Need some advice...

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Aug 17, 2014 12:52pm
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So I've pretty much been struggling with my weight since I was 11, but I made a commitment to myself about a year ago to get in shape and finally be comfortable in my skin. I've been exercising for a year and doing yoga for about 8 months now and I can feel that I'm more in shape, but the weight is just not coming off. Definitely in a plateau phase... My uncle says I need to focus on diet now and aside from the obvious about what is healthy, I'd love to hear some input from others on how to assist me in my transformation.

17 Aug
Not enough information here to really give you and sounds guidance. What's your current daily caloric intake? Expenditure? Are you staying hydrated? Sleeping well?
17 Aug
Hey Eva. What you need to do is change your mindset. Everyone is stuck in the eat less weigh less mindset. When it comes to any kind of physical fitness food is you friend. Then from there you are ready to begin your journey of earin right.
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Aug 17, 2014 1:08pm
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Heya well I am still in highschool but a good way to start loosing weight is not eating a lot and of course for a 16 year old....food is life xD. Anyways I have found out that if I am busy with school and sports...I don't eat as much and my mom gives me nutritional foods so try cutting down portions and maybe join a sports club in the summer or recreation team.

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Aug 17, 2014 3:28pm
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Well I mean I'm not 11 anymore haha I'm almost 25...yeah i mean I'm active and I know the basics to eating healthy but I want more info

17 Aug
You should consider getting an app to help you track your food intake. If you aren't losing weight chances are your diet doesn't create a calorie deficit at the end of the day. Track your food. It will help you see where you need to improve
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Aug 17, 2014 3:48pm
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Reduce your calorie intake (controlled healthy diet) and increase calorie expenditure (longer or more intense exercising).  You will lose weight.

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Aug 17, 2014 8:58pm
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Definitely staying hydrated, sleep is a mess right now because I'm overseas with no ac, I'm not counting my caloric intake though... That might be the first thing I could remedy. But I'd guess I'm around 1500 right now

17 Aug
Good #, and I'm assuming it's fairly healthy? Get that sleep under control :) watch the salt intake and stay away from liquid calories! The rest is making sure those workouts are intense enough to put you into the fat burning zone. I'd monitor everything for a couple of weeks to see where you are then plan from there!
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Aug 17, 2014 9:08pm
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Yeah I just can't wait to go home,  I've been in Greece for 6 weeks and you think oh its a Mediterranean diet so it must be healthy... Hell to the no. The food is just all way too delicious and tempting. I have an easier time controlling my salt and sugar intake in the states even though there's about 1000x more fast food. But how can you say no when your grandma cooks you pasta with red meat?

17 Aug
no cooking like grandma's cooking :)
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Aug 17, 2014 9:11pm
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Definitely gonna get back on the grind when I get back. This app has helped in maintaining a regimine but my yoga studio really kicks my ass into gear

17 Aug
Sounds like you have your mind in the right place and that's a definite plus!
Aug 18, 2014 1:21am
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Running 3 miles a day will help u very much..

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Aug 18, 2014 2:06am
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Cut out sugar and processed foods COMPLETELY. Start lifting weights. Weight lifting causes your body to burn calories all day, whereas cardio type workouts mainly burn calories while you are engaging in the workout. Exercise 6 days per week and eat whole foods.  You will see results guaranteed. 

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