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What you first want to do is calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI) and your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR). Those are important tools, especially your BMR, that will be a good foundation for a diet. Since you included your stats I will do that for you.
BMI: 30.2 (Overweight)
BMR: 1664.5 (2579 if active, 1996 if not active)
In case you don't know, your BMI determines if you are in a healthy weight range and allows you to set goals for how much weight you should lose to achieve that healthy weight loss goal. Your BMR tells you the amount of calories you need daily to MAINTAIN your current body weight. You should try to cut that number down by 500-1000 calories depending on what the original number is and you activity level. As a female you should not go below 1200 calories a day. You may want to keep a food journal to help you record and keep track of this.
The most important thing is to make sure that you eat plenty of foods that are high in fiber and low in fat, sugar, and calories. These foods are also supposed to help sustain you and keep you from being hungry. These foods include whole grains, fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, and fat free or low-fat dairy products. Stay away from products that contain refined sugars and additives and foods that are high in fat but low on nutritional benefit.
A useful tip that I have learned when eating out of eating in is to imagine a peace sign on your plate. In the two smaller sections of the piece sign you should have your carbs and lean protein and in the largest section of the peace sign you should have your vegetables. Using this method guarantees that you will be eating a healthy, well balanced meal.
You should also aim to drink at least 6-8 glasses of water daily. This is important because it keeps your body hydrated and flushes out your system, which will help to aid in weight loss.
You may also want to take a daily multivitamin to ensure that you are taking in enough of the vitamins and minerals your body needs.
In addition, the experts recommend that you get at least thirty minutes of physical activity on most days of the week. This can be divided into three ten-minute sessions a day, not including warm-up and cool-down time. Your heart rate should increase and you should break a sweat during your workout sessions. In addition, you should try to do strength training three days a week, or every other day. This can be a more rigorous workout, or it can be simple push ups, crunches, sit-ups, lunges, and using lighter weights or canned goods to tone and build lean muscle.
If you follow these guidelines, you will lose weight and you can expect to become healthier. This will help you become leaner, keep your metabolism up so that you do not gain weight, and you will be healthier overall.
Do NOT go with surgery, that should be used ONLY as a last resort. I know several people who are experiencing some severe side effects and problems from these types of surgeries.
Also, what your dad said was very disrespectful. There was no reason for him to say something like that and in such a rude manner. You just need to be happy with yourself FIRST and if there is something you can improve on, go for it.
As far as comparing yourselves to bikini models, dont worry, they are usually air brushed anorexics anyways. :-P
Just be happy with yourself first and all else will follow.