Am I doing the right thing?
Okay, so I've posted a lot of questions on here regarding my weight. But for those who don't know, I'm a 14 year old girl who does cycling who needs to lose weight. My mam and dad say, I say, even some people at cycling have commented on my weight.
I've been trying to follow a paleo diet mostly, but it's hard with low-fat, calorie-restrictive parents. I've noticed that my mam has been giving me less and less on my plate, in order for me to "lose weight." Doesn't work though, I normally end up snacking on biscuits and chocolate, out of defiance and hunger.
So after the millionth time my dad had a go at me for making scrambled eggs with butter this morning, and after he grabbed the pan and threw the butter away, I told him that I've had enough. I've had enough of cycling and not getting anywhere competitively, I've had enough of judgemental assholes who comment on my weight and say losing weight is "easy" like I haven't tried hard enough. I've been trying for over a year now. They say they want me to be healthy, but they don't care about my mental health, and they think being hungry is normal when you're trying to lose weight. My mam also says I've been brainwashed because I don't believe the low-fat dogma.
So I want to do full paleo, weight-loss diet. I want to lose weight atkins style then gradually introduce my carbs so I can continue to cycle. I want my energy to go up and I want to be flat-stomached so I can feel happier and prove a point to my overweight dad who thinks he is morally superior because he doesn't eat red meat.
So can someone please help me? What do I have to eat in order to lose weight? I don't need to keep my energy up because I won't be cycling for a few weeks. Can someone give me a meal plan or something?
I'm sorry if this comes across as arrogant or rude, but I'm really sick and upset about the way people have been treating me and it saddens me that so many people are clueless about a good diet.
I'm 5.3" and 150 pounds.
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@ebrady98, you are a brave young person and even at 61 years of age, I can still hear my own parents judging me as a youth when I read your story. I spent most of my life as a fat person because I was made to eat whatever, but only in small amounts because I was fat and it did not matter if I was hungry still. One is supposed to be hungry on a 'diet' after all! I had a serious carb addiction, but when I quit grains, etc. (i.e. adopted a primal life) and ate paleo/primal, my health issues went away.
I am a university professor and researcher and am far from a crazy, 'out there' sort of person. I know that for me and likely most other people, living a paleo/ primal life is the only way to have health. Like your Dad, I also ended up thinking that red meat was bad and so on. I was wrong, and fat. I wish when I was 14, that I had your courage. You are totally right in your quest for health. I wish I could wave a magic wand to get your parents straightened out. I have no answers at the moment. All I can say is "Stay the course".
I coach high-level adolescent female athletes, and one of my biggest rules is to NEVER tell them they need to 'lose weight'. That's just asking for them to start with eating disorders, and is completely irresponsible as a parent or a coach. When we talk about food, it's only about how, comparatively speaking, their friends are cars and my athletes are fighter jets. They need high-quality fuel, and probably a lot of it, or they'll crash and explode. Keep your head screwed on straight through all of this, and do what you can to educate your parents. I don't see what the harm would be in letting you do 30 days of straight primal and tracking results (NOT just stepping on a scale).
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