Being a teen is tough enough, but you have to take care of yourself. Here is a Teen’s Ultimate Guide to Healthy Weight Loss
Let’s face it – it is hard to have fun when you aren’t feeling well.
A great body is one that is fit and lets you do the things you want to do.
That’s why it’s so important to take good care of your body?
After all, it’s the only one you’ve got. So if you need to write and make a contract to commit and seal in catchy envelope prints, do it!
Here’s your ultimate guide to being over-all healthy:
Eat plenty of fruits and veggies.
Fruits and veggies provide the fiber and vitamins you need for a healthy body.Get five servings a day.
What is a serving?
A single apple, a banana, a cup of greens. If you have a sliced banana on your cereal in the morning, a cup of cucumber for an appetizer at lunch, and a normal-sized salad along with dinner, you’ll have eaten your five servings for the day.
Bonus: fruits and veggies are low in calories and help to fill you up.
Think Balanced Diet.
Remember the five food groups? Try to make sure that you’re eating from two or more at every meal.
Think about a plate. If one fourth of the plate has protein (meat, eggs, dairy), one fourth has grains (rice, bread, pasta, cereal), and one half has fruits and veggies, you’ll be eating a well-balanced meal.
Don’t follow fad diets.
There are a lot of crazy diets out there – some of which tell you to eat only one kind of food or to limit severely your calorie intake.
These diets can be hard to follow and worse, dangerous. If you’re following a diet that doesn’t recommend balanced portions and/or doesn’t include a variety of foods, you’re probably putting your health at risk.
If you’re trying to lose weight, don’t expect it to disappear overnight.
Losing weight can be a slow process – try to be patient.
Don’t expect to lose more than one to two pounds a week. The good news is, if you lose weight slowly and sensibly, you have a better chance of keeping it off.
Talk to your doctor.
You may have seen a chart that tells you how much you “should” weigh – but everyone is different. You and your best friend may be the same height, but that doesn’t mean that you’ll be both healthy at the same weight.
The next time you go for a checkup, talk to your doctor about your weight, and discuss your diet. She can tell you if you’re on
the right track.
Find hobbies that make you move.
You won’t build strong muscles and bones if the only part of your body that ever gets exercise are your fingers while tweeting or checking out your Facebook newsfeed.
Try to balance low-energy hobbies like reading and watching movies with activities that take a little more effort.
Join a running team or meet up with friends to jog or rollerskate.