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How To Lose Weight For 14 Year Olds
Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more
See Dr., and then...: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and green leafy lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, as fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. Avoid sugar and simple starch calories, and don't buy green coffee beans. ...Read more
How much weight loss: The old adage works, diet and exercise! just difficult to maintain either. Did you know that 20 minutes of resistance training can increase your basal metabolic rate for 48 hours! calculate your BMR (rough estimate is current weight x 13= total calories per day for bmr) than subtract 500 kcal from this for every pound of weight you want to lose per week. Go slow. Rapid loss see doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diet and exercise: We would need to know your height, and also it would be beneficial to know your current activity level as well. But for an example let us say you are 5'5" and currently sedentary (no regularl exercise). Your basal metabolic rate would be 1, 433 calories per day which is the number of calories your body burns at rest. Your daily calorie needs would be 1, 720. Eat less than that & exercise more! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Teen age weight: The best way to loose weight is with control of diet and exercise. For most teens the fastest way to do this is to cut out sugary beverages from their diet (soda, juice, coffee drinks, gatorade, etc). From one 12oz sugary drink each day in addition to all the regular foods a person will gain almost 20lbs per year! cut that out and fast weight loss. Healthy weight loss is 1-2lbs/week. ...Read more
Weight control: A study looked at determining the best, single thing that one can do to lose weight found that keeping track by writing down every single thing you eat helps more than anything. When you see what you eat, you can make the necessary changes to control your weight. So, get a small notebook and write down everything you eat and you will see how this makes a big difference. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Well -: How tall is that 14 year old. Please provide this information and re-ask. ...Read more
Losing weight: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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