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How many calories and Carbs should a 17 year old eat in a day to loose weight?

I'm 5'9, and weigh 229 lbs. For the past month now, I have diligently gotten up in the morning, and exercised by doing cardio and lifting weights. I also improved my eating habits, eating much healthier than I ever have in my life. The problem is, I don't seem to be loosing any weight! I'm still borderline 229/230. I don't get it. Do I need to do MORE cardio? I run for 30 mins, increasing the speed and incline as I go alone, and when I'm done, I'm soaked in my own sweat. My endurance has gone up tremendously, as well as my strength in lifting. I can now lift about 35 more ibs in everything I'm doing. So I know I'm improving. So What should I do? Should I start counting more my calories and carbs? Or should I just do more cardio?

Asked By: Guilty1990 - 8/4/2007
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you are doing a GREAT job... More
Answered By: yyyyyy - 8/11/2007
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Carbs mean nothing! All you need to do to lose weight is to expend more calories than you consume. However, counting calories is rather extreme. So long as you spread your meals out nicely and don't eat huge portions you should be fine in terms of consumption. As for the expending of the calories, continue with the... More
Answered By: Ethan K - 8/4/2007
 
exercise everyday like jogging around the block... More
Answered By: Mary d - 8/4/2007
 
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