Hey I am 13 and I am way overweight. I need to lose 80 pounds in 4 months. I weigh about 187 pounds and need too lose about 80 pounds in 4 months. Can you tell me how to lose weight fast? Please tell me what to do. Emily. [via Ask Questions]
Can you lose 80 pounds in 4 months? We know that most people cannot lose 15 pounds in 2 weeks, but is your weight-loss goal doable? The short answer is no. Why? Because to lose 80 pounds in 4 months, you need to lose 20 pounds a month for 4 months, which does not sound too bad, but looking deeper reveals that it actually translates to losing 5 pounds a week for 16 consecutive weeks, which is not realistic.
Besides, since you are only 13, you should not be looking for a weight-loss or dieting advice online. It is not only because of your age, but also because someone who is 13 should not be 80 pounds overweight. Have your parents had a talk with your doctor about your weight? If you think you are overweight, talk to your parents about it, and tell them that you want to lose weight. If they do not know how to help you, tell your parents to make an appointment with your physician and ask him what to do.