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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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Dr. William Singer
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Lose Weight (Definition)

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

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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If I try to lose weight as a teenager, will by boobs get smaller?

If I try to lose weight as a teenager, will by boobs get smaller?

Are you overweight?: This depends on your weight now- is it normal? Obese? Usually significant weight loss in an adolescent woman is accompanied by some decrease in breast size. But if you're overweight this shouldn't be a deterrent to achieving a healthy weight for your frame. ...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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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