Is 130 pounds a normal weight for a 5' 3 12-year-old girl and how can you lose weight fast?
- 130 lbs is perfectly normal. You will stretch out over the
years. I was 200 lbs and 5'3 in Dec. of '94 when I was 12. Because
of problems caused by the obesity, I walked 4 out of 7 days and ate
right. (6 meals a day alternating with foods from each food group,
1 serving being the size of your palm, accompanied by 4 Liters of
water daily). By keeping this routine, I was able to lose 70 lbs in
7 months. By the start of the next school year I was your weight
and 5'4. You are perfectly within your range, and don't ever let
somebody tell you otherwise. Super skinny is not beautiful.
- If you ever think that you need to lose weight never try to
lose weight "fast". When anyone gains weight, it goes on slowly
over time, slowly stretching your skin. People who lose weight very
quickly, end up with sagging wrinkled skin. Anyone who wants to
lose weight needs to decrease the calories they consume, and
increase the calories that they burn, by increasing their activity;
walking instead of riding, bike, hike, play outside instead of in
front of the T.V. or on the computer. Exercise not only burns
calories, but also firms and tones your muscles. It really is quite
a simple equation: CONSUME LESS==BURN MORE; works every time!
HOWEVER, at your age you DON'T need to lose weight. You are
perfectly fine. And don't forget, you are still growing.
- 12 years old is not an age where you need to lose weight. It
sounds like you're perfectly fine, and unless your doctor mentions
something, you're going to be okay.
- My cousin is a nutritionist and unless you are extremely
athletic then you are alright.
- I am a personal trainer and you weight is perfectly within
normal limits. People are built differently and therefore, you will
weigh differently at the same ages. My sister and I were 30 pounds
apart at the same age. One of us was very slender with little
muscle and the other was very athletic and muscular. We both looked
fantastic! You are perfectly within normal limits. As you hit your
late teens, you will more than likely thin out even more. Muscle
does play a factor in how much you weigh. Some folks are so
muscular that their weight actually puts them in a category of
obesity, even though they are very much in shape. I would suggest
making a lifestyle plan for yourself now...get a good start on it.
Be smart about your food choices, portion sizes, and physical
activity. If you start this habit now, it will follow you through
life. Whatever you do, don't let other people tell you how to feel
about yourself and definitely don't do anything desperate to lose
weight. Nothing is worth the tole it takes on your body.