Weight loss question

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  1. ohfudge profile image61
    ohfudgeposted 11 years ago

    Weight loss question

    Hey, i'm a teenage boy. Not fat by any means..but I don't fit into the "skinny" category either. 2 or 3 times in the last month, I have went a few days without eating hardly anything and from that I have gained a few "rolls" for lack of a better term in various places..how do I lose this? This may seem like an easy question.."dont eat junk food and exersize" but the thing is, I only gain "rolls" when I dont eat hardly at all..I can eat all the junk food I want and not gain weight..but how do I lose the "rolls" I have? btw I exersize daily.. thanks much in advance.

  2. Jayne Lancer profile image95
    Jayne Lancerposted 11 years ago

    Irregular eating will tip your insulin balance, which is what might be causing your 'rolls'.
    Eat three times a day at regular intervals. If you find yourself feeling hungry between meals, fill the gap with fresh fruit or raw vegetables.
    And even if junk food doesn't make you gain weight, it is nevertheless important to eat healthily.

  3. mixfitness profile image60
    mixfitnessposted 11 years ago

    It may seem crazy, but you have to eat to lose weight aka "rolls" which is just fat.  Going days without eating harding anything is sabotage to any weight loss plan.

  4. ratnaveera profile image62
    ratnaveeraposted 11 years ago

    You can get slim body by avoiding bad habits like frequent eating of snacks and food. Avoid getting sleep during day time. Try to follow the quantity of food that actually required by your body. You may be taking food little more than that actually required by your body. You have to find that by experimenting yourself. The other tips are doing mild body exercises, taking green tea, good sleeping at night times, taking adequate quantity of food enriched with vitamin A like fish and carrot.

  5. hutchy-rants profile image59
    hutchy-rantsposted 11 years ago

    First things first - You need to stop starving your body... This will not help!

    Listen to what your body is telling you when you eat, it will tell you when it is full. Learn to realize when this is and stop eating!!

    It's as simple as that...

    Junk food would not be my option... Good ole fashioned fruit and veggies will help you enormously for successful, healthy weight loss!

  6. deutza1_d profile image60
    deutza1_dposted 11 years ago


    I see you wrote down that you exercize on a daily bases. I don`t know exactly what it is that you do but if you want to lose weight, you should focus on jogging sessions as they ae the best way to burn your fat off.

  7. lanealanea profile image61
    lanealaneaposted 10 years ago

    It might take a while to switch to health food but as a model in the past at your age, I know that its yummy late at night but its going to show up on your tummy. Here is the trick, its simple, 20 minutes of cardio exercise a day of anything you want plus, everything you eat, look at the serving size and eat only that. Your metabolism is awsome at your age, so not too worry but just a little tip to know that one roll will triple if you dont take care of it now. It is simple for you to fix that and reverse what you have going on, I use to think that if I didnt eat before a model shoot that i would be skinnier but, I think that you already know that it doesnt work that way. You can easily drop that off but unfortunately, you have to elliminate meaning zero fast food restaurants, drink 1 liter of bottled water 3 times per day, at your age, you will drop it off. Zero junk food eat every day and if your totally serious about looking fit for summer then do this, swim as much as you can eat as much yogurt not frozen yogurt that you can of course just one a day and well, you might not like this but eggs, apples, broccoli are fat burners and they activate your body to burn the rolls that appear. If I was you right now, I would just bottom line, peak at the serving size of everything you eat and eat that, then, elliminate all fast foods and you will probably look amazing in just a month at your age. Hope this helps some, good luck, Lanea

  8. KevinUmberger profile image60
    KevinUmbergerposted 10 years ago

    "I have went a few days without eating hardly anything" ... This is where your "rolls" are coming from. Your body, due to evolution, sees that it is not getting very many calories and is therefore "Starving". in order to try and survive on the limited number of calories your body is storing these calories as fat under the skin. This is your bodies Starvation Mechanism. Your metabolism is also slowing down due to the lack of calorie consumption.

    This first thing you must do is get your metabolism to gain its momentum back. In order to do this you need to eat frequent small meals throughout the day. 6 small meals is the optimum amount. Your goal should be to eat at least one serving of lean protein with every small meal. Chicken, Egg whites, Turkey, Etc. Accompany the protein with fruits and veggies and complex carbohydrates such as brown rice and sweet potatoes.

    Next, you need to incorporate resistance training into your weekly schedule. Shoot for 3 days a week of resistance training. Being that you are a teenager I recommend using a body-weight routine.

    Wall Squats

    Try and be as active as possible. Sports, swimming, running, and intramural activities are great.

    Finally, eliminate all refined sugars from your diet. This includes pastries, white flour/breads, cookies, ice cream and most importantly SODA!

  9. Tamara Aspeling profile image59
    Tamara Aspelingposted 10 years ago

    Not eating causes your body to go into 'starvation' mode. That in turn results in a drop in your basal metabolic rate, or the rate at which your body burns energy when at rest.

    Over time, a pattern of binging and starving can cause your metabolism to slow down to such a degree that you end up gaining weight, even when you eat normally.

    If you want to sustain weight loss, or maintain your goal weight, the ideal is to eat five or six small, low calorie meals throughout the day, and whatever you do, don't skip breakfast! It's the one meal that really does kickstart your metabolism!

  10. Faceless39 profile image95
    Faceless39posted 10 years ago

    When you starve your body, your body's first reaction is to store Everything and all of your processes slow down to decrease the expended energy.  It's seriously unhealthy and counter-productive.

  11. Erin Eisenman profile image60
    Erin Eisenmanposted 10 years ago

    Like everyone has said, you need to eat 5-6 small meals everyday.  This keeps your metabolism rolling which then burns the fat.  Plus, it keeps all your systems in check...going without food is really bad for your brain, your muscles and all your organs.  You are a teenager, you should be eating lots and getting lots of activity thus growing your body and mind in a healthy way.  And finally, I hope you aren't too concerned about your weight...again, you are young, you should be focusing on growing and learning....not on your body image!  Keep eating healthy foods and staying active!

  12. smzclark profile image60
    smzclarkposted 9 years ago

    eat when hungry, stop when full. no caffiene. good sleep. look into 'good fats' and 'bad fats'. good fats break down body fat whereas bad fats have to turn to body fat before being worked off. most of the answers i've read say all else i would; so i'll leave it at that. good luck :-)


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