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Good Nutrition Plans For Teenage Girls
Be active 1 hr/day: To get that much activity daily a teen might need to be introduced to multiple activities, and parents should visit several sites. The aap, cdc http://www.Cdc.Gov/physicalactivity/everyone/guidelines/children.Html and american college of sports medicine are credible sites of information on fitness, exercise, sports. Also there are now more resources available through popular websites and apps. ...Read more
Portion control: Portion control is the best method of controlling calorie intake. There is a teen section on weight watchers you may wish to visit. An easy way to implement this diet is to leave 10% of everything on the plate or glass and never take second helpings. See weightwatchers.Com. ...Read more
My twin girls just turned one. One nurses mainly when she's tired and the other anytime I offer. How do I tell if they nurse for comfort or nutrition?
Looks like you know: It sounds from your description that the one who nurses when she's tired is nursing mostly for comfort while the other needs the nutrition. I don't know other ways to tell for sure. But i see nothing wrong with nursing for comfort; to me this is just as valid a reason for nursing as to supply nutrition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: Most stop at 15-17, or about 2.5 inches after their first menses. The open growth centers of the long bones permit continued linear growth.The hormones that bring on the start of menses begin signiling the growth centern to close. An x-ray of the wrist and hand can determine wether additional growth is possible.When the growth centers close, linear growth stops. ...Read more
Whole foods: Avoid processed foods. Cook with coconut oil. Eat lots of organic fruit and vegetables. Eat adequate but not excess meat. 3-4 oz of meat per meal is enough. Drink lots of pure water between meals. ...Read more
Possible ,but: One pound = 3000 calories, 40=120, 000 calories. Average daily calorie intake/use for many teens 2500. If you had the will to cut calorie intake to 1500 cal/day for & maintained the activity level needed to burn off 2500 cal/day you could do this over a 120 day period. But it will take a lot of will power and commitment. Best check with your physician & see if your system can handle this ...Read more
Depends on puberty: That really depends on a lot of factors and when/if she has completed puberty. Most girls have completed puberty and linear growth by 16.5 years. Average onset of periods is 12ish but may occur as late as 17, and a small percentage of women will have some growth after 19. Body fat increases, lean mass decreases. Periods regulate better. Weight increases slightly. But overall not a ton of changes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Teenage boys!: The answer to your question was in the question itself...Teenage boys and the fears that 'dating' imparts to the parents of the teenage girls. Sounds like it may be time to have a serious sit down conversation with your teenager about the ways of the world and its many inherent 'dating' dangers(sexually transmitted disease, unwanted pregnancy, etc.) prepared teens are safer teens. ...Read more
My friends vaginabone is larger that a lot of other teenage girls, and its just so big &her friendssay its puffy. How does she make it not as puffy?
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