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Could a teenager lose weight in 8 weeks by running on a treadmill each day?

Could a teenager lose weight in 8 weeks by running on a treadmill each day?

Sure: In theory the answer is yes. Weight loss happens when energy expended (i.e. Calories burned) supersedes energy taken in (i.e. Calories eaten). With the right diet and enough exercise a teenager could definitely lose weight. Of course there are healthy and unhealthy rates of weight loss so this should be discussed with your teen's doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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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


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How could a teenager lose weight?

How could a teenager lose weight?

First off - don't: Recommend trying to lose weight to be 'skinny'. However, working to attain a healthy weight can benefit health. To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables ; 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, ; junk carbs. Get in a good mix of aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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How to lose weight for a teenager?

How to lose weight for a teenager?

Gaming tracker : Have your teen try this physician developed and tested health gaming tracker. The UI was created by teenagers in my pediatrics practice. It reinforces the good health behaviors we want ( 10k steps, water, veggie intake) and takes parents requests out of the equation! Www.personalmedicineplus.com put in "hodg" for the coupon code, send plenty of feedback! Parents can use too for best results! ...Read more

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I'm a teenager trying to lose weight, what to do?

I'm a teenager trying to lose weight, what to do?

Exercise : [. Exercise regularly 1 hr /day 2. Eat lots of vegetables 3. Drink water avoid soda 5. Avoid fast food 6. Check food labeled and their calories. ...Read more

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What's he best way for a teenager to lose weight faster?

What's he best way for a teenager to lose weight faster?

Balance: Increase caloric output (activity). Decrease caloric intake (foods). It's that simple and at the same time that hard. Cut down on portion size, snacking, and high-sugar/starch foods. Increase the level of activity...Pushing the tv remote or the computer key pad doesn't use up a lot of calories. ...Read more

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What is a teenager suppose to eat when trying to lose weight?

What is a teenager suppose to eat when trying to lose weight?

Good quality: Goal should be slow, steady weight loss based on a lifestyle change, not a quick fix. Accordingly, both quality and quantity of food make a difference. High quality protein, complex carbohydrates, low fat in reasonable amounts. What is reasonable? Variety of online calculators that will give you a reasonable estimate of how many calories you "need", and how many you are actually consuming. ...Read more

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What is a teenager supposed to eat when trying to lose weight?

What is a teenager supposed to eat when trying to lose weight?

Same as adult: The key to losing weight is what is commonly referred to as energy balance. Balance the calories you are consuming with the energy you are exerting. Avoid processed food in favor of whole foods and never starve yourself. Ask a school counselor or your doctor for referral to good resources. ...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 are things i can do to lose weight easily as a male teenager?

What are things i can do to lose weight easily as a male teenager?

Healthy choices: The best way to lose weight (or maintain a healthy weight) is to eat a healthy balanced diet and exercise regularly. Control your portions and only eat when you are hungry, and stop when you start to get full. Decrease junk foods. Exercise at least 1 hour a day, at least 3-4 days/wk. ...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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I am a teenager years old and i weight about 115 pounds, foods that will make me lose weight?

I am a teenager years old and i weight about 115 pounds, foods that will make me lose weight?

Balanced diet: I would suggest checking with your doctor they can plot your height and weight on a growth chart. If your ratio called a body mass index is high, then they will suggest a diet and exercise routine. In the meantime, avoid junk food, soda, candy and eat at least five servings of fruits, vegetables per day, along with whole grains and lean protein such as skinless chicken. ...Read more

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What is the best form of exercise a female teenager could do? How many minutes a day is recommended to keep healthy and lose weight? Thank you.

What is the best form of exercise a female teenager could do? How many minutes a day is recommended to keep healthy and lose weight? Thank you.

Exercise can be fun: There are many fun things to try- hula hooping, zumba dance, walking, running, tennis, swimming. If you like team sports, try volleyball, basketball soccer and more. To maintain healthy weight exercise 20-30 min a day. For weight loss a combination of healthy eating, aerobic exercise and strength training is key. Don't skip breakfast and stay well hydrated. Skip sodas and you are on your way! ...Read more

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Best way to lose weight for a 16 years old teenager?

A Combination of....: Best answer is a balance program of increasing exercise, healthy eating and calorie control.See your doctor for help. ...Read more

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How can a teenager lose weight at home without going into starvation?

1 change at a time: Big time lifestyle changes are difficult to maintain. Attempt to make 1 big change at a time. Usually in our clinic we try to cut out sodas and sugary drinks. We have had good success with this. Also stop buying junk food to decrease the temptations at home. ...Read more

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Is it more difficult to lose weight as a teenager or as a twenty year old?

Is it more difficult to lose weight as a teenager or as a twenty year old?

Easier as a teen: The longer one waits to change life style and loose weight, the more difficult and less successful one will be. Though a teen may have more time to excerise, a 20 year old may have more discipline. Bottom line, one has to make a committment to life style change and the earlier that starts the better. ...Read more

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Is there a way for a teenager to lose weight drastically without getting all of that excess skin?

Is there a way for a teenager to lose weight drastically without getting all of that excess skin?

No: The excess skin will be maximize by rapid weight loss. Drastic weight reduction does not work over the long term. Learning healthy lifestyle eating and activity is your best way to maintain weight loss and reduce the problem of excess skin. Weight loss should be no more than 1-2 pounds per week. ...Read more

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How long should a teenager exercise to lose weight and tone up?

How long should a teenager exercise to lose weight and tone up?

It depends: It is helpful to check in with your doctor to determine what form of exercise is safest for your body type. The length of time to exercise will depend upon your body type, your current physical condition. First get the all clear from your doctor before beginning any exercise program. Start slow with walking even if it is for a block at a time. ...Read more