If you were born in 1988 or after, you can get personalized weekly meal plans, learn how to get active while making exercising FUN plus a FREE Diet Profile at the same time.
In order to obtain the FREE Diet Profile, it is necessary to spend a few minutes and provide us with information such as your name, email, zip code, physical attributes and weight loss goals by clicking here.
Also, read comments from other teens about weight loss issues. But remember, nothing will work unless you combine it with a balanced diet and exercise regularly.
If you want to see examples and web postings drawn from a survey with 10,000 overweight teenagers, read the Ultimate Weight Solution for Teens, also check out the best selling Teen Nutrition, Diet and Fitness books as well as the top 10 eBooks on Teen Fitness & Health.
You may want to weigh less or more or even look like someone else, but those goals may not be healthy or realistic for you. You may look at magazines, advertisements or TV and wish you looked more like the models and actors do, but that's a sure way to set yourself up for disappointment... be careful with your self-esteem!
Misleading weight loss advertising is everywhere, preying on consumers desperate for an easy solution. But claims for diet products that promise weight loss without sacrifice or effort are bogus and, in some cases, dangerous.
Being healthy is really about being at a weight that is right for YOU. Start by checking your Body Mass Index (BMI).
You can get a FREE Teen Nutritional Profile by a company called eDiets offering personalized, comprehensive diet plans for teenagers that are delivered via the Internet. eDiets is the largest subscription-based online diet, fitness and counseling network in the world.
We also recommend taking a FREE Diet Personality Assessment which is based on Dr. Kushner's approach that pinpoints 21 personality patterns, hypnotherapy or hypnosis, because your subconscious mind holds the power to resolve the deep issues you may have with food.
Either way you go, be aware of the physical ailments and related problems overweight and obese teenagers have.
Teens who lose weight quickly by "crash dieting" or other extreme measures usually gain back all (and often more) of the pounds they lost, because they haven't permanently changed their eating habits. Therefore, the best weight management strategies are those that YOU can maintain for a lifetime.
It's amazing how many extra calories can be lurking in the sodas, juices and other drinks that you take in every day. Simply cutting out a couple of cans of soda or switching to diet soda* can save you 360 calories or more each day.
Note: Diet sodas often contain aspartame. To learn about possible dangers of putting aspartame in your body, we suggest you read Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills by Russell L. Blaylock, MD.
Drink LOTS of water or other sugar-free drinks to quench your thirst and stay away from sugary juices and sodas. Switching from whole to nonfat or low-fat milk is also a good idea.
There is an affordable gadget called NutriCounter, a calorie calculator that will monitor how much you eat. It is a fun and easy way to keep track of your diet. Its electronic calorie counter that has over 2,000 food items stored in memory! You can call up foods that you eat and save the nutritional information into daily totals for each of the nine nutritional categories.
You always know at a glance how many calories, fats and carbohydrates you have eaten at any time of the day. So start counting, you'll be surprised of the results!
You may find that you don't need to give up calories as much as you need to get off your behind! And don't get stuck in the rut of thinking you have to be great at a team sport like soccer, football or basketball or take an aerobics class, even though it may not be a bad idea for you to do so.
In fact, if you want to you can get instructional videos that will teach you just about anything there is to know about exercising and working out, sports & recreation and even dancing. The company is called Active Videos.
If you want, you can even go to a teen weight loss camp where you will experience and learn things that you will remember for a lifetime.
Your goal should be to work up to 30 minutes of aerobic exercises at least 3 to 5 times a week - but it's fine to start out by simply taking a few turns around the block. This may also help you to avoid becoming a TV, video game or Internet junkie (even though we are glad you're here with us).
Drastic changes are much harder to stick with than small changes. Try reducing the size of the portions you eat and giving up regular soda for a week. Can you do that? Once you have it down, start gradually introducing healthier foods and exercise into your busy life. You can do it!
Lots of teens (and adults, too) eat when they're bored, lonely or stressed or keep eating out of habit long after they're full. Try to pay attention as you eat and stop when you're full. Slowing down can help because it takes about 20 minutes for your brain to recognize how much is in your stomach.
Sometimes taking a break before going for seconds can help you. Avoid eating when you feel upset or bored - try to find something else to do instead, like reading a book, watching a video or learning about your health, this will benefit you now and later on in your life.
Dr. Morter has been a healthcare specialist for more than 30 years. His multi-discipline healthcare clinics, some of the largest and most modern of their kind in the country, provide comprehensive healthcare to teenagers and his four-day HealthWeek programs are attended by doctors and patients from around the world.
Many teens find that eating a couple of small snacks throughout the day helps them to make healthy choices at meals. Stick a couple of healthy snacks (carrot sticks, a low-fat granola bar, pretzels, or a piece of fruit) in your backpack so that you can have one or two snacks during the day.
Learning about healthy recipes, having healthy snacks and eating reasonable portions when you sit down to dinner can help you cut calories without feeling deprived. By the way, there are weight loss patches that have proven to you keep the hunger away naturally.
Ditch the junk food and dig out the fruits and veggies. Five servings fruits and veggies aren't just a good idea to help you lose weight - they'll help keep your heart and the rest of your body healthy too.
The 5 A Day for Better Health Diet is a comprehensive nutrition program to help teens and young adults increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables to five or more servings a day.
Don't tell yourself you'll "never" again eat your absolutely favorite peanut-butter chocolate ice cream or a bag of chips from the vending machine at school. Besides, you need to have some fat in your diet to stay healthy, so giving up all fatty foods all the time isn't a good idea anyway.
The key to long-term success is making healthy choices most of the time. If you want a piece of cake at a party, go for it! But munch on the carrots rather than the chips to balance it out later in the evening.
Virtually anything you desire can be obtained through goal setting - a new car, losing weight, getting better grades - you name it. Check out an innovative website called Achieve-IT!
It’s simply a matter of applying the right actions at the right time – and jumping over the pitfalls that prevent progress. Read about goal setting here.
So you were going to have one cracker with spray cheese on it and the next thing you know the can's pumping air and the box is empty!! OK, drink some water, brush your teeth and move on.
Everyone who's ever tried to lose weight has found it challenging. When you slip up, the best idea is to get right back on track and don't ever look back.
Avoid telling yourself that you'll get back on track tomorrow or next week or maybe after New Year's. Simply start now! In fact, do start again right away but also learn how to forgive yourself and take time to visit the Teen Fashion eMall.
Successful weight loss (i.e. losing weight and keeping it off for at least five years) is accomplished by making positive changes to eating habits and by physical activity patterns. Another well known method and very effective way to change your eating behavior is through hypnosis, it just depends on you and what you want your brain to do.
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