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13 yr old girl i need to lose some weight

 
 
chai2
 
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Reply Mon 5 Oct, 2009 05:54 am
@stran1ae,
stran1ae wrote:

Vary your daily caloric intake. When you eat roughly the same number of calories each day, whether it be a 5000 or 500, your body's metabolism stays relatively steady. When you vary your caloric intake for example: Monday-2500. Tuesday-1800, Wednesday 2800, Thursday 2000. Have certain days when you eat more interspersed with days when you eat less...this way your metabolism will be running at a higher set-point, thus using up some energy stores (fat and carbohydrates) on days when you eat less. Hope that helps!


That's a very interesting idea!

It's certainly a new idea to me. It also seems to make sense.

I know if I eat 2000 a day, I'll slowly lose weight. However, it can be difficult to maintain since some foods you want/need inheritantly have more/less calories, fat, carbs, etc.

It's difficult to maintain the balance on a day to day basis. At least it is for me.
Seems as though it would be easier to take a weeks worth of food, or 5 days, and vary it from day to day.
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chai2
 
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Reply Mon 5 Oct, 2009 05:58 am
@stran1ae,
oh....btw, I did read something interesting a few weeks ago, and it does seem to work.

Soup.

they took 3 groups of people.
first group drank a glass of water, then ate a set amount of calories at a meal.
another didn't drink, and ate the same amount of calories.
the third ate soup with the same amount of water, same amount of calories.

the third group reported being more satisfied.

something about the water in the food being better than consuming it separately.

I've been eating a can of good soup for lunch, and it's true. It keeps you full longer.
FreeDuck
 
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Reply Mon 5 Oct, 2009 06:48 am
Jes gives good advice. I agree that you should eat more protein, especially for breakfast.

But I also want to say that soccer players are pretty muscular and muscle weighs more than fat. You're not going to look like those other girls who eat junk food all day but have no muscle tone, and that's ok. It's better than ok. You're already active so I'd say you're healthy, even if you do weigh more than you want to. Varying your diet and adding more protein should help you knock off the extra pounds you don't want, but don't beat yourself up about not looking like a waif.
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FreeDuck
 
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Reply Mon 5 Oct, 2009 06:49 am
@chai2,
Lentil soup is my favorite diet food. Yum.
chai2
 
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Reply Mon 5 Oct, 2009 07:19 am
@FreeDuck,
Weathers turning cooler, I'll have to make up a big batch and freeze it.

Lentils, minced carrots and onions...dollop of FF or lite sour cream....yeah baby.

under the lid of Daisy FF sour cream it says
"A dollop will do, but you can have two" Very Happy
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jespah
 
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Reply Mon 5 Oct, 2009 11:51 am
Soup is an absolutely terrific diet secret. It can seem to be very rich (hell, just puree cooked beans and carrots a bit to thicken if you wish) but have a very small amount of calories by volume. You get a lot of bang for the buck and it feels like dinner, rather than a meal replacement bar or shake does, at least to me. I always felt the idea of shakes, etc. was counterintuitive -- you're trying to learn to eat properly in the world, not constantly put yourself outside of and separate from it.
FreeDuck
 
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Reply Mon 5 Oct, 2009 11:55 am
@jespah,
Not to mention that you have to carry a blender around with you all the time.
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chai2
 
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Reply Mon 5 Oct, 2009 12:34 pm
All those little protein bars, breakfast bars wrapped in their little individual wrappers really piss me off.

Don't hand me some tiny brick in a little package and tell me that's a meal.

Makes me think of Brave New World.
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