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A 13 year old that really wants to tone her body.?

A 13 year old that really wants to tone her body.? Topic: A 13 year old that really wants to tone her body.?
June 20, 2019 / By Roseann
Question: Im not really in a rush, but i definitely wanna be in shape before 9th grade (first year in high school) :) Im looking to lose 10-15 pounds. But my life is so hectic even though im 13 that i cant seem to fight in alot of exercise Im have really big love handles ): goes straight to the stomach.. But im 120 5'3 , I know thats the average weight for my height but trust me i need to tone up. So If I eat only rawfoods like apples, oranges, ect. and carrots, salad, ect. And only eat chicken as my meat (not fried) Could I lose weight. Also I drink about 4-6 pops a day, Im gonna quite and go to light tea and water. Now remember Im used to eating things like fast food and fried foods, but if i take all fried foods out of my diet, do u think i could met my goal of 10-15 pounds? If not, what else could I do? Thanks so much P.S. how long do u think it would take to lose 10-15 pounds with this diet? I'll do about 1000 crunches a day.
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Mya Mya | 8 days ago
Okay first off skip the 1000 crunches a day, eventually in the long run it will lead to lower back problems. Not a god thing to do at a young age. Maybe like 100 crunches a day is fine. Remember good abs aren't made in the gym, there made in the kitchen. At 5'3 and 120 lbs that seems like a healthy weight. I would say its more a teen pressure to look good. But whatever its up to you to make the right choice and do it for yourself. As far as the diet goes if you can eliminate the high carbs and you will notice a change. However in order to keep yourself from starving you have to eat every 2-3 hours this will keep you from binge eating as gaining weight. And also when you diet your cravings will be through the roof.
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Mya Originally Answered: A 13 year old that really wants to tone her body.?
Okay first off skip the 1000 crunches a day, eventually in the long run it will lead to lower back problems. Not a god thing to do at a young age. Maybe like 100 crunches a day is fine. Remember good abs aren't made in the gym, there made in the kitchen. At 5'3 and 120 lbs that seems like a healthy weight. I would say its more a teen pressure to look good. But whatever its up to you to make the right choice and do it for yourself. As far as the diet goes if you can eliminate the high carbs and you will notice a change. However in order to keep yourself from starving you have to eat every 2-3 hours this will keep you from binge eating as gaining weight. And also when you diet your cravings will be through the roof.

