7 Proven Weight Loss Tips for Teenagers
I'm not going to try to sell you anything. All I'm going to do is give you the facts about how to lose weight through safe and successful tips. The rest is up to you.
1. Starvation is not the Solution. Eat Healthily!
Every so often we hear about a teenage girl starving herself to reduce weight quickly in order to attend a special function, a dance or a prom. The person that I have in mind was about eighteen years old, let say her name was Alice. Alice wanted to loss about 22 pounds in 5 weeks to be present at a wedding as a bridesmaid. She wanted to be noticed by her friends, and in particular a boy.
During that time frame the most weight Alice could have expects to lose and still maintain her health was about 12 pounds. In her effort and without getting her doctor's advice decides to starve. So she went off and starved herself for until her desired weight was achieved.
Later, I learned she lost about 8 pounds within 2 weeks. During that time she extended spots all over her face and body. Yes, you guessed right, Alice was not able to be present at the wedding as a bridesmaid. Alice spent several weeks in hospital under the care of her doctor undoing the damage she had done to her body by starving herself. Teenagers, let this incident be a warning to you! "When we stop eating, we stop giving our bodies the food it requires to stay healthy and it begins t malfunction."
2. Healthy Eating is better Than "Dieting"
The primary reason why adults experience weight problems and eventually become ill is due to them undertaking drastic measures or unhealthy weight loss diets during their teenage years. Teen Diets should not be considered until their physical growth has been completed this completion in teenagers usually occurs around 18 years of age.
Until that time teenage weight loss should not be considered without consulting your doctor. He will recommend dietitian who would be able to recommend a safe and healthy diet, a diet which would consent weight loss control and healthy growth.
3. Dieting Can Causes Health Problems in Teens
Dieting can cause health problems in teens. During your teen years, between the ages of 12-17 years, around 90% of your body frame structure and bone mass of an adult is laid down as a foundation. This not the time to be depriving your body of the essential vitamins which it requires like vitamins C&D and calcium,.
During these years, even a short period of "harsh dieting" could lead to a low bone density level. Low bone density weakens your bones in your later years; they become fragile and are at risk to fractures and breakage.
Teen Dieting can also lead to low levels of iron and frolic acid, both of which may stop you from becoming anemic. An anemic individual tends to be continuously tire. Their intellectual performance becomes impaired.
There are other health problems which are linked with teen’s undertakings "harsh diets", but there are too many to point out here.
4. What Does Healthy Eating Really Mean?
Teens, as long as you eat a variety of foods, from the 5 major food groups (fruits, vegetables, grains, lean meats, dairy, low fats) in the right portions you should get all the nutrition you need.
5. Are Certain Foods are Off-Limits?
No. healthy eating doesn't mean depriving yourself of higher-calorie foods, like cheeseburgers, ice cream, pizza, etc. You can enjoy all these foods and others in control.
6. Snack on Fruits to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
Take snacks of freshly slice fruit to school with you. You can also include some Brazilian or Walnuts nuts to munch on
7. General Rule of Eating Well
Make sure that half the plate contains vegetables and the remaining half divided equally between protein such as meat, eggs and beans, and carbohydrates such as rice, pasta and potatoes. When eating pizza, go easy on the cheese and pepperoni and heavy on fruit and vegetables.