Please suggest tips for rapid weight loss.

Q. I am 17 years old and I weigh 300 lbs. How to reduce my weight?

Answered by
Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on Feb 24, 2020 and last reviewed on: Feb 27, 2020

Hi doctor,

I am 17 years old, and I weigh almost 300 lbs. I absolutely hate my weight and body so much as I always wanted to be skinny. I lift weights four times a week at my school's weight room. I am a diver on my school's girls swim and dive team, and I am a thrower on track and field team. I guess you can get me why I always hated my body. I need to lose weight and keep it off. I have tried so many times just to find how to do this, but it is completely hard just to find guidance. My mom scheduled me an appointment with a nutritionist. I am currently on Elinest birth control.



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There are a few things that need to be addressed here. Please be happy about who you are as an individual. Do not judge yourself with the weight. Nobody can mess around with you.

There are certain things that you are doing wrong here. If you want to lose weight:

1. Stop lifting heavyweights.

2. Stop using birth control pills (if they are being used for therapeutic reasons please find another alternative).

3. Do more of a cardio workout like the treadmill and the step climber. Lift the lightest weights possible with up to 20 reps per set and three sets per exercise.

4. Continue swimming.

5. Consult a nutritionist for advice on nutrition and follow those orders like word of law.

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