London London
well everybody has a six pack it is just people can't see it because of the fat. Cut the fat of your meat and eat flattening food but do not cut down on your food , your body is used to that amount of food you eat and cutting down will make your body will think it is being starved and put on more weight as a reserve. do some sit ups about 50 a day to start or how ever many you feel comfortable with. Press ups are good for both arms and stomach /chest and I like them better them , remember don't do too many or else you will hurt your self. Trust me this advice worked for me . It will take time but trust me it works . From a 14 year old
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Karyna Karyna
lol, just chill on that. you don't need to do 1000 crunches if you want to loose weight. you would have to drop overall body fat to loose the love handles. but i do understand, freshmen year is a a big one. if you really want to loose a little body fat, just quit the soda like you said you were, and drink a lot of water. drink a few glasses with every meal and get like a glass of tea so you have something good to taste at a meal because water can get old quick if that's all you drink. what you could also do, is get a little serious with the workouts. 1000 crunches will get you abs, but without some cadio, you won't be able to see them. seriously... some cardio like jogging or riding a bike for 20-30 min, or a good sprinting workout (that might get your legs a little more muscular than you want though if you at alot of protein) or some Pilate's or yoga (both are great, and guys love the results probably more than the girls who do pilates or yoga). anything like that, just at least 20-30 minutes of cardio a day, and drinking alot of water, and you will shed unwanted weight really quick. like if you started this month drinking 6-10 glasses of water a day, eating a little better, and started working out 2-5 times a week (getting some cardio, sit ups, pull ups, squats etc.) by the end of winter you would look and feel great, love handle free lol. just so you know, the scales lie, they will tell you how much you weigh, but at your age you are still growing, so look more at how you feel and your appearence than what the scale says. you could hit a growth spurt espcially at 13 and gain a pound or two of bone or muscle, so don't trust that. don't make goals for weight, make goals for your workouts. eat good, workout a little, drink your water and you will feel and look great.
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Hayden Hayden
Cutting out the soda and fried and fast foods is a good start. Drinking lots of water is very good. The more water you drink, the less your body retains (because your body's reflex to horde water if it doesn't get enough regularly stops), so that drops a few pounds. You should do some cardio-vascular exercise like jogging, running, or swimming to really burn calories. The crunches are good, but until you burn off the baby fat, you'd just be toning the muscle underneath the fat. The cardio will get rid of the baby-fat. Any weight loss of more than 1 or 2 pounds per week isn't healthy or realistic.
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Doriane Doriane
I'm in 9th and yeah it sure is hard to find time lol! If you do crunches incorrectly, you can actually make your stomach poke out if you only tone the sides. Try brisk walking with ankle/arm weights, that's what I'm trying. Or like a targeted exercise tape (so you can choose what you want to tone) Don't overdo it with the food. Just try making better choices- sounds like you're doing that. Try some whole grain so you'll stay full longer. Good luck!
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Cassie Cassie
Have a protien shake or slim fast shake thing for breckfast, that usally lets me get by until lunch If you get hungry, eat a little granola bar or rise krispie until you get JUST enough full to last u a while But only eat it when it lunch Im going to guess you dont want your parents finding out about this so eat supper like you usally would but instead of filling all your plate only fill half So in all.. A shake for breckfast (Optinal Bar inbetween) A bar for lunch (with milk or some drink) (Optional bar inbetween) And dinner You might want to take it slow at first Experament around with the stuff i gave you and then go full blown with the cut back GOOD LUCK MISSY
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Annabelinda Annabelinda
Well to tone your body you should do some muscle excercise as muscle burns fat faster than normal tissuess, don't over do it, but you can get defined legs and arms and doing crunches will do your stomach. To diet eat apples, strawberries, pears, and berries as these have negative calories which means they actually increase your metabolism so you burn fat faster with doing less work. I work on this diet mainly in the winter & spring times to look good for the summer and fall.
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Annabelinda Originally Answered: Trying to tone my body?
If you want to tone up, so you can see your muscles more and see more definition around the body, you need to look at two main factors. Diet and exercise. The only thing that stops us from seeing the shape of our muscles is the layer of fat, however thick or thin it may be, covering our muscles. The majority of your fat lies directly underneath the skin. The first point I will make is performing hundreds of repetitions of an exercises will not get you a defined body, or burn the fat in any particular area. For example, performing hundreds of sit-ups or crunches will not get you a flat stomach or a six pack. Spot reduction simply does not work. You cannot burn fat in just one area. Abdominal exercises will make the abdominal muscles stronger and firmer, but they will not burn fat, which applies to every other area of the body The first thing you need to look at is your diet. You can eat the foods you like, you just need to eat less of them. That includes the drink as well. As long as you create a calorie deficit each and every day you will loose weight and reduce your body fat percentage. In other words, you need to consume less than your body requires. One pound of fat is the equivalent of 3,500 calories. Split over the whole week that’s 500 calories you need to be consuming less, each day. If you accompany your calorie reduced diet with exercise, particularly cardio, you can expect to loose up to another pound of fat per week, if not more. The best forms of cardio include running, biking, rowing, swimming, circuit training, and so on. Finally, it is one thing reducing your body fat so you can see more definition around your body, however, that does not necessarily mean you will have an amazing body. This requires work. You must engage in regular resistance training at the gym in order to develop your existing muscles so they appear rounder and more defined, or even bigger if you are looking to build muscle. A typical example of someone who has a low body fat without any definition are the very ‘skinny’ people you come across. Another example are young girls who starve themselves or become anorexic because they reduce their body fat, but always hate their body anyway as they have no defined muscles around their body so never look as good as they want too. So reduce your body fat, eat correctly and in the correct amounts, and work your muscles through regular resistance training, and you will get your desired toned and defined athletic body. Exercises you can do at home, alongside the wii fit include:- - Lunges (forward, back, side) - Squats - Press Ups - Crunches - Tricep Dips (side of chair/sofa) - Side Bends If you do not go to a gym, and can invest a couple of pound into an exercise ball and perhaps a few light weights or even some resistance bands you can dramatically increase the amount of exercises you can do in and around the home at very little cost. Hope this helps. Let me know if you need any help. Good Luck! Ben :)

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