Your Questions About Teenage Diets For Weight Loss For Girls

by Maricela on March 16, 2013

Jenny asks…

Is losing 10 pounds in 4 days unhealthy?

I am a teenage girl. Since school ended for the summer, I have been doing stadium stairs and running a couple miles every morning. I’m not fat and I wasn’t to begin with. I’m just trying to get ready for cross country running. Is this weight loss too fast? I haven’t even changes my diet at all.

Maricela answers:

Not at all. If you are getting ready for c.c that just means you’re loosing fat and gaining more muscle 🙂

Mark asks…

Can stress and not eating cause your period to be late or not come?

My period is three to four days late now. I have been very stressed out and I haven’t been eating right. My boyfriend and I have been sexual active now for about a month now, we have used a condom every time. My period is never late, so I’m thinking i might be pregnant but every one has been saying it can be from stress and not eating. Is this true?

Maricela answers:

Pregnancy: This is the most common cause of missed periods in teenage girls. If you have had sex even once in the past several months, see your health care provider for a pregnancy test before you consider any of the other possible causes.

Stress: This is the second most common cause of late or missed periods in teenagers. It may be emotional stress (for example, breakup with a boyfriend or final exams) or depression. Or it may be physical stress to the body, such as a severe illness, a sexually transmitted infection, rapid weight loss or gain, or strenuous exercise. Dieting or binging and purging may interrupt menstrual cycles. Changes in your usual routine (for example, going on vacation) may also cause your period to be late or missed.

Normal development

During the first couple of years of menstruation many teenagers have irregular periods. During this time the body’s hormones are not yet “fine-tuned,” so the ovaries may not release an egg once every month. As a result, your cycles may be irregular, occurring as close together as 2 weeks or as far apart as 3 months.

Lizzie asks…

I’m trying to loose weight! I would like to know what all work out gear would be good?

Ok I’m only 14. I’m overweight and i like working out. But the only thing is i like doing it home alone. So I would like to buy my own stuff like a treadmill and I have weights that my dads letting me use I could use your help and if you would happen to know any good diets that are safe and healthy for a teenage girl that would;d be great!

Maricela answers:

Crunches are great for weight loss and so is zumba?

Mary asks…

Could I be developing an eating disorder?

I am a teenage girl. I get called fat at my school and my mother says I need to lose weight. I always skip breakfast and I am never hungry. I eat no more than 1000 calories a day. I lose a pound a day. I am self conscious of my weight and think I am fat. I am 5’9 and 135 pounds. What should I do? I am not purposely dieting, I feel it is a way to take control.

Maricela answers:

At 5’9 and only 135 pounds, it’s hard to imagine you being overweight.
However, it is normal to -watch- ones weight. This can be done by eating healthy and limiting junk foods.

An eating disorder develops when balance is lost.
I’d advise you to eat a light breakfast and not to skip any meals.
It’s not easy to eat heavy in the morning, but try at least a smoothie or something.
It sounds like you’re being bullied about your weight when in reality your weight is fine.

Proverbs 22:3 says:

“Shrewd is the one that has seen the calamity and proceeds to conceal himself, but the
inexperienced have passed along and must suffer the penalty.”

Don’t allow others to push you into an unhealthy lifestyle. If you aren’t careful you could
wind up developing an eating disorder.
Which in the long run could lead to hair loss, seizures and more problems.
So, don’t let it get out of control.

The article linked below will help you to examine your eating habits to make sure you’re not unbalanced.

I hope this helps!

Do I Have An Eating Disorder?

John asks…

How can I be more healthy?

I’m a teenage girl, I weigh 180 and I’m 5’4. I’m realistic about weight loss and I’m not obsessed with being a twig. I am overweight and out of shape and concerned about my future if this is where I am at only 15. I have started yoga but is there vitamens (I don’t drink or eat right) I could take or a quick and easy diet plan. If you could give me resources and point me in the right direction it would be helpful. I just want to be healthy. Thanks bunches.

Maricela answers:

The first step is eating better. Try to cut out junk food and sugary drinks completely from your diet. Eat lean protein, fruits, veggies, whole grains, etc.. Just these changes alone would make a difference. I’m also a teenager and i would suggest joining a sports team such as track or swimming, that would really boost your cardio. If sports isn’t your thing, try to get active every day. Ride a bike, go for a jog, find a pilates video, anything to get active. Yoga is a good start but not the best to loose weight with. The only way for proven weight loss does not come with a pill, it comes with a change in lifestyle. I wish you the best of luck 🙂

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