Monday, 19 October 2009


Lots of teenagers nowadays can gain weight much faster than adults because of their body metabolism, at such a young age. Some people are blessed with skinny bodies even though they eat A HELL OF A LOT! But dont think that, even though skinny people don't get fat, they should worry too. This is due to this simple question : The Fat that skinny people eat, where does the fat go if they don't get fat? It might be that all the fat that they absorb MIGHT GROUP STRAIGHT AT THEIR HEART!
So skinny people, be aware.

Anyway, i'm just submitting this article to create some awareness to YOU YOUNGSTERS out there. Even though you're young, it doesnt mean that young people don't get High Cholestrol or even DIABETES! Just remember, all sickness is bound to happen even though to youngsters!

Here are my weight loss ways for you guys to read!

The First and Most Important Rule of Teenage Weight Loss


Every so often we hear about a teenage girl starving herself to reduce weight quickly in order to attend a special function, a dance or a prom. The person that I have in mind was about eighteen years old, let say her name was Brandi. Brandi wanted to loss approximately 22 pounds in 5 weeks to attend a wedding as a bridesmaid. She wanted to be noticed by by her friends, and in particular one boy.

During that time frame the most weight Brandi could have expect to lose and still maintain her health was about 10 to 12 pounds. In her effort and without getting her doctor's advice decides to starve herself. So she went off and starved herself for until her desired weight was accomplished.

What happened? Later, I learned she lost about 8 pounds within 2 weeks. During that time she developed spots all over her face and body. Yes, you guessed right, Brandi was not able to attend the wedding as a bridesmaid. Brandi spent several weeks under the care of her doctor undoing the damage she had done to her body by starving herself. Teenagers, let this incident be a warning to you! "When we stop eating, we stop giving our bodies the nutrition it requires to stay healthy and it begins t malfunction."

2. Take "DIETING" away, take "HEALTHY EATING"

The primary reason why adults experience weight problems and eventually become ill is due to them undertaking drastic measures or unhealthy weight loss diets during their teenage years. Teen Diets should not be considered until their physical growth has been completed This completion in teenagers usually occurs around 18 years of age.

Until that time teenage weight loss should not be considered without consulting your doctor. He will recommend dietitian who would be able to recommend a safe and healthy diet. A diet which would permit healthy growth and weight loss control.

3. Dieting-Damaging To Young Kids

Yes, dieting can cause health problems in teens. During your teen years, between the ages of 12-17 years, approximately 90% of your body frame structure and bone mass of an adult is laid down as a foundation. This not the time to be depriving your body of the essential vitamins which it requires like calcium, vitamins C&D.

During these years, even a short period of "strict dieting" could lead to a low bone density level. Low bone density weakens your bones in your later years; they become fragile and are susceptible to fractures and breakage.

Teen Dieting can also lead to low levels of frolic acid and iron, both of which may prevent you from becoming anemic. An anemic individual tends to be constantly tire. Their intellectual performance becomes impaired.

There are other health problems which are associated with teens undertakings "strict diets", but there are too many to mention here.

4. Meaning Of Healthy Meal.

Teens, as long as you eat a variety of foods, from the 5 major food groups (fruits, vegetables, grains [rice, pasta, oats etc] lean meats, dairy, low fats) in the right portions you should get all the nutrition you need.

5. Certain Foods are Not Off-Limits

Healthy eating doesn't mean depriving yourself of higher-calorie foods, like ice cream, pizza, cheeseburgers etc. You can enjoy all these foods and others in moderation.

6. Snacks on Fruits to take away that sweet tooth!

Take snacks of freshly slice fruit to school with you. You can also include some Walnuts or Brazilian nuts to munch on.

7. Eating Well

Make sure that half the plate contains vegetables and the remaining half divided equally between protein (meat, eggs, beans) and carbohydrates (rice, pasta, potatoes). When eating pizza, go easy on the cheese and pepperoni an heavy on vegetables and fruit.

Well, i've done my part in taking care of Teenager's weight loss. Now it's up to you to follow it or not. Remember, Eat Healthy, Live Healthy!

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