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Lose 10-15 Pounds In 2 Months, Need Help!

 I'm 16 and 5'5, I would like to lose between 10-15 pounds before the end of March. I'm going on a week long cruise then and would like to feel more comfortable in my own skin and my bikini. I'm an athlete, I have swim practice every week day after school and competitions on Saturdays. After swim season I go straight into tennis and have the same schedule. I am muscular in my arms, legs, and upper abdominal but because of poor diet, I'm getting a slight gut. Or better called: pouch. I look like an average girl with clothes on, but underneath I am very insecure. I really just want to slim down and gain some much needed confidence. I can't starve myself because I need the energy for my sports. I can't go on crazy health food diets, I don't want to have to tell my parents I'm trying to lose weight. I don't have a lot of time to put in extra vigorous amounts of exercises, I don't have a lot of free time. But I really need to do this for myself. I lose motivation or tell myself "I'm too tired". I just need some advice on how to lose the weight and fast.

 

Thank you.

cac10 cac10 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 25, 2010

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Make certain that you are drinking enough water each day. Being healthy is a lifestyle, not a diet. There are many good tips on how to achieve permanent weight loss; none of them includes gimmicks, diets, or diet pills. To assist with weight control; keep a daily food journal and every time the urge to snack is felt, first drink a large glass of clear water. The major reason so many people in America are overweight is because we eat too much for comfort! It does not hurt to treat ourselves with something special once in a while, what is necessary is that we limit our portions and do not overeat! It is also necessary to keep our body properly hydrated, so drink a full glass of water with each meal or snack. Being overweight ******, but after reading a book, I lost 85 pounds! Words can not express how good I feel! This is a comment which I recently received about the book Lose Weight Using Four Easy Steps

I used to swim in high school too and it was great way to stay in shape. If you are doing a normal 5000 yard workout you should easily be burning 1000's of calories. I would say just watch what you eat, try to stay away from the fats and sugars. Keep those carbs, protiens, veggies and fruits up and you should notice a difference pretty easily.