I really want to lose weight. I'm 20, 5'4 and I weight between 150-155. I have hypothyroidism so its extremely hard for me to lose weight. I'd like to weigh in my 130's. I have a terrible sweet tooth. How can I over come that and lose weight?


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Ricky Steadman Profile
Ricky Steadman answered

You fail because you lack focus and your self image is poor. You berate yourself for your current appearance. Lift your head up. Believe you can change.

1st, you have to make clear the vision you have for your body. It sounds like you've said what you want to be at weight wise. Now right that down on a white board or paper and put it somewhere that you will see it every day. This will help keep you focused.

Create 3 or however many power statements, "I am beautiful" "Taking care of my body is important to me" "I am changing the way I eat" stuff like that. Write those statements out on post it notes and put them in places you frequent, your bathroom, car, closet door etc. Read them each time you see them.

Your sweet tooth is all about habit. Cue, routine, reward

Change the routine. Your reward is you feel satisfied from tasting something sweet, so basically you want satisfaction. You can get that from other things than sugar. Like instead of the routine of getting the sweet treats get up and go for a brisk 5 or 10 minute walk. Trust me you will feel invigorated and energized and no longer desire the sweets. Then you must identify the cues, the things that trigger your desire to get satisfaction through your regular old routines. You might see someone else eating a sweet or see a commercial, or maybe there is an emotional cue that sets you off on the cycle of cue routine reward. 

Learn thoughts cues, right them down and purpose in your heart to do your new routine of walking or whatever to get you to the place of satisfaction you desire.

Jill Ludwig Profile
Jill Ludwig answered

Having a sweet tooth can make it difficult for anyone trying to lose weight. Eating healthy fats and less carbs is a great first step. If you must have sugar, eat fruit (not allot) instead of soda and sweets.

Rita Jones Profile
Rita Jones answered

Hi Katelynn, I can sympathize with you as I have had a weight problem most of my life.  I put weight on at about 5 yrs old, and it staid with me most of my life.  Doctors told me it was "puppy fat" and I would grow out of it, my mother did her best to watch what I ate, but I seems to put on weight out of thin air.  I did manage to lose a bit before I got married, by starving myself, but of course the end result of that was more weight returned.  I eventually was sent by my GP to a specialist, who took me into hospital for three weeks for a water diet, which was just that - water (not to be tried without medical supervision).  At the end of that the same specialist told me that I made fat out of cabbage, I had the lowest metabolic rate he had ever seen, and that I would fight fat all my life.  Over the years I have tried many diets, all with the same result - some off - more on! I was found, eventually to have an underactive thyroid and have to take quite a high dose medication.

The best decision I ever made was to stop dieting.  AND GUESS WHAT - I LOST WEIGHT!  Now I have not got down to a 'target' weight, I never will, but I have become friends with food again.  I eat what I want, when I want it.  I walk round a supermarket and look at all the goodies, cakes, biscuits, chocolates, the lot, and tell myself I can have whatever I want - and if I want it I do have some.  But because I can have some, I have less  because I know I can have more later. 

As I said I am still not 'thin', I know I never will be, but I am now trying to boost my thyroid naturally to give myself more energy, and who knows maybe a bit more weight will disappear.  I am doing with the help of a program a nurse friend of mine recommended.  It is a bit early to say what results it is having, but I am hopeful. 

My advice would be NOT to but your body through the rigors or diet after diet, they do not work.  Instead just try to eat healthily and allow yourself a bit of what you fancy.  You will find that the craving for sweet things will calm down when you realize they are not rationed any more.  Maybe like me, try to boost your metabolism naturally to also help.

Whatever, I wish you every success.

Jim Mistry Profile
Jim Mistry answered

Sweet tooth is the killer in all of this and so it was for my sisters too! Two of my sisters were over weight for their body type and just kept getting frustrated because they could never start losing weight and even if they did then they could never maintain it.

Be it looking as an "emotional eater" or just having sweet cravings, sweet treats are bad news because they typically deliver a load of calories with little to no nutrition. First, eating too much sugar can stoke your appetite rather than satisfy it and second, it can become addictive. With a little determination, you can train yourself to stop craving sugar.

If you're craving sugar, here are some ways to tame those cravings.

Give in a little. Eat a bit of what you’re craving, maybe a small cookie or a fun-size candy bar, suggests Kerry Neville, MS, RD, a registered dietitian and ADA spokeswoman. Enjoying a little of what you love can help you steer clear of feeling denied. Try to stick to a 150-calorie threshold, Neville says.
Eat regularly. Waiting too long between meals may set you up to choose sugary, fatty foods that cut your hunger, Moores says. Instead, eating every three to five hours can help keep blood sugar stable and help you "avoid irrational eating behavior," Grotto says. Your best bets? "Choose protein, fiber-rich foods like whole grains and produce," Moores says.

Wasiu Raheem Profile
Wasiu Raheem answered

Katelynn if you really want to lose weight try this tip:

Doing exercises is fantastic for the human body. You do not
need to allocate a lot of hours at the fitness center; nor do you need to
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Weight loss is not a process that you choose up today and
ignore the day after. It is really a daily routine. As such sit back and watch
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on the staircase despite the fact that there is always an elevator accessible
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Weight loss is not impossible. All you have to do is getting
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start using another. And therefore before you know it, you will be living a
life with a layout of most effective tips which push you towards a life of
attainment together with happiness and joy.

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Her Feast And Famine , Health Food blogger, answered

Hi there-

Having a sweet tooth can be very difficult to deal with. A sweet tooth usually become stronger when you are hungry. You immediately want chocolate or fries to snack on because you're so hungry that your body craves fat to store in case it feels hunger again. It's vital to feel satiated (not necessarily full... Just not hungry) so that the sweet tooth goes away. If the sweet tooth remains present snack on 70% cocoa chocolate bars, which are much healthier than milk. Also be sure to keep junk food out of the house so when you have cravings you don't eat junk. You can do this by only grocery shopping when you're full/ satiated. Also if you have the salty/fried sweet tooth like i often do, be sure to replace fried food with baked goods, which often taste similar. My favorite baked good that tastes like a chip are: herfeastandfamine.com/baked-eggplant-chips/ . This is super easy to make if youre busy and you can store them for awhile to snack on. Good luck and I'm sure you'll hit 130 soon

Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered

I think you need to motivate yourself to lose weight. If you're motivated to do it you will find someone who will inspire you to do it like your favorite athlete. I have a bad sweet tooth as well its not easy i think you can do it :)

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