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Posted: 14 Dec 2012, 13:26
Hi everyone, I'm 16 so obviously still at school and its hard to watch what I'm eating cause I don't really get to choose, also my mind is usually on other thing. I've got these two love handle that I just can't seem to get rid of and I do play sport... Any tips pls

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Posted: 14 Dec 2012, 15:43
The only way to get rid of fat deposits is to lose weight by reducing your calorie intake below the number of calories you burn.

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Posted: 15 Dec 2012, 01:37
eKatherine's got it right. Go do that. Smile With FatSecret, you've got the tools to do it, and the needed support should you want it. Smile

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Posted: 15 Dec 2012, 06:27
At your age, you do not need to go into too big a deficit in fact if you are active you can do it through exercise. Find out what your RDI is and make sure you are not going over .... Try to eat a good balance of protein, carb and fat (fat secret is a great tool).... the exercise you do will create your deficit.

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Posted: 15 Dec 2012, 07:28
I agree with Preggo, you do not want to restrict too much and you do not want to develop a bad relationship with food Smile If I knew then what I know now --- my advice is exercise. I am currently one pound less than when I graduated high school and I really think I am in much better shape b/c of weight training. I definitely have more definition - so I would suggest doing a little cardio and then doing weight training 3-4 x week (if you can get a trainer that would be best for your age, but if not, then get some weight lifting DVD's and some hand weights- high reps and low weights). I know some will tell you to increase your weights and do less reps, but that is more difficult when you rely on a home gym and if you don't have a spotter...

I know this is not about me, but I feel like I went through high school thinking I was fat, when in reality my weight was "normal" per BMI and all I really needed was to tone it up. SO, that is my suggestion, exercise to tone it up.

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