Losing weight in one place - possible?

by Amanda

Hi, I was wondering if you could help me. I'm a 16 year old girl, weighing 123lbs, at 5ft 6". Now, I know I'm in the normal weight range but I'm very unhappy and uncomfortable about my stomach. Especially the lower region, because it's horribly big!


I was wondering if you could help me out, I have no clue where to start on what to eat, and how often, even though I've read through your site a slight panic comes across and I still don't know where to start. I don't want to be eating the wrong foods and whilst working out, losing nothing. I would appreciate any advice and time given in helping me out, thank you.



Amanda,
Thanks for contacting me.

Your weight is certainly in the normal range.

I understand how frustrating it is however, to have those spots that just feel so uncomfortably big!

It's not uncommon for women to feel like the lower tummy is kinda "bloated."

And sometimes it's just that! After a meal the stomach will usually look bigger but then go down an hour or so later.

Unfortunately there is no way to "spot reduce." If you were to try to lose weight you'd likely lose everywhere...not just your stomach, and you'd be putting yourself at risk of becoming underweight.

I suggest you eat small, frequent meals (first meal within an hour of waking and continue to eat every 2-3 hours) and continue to exercise. If you need additional help on specific menu suggestions I'd be happy to set up an appointment with you via phone or email.


Hi Suzette,

Thank you for getting back to me.

I'm going to start eating smaller, frequent meals as you guided. But what sort of meals are handy at weight loss? I'm not really sure of what to eat, and what to avoid. If you could help me out I'd love it.

Thank you once again,
kind regards,

Amanda


Amanda,
Check out my menu planning suggestions to get a better idea of how to plan balanced meals and to get some menu ideas.

If you'd like more specific and personalized recommendations, I'd be happy to set up a phone consultation with you!

Suzette

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