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{January 14, 2012}   My Ebook Is Here.

I am so excited.

It’s time to bring you my Ebook…

Weight Loss-for a Teen by a Teen

I will say no more. Click, and read away. I believe that you can complete this program and I hope this helps you accomplish all your weight loss goals. Contact me at teenfatloss@gmail.com for any questions or to sign up for a (free) Accountability Agent!

UPDATE:

Thank you for all your emails. I’m so excited that you’ve enjoyed my book! And to those of you who have signed up to have me as your accountability agent, I can’t wait to see you transform! I love you all a lot. And… that’s why I’ve been working on a new website, one that is completely dedicated to teen fat loss. I’ve been working on this for almost 2 months, so I really can’t wait to see how it turns out.

Anyway, if you haven’t checked my book yet, please do. And as usual, my accountability agency is welcoming all.

 



{January 1, 2012}   In The Spirit of the New Year

I’m here at Los Angeles. It’s 11:56 and I’m super excited for the coming year…

So here’s a little update that might interest you…

My book’s coming out very soon. This book will have everything you need to know to lose weight quickly and effectively.I pushed the publish date to 2012 in the spirit of the new year.

I hope that you’d made the resolution to maintain your weight this year or lose the unnecessary flab.

So good luck and happy 2012! (and keep your eyes open for my book!)



{November 11, 2011}   The Picture Trick. Worth it or Not?

Recently I heard about an interesting alternative to counting calories (in one of those Yahoo! weird-tips-to-lose-weight things).

It’s simple. You take a picture.

At first, I was fascinated. Wow, what an amazing idea. This will keep me away from food. Fantastic.

In theory, of course.

The next day I whipped out my cell phone and took a picture of my first meal- a whey protein shake made up of orange and whey protein (simple, filling, delicious)- Okay.

I realized that this wouldn’t work for somebody already eating healthy. So I decided that I would give in to my cravings for a bit. I ate a huge plate of rice (not plain, duh!) and took a picture of that. Later in the day, I looked at the picture. And this is sort of what I was thinking…

“Dang. That’s huge.”
“Man, I want some more.”

Another mountain of rice later, I realized that this technique was NOT for me.

But why? Why me?

1. My phone kinda sucks.
2. I get stimulated by pictures, and not in a good way.
3. I’m not at the point where a huge meal will make me depressed or guilty.

…Does that mean that it won’t work for you? Not at all.

After all, fat loss is all about finding the techniques that work for you. After this post, I hope you won’t reject it immediately. Who knows, this just may be the technique you’ve been looking for.

P.S.
Nothing can replace calorie counting. The pictures can only serve as a way to keep you away from food.



{October 16, 2011}   Oh No. It’s an Oreo.
Lately I’ve made a rather disturbing discovery.

Just a few days ago, my dad got me a delicious-looking box of Halloween-themed oreos (Note: hallowee-theme has no relevance). My old bff. My new enemy.

I gently ripped off the cover of the box and took out one cookie. Soon 7 cookies were gone. (You know, there’s a reason people say not to bring junk food in the house). I was like, “No problem, that’s just what 30 x 7 = 210 calories. I’m good.” With this untrue knowledge in mind, I proceeded to eat 3 more. You know, just to make it 300 calories, a nice, even number.

With 10 cookies trashing my system and the urge to eat 10 more, I remembered that one day one I ate a small-sized McFlurry with apparently 600 calories. At that time, I didn’t believe the nutrition labels. How could labels know anything? I knew better.
There was barely any icecream, so how could there be 600 calories?

So today, before chucking the box of Oreos into the garbage, I glanced at the nutrition label purely out of habit.

Oreos don’t have 30 calories each (where did I come up with that number anyway?) They have 80 calories each.

Let’s not even get to the whole milk part.

10 x 80 = 800 calories

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Today, there are a million ways of detecting whether your health is at risk. While I don’t think that a million ways are necessary, I’ve learned that the more you find out about your risks, the more you’re likely to do something about it.

Take the Biggest Loser. In the beginning of every season, doctors tell the contestants how grave their conditions are. They tell them how their weight is affecting the length of their lives and their likelihood of getting diabetes or dying of some kind of disease.

This is really effective (at least that’s how it seems on TV. Most people end up crying). Just as important is how the doctors reevaluate the patients at some point during the show. This gives them hope and a sense of accomplishment.

There’s just something about numbers that’s so concrete. Numbers means that you’ll be able to SEE your results in some way :

-There’s a high chance that you’ll die of a heart attack unless you lose weight.

-There’s a 90% chance that you die of a heart attack unless you lose weight.

The first sentence makes me feel bad. The second sentence makes me FREAK OUT.

ANYWAY, so the waist-to-hip ratio is another such method. What it boils down to is this:

Somebody with more fat on their waist is more at risk than somebody with more fat on their hips.

