I am at a rut right now in my weight loss!!!! Any help please?!?

I know when attempting weight loss there are necessary rules one must follow like limit your intake of carbs and sugar, eat fresh fruits and vegetables, make sure you get enough protein, exercise so you burn more calories than you consume in one day. This maybe easy to follow for some people but i am having EXTREME problems with this. 1. My main problems is the intake of carbs and reduction or cancellation of sweets in my diet. I'm still a teenager so this is very difficult to follow especially if you have other siblings and your whole family could care less about your goal of being healthier in fact they'd try to stop you! well of course i mean me. Not only that but its really hard to limit carbs when your food supply is made of say 60% unhealthy carbs! and i can't continuously ask my parents to go shopping every week to get me fresh veggies or whole grains when i need them. On top of that we don't have much money right now so to save money when food shopping my mom always buys the cheap and easy white bread and simple spaghetti huge bags of rice microwavable waffles the generic frozen pizzas and sugar induced cereals. She tends to also buy food right after work so we never get a say so in what we want. once again on top of THAT im half Hispanic and even though we don't live in my moms country anymore she still cooks like we do. by that i mean rice in almost every meal or something fried, not that i eat anything fried blah! but the rice is hard to resist when she prances with it around on a platter, rarely does she involve any fruit or fresh veggies into the party as her favorite dish is rice beans and chicken. not to mention its hard to go all ancestral i your diet when we live in modern America and one is surrounded by fried greasy fatty sugary carb filled eats and if one does manage to revert to the natural way of fuel it surely tastes bland and boring. How do i overcome this for my own health???? By the way Sunday is my chance to change this cause we're going grocery shopping. Can anyone please give me a list of healthy foods fruits and veggies to buy to get me on the right track??? 2. What fruits and veggies do you advise i eat? im not really asking what will help me lose weight, im asking what will get me healthy cause i plan to stick with this diet of fruits veggies water and so on. not on the quick path to one time success but on the journey to prosperous longevity! Sounds cheesy... 3. How much protein should i eat if intend to lose weight while simultaneously toning up? Specifically what kind of protein such as fish or whatever else has protein. 4. When they say burn more than you eat if i plan to it 1217 tomorrow do i have to really burn more than 1217 calories?! if that's the case then whats with all that crap about 30 minutes of exercise a day will help you stay healthy! not that i do 30 minutes or intend to do that minimal amount and expect results from it. I really don't want anyone saying join weight watchers cause im a teenager and don't have a job let alone support from anyone so that would be out of the question. my intention is to lose 14 or 16 or 20 pounds, whatever weight i look best at but i need a plan that i can follow for the rest of my life.

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You have the perfect attitude to adopt a healthy eating lifestyle and be lean and healthy for life (most people lack this and will always be overweight and unhealthy). It's not going to be easy in your household though, because when you eat bad foods (sugar, white flour products and processed foods) you get cravings... More
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Yes, fat keeps us warm, protected and alive. But too much of a good thing can be, well, bad. If you’re trying to pare down your pot belly, nibble on these... More
Answered By: Xin Qi - 7/1/2010
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