Weight Loss Diet For Teen
Weight loss diet for adults not right for teens
Teens do experience what we could call "teenage weight pressures." At
the age of 16, teenagers are still too self conscious of their
appearance that they are easily affected by jeers by classmates and
peers when it comes to how they look. Being stereotyped because they
are a little overweight can be really demeaning which could cause other
personal or even psychological problems later on.
But the thing is, if a teenager has been eating and exercising right
their bodies will be where they should be at their age. And when
teenagers find themselves overweight, impatient as they are, they tend
to go overboard often taking the drastic route to loose weight. They
try skipping their meals or limiting food intake the wrong way.
Because teens and preteens are still growing, the practice of skipping
meals is not such a great idea. Even adult weight loss programs do not
arbitrarily recommend skipping meals. The right diet is eating the
right food that covers teenagers' nutritional needs for their body's
further growth and development.
More often than not, dietitians recommend that teens follow an eating
plan that will help reach their ideal weight and keep it there. They
complement food diets with lots of physical activities. They find that
cutting back on calorie intake is not the best option for teenagers to
take. Being effective "calorie burners" seems to be the right path that
teenagers should take. By exercising a lot they will reduce body fat
and build their muscles at the same time.
As teenagers, they should also be encouraged to try all types of
sports. By increasing their physical activities they will develop tons
of energy as well as strength and stamina. Their bones will grow better
and stronger. The will have better and healthier skin and will have a
general happy outlook in life.
However, for some teenagers a customized diet program is needed and is
suggested to be the most effective. But this is in a case to case
basis. Not all situations and circumstances are alike. These diets are
normally designed by diet and nutrition experts. Included in these
customized diet programs are itemization of particular food groups and
proper proportion you child or teen should eat.
These diets focus on reducing the intake of foods loaded with saturated
fats. Reducing fat in one's diet will make him/her healthier and will
make it easier to maintain their body weight. Under these programs,
daily food consumption should not have more than 30 grams, or 10
ounces, of fat.
You need to, therefore, spread out your intake of fat for each meal if
you eat. It is generally recommended that persons on a diet should
avoid fat laden snacks like potato chips or buttered popcorn.
In your teen's eating habits, probably the biggest obstacle that they
will face is when they eat at restaurants or dinners with friends.
Foods in restaurant are served in big portions and more often than not
contain too much salt, fat, and calories. Part of a diet program should
be instilling discipline and self control. One can still join their
friends when they dine out but they should learn to choose the right
food and ask for the right servings.
You are what you eat. If you eat too much fat, then you'll probably end
up fat. Always remember to eat foods like fruits, vegetables, low-GI
foods, and foods with low fat contents. If you have been accustomed to
eating fatty and salty meals and junk foods, then your body might tell
you that fruits and vegetables don't taste that good. You then have to
retrain your taste buds and body by eating as many fruits and
vegetables as possible. If you keep eating them, you'll start to enjoy
them later on.