Topic: Can I lose 20+ pounds in 6 months?
June 20, 2019 / By Karon Question:
I am 13 years old and I weigh 135 pounds and am 5' 2" tall. I am currently overweight and need to lose at least 20 pounds by April.
I have started a strict vegan diet with one cheat day and run once a week, and occasionally dance. What should I add to this?
Hatty | 8 days ago
For weight loss, dieting is more effective than exercising.
Perhaps you could try The Great Australian Diet discussed below.
Created by Australian health guru Dr John Tickell, the Great Australian Diet is touted as a return to natural foods and natural eating patterns. Tickell, an obstetrician turned sports medicine specialist, claims that after travelling the world and studying foods, he has discovered several simple rules which can help anyone lose weight healthily.
He describes the Great Australian Diet as "anti-Atkins, anti-CSIRO" and emphasises the importance of carbohydrates in the diet, saying that the "two most important foods we eat -fruits and vegetables- are carbohydrates". Dr John also criticises the low GI diet because, he says, it frightens people off eating carbs.
The Great Australian Diet is actually rather complicated, and may not be as easy to follow as Dr Tickell seems to think. First of all, he replaces the glycemic index with the HI, or 'Human Interference' factor. This means that foods which have been highly processed, such as salami, white bread and white rice, are considered unhealthy, and are replaced by unprocessed alternatives- raw and lightly cooked vegetables, fish, especially deep water fish and sardines, and small amounts of lean meat. 2/3 of the diet should be composed of vegetables and fruits, and 1/3 'bonus' foods, which are essentially lean proteins, and after the initial two day cleansing period, which is very low calorie, 15 different types of plants should be eaten every day.
Since no calorie guidelines are given, and only vague instructions to eat 4 or 5 nuts and so on, this may be the downfall of many dieters. After all, its pretty easy to forget how many nuts, seeds and grains you have eaten. It may also be hard for people on busy schedules to keep to such a demanding diet, since eating out is restricted really to grilled fish and an occasional steak and vegetables.
But the Great Australian Diet is much more than just an eating plan. Dieters get points for watching the sunset, hugging their children and other 'coping' activities, and use gentle exercise techniques to strengthen trunk and arm muscles. Walking is also part of the diet, which claims over 91 days to re-educate the body into natural rhythms. One of the selling points for me at least, is the resting weeks- after each three weeks on the diet, there are two weeks when you are allowed to eat freely, and recuperate. However, although it seems pretty healthy, the Great Australian Diet is never going to be voted easiest diet of the year.
You can see further details in http://au.search.yahoo.com/search?p=%22t...
Well relatively at your age 20 kilos is not so much to fear approximately as as you get taller you'll skinny out if you're cautious with what you devour. I might additionally begin jogging or utilising the treadmill three instances every week. Swimming is first-rate undertaking additionally. Try to devour tons of fruit & veg & shrink any sugars. Make your night time meal as early as viable considering the fact that going to mattress on a whole tummy isn't useful, additionally check out & make it a small meal. Don't simply give up consuming as that makes your frame retailer what fats you may have. Breakfast may be very predominant because it kick begin your metabolism for the day simply make it healthful ie wholegrain toast & cheese & a banana. Good success
Cut out anything made with white flour (spaghetti, white bread, pretzels, bagels, crackers). And run 3 times per week.
soups can be both filling and comforting try making a garden or bean soup with low salt broth and store in portion sized cups for later