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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
Hi ! i'm an 18 years old teenager, i weight like 85-90 kg, i recently found out about the insanity workout, would it help me to lose weight ?
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