Originally posted by CodeRed2110
I am 14 and I recently decided to start losing some serious weight
This is my diet and excerise plan.
MTWTHSS( Not Friday)
Breakfest : 1 piece whole wheat toast w/ 1 scoop of Jiff
8 Oz Gatorade or Tropican Orange Juice or Water
Lunch : a chef salad w/ cucumbers,tomtatoes,grilled chicken
1 and 1/2 of salad dressing ( ranch or french)
8 Oz Gatorade or Tropican Orange Juice or Water or Diet Soda
Dinner : Bowled chicken with no skin or bowled hamburgers
with 2 teaspoons of ketchup or stemmed brocilli with no butter
Excerise - Morning : 10 pushups, 50 crunches, 50 arm reaches,
50 calve raises
Exercise - Afternoon : 10+ pushups, 50 crunches,50 arm reachers,
50 calve raises, 20 minute run on treadmill at about
3.7- 4.0 speeds,
Excerise - Evening : 10 pushups, 50 crunches, 50 arm reaches,
50 calve raises
How is this diet and can I lose alot of weight? BTW I am 5'7
250 pounds and I want to come down to about 189 or lower.
Someone I can relate to very well
When I was 15 I was 6'1 275. So you and I have a lot in common. This is how I would adjust you diet, and I would like to echo the lady above me who cautions that we are not doctors. But I have had some experience in nutrition. Also, if you can, cross reference your ideas with a dietician and/or doctor
Breakfast: No real need to use Gatorade. When you sweat, your body loses more than just water, it loses electrolytes. Gatorade replenishes both of these. Unless you are coming in from a good run in the morning to have breakfast, no need for it. Stick to water (cannot emphasise this enough..drink TONS of water throughout the day), or have some calcium and vitamin D infused orange juice. Your body is still developing and needs vitamins.
Toast and PB isn't bad, see if you can add either eggs or fruit into the mix as well.
Lunch- Your ideal lunch sounds great. Try to go light on the salad dressing, or do what I do (I acquired a taste for this) use Balsalmic Vinegar for added flavor. Good Stuff!
Knock out the Diet Soda. Stick to the water, crystal light, or something of the kind. Try to stay away from juices, since its high in fructose.
Dinner: Sounds good again. Try to mix it up with a potato, salad, fish, etc..try to focus on protein, more so than carbs, but don't neglect carbs. It's all about portion control.
Exercise: Be careful of over training. If you can target those exercises to do once a day, and space it out when you are doing them, you should be fine. If you can, do the treadmill in the morning. I know you're 14, and I know it's tough but if you can't do it then, then make time later like you are doing. But the key to this is CONSISTENCY. You have to do it almost every day. Basically you are programming your body to get used to something and if you get off track, your body will not take to it.
You will lose weight, if you eat smart, space out your meals, and focus on staying consistent with that treadmill. Wear good shoes too. Don't skimp on that or your knee joints will take a beating. Good luck with your diet!