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    Hi,

    rigght here my problem, basicaly its the fact that im quite overweight (size 16/18), im 17.
    I just need some good tips, on how to lose it,
    well i know the Basics, exercise, dont eat many fatty foods. Fair enough i do that, i do at least 50 sit ups a day, n im cleanin (its my part time job) for 4 hours a day (which burns alot of calories) but still, i dnt seem 2 be losing weight!! n its rly gettin me down, My boyfriends (2) havent cared about this, but i really do, it gets me rly down.
    Plz if anyone is/has gone thru the same thing, or even if you know anythin about this kinda situation, plz give me some advice
    Thanks
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    btw out of interest is a size 8 normal for a girl of 20? or is it size 10?... I'm just wondering cos I don't know much lol.
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    Beware: This girl is a guy!
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    (Original post by Cass88)
    Hi,

    rigght here my problem, basicaly its the fact that im quite overweight (size 16/18), im 17.
    I just need some good tips, on how to lose it,
    well i know the Basics, exercise, dont eat many fatty foods. Fair enough i do that, i do at least 50 sit ups a day, n im cleanin (its my part time job) for 4 hours a day (which burns alot of calories) but still, i dnt seem 2 be losing weight!! n its rly gettin me down, My boyfriends (2) havent cared about this, but i really do, it gets me rly down.
    Plz if anyone is/has gone thru the same thing, or even if you know anythin about this kinda situation, plz give me some advice
    Thanks
    Why are you doing sit ups?...you can't spot reduce fat. Build some proper muscle like your legs and arms so you can burn more calories. 50 sit ups a day is useless if you are trying to build muscle, your body needs time to build muscle all you are doing is continually breaking it down.
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    Beware: This girl is a guy!
    Dont be so childish
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    Eat CLEAN food. No processed *****. Create a calorie deficit - exercise and eating clean food in moderation should do this. Don't cheat. Drink water. Create small goals. If you don't like the whole 'exercise' thing, things like cleaning can be good. Do you play any racket/team sports? if not, suggest to friends that you do. Hell, even more walking can count.
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    Why are you doing sit ups?...you can't spot reduce fat. Build some proper muscle like your legs and arms so you can burn more calories. 50 sit ups a day is useless if you are trying to build muscle, your body needs time to build muscle all you are doing is continually breaking it down
    Ooooooo i didnt know that! lol, i was tiold there good 4 ya to strengthen ur stomach
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    (Original post by Cass88)
    Hi,

    rigght here my problem, basicaly its the fact that im quite overweight (size 16/18), im 17.
    I just need some good tips, on how to lose it,
    well i know the Basics, exercise, dont eat many fatty foods. Fair enough i do that, i do at least 50 sit ups a day, n im cleanin (its my part time job) for 4 hours a day (which burns alot of calories) but still, i dnt seem 2 be losing weight!! n its rly gettin me down, My boyfriends (2) havent cared about this, but i really do, it gets me rly down.
    Plz if anyone is/has gone thru the same thing, or even if you know anythin about this kinda situation, plz give me some advice
    Thanks
    Ever heard of a diet? :cool:
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    . Do you play any racket/team sports? if not, suggest to friends that you do. Hell, even more walking can count.
    Yep i try to walk the dog for an hour everyday, but it only rly happens 2wice a week, n its a good idea suggestin the sports, coz me and my m8 love tennis
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    (Original post by Cass88)
    Yep i try to walk the dog for an hour everyday, but it only rly happens 2wice a week, n its a good idea suggestin the sports, coz me and my m8 love tennis
    well make it happen everyday, or even twice a day.
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    i will do, u reckon that will halp alot then?
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    Also try and tighten up your transverse abdominus muscles, the stronger they are the mor ethey pull your stomach inwards. To do this do a bicycle crunch and exhale as much as you can on the crunch. Remember to do it properly, not how many you can do. and only do it 2-3 times a week.
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    wel let's be honest, it's better than doing nothing.
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    thanks you 2 uve been a gr8 help
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    diet, eat more fruits and cut all of the junk have 1 day free, move alot,go to the gym
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    try doing the GI diet, it will keep you fuller for longer and is a healthy diet to do. www.glycemicindex.com also try doing some cardiovascular exercise that leaves you physically tired rather than just muscular exercises.
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    2 boyfriends?

    anyway, run run run, dont eat much. if you plan on actually taking my advise, supplement with a multivitamin, EFAs, and lots of water.
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    (Original post by chewwy)
    2 boyfriends?
    that's what i was thinking... at the same time?




    don't listen to me, i'm just a wicked jezebel
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    (Original post by Naxalite)
    btw out of interest is a size 8 normal for a girl of 20? or is it size 10?... I'm just wondering cos I don't know much lol.
    Has nobody bothered pointing out that a size 16 is average for a woman in Britain now? A size 12 was average in wartime when they were rationing - now its a 16.
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    (Original post by Naxalite)
    btw out of interest is a size 8 normal for a girl of 20? or is it size 10?... I'm just wondering cos I don't know much lol.
    I'd say size 8 was BELOW average for a woman of 20!! :eek:

    I'm sure the average is 16...

    Infact - it is!! [thanks Raven! :p:]
 
 
 
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