IS THERE AN EASY WAY TO LOSE WEIGHT? CAN HEAVY TEENS GET A TRIM FIGURE?
Well, millions have done it, so the answer is clearly yes. Provided there is no medical reason that is causing you to be overweight, all you have to do is remember three points, then decide to fix them for as long as you want to lose weight.
- What goes in, spreads you out.
- Cut down on eating fat, so you can start losing fat.
- Get more sleep.
When a teen is a bit husky, parents and family might assume the teen has residual baby fat to lose. He’s going through a growth spurt and will lose weight as he matures, they think — but the chance of this being the case is not likely. Only one-third of overweight children outgrow their baby fat — the other two-thirds usually grow up to be overweight adults, according to a 2009 study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Lingering baby fat in teenagers isn’t the norm; any chubbiness is usually due to excess pounds, and only changes in diet and activity, not puberty, will bring about weight loss. Read More…
If you are a teenage girl and trying hard to get rid of belly fat, you must understand the problem logically. Many teenagers think that they look ugly and want spot-reduction of fat. Many go on fad diets, over-exercise and also consider doing cosmetic surgeries and liposuction. All these may have high risks on one’s health. You need to understand that spot-reduction of abdominal fat is harmful for your body. You need to be patient, confident and know what food and exercises are good for your body type so that the fat-reduction method becomes easier. In order to find the right answer on ‘how to lose belly fat for teen girls’ you may read the following information that gives a brief description of the process. Read More…
Parents don’t always know when their kids are too heavy. The methods used for adults don’t work well for kids, but there is one measure that is useful.
Welcome to the It’s NOT Just Baby Fat blog. Let me start by introducing myself. I’m a clinical psychologist, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at California State University and author of five books on weight and eating issues. Although I’ve been fascinated by the puzzle of eating and weight throughout my career, I confess that some of the fascination comes from a personal interest in the topic. Read More…
Instead of sitting around watching TV or playing computer games, get out and do some physical activity. Play outdoor games, ride a bike, go skating, take swimming lessons, play tennis, climb a mountain, run up stairs, go walking, play sport, go hiking, time yourself running and try to get faster each day, or do anything active that will burn up that fat.
To get some exercise, overweight teen twins Tyler and Melanie stopped playing computer games every afternoon and started working around the house to keep them active. Their parents almost died of shock when the twins started washing the family car, mowing the lawn, washing the dog, tidying up the garden and their rooms every day. Previously their parents could never get them to do this stuff.
But it helped them lose weight, and made them more energetic (it helped the family come closer together too). You will feel a lot better as well, and you will look better.