Confused

Confused

Postby Cloud_Dream_54 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:03 am

I’m 18 and my BMI is 20.83, I know I’m at a healthy weight, but I really feel that I need to lose more weight because I hate the fat girl I see in the mirror. However sometimes I’m able to convince myself for a little that I am fine and I eat normally (instead of eating half, cutting up my food, or nothing at all). But then I realize that I am fat and fall back into this again. I just don’t know what’s wrong with me. I wouldn’t call myself anorexic because there are times that I try and ignore it and I succeed but then ultimately fail back into that routine, which isn’t anorexia, so... what is it?
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Re: Confused

Postby emma12 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:17 pm

You're not fat hun. Start exercising more, drinking a lot of water and cutting down on fatty food. You'll feel healthier and hopefully stop worrying about your image in the mirror. If it gets out of hand and you find yourself having more of these negative thoughts again, talk to your mom or an adult so you can see a doctor/specialist (psychologist) maybe they can help you get through it.
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Re: Confused

Postby Give_Grace_03 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:18 pm

Eat good, especially breakfast it will give you a kick start to your metabolism! If you start not eating your body is gonna be like what the heck? You are starving me! And save every little calorie and then anything you do eat you will save it. Idk y but eating 2 eggs for breakfast makes you loose weight! Like I said idk y lol and celery as you eat it you burn more calories digesting it than you do taking it in. Also you should eat atleast three meals a day, and it's good to have 2-3 mini meals a day. Exercise and plenty of water!
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Re: Confused

Postby Loveance » Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:51 am

Try intermittent fasting, Google it if you don't know what it is, is helping me loss weight and do some exercise like jumping jacks,squatting and clunches. ?
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Re: Confused

Postby Anqu » Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:03 pm

I understand your problem. My BMI is 17.7 (underweight) but I don't look that thin and I have quite a lot of fat on my hips. The reason is that I have very little muscle compared to fat. This condition is called SKINNY-FAT. You can google it.

Muscle is denser and heavier than fat. A person with a lot of muscle will weigh more but look thinner. A person with less muscle will weigh less but look fat. That's why BMI is a useless index and you should not rely on it. You can be 'healthy' according to BMI but look fat if you don't have enough muscle.

People become skinny-fat due to poor diet and too much cardio exercise.

The key to get rid of skinny-fat is to do more of weightlifting and strength training because those will help burn fat and build muscle. Don't do much running, jumping and other such cardio, because cardio will cause you to lose both fat and muscle.

Also, eat more protein and less carbohydrates. Don't reduce your overall calorie intake because your body needs the fuel to build muscle and the muscle will replace your fat.

Please keep in mind that when you replace your fat with muscle, your weight may increase but you will look leaner and be stronger. Don't focus on the number on the weighing scale. Instead, measure yourself with a tape to know your real progress.
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