Teen Weight Loss
What you need to know about teen weight loss
In world where physical comeliness matters, more and more people are
giving too much emphasis on physical appearance. They are becoming
interested—even obsessed—in using so many products and services that
can help them improve their physical appearance.
Today, one of the biggest problems of people—especially by teenagers
all over the world—is being overweight or obesity. Too much
weight—caused by overeating and lack of exercise—is becoming one of the
problems especially of teenagers that cause them to lose confidence.
If you are a parent who has an obese or overweight child and you would
want to help him or her to lose weight safe and effectively, here are
some steps that you can do:
1. Help your child to come up with a great decision. Losing weight is a
decision you must help your child with. The first thing that you can do
is to talk to your child. Ask him or her what he or she thinks about
herself. If he or she confesses that he/she doesn’t feel good about his
or her physical appearance, then its now time to ask your child what
he/she wants to do.
Give your child suggestions on how he/she improve herself. Ask him or
her if he or she is willing to lose weight and help your child all the
way. Once you and your child have made a decision, start plotting your
plan on how to lose weight effectively, safely, and the healthy way.
Aside from making the major decision whether to lose or nor to lose
weight, the decision must also include the full participation of both
parties in the agenda.
Aside from assuring your child that that he or she has your full
support, it would also be a wise decision if you both formulate a
specific plan how you are going to approach this endeavor. The decision
will also include the possible resources and strategies you can use.
2. If possible, try to change your eating and exercising patterns
together. If you really want to help your child lose weight, you should
try formulating an eating and exercise plan that can help him or her
lose weight effectively. An effective plan may include eating foods low
in fat and low in sugar along with a great deal of regular exercise.
3. Look for nonprofessional support weight loss programs and use them
if you can. Today, there are two weight loss programs that most experts
recommend: the TOPS or Take Off Pounds Sensibly which is a self-help
club encourages parent-child participation and the Weight Watchers.
Statistics say that most people who enroll in these programs drop out
even before the program ends, so it is very important for parents to
guide their children so they won't give up easily.
4. Ask help from professionals and experts that have expertise in
cognitive-behavior therapy and weight. Since obesity is one of the
major problems of teenagers, more and more psychologists offer their
services to help people who are overweight to lose weight.
5. Send your child to high-quality weight loss camps or to residential
weight loss programs. Losing weight can be traumatic experience for
your child. Giving him or her a fresh new environment to start with can
help him or her a lot to pursue the weigh loss endeavor.
Today, there are so many weight loss camps created specifically for
those children who would want to lose weight away from the eyes of
people who are eagerly and intently watching him or her. In the first
few weeks of your child in this new task, he or she may find it hard to
concentrate because of the pressure given by the people and the
environment. You can help him or her if you look for a safe and
clinically appropriate environment that can help her or him focus on