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I recently went on a diet, in which I balance my calories intake and excersise. I was doing really well, and lost quite a few pounds, but, now I've stop losing weight. I excersise everyday, but, I've just stopped. What can I do to keep losing weight, in a healthy safe way?? I don't want to be too skinny, but I just want to shed those extra pounds. Please help
Have you talked to a parent or doctor? It may be that you only think you have "extra pounds" to loose. Or maybe your body just needs more time. Make sure that you talk to an adult before/during a dieting plan. You don't want to endanger yourself.
You probably hit a plateau, which means you need to change things up. Change your exercise activities, decrease your calories for a while, or increase your calories for a while. You have to "confuse" your metabolism.
I think Lobster is correct on that you've reached a plateau. It's okay that you have! It's very common. Just mix up what you eat and what you do for excersise. Also you're body may just need more time...