Weight Loss In Teen
Helping Your Teen Lose Weight
Following healthy habits are the essential key to teen weight loss.
Without such a habit, teenagers may find it difficult to maintain their
The way today's food consumption is being looked at in this country,
healthy eating has surely been put at the wayside. Teenagers of today
really have a myriad of delicious food choices to eat. But sad to say,
most of them belong to the unhealthy food group. It is now easier for
teenagers today to get fat because of the convenience brought about by
Parents today live in a very busy world where time is spent more on
work. Such parents may not have the time to prepare food and sometimes
must rely on the nearest pizza or hamburger place to provide the
nourishment for their children. But this should not be. Fastfood is
considered to be one of the reasons why most teenagers are getting
fatter. Fastfood is considered junk food since they are not able to
supply all the nourishment that growing kids need. But fast food can
really be fattening with the great amounts of fat and carbs that they
contain. It is a bad choice if you wish to help your child stay at a
healthy weight as he or she grows up.
Your concern to see to it that your teenagers grow up to be healthy and
fit individuals is the first step in keeping their weight down. Always
bear in mind that teenage obesity is a dangerous and a growing problem
in this country. But you can do something about it. You can make
effective use of your concern about your teenager's weight by putting
it into action. You can help show your teen the way by following a
practical plan for success. There's no easy way for teen weight loss.
The most important thing that you can do is letting your teenager adopt
healthy habits that can last a lifetime. Here are some tips:
1. Start with a heart-to-heart talk.
If your see that your teen is getting overweight, chances are, he or
she is also concerned about the excess weight. Aside from bringing in
lifelong health risks such as high blood pressure and diabetes, the
social and emotional consequences of being overweight can have a
devastating effect on your teenager. Talk to your teenager about it.
Try to offer support and gentle understanding and make him or her
verbally aware that you really are concerned. Try also to add in a
willingness to help your teen take control of the weight problem that
he or she is facing.
2. As much as possible, resist looking for quick fixes.
Make your teen realize that losing and maintaining an ideal weight is a
lifetime commitment. Encouraging fad diets may rob your growing teen
essential nutrients essential to his or her continuing development.
Buying weight-loss pills for your teenager and other quick fixes won't
be able to address the root of the weight problem. The effects of such
quick fixes are often short-lived and you teen may likely balloon back.
What you should be able to teach is adopting a lifelong healthy habit.
Without a permanent change in unhealthy habits, any weight loss program
will only remain a temporary fix.
3. Promote and encourage doing more calorie-burning activities.
Just like adults, teens also require about an hour of physical activity
everyday. But that doesn't mean sixty solid minutes of pure
gut-wrenching activity. You can plan shorter, repeated bursts of
activity throughout the day that not only can help burn calories, but
also become an enjoyable, fun and worthwhile affair. Sports and hiking
can be probable options.