The method is also simple. You need two measurements:

1. Waist circumference – take an inch tape and use it to measure the part in line with your belly button.

2. Hip circumference – take an inch button and use it to measure the widest part of your hips.

Then plug in those numbers into any online waist-to-hip ratio calculator. OR, use this formula:

Waist Circumference / Hip Circumference

Example:

Waist Circumference = 25

Hip Circumference = 30

25/30 = ~ 0.83

Now look at this chart to see where you fall (Source)

Waist to Hip Ratio Chart
Male Female Health Risk Based Solely on WHR
0.95 or below 0.80 or below Low Risk
0.96 to 1.0 0.81 to 0.85 Moderate Risk
1.0+ 0.85+ High Risk

That’s all you need to see where you fall. Aim to get to the low-risk ratio and check back every week or month to see yourself improve and feel better about yourself. You can even record the measurements of your weight, body fat %, waist-to-hip ratio and BMI (and anything also you want) and update it regularly. Trust me, you’ll feel so AMAZING to see all the numbers improve.



{July 30, 2011}   FAQ: What is a Fat Replacer?
Today’s FAQ question is:What is a fat replacer?

When I had first heard of this word, I thought that it had some sort of special meaning. But it really doesn’t. Fat replacers do exactly what they say ; they replace fat.

What are they replaced with?

-protein-based substance

-carbohydrate-based substance

-fiber-based substance

-a different type of fatty-acid based substance

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What’s the point of using fat replacers?

Fat replacers can create the same effect created by fat. This means that you’ll get the same/similar taste BUT with fewer calories.

Should you use something artificial on your body?

I personally don’t think so. Your body doesn’t know how to deal with certain types of substances. Yes, it will find a way to deal with the fat replacers, but it will be confused unnecessarily. I would rather just use a tiny bit of butter on my toast and enjoy the real stuff.



Today’s FAQ question is:

What are extra-lean foods?

I know that I want to be extra lean. But why are my foods becoming extra lean all of a sudden? Well, apparently, extra lean foods follow a strict guideline which gives them that extra-lean factor. These foods have:

Overall fat : 5 g

Cholesterol: Less than 95 mg

Protein: 100 g

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As you can see, these foods are high in protein and pretty low in fat (only about 45 calories of fat but 400 calories of protein). They are especially beneficial if you want:

a high protein diet (to gain/maintain muscle)

a healthy diet

Basically, if you can make extra-lean foods a part of your diet, then do it.



{July 30, 2011}   FAQ: What Is a Diuretic?
Today’s FAQ Question is:What is a diuretic?

If you look at certain food labels or medication labels (hint: you should always be looking at the labels for anything that you put in your mouth. If there’s a label, read it), you might learn that the food/med is a diuretic. So here’s what a diuretic is:

A substance that causes the loss of water from your body.

In other words, something that’s going to make you pee.

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Some people use diuretics to lose weight. What they don’t realize is that diuretics cause “water” weight loss. That means that the weight loss is temporary. The GOOD part is that if you’ve been retaining water weight, you’ll lose it for good (unless you go back to your old ways of drinking too little water and eating too much salt).

A situation where diuretics can help GIRLS out:

Bloating as a part of PMS is very common for girls (5-10 lbs for me). A water pill can help you lose that bloat and feel amazing all the time.



{July 28, 2011}   FAQ: What’s a “Cup”?

Today’s FAQ question is:

What’s a “Cup”?

Ha. Ha? A cup’s a cup. Come on!

But really, a cup has 8 ounces. You can have a ton of cups and not one of them might have 8 ounces. If you can’t measure 8 ounces, take a tablespoon and measure 16 tablespoons of water. That’s 8 ounces right there.

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It’s really, really important to know how much a cup has for two reasons:

1. A cup of water might be more/less than you think. Water is really important and you should have the right amount everyday. If you have the wrong “cup”, how are you supposed to have the right amount of water?

2. A cup of rice might be way lesser than you had imagined! (And if you’re still guesstimating, then it’s time to get professional. Go and buy a real 8-ounce cup to measure your food and fluids). The wrong-sized cup could be the very reason why you’re overeating!  

I personally would tell you to go and get one of those measuring cups. They barely cost anything and they’ve helped me SO much!



I have a friend who’s been paying $5 a session per gym class just so that she can get her PE credits in. She’s overweight and she doesn’t want to be overweight, but she doesn’t want to pay $100 for a year’s membership. So she goes for these classes instead, claiming that she’s saving money.

The math goes something like this:

PE Credits requirement: 60 hours

The length of each class: 2 hours

Total Number of classes: 30

Total money spent = 30 x 5 = $150

Today I was thinking that I would tell her about her careless math error. Then I realized something. She’s pretty good at math. Actually, really good.

So then why the miscalculation?

After some deep 5-minute thinking, I had an idea. She’s scared. She doesn’t want to get a membership because that would make her want to go to the gym. And it kind of makes sense, sadly. If I had a gym membership (or anything worth a $100), I would want to make the most out of it.

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But here’s the thing. Instead of being sad about spending $100, you should realize how much motivation a gym membership can give you!

Use that to your advantage and go buy a gym membership. Make that your birthday or Christmas present! Do whatever you have to do, because…

It’s all about taking the first step.



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