Your Questions About Weight Loss Camps For Teens

by Maricela on March 9, 2013

Sandy asks…

how a teen can loose weight for summer?

well, i wanna loose weight so i can wear a bikkini to the pools and stuff and i have a fair amount of weight to loose. im doing volleyball camps because its required to take them for the club team that im on. ANY HELPPP!!

Maricela answers:

Just get motivated and keep busy. Do away with fatty take out foods, if that’s your problem. Write up a calender with the date you have to lose the weight by, and keep regular entries in a journal about your weight loss achievements. Don’t give up, and don’t get discouraged if you don’t lose weight right away. It takes time, patience and persiverence. At the end of the day, you should be happy and confident with yourself and your body – that’s truly the main thing to remember!

Ken asks…

adult/teen weight loss camps?

im looking into a weight loss camp, but i dont know where to look. Im 18, so it seems like im too old for the teen but too young for the adult. Could someone point me in a direction of where i should look?
please be serious.
i AM overweight, not just some skinny girl whos body concious.

Maricela answers:

I know a lot about the subject because my sister was overweight when she was around 20 and looked into a lot of different camps. Http://www.campshane.com/youngadults.htm was the one she ended up going to and she looks great now. Http://www.wellspringcamps.com/ was one that she was considering and most of the camps are from 11-24 so you’d be in the range. Http://www.camplajolla.com/pre-collegiate-girls-camp/ is another one with programs for different ages. Hope I helped and good luck! 🙂

Thomas asks…

What % of vomiting is caused by viruses?

Really, what precent of vomiting is caused by the stomach flu?

Maricela answers:

Viral gastroenteritis – stomach flu

Complications

Dehydration — a severe loss of water and essential salts and minerals — is the most common serious complication of gastroenteritis. If you’re a healthy adult and drink enough to replace fluids you lose from vomiting and diarrhea, dehydration shouldn’t be a problem.

Dehydration occurs when you lose more fluid than you take in and your body doesn’t have enough water and other fluids to carry out its normal functions. If lost fluid remains unreplenished, you may suffer serious consequences.

Common causes of dehydration include intense bouts of diarrhea, vomiting, fever or excessive sweating. Inadequate intake of water during hot weather or exercise also may deplete your body’s water stores. Anyone may become dehydrated, but young children, older adults and people with chronic illnesses are most at risk. Mild dehydration can cause symptoms such as weakness, dizziness and fatigue. Severe dehydration is a life-threatening medical emergency.

You can usually reverse mild to moderate dehydration by increasing your intake of fluids, but severe cases need immediate medical treatment. The safest approach is not to become dehydrated in the first place. You can do that by monitoring your fluid loss during hot weather, illness or exercise, and drinking enough liquids to replace what you lose

Causes

Functions of water in the body
Water is essential to human life: It forms the basis for all body fluids, including blood and digestive juices; it aids in the transportation and absorption of nutrients; and it helps eliminate waste.

If you’re an average adult, every day you lose more than 10 cups (close to 2.5 liters) of water simply by sweating, breathing and eliminating waste. You also lose electrolytes — minerals such as sodium, potassium and calcium that maintain the balance of fluids in your body. Normally, you can replenish what you’ve lost through the foods and liquids you consume, even when you’re active.

But when you eliminate more water and salts than you replace, dehydration results — your system literally dries out. Sometimes dehydration occurs for simple reasons: You don’t drink enough because you’re sick or busy, or because you lack access to potable water when you’re traveling, hiking or camping.

Other dehydration causes include:

Diarrhea, vomiting. Severe, acute diarrhea — that is, diarrhea that comes on suddenly and violently — can cause a tremendous loss of water and electrolytes in a short amount of time. If you have vomiting along with diarrhea, you lose even more fluids and minerals. Children and infants are especially at risk. Worldwide, more than 1.5 million infants and children die of dehydration resulting from diarrhea every year — 300 to 500 of them in the United States. Most of these deaths occur in the first year of life.

Fever. In general, the higher your fever, the more dehydrated you may become. If you have a fever in addition to diarrhea and vomiting, you lose even more fluids.

Excessive sweating. You lose water when you sweat. If you engage in vigorous activity and don’t replace fluids as you go along, you can become dehydrated. Hot, humid weather increases the amount you sweat and the amount of fluid you lose. But you can also become dehydrated in winter if you don’t replace lost fluids. Preteens and teens who participate in sports may be especially susceptible, both because of their body weight, which is generally lower than that of adults, and because they may not be experienced enough to know the warning signs of dehydration.

Increased urination. This is most often the result of undiagnosed or uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, a disease that affects the way your body uses blood sugar and that often causes increased thirst and more frequent urination. Another type of diabetes, diabetes insipidus, is also characterized by excessive thirst and urination, but in this case the cause is a hormonal disorder that makes your kidneys unable to conserve water. Certain medications — diuretics, antihistamines, blood pressure medications and some psychiatric drugs — as well as alcohol also can lead to dehydration, generally because they cause you to urinate or perspire more than normal.

Burns. Doctors classify burns according to the depth of the injury and the extent of tissue damage. Third-degree burns are the most severe, penetrating all three layers of skin, and often destroying sweat glands, hair follicles and nerve endings. People with third-degree burns or extensive first- or second-degree burns experience profound fluid loss, and the resulting dehydration can be life-threatening.

