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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    How do I lose weight?

    i m a 17 year old guy. my weight is 90 plus n i wanna lose it. i started walking from last week in the morning at 6.30 am i walk for 1 hr n more after coming home after 1 to 2 hours i eat my breakfast. from the day when i started walking my breakfast consist only 1 banana 1 apple and 1 glass of milk is it fine to have this things in the breakfast please tell me and what things should i do for weight loss please help me
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  • Kirsty Woods

    Exercise Physiologist

    Hi I’m Kirsty Woods,I would like to use my experience, expertise and passion to help you reach your weight, energy and health goalsI have been ... View Profile

    It is great that you have started to incorporate activity into your routine, keep up the good work. As your question indicated you are aware that diet also plays a significant role in weight loss. I would suggest that you have your breakfast within half an hour of your walk to set up your metabolism for the rest of the day. Greek yoghurt and omelettes are some breakfast choices that can help keep you full and prevent cravings.

    Everyone’s metabolism is unique, as you may have found already what works for one of your friends may not work for you. 

  • karan001

    Healthshare Member

    thank you for your advice

  • Chris Fonda

    Dietitian, Nutritionist, Sports Dietitian

    As an Accredited Sports Dietitian, APD and athlete (springboard diver), Chris has both professional and personal experience in sport at the sub-elite and elite level.Chris ... View Profile

    First of all congratulations on making a start on your exercise routine each day! For breakfast I often recommend to my clients to include 3 different food groups. For example a bowel of whole-grain cereal with low-fat milk and fruit for sweetness. As you are only 17 years old it's important that you achieve a well-balanced diet to support your bodies needs during these periods of growth.

    General weight loss guidelines include:

    • Choose low-fat, low sugar foods such as milk, yoghurt, and breakfast cereal
    • Make sure you get plenty of fruit and vegetables each day (go for 2 fruit and 5 veg)
    • Choose lean cuts of meat and skinless chicken, and avoid processed meats
    • Reduce your portion sizes at main meals (e.g. dinner) 

    I would suggest you have a chat with an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) who can help you to come up with a healthy weight loss plan that works for you. You can get in contact with one by visiting the Dietitians Association of Australia's website www.daa.asn.au and click on the “find an APD” tab :)

  • karan001

    Healthshare Member

    thank you for your advice

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