7 Powerful Weight Loss Tips For Teenagers

May 3, 2017 by  
Filed under Tips For Weight Loss

Let’s face it. Losing weight is not and should not be that difficult as so many people think.

In this article, I will give you the facts about how teens should lose weight in a safe and right way.

The First thing that should be considered before starting a teenage weight loss program is to consider the basic question: Can dieting Cause Health Problems in Teens?

Well, unfortunately, the answer is Yes!

Dieting can cause health problems in teenagers.Between the ages of 11-18 years, most of the foundation of your adult body frame structure and bone mass is laid down. Depriving your body, at this stage of the essential vitamins and minerals which it requires is a big NO!

Even a short strict diet during this period could lead to long-lasting damages such a low bone density level which weakens your bones in your later years. It can lead to low levels of iron, which may cause anemia. It can impair intellectual performance and much more.There are so many health problems that may occur from teens undertaking diets, that I would not even try to mention all of them here.

So here are some healthy, easy to follow diet tips for teenagers.

1.Don’t Starve yourself.

We often hear about teenagers starving themselves.They want to reduce weight fast in order to look good, at the upcoming party or other social gatherings. They want to lose weight so they are noticed by their friends, or by a particular boy or girl they set their eyes on. So they go and starve themselves until their desired weight is accomplished. What usually happens in many cases, where one decides to starve himself is that one finds himself under an intensive care of a doctor.In extreme cases even hospitalized. Then there is No party, No boy or girl they set their eyes on. What really happens is that they become busy just trying to undo the damage they have done to their body by starving themselves. We must always remember that when we stop eating, we stop giving our bodies the nutrition it requires to be healthy and malfunction will be the end result.

2. Healthy Eating equals faster, long lasting healthier weight loss.

Teenage weight loss should only be considered by consulting your doctor who will recommend a dietitian. A dietitian would be able to recommend a healthy and safe diet which would allow long lasting healthier and easy to maintain weight loss. A healthier and easy to maintain diet will, in the long run, cause a much faster weight loss

3. Eat Healthy!

What Does Healthy Eating Mean? Eating a variety of foods, from the major food groups like vegetables, fruits, lean meats, grains, low-fat dairy.When these foods are balanced in moderate portions then you should get all the nutrition you need.

4. Are there foods that I am not supposed to eat?

There is No such thing. Eating healthy doesn’t mean you should deprive yourself of high-calorie foods.With moderation, you can eat and enjoy all foods.As long as you are conscious of the amounts of fattening foods you intake, you are alright. When you eat a pizza, put less cheese and more vegetables. Again, a dietitian can truly help you figure these things out.

5. What should I put on my plate?

Be aware that your meals would consist mainly of vegetables and the remaining should consist of equal amounts of carbohydrates foods (rice, potatoes)and protein (meat, eggs).This will keep you on a well balanced, low-calorie diet.

6. When you have a craving for sweets, snack on fruits.

7. Take a walk. Ride a bicycle.

The more physical exercise you do, the more fat you will burn, the faster you will lose weight, the more in shape you will become, the better you will look and not to mention how much healthier you will be.

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