im 15 and i gained a lot of weight this school year. im no where near fat but i still want to lose a couple pounds to feel more comfortable in my body. what can i do? im not motivated to work out or anything at all lol
Hey there! You’re 15, so your body is still growing and there’s a good chance the weight gain is because of that and the hormones going on in your body. I wouldn’t be too worried about it at your age- I remember being 15 and thinking I was fat but knowing I wasn’t overweight. Looking back at it now I was much too thin- I lost my period for about a year around that time because my body fat was way too low. If you want to just make your lifestyle healthier I’m all for that though- I’m just not an advocate at all for aims to lose weight as a 15 year old, because at least in my personal experience it definitely leads to some messed up views on body image and food- and I’m still fighting these habits and thoughts I picked up around your age.
As far as becoming healthier, I’d try to just drink more water- aim for at least 8 cups a day and even better would be 10. Just make sure you spread this out throughout the day and don’t just try to drink it all at once. And maybe switch out some sodas or juices for flavored water or something- you can get the packets for flavored water or just make your own by adding fruit or something if you want a sweeter taste than just plain water. I’d also just try to limit sweets/desserts to just one or two servings a day for the most part- by all means eat to your hearts content on special occasions or just every once in a while. Just try to take baby steps to eating healthier and you’ll see a big difference in your mood and overall health and maybe even lose a couple of pounds if that’s healthy. I’d also recommend just trying to go out and take a walk for maybe 15-20 min every day. It doesn’t have to be a power walk by any means but just a nice stroll to enjoy the lovely weather outside and it’ll help clear your head too if you have a lot on your mind. Much love! X