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

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Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Christopher Powers
Dr. Christopher Powers
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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: Spark People

Spark people is an excellent website with lots of diet tips and plans, many of them customized to suit your needs.
http://www.sparkpeople.com/.

In brief: Spark People

Spark people is an excellent website with lots of diet tips and plans, many of them customized to suit your needs.
http://www.sparkpeople.com/.
David Miller
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