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How Do 12 Year Olds Lose 40 Pounds Fast?

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Firstly, I wouldn't suggest trying to lose weight "fast" is a particularly goal. Instead the child should look into a structured way of changing his or her lifestyle..



Key to healthy living is what you eat and exercise. You can start with an intense detoxification-style cleanse which may result in a dramatic loss of weight and push you into the initial healthy living mindset.

But there is a danger that one will get frustrated and give up.

It is better to eat healthily but with a few concessions than to subsist on nothing for a week and then

splurge on junk food after getting upset by the restrictions.



For a child it is important to speak to a youth dietician or school nurse to get a professional opinion

since individuals differ in terms of what they need.

Eating lots of fresh fruit and vegetables is the best place to start; try to stay away from processed food and ready meals which often have high fat, salt and sugar levels, and stick to cooking fresh ingredients, which will contain more nutrients.



Exercise will depend on the individual because you need to find suitable activities in order to carry on

with the regime.

It is a good idea to get him or her involved with team sports because they can provide

the encouragement needed to keep up with the activity but, again, this will depend on the individual.

Maybe they would prefer something non-competitive such as yoga, which will provide real wide-ranging health benefits.

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I weigh 160 pounds >.< I'm 12 years old. A girl. In 7th grade. Guys don't really like me because I'm fat, but I have guy friends. So I'm wanting to lose lots of weight too. Mainly to have much much more self confidence:) So I've been looking it up a lot and here are some things I found that maybe would be useful info to you: -Jumping jacks -Jump rope -Running, jogging, fast walking, walking -Elliptical -Treadmill -Bike riding -Swimming -8 to 10 glasses of water every day, If you have a glass of water 10-15 minutes prior to your meal you will feel full once you start eating -eat slower and you'll feel full faster -Start with breakfast, the more you eat for breakfast the less food you'll eat at nite -Eat 5 times a day (DON'T skip meals) -Try and have as much food in your house as possible be low fat and/or healthy -you can still eat junk food but instead of eating the WHOLE slice of cake just eat half of the cake with maybe more milk and you'll feel full after just half of the cake! -pick healthy snacks -Stand up every 10 minutes every hour, and if you have a chance to, walk around the room or even dance for 10 minutes -eat grapes, bananas, apples, oranges, stuff like that:) -walk for about an hour to 30 minutes a day -do about 30-60 crunches a day -avoide all cokes and caffeines -try not to eat too much meat -eat salads with out dressing -drink water (no soda) -try not to eat too much bread, butter, bacon, fried meat, or red meat -walk and jog! -Carry a palm sized notebook everywhere for one week (or more if you want, which I prefer, but it's up to you.) Write down EVERY SINGLE THING that enters your lips (even WATER.) Studies have found that people who maintain food diaries wind up eating 15% less food than those who don't. Hope some or most of that helped if not sorry but that's all I got. L:
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I am a 12 year old girl that had the same problem as you girls. I am 5feet and 2 inches. And for this age and height I should weigh 106 pounds and guess what I know weigh 104 POUNDS! And I did this in 3 weeks. Its really easy. The only thing you have to do is drink a lot a lot a lot a lot of water and do a lot of excercise. Everyday I did an hour doing excercise. And everyday I drank 8 bottles of water and ate a lot of vegetables. So if could do this then you can also do it.
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Yaz Hashimi
Yaz Hashimi commented
Im 13 5'2 and weigh 105 pounds.. ): trying to lose weight
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I am 12 and also trying to lose weight can you help me?
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Dan lee commented
Bet u girls are pretty anyway their are some guys who have the same problem but I doesn't show
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Ok I'm 15, you guys are young, thats good, no offence you need to loose weight when your young, ec its harder to drop the older you get, I weighed 232 pounds at 14, 160 at 12, I now weigh 170 at 15, I'm normal size, here is what I did, I cut soft drinks and drank water, I eat 600 calories a day, I basically starve myself, people say thats bad, you want to know what, you have to!, bec eating 2k calories a day you wont loose weight, I lost my weight in 3 months, I ate 500 calories, I did aerobics for 1 hour a day, swam in my pool, and I felt great, my skin cleared greatly, and now I still keep it up, I'm going to do sports this year so I can cut the aerobics, also lock your facebooks. I gave my mom my accounts told her to change the password and when I hit 170 to give it back XD so I basically had motivation, woo I feel good now and you will to but this message really shouldnt help you bec the only one who can help you is you yourself
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Well, fast is a relative term.

