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Healthy Weight for a 19yr old female, who is 5 feet 8 inches?

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June 16, 2019 / By Ned
Question: I recently gained wieght through out the school year, and am trying to loose it. i weigh 170 pounds right now, but would like to be at at least 5-8 pounds less, and would like to tone my body in areas of the thighs and stomach. i go to the gym 3 times a week...what sort of excersise routine would you reccomend for said areas, also a possible diet plan? Would like to be regularly healthy.... Thank you
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Kevyn Kevyn | 4 days ago
At your height 130 is a good goal weight. 120 is pushing the lines of being unhealthy, 150 is still within healthy especially if you start lets say running and your legs gain a nice load of muscle. The BMI [Body Mass Index] is not perfect but it lets you know somewhat where you are. Make sure you drink plenty of water. My doctor for years has said the best way to keep track of your water is to have one glass every time you go to the bathroom [that is unless you have a weak bladder than you might end up with a water cooler in the bathroom :-)] If you do not have a good water routine right now you will be prone to mild water retention so you may gain a few extra pounds but they will subside. Assuming you drink enough water alot of those smaller cravings will go away. Of course stay away from the devils of fast food, pop [even diet since even no calorie sweeteners raise your blood sugar making your body more likely to store fat then burn it] and sadly chocolate [most bars are 150 calories and are not very filling, just delicious :-)] Greens, especially spinach are a good way to fill up, they have protien too, good for muscle repair. Speaking of muscle repair, based on whatever exercise you choose, make sure you are willing to push yourself, because the more muscle you "tear up" during a work out, is more muscle that must be repaired making your body burn more and more calories, even when you are sitting down. Back to food for a second. Many diets suggest rice as a filler, which many have fiber which is something every one needs to increase especially some one wanting to lose weight, but be warned it can still have lots of calories, I found that out the hard way. Make sure you start researching and reading labels. But understand when it comes to research you need to take some things with a grain of salt, there are many contradicting theories and everyone [including me] has an opinion about what is right. Lastly I am going to suggest feeling a lot of stuff out, keep your hopes up and look into a multi-vitamin almost every one should take one, haven't had a single trainer or doctor disagree. PS If you are going to pick "jogging" at an above averge height and weight jogging is killer on our knees, so find an tredmill with a slate ability, a hill, or flights of stairs and run/jog up them [walk down them on the return] it lessens the impact. PPS As a 6 foot 4 male who likes to play video games I have battled obesity; my heaviest being 285 lowest 215 [as of turning 19 myself, I am now 22 and 235, still "over weight" based on BMI but I have only my bad diet to blame]
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Kevyn Originally Answered: Healthy Weight for a 19yr old female, who is 5 feet 8 inches?
At your height 130 is a good goal weight. 120 is pushing the lines of being unhealthy, 150 is still within healthy especially if you start lets say running and your legs gain a nice load of muscle. The BMI [Body Mass Index] is not perfect but it lets you know somewhat where you are. Make sure you drink plenty of water. My doctor for years has said the best way to keep track of your water is to have one glass every time you go to the bathroom [that is unless you have a weak bladder than you might end up with a water cooler in the bathroom :-)] If you do not have a good water routine right now you will be prone to mild water retention so you may gain a few extra pounds but they will subside. Assuming you drink enough water alot of those smaller cravings will go away. Of course stay away from the devils of fast food, pop [even diet since even no calorie sweeteners raise your blood sugar making your body more likely to store fat then burn it] and sadly chocolate [most bars are 150 calories and are not very filling, just delicious :-)] Greens, especially spinach are a good way to fill up, they have protien too, good for muscle repair. Speaking of muscle repair, based on whatever exercise you choose, make sure you are willing to push yourself, because the more muscle you "tear up" during a work out, is more muscle that must be repaired making your body burn more and more calories, even when you are sitting down. Back to food for a second. Many diets suggest rice as a filler, which many have fiber which is something every one needs to increase especially some one wanting to lose weight, but be warned it can still have lots of calories, I found that out the hard way. Make sure you start researching and reading labels. But understand when it comes to research you need to take some things with a grain of salt, there are many contradicting theories and everyone [including me] has an opinion about what is right. Lastly I am going to suggest feeling a lot of stuff out, keep your hopes up and look into a multi-vitamin almost every one should take one, haven't had a single trainer or doctor disagree. PS If you are going to pick "jogging" at an above averge height and weight jogging is killer on our knees, so find an tredmill with a slate ability, a hill, or flights of stairs and run/jog up them [walk down them on the return] it lessens the impact. PPS As a 6 foot 4 male who likes to play video games I have battled obesity; my heaviest being 285 lowest 215 [as of turning 19 myself, I am now 22 and 235, still "over weight" based on BMI but I have only my bad diet to blame]

Hudson Hudson
Well as you have already figured out you are not at your ideal body weight. What that exact weight is, not even the experts can decide but it's anywhere from 125 to 140 (for your age accounted as well) The real question you need to be asking yourself is what do you already eat and what do you already DO on a day-to-day basis. You left out all the pertinent facts. If you were a healthy football player at age 14 who is already going to the gym because you recently began highschool and are putting on a lot of muscle I would say that you are just a stocky, healthy kid. It wouldn't be far of a reach with you being 5ft 8 inches. BUT, if you do no lifting of that sorts then you are most defenitely over weight to some degree. The best way....AND I MEAN THE ABSOLUTE BEST WAY!!!!!! to lose weight is this: Eat less each meal and eat 6 meals a day. Regular excersise (especially cardivascular like running and swimming) is essential as well. Thats it. Any real body builder or weight trainer will put you on basically that. Of course you dont want to still eat crap all 6 meals...you NEED fruits and vegetables but just eat less every meal and NEVER stuff yourself. But in all seriousness, you don't seem to me to be in any real bad position right now so it should not be hard for you to get to where you feel comfortable.
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i'm 15 yo, 5 foot 3 and 108 lbs. i just lost 9 lbs so i know how you're feeling i... use the eliptical or jog daily for 10-30 minutes lift weights twice a week do 25 crunches, 25 bicycle crunches and 100s (pilates move) every day i also like to watch total body sculpting with gilad on fittv. its channel 261 for me and its on everyday at 6:30. i LOVE it!!
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Colbert Originally Answered: I m trying to conceive. I have been married 6 months. i m 200 lbs and 5 feet 5 inches.?
You have been married 6 months....have you been TTC for that whole time? I'm not sure how long you've been TTC....if it's only been a few months, that's very common. I've read that it takes couples an average of 3-6 months to conceive, but you can't really see a fertility specialist until you've been TTC for a year. Weight does play a factor in TTC. However, I'm not sure how much of a role it plays. Are you actively charting your cycles to know when/if you ovulate? If not, that could be a big reason why you haven't been successful yet. Many women ovulate at different times than the "average." Nothing but good can come from a healthy diet and exercise routine, especially while TTC. If you are charting your cycles, eating healthy, exercising regularly, and taking a prenatal vitamin...well, that's about the best you can do! My cousin is your height, and weighs more than 200lbs and conceived within 2 months, so I think it just varies from woman to woman. If you're not charting your cycles, then I suggest checking out Fertility Friend and also the Essential Conception Guide website. With FF you can start an online ovulation calendar, and also go through a 20 session email lesson on fertility. Kirstyn Sierra (founder of ECG) is an amazing woman who has done an incredible amount of research on TTC. She posts very helpful videos and presentations about TTC/detecting ovulation/etc. I highly recommend checking these sights out! Best of luck and LOTS of baby dust!

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