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I'm 16 years old 165cm( 5'3") short... I mean tall :), and I weigh about 180 pounds. I have been thinking I need to lose weight. My doctor recommended that I do so and also because of my health anxiety I am sure that if I don't I will die from a heart attack at 30.

I have to change my diet and exercise more. But here's the thing. I had a brain hemorrhage when I was born and as a result I'm clumsy and slower than others and also have impaired motor skills. That means that I suck at every single sport.

I would apreciate if you could give me some tips and advice on how I could start and change my lifestyle. Is there any sport for clumsy and uncoordinated people like me to participate in?

And also, should I ask my family doctor for help?

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I think the Para Olympics showed us all how good and skillful disabled people can be and what courage really means. Are you anywhere near a good gym as they always are willing to give the sort of advice you need on diet and exercise. Your doctor would also advise I am sure. Keep going, ziggy, you are really making the effort which is a really good thing.   Best wishes.   Jon.

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Good idea to ask your doctor yes ziggy. I needed to lose weight too, I joined a gym, but just for the swimming pool. I've been going swimming since February and I also cut out take out food, pizza etc. Have the occasional treat though, I have lost 30 lbs so far :) 

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Eat high fat and protein, keep carbs low and cut out sugar, and foods that turn into sugar.

 

I lost about 3/4 kg  in about a month without even trying just by cutting out bread and pasta.

 

Diet is much more important than exercise when it comes to fat loss, but working out is good for overall health, especially heart health.

 

If your gp tells you to eat high carb and or take statins for cholesterol, ignore him/her, they'd happily see you die of a heart attack at 30 just to sell their drugs.

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My strategy to lose weight is to eat as much protein and vegetables and fruit as I want while limiting the amount of sugar and carbs I eat. My goal is to lose 5 pounds a month and I've been successful the last 4 months.

 

I would recommend going to a gym and getting a trainer to teach you how to lift weights. I don't think lifting weights takes much coordination, and lifting weights is really great for self esteem.

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I lost another 5 pounds last month. I kind of hit a plateau, however; and I'm going to have to work really hard to lose 5 pounds this month. If I keep losing weight, I will be 220 pounds by March. I would be really happy with my weight at 220 pounds.

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The best way to go about losing weight when you're new is to slowly make changes to your lifestyle. Even if you did manage to lose all the weight but haven't changed your life style / habit, you won't be able to maintain it anyways.

I always like to recommend that people start by cutting out all liquids in their diet except for water and black coffee (if you need it in the morning). There's a lot of calories in drinks and if you do drink a lot of pop or something similar then you will drop a good amount of weight from this alone. 

The next thing is to cut you portions in half. If you usually have 2 bowls of rice for a meal, you'll now have 1. Portion control is another method to losing weight and the next step would be calorie counting. But if you are able to do the two that I mentioned above then you will definitely lose weight.

If you're willing to do some exercise like going to the gym or even just cardio then you will see progress faster. You don't have to go hard either for this. When I was trying to lose 30lbs to get leaner, the only cardio I would be doing was morning walks / incline walks on the treadmill for 40 minutes. Try and find something that you can do everyday or multiple times a day. Don't dread the exercise because you'll hate doing it and you won't do it.

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I think the best for you is to practice walking every day to build not less than 30 minutes and with consulting a specialist doctor in organizing eating

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Wet your weight loss efforts with a little extra H20.

A weight loss study showed just how good water is for weight loss. The 12-week research found that people who drank 16 ounces of water before each meal lost more weight. And they lost it faster than those who dug in right away.

Scientists believe that the water drinkers curbed their appetites in three ways:
1. They ate less at meal times by staying properly hydrated throughout the day.
2. They drank fewer high-calorie, sugary drinks.
3. They wrote down how much water they drank every day, which led to more careful monitoring of food intake too.

Where does water come from? That may seem like a silly question, but it's important to remember that you can get the fluid you need each day from a glass and from food. Broth-based soups, tomatoes, melons, oranges, celery and other healthy foods can consist of 85 to 95 percent water and boost hydration. The general recommendation from health experts is to consume at least six to eight glasses of water each day.

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Here are some of my thoughts on weight loss. Firstly, sure consult your doctor about it. Support in any area is great.

There are some things in life you cannot control, but weight is one you can... That's not saying it's easy, but it is within your control.

Of all the food groups the one you need the least complex carbs. I eat a very low carb (not NO carb) LOW carb diet and have been able to maintain a lean physique. AS SOON as I eat bread, pasta, rice, potato etc... I start going up a size. I started by setting a two week goal to eliminate. Short break ~ Then a 30 day goal. After 30  days ~ i didn't miss it. (There are plenty of carbs in most fruit and veggies btw)

Muscle burns fat. The more you lay on muscle (and you are young) the leaner you will become. You may need to get into a physio program to help get started targetting muscle building. BUT ~ this will also help you with coordination and stability.

Start eating super foods (Kale, Quinoa, Fish, Protein shakes) 

Never go hungry ~ Snack on something lean ~ every 2 or so hours ESPECIALLY around 2-4pm.

It's doable :)

 

Good luck!

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You can't overestimate the value of consistent exercise for overall health, mentally and physically. It doesn't necessarily need to be intense exercise though. Eastern "Internal" arts offer an alternative to the frantic pace of most western approaches to exercise and health development. It's good to know there are alternatives. Tai Chi is one the best low-impact, moderate exercises you can do for all of the body's systems, including the immune system and helping with balance. I have found that the eastern arts such as Tai Chi and Qigong provide a simple and quick way to maintain my heath and energy levels as well keeping me fit. I have found some good tips and techniques here https://abundantpeace_b0cb.gr8 .com/

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Hi, I understand your concern and I advise to start to keep the diet and practice more sports. My brother also has a similar problem with weight and now after many months of keeping diet and wearing waist trainer he looks like a different person. He used to buy clothes with size XXL but now he is wearing L size. Waist trainers  from here sustainableplanet.ca  are all popular  these days, not just among people on a diet but also for those who simply do not have the time to go through other, more tedious procedures to achieve their desired look.

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