If you are far above your healthy weight (you can look it up if you don't know, its determined by your height/age) then you will be able to lose some of the weight relatively fast. And the rest will be a slower go.

I DO NOT recommend a "crash" diet, especially at that age. It can be extremely dangerous.

At 12 you need to ask yourself, is this a health issue or a personal image issue. If your not overweight don't worry about it.
If you are overweight then I recommend a small lifestyle change this will help you keep it off after you lose it.

Eat breakfast everyday, eggs, and a vegetable, tomato, potato, etc.
Eat an apple everyday for a snack at about 10am.
Have a healthy lunch, like a sandwich you made yourself and a fruit.
Have a snack after school, something with not much sugar, once again I prefer a fruit. Or better yet a dried fruit, it will taste like candy but still be good for you.
Have a dinner long before you go to bed. Take a short walk after dinner this will help you work of the meal.

With all the meals, eat slowly this will help our body realize that it is full and you wont eat as much. Also, slowly reduce your serving size and don't take seconds.

If you wont to lose the weight fast, cut out the meat. Replace it with tofu or another soy based product.
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Not a lot of ppl know what it's like to be overweight they think that it's easy to lose but it's not. Just have confidence and believe and love yourself. PHAT
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You girls arent fat ok? I'm 12 I'm 5ft3in and I weight 154 ok so just shut   to the girl who is 95 lbs and wants to lose 10 lbs   k?
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These girls don't know what fat is.
katie welsh
katie welsh commented
i am 12 5'1 and 170 pounds!!! i acknowledge that i'm fat but people think that i don't try enough but they don't even know how hard it is to lose weight in 6 months i gained 50 pounds i don't know what i'll do if i get to 180
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I am 11 years old and I weigh 168 lbs and I am starting middle school this year and its a new school and I want to make a good first impression!!!How do I lose 40 in 30 days?PLEASE HELP!!!
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You guy are lucky, I'm 12 and I way like 160... And I'm trying to lose weight but I can't and I need to do it fast!!!
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I'm 12. & I'm sick of getting made of because of my weight.
My clothes are getting too small .
I need to loose weight... Before summer.
Which is in 2 weeks.
Because my mom bought me a bikini.
Please help! D:
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I am a 12 year old too and I am going to 6th grade and I have cut lots of things
out of my life like brownies , Chocolate, cake etc.and I feel I need to lose
like 40-60 lbs what should I do , plus I weight 132 lbs please help!
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Well you see all you really have to do is not have so many takeaways if you have them occasionally. Plus you are surrounded by foods every day! Just eat less fatty products. I am a 12 year old child and I lost 1stone & 12pounds in 1month and 2 weeks! If I can do I then you can!

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DO NOT eat nothing or try to make yourself throw up. I'm 12 and I weigh 119 pounds and I think I could be a bit healthier and I have one hour of excercise drink like heaps of water and also eat more fruit and veg instead of chocolate or junk food. Good look with the loss :D
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Betania mei answered

I lost like 20 pounds just by eating better portions, not smaller but healthy portions. I dont exercise either. I used to be 145 now im 117

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Christy Muller answered

I would not recommend any 12 year old lose 40 pounds fast...that is a recipe for disaster.

Just focus on increasing activity level and combining that with eating less, ensuring that what you DO end up eating is healthy (lean meat, veggies & fruits).

Here are some healthy snack ideas:

-Apple + cheese string
-Apple + handful of nuts
-Turkey jerky
-celery + carrot sticks + dip
-Celery + peanut butter + raisins (ants on a log)

There are many other ideas out there, just make a collection of fun/simple/healthy meal options and start substituting what is currently being eaten with this.

