Saturday, September 17, 2011

I'm a model; I need to lose weight quickly and effectively!?

My name is Julia; I'm fifteen years old, and I'm starting to get into the modeling industry. I have an open call to go to in six days. I found out about it three days ago. Then, I was 143 pounds. Since then, I've been eating about 450 calories a day and drinking at least 64oz of water a day. I've lost 4.5 pounds already.
I understand that is an unhealthy amount of weight to lose in such a short period of time, but I do not intend to continue the 450 calorie trend after this open call. I'm just sort of desperate to drop a few more pounds so I will have a chance of signing with this agency.
But, after this open call, I will still be involved with modeling, which of course means I will have to be very, very thin. I'm 5'9". Comments on my current weight loss are welcome, and I'd like to hear advice on how to maintain a weight of 115-120 pounds, as unhealthy as that may sound.
I have done some research and understand that starving your body is ineffective in losing weight. Again, I only plan to continue the 450 calorie routine until this open call is over. Thoughts?

Answer on I'm a model; I need to lose weight quickly and effectively!?

From 140 to 120? (Don't go any lower than 120 please!)
I am about half an inch shorter than you and I weight about 120, but I have been skinny my whole life, so I'm not sure if it's healthy for you to lose like 20-25lbs in such a short time.
You should aim for around 120-125, but please nothing less. You don't need to.
And don't continue that diet, it will slow down your metabolism like crazy!
Just exercise regularly to tone your stomach and abs, drink 4-6 glasses of water a day, and eat tons of fruits and veggies! (Eat lean meat such as chicken or fish, in portions the size of your fist), and have 1-2 servings of dairy a day.
If you really need to lose that much weight this fast, at least drink lots of water, and eat celery. It has zero calories, actually you burn a calorie from chewing it! Haha.

Blake Lively from gossip girl is 5'9" and extremely thin, and she weighs 123lbs. So seriously at your height don't go lower than 125 if it is not naturally how thin you are.

Anyway, good luck modeling, and please be safe!!