What do you do if you're a teen and you don't think you have the "ideal" body? What do you do if you're overweight, underweight, or just want to get rid of a little excess fat? Is it possible to lose weight while going through puberty? Healthy weight loss for teens needs to take into account more than just diet and exercise. Your body is going through changes that can affect how much and how fast you can lose weight. You can change your body in your teenage years.
Healthy Eating During Adolescence | Johns Hopkins Medicine
Healthy habits are the key to teen weight loss. Show your teen the way with this practical plan for success. Teenage obesity is a serious — and widespread — problem. While there's no magic bullet for teen weight loss, there's plenty you can do to help.
Show less Most teens feel self-conscious about their bodies, especially if you can afford to shed a few pounds. The secret to losing weight quickly and safely is not really a secret: eat fewer calories than you burn each day and do consistent exercise, even if it's just a brisk walk. These aren't hard things to do on their own, but they are hard to do consistently.
Eating healthy is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and is something that should be taught at a young age. The following are some general guidelines for helping your adolescent eat healthy. It is important to discuss your adolescent's diet with his or her health care provider before making any dietary changes or placing your adolescent on a diet.