losing weight healthy.

  1. Hello i am 16 years old and i have a son. I really want to start losing weight but want to know tips on how to do it the healthy/right way.
    I am going to be signing up with a gym soon to be working out as well (:
    Thank you.
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    Joined: Feb '13; Posts: 7


  3. by   Esme12
    HI! Welcome to AN! The largest online nursing community!

    Good for you for wanting to be fit. I think you should discuss this first with your primary care MD or your OB/GYN.

    I moved your post to the breakroom (the blue side) of AN to the weight loss diet tips forum for best response. You will probably have to sign back in with your same user name and password.
    Last edit by Esme12 on Mar 1, '13
  4. by   Pets to People
    Unless you've given birth within the last two months there is no reason to contact your ob/gyn for advice on getting healthy :/ And even general practitioners are usually not current on eating and excercise options or they tend to have their preferred way and that's it. They are about the last people I would ask for diet or work-out advice. That's why there are specialists in physical fitness and in nutrition. Basically, you have to find what works for you. You can find information anywhere...at your gym, fitness magazines, online....there are millions of ideas out there.

    My two biggest tips are that losing weight is 80% diet and only 20% working out (no matter how hard you workout you can't outrun a Mcdonald's diet) and you have to make a lifestyle change when it comes to nutrition and routine excercise, you can't just pick a diet and stay on it until you lose some weight then go back to your old ways, otherwise you will just gain all the weight right back.

    Everyone has their opinion on excercise ideas and nutrition, but for it to work for you long term, it has to be something that fits your ideals and your lifestyle. It has to be something that can stick for you. First get your diet right, then start figuring in an excercise routine, then stick with it until you see results, then stick with it to keep your results!

    Just remember...."Sweat is fat crying"!
  5. by   duskyjewel
    I've lost 47 pounds with Weight Watchers Online in the last 6 months. Combine that with exercise (as I have) and you've got a winning combination.