Healthy Way for Teens to Lose Weight
There is nothing wrong with eating. The problem occurs when the teenager eats too much food that contains fats and sugars which is reason that many become overweight. Studies show that those who are unable to control it want a quick solution. There are quite a few which are not effective and are potentially dangerous. (“My Way Of Healthy”)
One example is the vegetarian diet. There is nothing wrong with however teens who do not know any better have totally removed chicken and meat products from the dish. (“My Way Of Healthy”)
Vegetarians unbelievably still need to eat a little meat such as those derived from poultry products and fish. This is because it has the essential nutrients that are needed while a teen is growing up (“My Way Of Healthy”)
Some people tend to forget all that but there is a downside to it. “This is because the teenager will have to eat a wide variety of vegetables to compensate for this.” (“My Way Of Healthy”)
Some teens have tried drinking herbal tea. These products are remarkably like laxative pills because the person will frequently be forced to go to the bathroom and get rid of it. Studies have shown that this is unsafe for a teen who will suffer from dehydration or complications in the colon.
Teens are very susceptible to ads seen on television. There are some on the home television shopping network that promise to lose those extra pounds by going on a diet in just two weeks. (“My Way Of Healthy”)
These usually focus on a low-calorie diet plan. Although there is nothing wrong should this be done for an adult, again, this is harmful for teens. This is because a sudden loss in the calorie intake will prompt the body to take defensive measures and force one to eat a lot later to compensate of the deficiency. (“My Way Of Healthy”)
In fact, the same effects will happen should the teenager even think of going on a starvation diet.
“Another unsafe way to lose weight will be vomit out the food that was eaten.” (“Health and Fitness”) This is worse than starving oneself because the body expels hydrochloric acid that burns the throat and the teeth.
“So, is there a healthy way for a teen to lose the excess weight?” (“Health | Healthy Way”) The answer is yes. The first step is admitting to oneself that it must end and then sharing this problem with members in the family to get the help and support. (“My Way Of Healthy”)
Someone may recommend a diet plan that was made by trained professionals and evaluated by doctors. There are so many to choose from and some focus more on carbs while others put more emphasis on consuming more proteins. (“My Way Of Healthy”)
A healthy diet should have a good follow through with the right exercise. There are various workout programs like lifting weights, attending group classes, or burning those calories on the treadmill. (“My Way Of Healthy”)
There are also other sports such as basketball, football, or swimming that the teen can engage especially when the body can still withstand the pressures of rigorous activity. (“My Way Of Healthy”)
There is no such a thing as a fast way to lose weight. The only thing that exists is a safe and healthy one that can make this happen. There will be challenges ahead but this can only be achieved with the help of a trained professional. (“My Way Of Healthy”)
Best Wishes, Coyalita
Behavioral Health Rehab Specialist
See Tomorrow: “The Involvement of Schools in Teen Weight Loss”
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