Living with Obesity/Losing 80+ lbs

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Question
Hello. I'm 20 years old and weight around 251 pounds. I'm pretty poor so healthy foods are hard to buy. I really would like to get down to 170. How can I start losing large amounts of weight? Have any plans that might work for me?

Answer
Hi Anna,
Congratulations on wanting to lose weight.  I'm not sure what you mean by losing large amounts of weight but 80 pounds takes about ten months if on a proper diet and exercise plan.  First you need to check with your doctor to make sure you are cleared for normal diet and exercise plans.  Then your doctor may be able to give you some recommendations.  Try joining a website like myfitnesspal.com and it can give you an idea of how many calories you should consume and how much exercise you need to lose the weight you want.  Hope this helps and good luck!

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Kristina Crossway

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Many men and women struggle with losing weight and I know how that feels personally. Now I am a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and I've spent many years researching the best way for people to get healthy, lose weight and maintain it. I hold a BS in Sports Management and Iím currently working on my MS in Health and Physical Education. I'm happy to answer questions you might have about obesity, losing weight or living healthy.

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Having struggled with weight all my life as well as many health problems such as Lupus and Crohnís disease Iíve researched all my adult life on how to lose weight and keep it off and how to stay healthy when you are sick. I have my own personal training company, KrisCross Training, and Iíve been helping men, women and children get healthy and stay healthy for years. Check out my website, www.kriscrosstraining.com, or my blog http://kriscrosstraining.wordpress.com/.

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National Academy of Sports Medicine IDEA Health and Fitness Association Sharecare Elite Trainer AllExperts Expert in Strength Training, Womenís Fitness, Aerobics and Living with Obesity Livestrong

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BS in Sports Management-Fitness and Nutrition Track-California University of PA MS in Health and Physical Education-North Georgia College and State University NASM Certified Personal Trainer CPR and AED Certified Venice Nutrition Certified Nutrition Coach

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