As you get older your metabolism will gradually slow down. That’s just a part of nature. It happens at different ages for everybody. Also, you don’t need a thigh gap. A thigh gap does not determine your health, so if that’s what you’re worried about then don’t. At 130lbs you are at a very healthy weight. Don’t stress about losing, hun. That’s the goal weight for a lot of people! You’re 14. At your age, you should be worrying about boys and friends and grades and teen angst moments, not weight. You’ve got your whole life ahead of you, don’t start stressing about weight now, especially when you have no reason to.
As for calories. Yes! Eat more!!!! You’re metabolism is probably still high and your body needs those calories especially at your development stage! Actually at any stage. Eat. More. Calories. You haven’t told me how tall you are, but if you’re at the average of 5’4 and assuming you’re (statistically speaking) a female, it takes your body 1455 calories (give or take) to survive. That’s right. To breathe, to think, to digest food, to create hormones, to send signals from your brain to your muscles, to fight diseases, to balance, to live and love. You should be eating at least that amount to keep your body fueled and running properly and a little more if you’re exercising (I’d say about 200-300 calories more minimum). If you’re a taller, a male or both, that number is higher. If you’re shorter that number might be a little less, but not much. Even if you were 4ft, the number would still be about 1410. PLEASE eat more. Since you’re not giving your body the calories it needs to run, you are starving it of what it needs. Even if you don’t feel hungry, doesn’t mean your body is happy. It is possible to train your body to eat less and not to be hungry, and never ever recommended.
Also HERE is one of my favorite articles explaining why 1200 is a very very low number.
So please love, stop worrying about weight. Live a carefree teenage life. Smile. Laugh. Love. And eat. Food is your friend. <3
@emilyskyefit: I thought I’d show how different flexed abs compared to un-flexed abs looks. A lot of people see a fit girl flexing and think it looks disgusting and manly. Just because you have some visible abs doesn’t mean you walk around flexing! Also remember certain lighting brings out your abs as well!
Ladies, don’t be turned off lifting weights because you see a girl with abs. It is very hard to get visible “block” abs and if you’re not dieting hard it’s unlikely you’ll ever look like that. Doing strength training with HIIT combined with a nutritious, clean diet will give you a healthy, fit body and you will not look like a man! I know I often say this - but don’t be scared of strength training ladies! It will shape your body, burn fat and you’ll be strong and feel amazing! 👍😉
Thank you for this, I think many people needed to hear it!
That’s true. I have that all the time since almond milk isn’t dairy at all. :)
THIS JUST BLEW ME AWAY
Sarah Silverman is one of my favorite people and this is a reason why.
I am a therapist, and have greatly benefited on several occasions in my life from having the support of my own therapist. Amazing life changes can be achieved through the work done in therapy and I truly believe that EVERYONE can (and should) benefit from it!
I’m lactose intolerant too so I feel your pain. To be honest, taking out dairy is your best bet. I know. I know. Easier said than done. All that cheese. But if you want to feel better, then take it out. I don’t know how severe yours is. I know mine actually makes me ill at times. So every so often I have a craving and will bear the symptoms just because I want a piece of chocolate, but for the most part it stays out in order to keeps feeling well.
There are pills you can take that decrease your symptoms, but they never worked for me or my ex who was also lactose intolerant. You can try those but I’ve never met anyone they’ve worked on.
Good luck love!!
I can now phone the doctor!!
Depends on your goal. If yours is the statistically most common goal (lose fat gain muscle) you should do cardio 5-6 days a week and weight training 2-3 days a week doing total body each day with one day of rest in between each strength day.
Safe and healthy is .5-2lbs a week so in seven weeks a healthy weight loss could be anywhere between 3-14. Thanks love you’re so sweet :)