How can I get thinner?

how can I lose my belly fat? I try diets but I can never go through with them. I always short myself food and then I get hungry so I start snacking. I dont way all that too much (119 and I am 5’5”) I do crunches and I dance. but I cannot run because It is bad for my foot that I hurt. does anyone have advice for me to lose my extra flab?!?!?!? please help me!!!

Answer #1
  1. try to avoid pop, juice, vitamin water, etc. They’re loaded with sugar and calories.

  2. Watch out for serving sizes on food and drinks. You know those snacks at the gas stations that SUPPOSEDLY have good calories? Look again and you’ll see the servings are 2, 3, or even more than you actually need.

  3. don’t eat that processed food at the store that say “diet”. they’re packed with sodium and kind of disgusting if you think about it. whole foods are better. before dance class, for instance, have an apple or banana with some peanut butter. It would be better than a TV dinner of salisbury steak or french fries any day.

  4. Do some crunches every day. I learned how New York City Ballet dancers have good abs; 16 regular crunches, 16 sit ups, 16 cross crunches, and 16 on your elbows doing entrechats, crossing them in fifth. This is what they seriously do. It works!\

If you need some more health advice, Fun Mail me!! :)

Answer #2

Use an eliptical machine if you can’t run. If that hurts your foot too, then switch to weight training. You can burn through a ton of calories with that too.

The secret to weight loss is not diet. The secret is to exercise, and make youself aware of how many calories you’re burning in your routine, while simultaneously making yourself aware of the calorie content of the foods you eat.

Once you really appreciate that you have to jog 5 miles to work off a donut, you won’t even consider eating one any more. You’ll start to view them as poisonous rather than as tasty.

Answer #3

You seem to be at a healthy weight. You do not need to get thinner. Drink more water, exercise consistently, and eat frequent healthy meals (to raise your metabolism). It does not sound you need to lose weight.

Answer #4

cardio, cardio, cardio sounds like stationary bike is for you also eat 5-6 small meals every day along with 6-8 8oz glasses of water and no food 3 hrs before bed spot reduction, ie crunches for belly fat is a myth don’t stop the crunches but they won’t melt away the fat

Answer #5

Here’s ten good tips for weight loss. :)

Tip 1: Find out how many calories you need

BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate)

BMR [kcal]

Body Weight [lb] x 15 + (moderate activity [mins/day] x 3.5)

Since you wish to lose weight, your target = BMR - 500 kcal

For instance, you weigh 140 lb and you perform 20 mins of moderate activity every day. BMR of this example = (140 x 15) + (20 x 3.5) = 2100 + 70 = 2170 kcal. BMR minus 500kcal; it would be 2170 - 500 = 1670 kcal. Therefore 1670 kcal is the target in this example to losing 1 lb per week.

Tip 2: Eat at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day

Fruits and vegetables are packed with beneficial fibers, vitamins and antioxidants. They fill up your stomach fast so you feel full earlier. They are also low in calories and helps to keep your calorie count low.

Tip 3: Watch for Portion Size

One serving of pasta means 1/2 cup of cooked pasta. However, most restaurants serve a pasta dish with 4 servings of pasta!!! You do not need to finish and clean off the plate every time. You can simply ask to take home the leftover.

Tip 4: Do not Skip Meals

Eating small frequent meals help to balance your calorie intake throughout the day and also keeps your blood sugar level balanced. Instead of eating 3 big meals, try to eat 5 - 6 smaller meals throughout the day.

Tip 5: Go for wholesome fresh foods

If possible, purchase fresh foods and avoid package (processed) and convenient foods such as fast food. Packaged and convenient foods are often higher in sodium and fat content. Many people we spoke to are amazed that they can easily lose weight by packing a home-cooked lunch to work instead of eating out.

Tip 6: Don’t be overly-restrictive

Everyone has his or her favorite treats. Simply allow yourself a little indulgence, but watch out for the frequency and the quantity. Having a small treat once in a while can be rewarding to your weight loss experience. Cutting too much of your favorite treats usually lead to an early relapse.

Tip 7: Understand Food Claims and Labels

A product labelled with a fat-free claim does not mean that it is low in calories. Similarly a product labelled as low-sugar or low-carb does not mean it is low in fat or calories. Always read the nutrition label on the packaging.

Tip 8: Watch for the sugary drinks

Juices, pop, cream & sugar in your coffee or tea all add up. Opt for drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day. In addition to providing hydration to your body, it will also help you feel full.

Tip 9: Keep a Food Journal

Keeping a food journal helps you pin point your eating pattern and will enable you to easily modify it. If possible, have your Registered Dietitian review your journal.

Tip 10: Exercise, period

Most authorities recommend 30 - 60 minutes of physical activity a day to stay healthy. Also try adding weight-bearing exercises at least 2 times a week. This will help burn some of the unwanted calories.

Answer #6

thanks for the advice. what sort of exercises do you think would be good fun ones?

Answer #7

cardio works well. but also try to do fun exercises.. if the exercises you do are fun then you don’t even realize that your exercising

Answer #8

have you ever tried nutrisystem??

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