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Alisha J. P.
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Im 13 years old. Im 5'2" and i weigh 175. Am i over weight? and what are some tips on losing weight?
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DaisyMazy
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Try to strive not for a specific weight for for overall health. It can turn into a lifelong fight against yourself when you see numbers you like or don't like on the scale. There are no magic tricks for losing weight, no magic foods, no magic pills (seriously there are NO magic pills, I got myself very very ill trying to lose weight that way.) Adding fresh fruits and veggies, lots of veggies, cutting out sodas and minimizing fast food. Also getting out when you can to take a walk, you can even try jogging for a few minutes in your walk. Pounds aside these are healthy lifestyle changes that will help you achieve a healthier self. You can even try to incorporate them a few at a time, like one week try to take a walk a few times, the next try to get your five fruits and veggies. Just don't get too obsessed with those numbers on the scale.
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(Excellent post, Morgiana!)

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Indeed.

Just a reminder that before starting with any attempt at weight loss, you really should talk to your doctor. By all means, the kinds of healthy things Morgiana suggested you are totally safe no matter what, but you still want to be sure you're eating enough. Dieting can actually screw up your health and metabolism, and there are some extra risks for younger people who are still growing, such as bone density issues.

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