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What are good ways to drop pounds as a teenager?

What are good ways to drop pounds as a teenager?

Eat low calorie food: Helpful weight loss foods are natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (without salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits contain natural sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. If one craves candy, he can chew sugarless gum. ...Read more

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Dr. Nathan Zasler
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Habits (Definition)

A recurrent, often unconscious pattern of behavior that is acquired ...Read more


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Is it generally good for a teenager to be a vegetarian?

Is it generally good for a teenager to be a vegetarian?

This depends: It depends on the type of vegetarianism the person practices. It is important for a growing teenager to get enough protein as well as vitamins and minerals. If all animal products are avoided, than making sure to eat enough protein is advisable to help provide the proper nutrients for body growth. I would advise seeing a dietitian if at all possible to discuss this further. ...Read more

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What's a good diet plan for the average teenager?

What's a good diet plan for the average teenager?

Variety and balance: Include 1/4 as protein, 1/4 as carbohydrates, 1/4 as fruits, and 1/4 of the plate as vegetables. Eat. from each of the food groups, include whole grains, legumes, beans, chicken, meat, fish, dairy, eggs, etc. Try to stay away from fried foods, fatty foods, Try to avoid sugar drinks, and highly processed foods as they are lower in nutrients than fresh fruits and vegetables ...Read more

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What are good foods to eat for a teenager wanting to lose weight?

What are good foods to eat for a teenager wanting to lose weight?

Teen weight loss: To lose weight whether you are a teen or not you need to have a negative calorie balance. With this is mind you still need to eat a well balanced diet icluding all food types. Decrease portion size&eat lots of raw/steamed vegetables. Decrease the starchy, fatty foods. Eat some mono unsturated fat foods like avacdos, brasil nuts, just do not overdo this. U should take 3 serv. Of nonfat dairy. ...Read more

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What is a good solution for a teenager that has a receeding hairline?

What is a good solution for a teenager that has a receeding hairline?

See your physician: See your physician. You may have a nutrient deficiency or a thyroid problem. Proper evaluation and testing is in order. Also consider seeing a traditional chinese medicine practitioner as they have marvelous ways of balancing the body and helping with such problems. Seeing both types of physicians will be of great help to you. ...Read more

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What natural oils are good for a teenager's skin(specifically the face)?

What natural oils are good for a teenager's skin(specifically the face)?

Tough one: This is a tough one. I would say, that there aren't any "natural oils" which I would put on any teenager's face, especially one prone to acne. Olive Oil, no. Sunflower oil, no. etc... ...Read more

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Please describe a good way for a teenager to get healthy(lose weight) semi fast?

Please describe a good way for a teenager to get healthy(lose weight) semi fast?

Eat less & exercise: One can try running or jogging. Jogging is a good way to lose weight, as long as one doesn't eat a lot of snacks, energy bars, nor drink sugared drinks while jogging. Weight will only be lost if the calories burned during jogging exceeds the calories eaten or drank by the jogger. Jogging is a medium impact sport and is good for people who don't get knee, ankle, or foot pains with running. ...Read more

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