Does starving yourself really work? Ok, i'm 17, two months shy of 18 and i am 288 POUNDS. I'm grossed out by my own body. I really want to lose weight FAST. I exersise and i gain weight... Please help. I hate my body!

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Sara Schwebel Profile
Sara Schwebel answered
No it does not. I have tried to and all it did for me was make me gain 10 more pounds then what I started with. You will gain weight after exercise for the first 2, 3 or sometimes 4 weeks. Depending on how your body is.  It helps when your family is on your side while on a diet. The things that have help me the most is eat eggs 3 mornings a week. Don't drink any soda ONLY water. Don't get discouraged. Its best not to eat out but if you are with friends and want to taco bells food doesn't seem to hurt much if you order the right stuff. Start your morning with a run really helps. Just like run around your house 4 to 5 times. Then again after dinner. Do NOT skip breakfast worst thing you can do. Eat the least at dinner. If you get hungry between meals eat something good for you. Make sure to let your food Seattle. If you are still hungry work out because it makes you less hungry and you realize that if you eat more all the working out you just did went to waist and working out is hard. Hope this helps and good luck.  If you need motivation or want someone to talk to about it or something we can talk just comment back and I will give you my Email.
Brittany Schlatt Profile
I'll tell you from experience, from two years of doing both, Anorexia and Bulimia, you'll lose weight, but, the results are sad. You'll end up gaining it back, and will feel ashamed even more than you do now. It's not worth it. You need to discuss a diet with your doctor to see what's right for you.
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Jen commented
I already tried four different diets. And im now very broke from it and no job. I want to lose weight now. I seriously HATE my body.
Maxine Chan Profile
Maxine Chan answered
Take some protein shakes and exercise a few hours each day.
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Maxine, my friend, this is not very good advice. She doesn't need more protein, she needs to stop eating so many calories.
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Anonymous answered
Eat less calories than you burn and you will lose weight. If you exercise and eat a pizza after your workout you won't lose weight.
Losing weight takes time, about as much time as it takes to gain weight. That said, you put the weight on, so take your time to get it off. You should be able to lose some good amount of weight, because you have to eat a lot of calories to weight as much as you do. If you are serious, then take some time and join this free calorie counting site. If you need any help, make sure to follow me and I can offer you help if you are serious and want my help.
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Christy Muller answered

Well, yes, starving yourself will result in you losing weight, for sure....but it is NOT healthy and it will not lead to long term weight loss.

If you don't set in place good eating habits, even if you lose the weight, it WILL come right back on at  some point.

The lowest you should go in terms of calories per day is 1,200.  There are certain instances where a doctor will suggest a 1,000 or even 500 calorie diet for a duration for those who are obese, but ya...I cannot recommend such a diet.

You need to move from wanting to lose weight FAST to being happy with knowing you're MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION and NOT BACK PEDDLING.

What if you knew that you could lose weight every week and NEVER wind up going back the way you were? That it was only a matter of time before you achieve the body you want? What if you had that CERTAINTY?

That knowingness that your ideal body IS yours...that with each passing day you just get closer and closer...

Having that certainty, that assuredness that what you want is COMING is enough.

So keep that in mind and get on a diet which is sustainable and realistic and you'll be CLOSER to your end goal as that will be something you can stick with.

Don't dip below 1,200 calroies...eat a lot of veggies/lean meats and some fruit...minimize the processed foods you take in and make changes gradually, you will make this happen for yourself when you reach your breaking point..you will KNOW when you're there.  In the meantime, educate yourself further on what is necessary to attain your ideal weight.

Here's a good start.

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