you will not be able to lose so much in a week

PINKIEPIE238 Posts: 22
2/3/14 10:20 P

I am 13 yrs old, I weigh 110 lbs and I am 5'4. I am going to try just eating fruits, veggies and meat for one week and then go back to my regular diet of 1200 to 1400 calories of normal foods per day. I heard that its healthy and good for cleansing your body but I'm not sure if I should do it or not. I want to lose 10 lbs by April or March and I would like to know if this is an effective way.

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