You can still eat processed foods, but only in moderation when trying to lose weight, keep it to once a week.

More info on how to lose the weight is here.

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Jorge Gonzales answered

Do it yourself first:

1.Vow to make a change.

2.Weigh yourself.

3.Reduce your caloric intake.

4.Exercise 4-5 days per week.

5.Drink eight glasses of water each day.

6.Keep a diet journal.

7.Avoid junk food.

8. Drink unsweetened tea or coffee in between meals.

8.Get enough sleep.

9.Find something to replace food with like playing with friends.

Good luck!!

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I am 12, I weight 150 lbs. And my height is 4'11". I NEED to lose 60 lbs at least. I hate the way I look and I just hate being overweight. Please help.
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You should just eat healthy and excercise every day. Just stay away from the fat tining foods and tell your parents how you feel they can really help you out. Hey you never know maybe there going through the same problems you are.
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I'm 12 yers old and I'm really unhappy I weigh 213 pounds and I have 2mounths of vaction and I want to loose a lot befor I go into 7th grade about 50 pounds how do I do it ? ;/
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Now I'm 12 but when I was eleven and a half I was 160 pounds and I felt fat and ugly and I started to cut myself and mark myself because of the depression but now I'm 12 and I'm at 140 pounds by eating healthier foods and cutting off all of the bad fats and foods for u eating lots of fruits and veggies and I loved broccoli so it was kinda easy for me and I didn't do much exercise just like your normal everyday walking in school or malls and just school gym stuff I'm still in the journey of losing 40 pounds so I can be 100 pounds and skinny and I can under stand where your coming from
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Do you think throwing up my food will help me lose weight fast?
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Well we are in a world in which if you have one dollar the things you can buy is chips ice cream ect.. We also stay in the computer watching dramas playing video games and catting with friends. So lets start a new life and excersise play on the computer for one hour and stop eating chips you will regret it .
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Same here :/ I'm 12 years old and I weigh 121 pounds. I'm a girl. All my friends are so tiny and thin and they eat 24/7! Fatty Foods too!! I need to lose weight and fast. I'm going to Ocean city Marylin and I look huge. My bodys smaller and the weight doesnt look right.
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Don't Make your self Throw up no matter what it can affect your health and even lead to depression because your nerves are young depending on your age and your blood cells are connected to your nerve and is your making you'rself throw up theres no sugar in your body or cells so your body can't function properly
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Uhm, I Am So Self Concious. I Weigh 139. I Am Going to Wet 'N' Wild And Stuff This Summer and I Don't want to Get A Farmers Tan for Wearing a Shirt. How Can I Loose The Fat.? I Mean I Know Fruit, Don't eat before Bed, Jog/ Walk, No Fatty Foods, and drink lots of Water. But I For Some Reason Have this Gag Reflex When I eat Fruit or Vegetables. Is there Anyway I Can Like Tell my Stomach That It's Good.?

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Susan Wise answered
Do push backs, it works
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You just gave the same answer THREE times straight, would you like to try giving a more helpful answer?
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I Am a 12 year old girl I weigh 120 lbs is this too much I am 5ft   and 2 in do I weigh too much or am I fine please comment
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You are perfetct the way you are and i have a friend who is 5 ft 2 inc. And she is 145 perfect the way she is! (;
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I'm 12 years old and I weigh about 130 to 140 pounds I am trying to loose weight till I am 110-115 before I go on vacation with my family in august and my birthday is in there to.so hopefully I loose weight by learning lots of tips.
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Well you   have to   strech a lot everyday,drink 4 bodels of water everyday!   I also want to lose weight Pelople always tell me that I am skinny and tall ,I am 5'5 and I weigh 112IIbs.also I'm 12years old!
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I am 12 and need help I way 110 pounds
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you don't know the first thing about being overweight i WISH i was 110 pounds, you have it good don't think otherwise
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Ima 12 yr old and ..... I'm scared that I might die before I go to prom or have a wedding or someting special and I just want to loose weight in 5 weeks FAST!!
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I am 12 and I weigh 95 pounds. Is tht healthy? I would like to lose like 5-10 Pounds fast!

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