March 29, 2013 Categories: Healthy Eating
Regrettably, weight loss for teenage girls often entails unsuitable, unhealthy intake habits, such as crash dieting or experimenting with diet pills. Sadly this is often the onset to intake disorders and other serious health problems.
Studies undertaken show that almost 70% of young teenage girls have attempted to lose weight before their 18th birthday. Is it necessary for these young girls to be dieting, and are they doing it in a way that is not detrimental to their health?
It is crucial to instruct your teenage daughter how to develop a healthy lifestyle which is more than merely encouraging her to take healthy meals. A healthy lifestyle means to develop habits that she can practice for the rest of her life.
This article addresses the issues of healthy weight loss habits, weight management and body image.
Promote Gradual Weight Loss
As a parent it is not always simple to get your child to take healthy balanced meals, and there are circumstances where your child might need to lose a tiny weight. It is then your role as a responsible parent to promote safe, gradual weight loss.
Many teenage girls will place themselves onto strict crash diets. The problem with crash diets is that not only are they potentially harmful to your daughter’s health, but gaining the weight back again is inevitable and unfortunately the acquire is often beyond that of her original weight.
A loss of 1-2 pounds per week is suggested to achieve permanent weight loss results.
Get The Whole Family Involved
To get your teenage daughter to adopt healthy intake habits, the whole family needs to be involved. Rather than filling your kitchen with unhealthy snacks or “forbidden foods”, stock your kitchen with foods that are good for you.
Offer snacks that are nourishing, satisfying, and tasty. Always prepare nutritious, well balanced meals and replace those sugary snacks and potato crisps with fresh fruit and nuts.
Teenagers who get the support from their families will achieve superior weight loss results and are more likely yo maintain their weight loss, than those who don’t. Additionally, kids who grow up educated in healthy intake habits at home will adopt those habits for the rest of their lives.
Start The Day With A Nutritious Breakfast
There are a number of reasons why teenage girls will often skip breakfast such as; not feeling hungry, they’re running late, or they believe that skipping breakfast will help them to lose weight.Missing breakfast wil in factl slow down her weight loss efforts. Eating a nutritious breakfast fuels the brain and the body, and kick-starts the metabolism to burn off additional calories right throughout the day.
Drink Plenty Of Water
One of the biggest weight acquire perpetrators is high sugar drinks, energy drinks and fruit juices. Instead, try to promote water as an substitute to these high calorie beverages. Not only is water calorie free, but it flushes out harmful toxins and rejuvenates the body.
Discuss Body Issues
Many teenage girls struggle with body image issues and it is vital to discuss openly with your daughter any of the concerns that she might have with her weight and body image. Encourage her to discuss her worries, about her body image and why she thinks she needs to lose weight. For the health and country of your daughter these issues should never be brushed aside. Your support and assistance will grant your daughter to continue to grow in happiness and good health.