Risk factors

Anyone can become dehydrated if the loss of fluids outweighs fluid intake. But certain people are at greater risk, including:

Infants and children. Worldwide, dehydration caused by diarrhea is the leading cause of death in children. Infants and children are especially vulnerable because of their relatively small body weights and high turnover of water and electrolytes. They’re also the group most likely to experience diarrhea. In the United States, diarrhea remains one of the most common childhood illnesses.

Older adults. As you age, you become more susceptible to dehydration for several reasons: Your body’s ability to conserve water is reduced, your thirst sense becomes less acute and you’re less able to respond to changes in temperature. What’s more, older adults, especially people in nursing homes or living alone, tend to eat less than younger people do and sometimes may forget to eat or drink altogether. Disability or neglect also may prevent them from being well nourished. These problems are compounded by chronic illnesses such as diabetes, by hormonal changes associated with menopause and by the use of certain medications.

People with chronic illnesses. Having uncontrolled or untreated diabetes puts you at high risk of dehydration. But other chronic illnesses also make you more likely to become dehydrated. These include kidney disease, cystic fibrosis, alcoholism and adrenal gland disorders. Even having a cold or sore throat makes you more susceptible to dehydration because you’re less likely to feel like eating or drinking when you’re sick. A fever increases dehydration even more.

Helen asks…

How can I become a site model?

Maricela answers:

Here are some tips:

Make sure you have a Facebook.com, Sitemodel.net or Friendproject.net account. Then upload photos to those sites! If you don’t have/want any of those sites, upload pictures to Photobucket.

Take quality pictures. You won’t attract people if your picture is blurry or if there’s bad lighting. Make sure your pictures are clear; the brightness and contrast must be right and don’t make all your pictures black and white. Have different effects!

Make sure you have an editing program. Photoshop is the best, if you know how to use it. Also, gimp works, but you need to know how to use that as well, but its like a free Photoshop. If not, then download Paintshop Pro and find some tutorials on the net which can help you edit your pictures. If not, download Photofiltre. Don’t use Picnik, unless you have the premium. However, don’t edit your pictures too much. Remember, the less the better.

Create a folder on your PC of your favorite pictures of site models (make sure you tell them you’re taking the picture first). You may want to keep that handy. If you’re in the mood for taking pictures but don’t know what pose/angle etc to use, just try to copy some details in the pictures! Some site models you might want to Google/find on MySpace: Abby Tulo, Betty Macpherson, Jenny Greenwood, Ashleigh DeMara, Lauren De Camp, Taylor Parks, Brookelle Bones, and Zoe Kimball.

Don’t add many of the same photos. If you took around 10 pictures of you doing the same pose and wearing the same clothes, just add ONE of them, not all of them. It might confuse people and it’s annoying.

Add people. It’s the only way you can get more friends. Once you have many people, stop adding people and you’re most likely going to get more and more friend requests. It gets you known more. Plus, add site model agencies.

Make sure your make-up looks good. Foundation, blush, eyeliner, mascara, eyeshadow and lip-gloss and essential. Remember, the less the better.

Think of an original name. If you’re thinking of becoming a scene site-model, think of a word that begins with the first letter of your name like Brookelle Bones. If you want to be just a pretty site-model, just use both your first name and last name(if you don’t want your last name to be known, make one up). If you have a famous name like Lauren/Taylor.. Use a different last name to make you known.

Always make sure you’re looking pretty. Why? Because if you want to be a site model, your camera will go everywhere with you and you will need to upload pictures often! Moreover, sites want pretty site models to represent their site.

Your weight? No, you don’t have to be super skinny. Plus size models are always in demand for weight loss websites and also for plus size clothing brands. Try to be presentable as possible but your weight should not be considered a totally eliminating factor.

Become friends with editors. If you become really nice to them, they might like you and you will ask them if they would like to use some of your pictures.

Be friendly. Yes, you have to have a good attitude but you can’t be mean to your fans. You’ll give yourself a bad reputation and you don’t want that.

Site models can be of any age as a site model is used to represent any number of genres or market segments. Teens models for teen related advertising and older models for good and services that appeal to that demographic. Ideally a site model will have some following on the internet to establish she or he is acceptable to the targeted market.

Be yourself. Yeah yeah, everybody keeps saying that. But you don’t want to copy other site models, you won’t be anything special that way. Have your own style by your hair, clothes and way you edit your pictures.

Organize your photos. Separate them to make them easier to find. You don’t want editors to give up on you! Also, make a folder on your PC of all your pictures. If anything happens and they get lost, you’ll regret not making a folder.

Ask your parents to go take pictures with a photographer. You’ll get pretty professional ones and have more + better photos.

Take pictures in front of your mirror. They are very easy to use and fun to edit. Also, use your mirrors to practice making faces! If you’re outside with friends, you don’t want to waste time taking 100 photos.

George asks…

How can I become a site model?

Maricela answers:

Here are some tips:

Make sure you have a Facebook.com, Sitemodel.net or Friendproject.net account. Then upload photos to those sites! If you don’t have/want any of those sites, upload pictures to Photobucket.

Take quality pictures. You won’t attract people if your picture is blurry or if there’s bad lighting. Make sure your pictures are clear; the brightness and contrast must be right and don’t make all your pictures black and white. Have different effects!

Make sure you have an editing program. Photoshop is the best, if you know how to use it. Also, gimp works, but you need to know how to use that as well, but its like a free Photoshop. If not, then download Paintshop Pro and find some tutorials on the net which can help you edit your pictures. If not, download Photofiltre. Don’t use Picnik, unless you have the premium. However, don’t edit your pictures too much. Remember, the less the better.

Create a folder on your PC of your favorite pictures of site models (make sure you tell them you’re taking the picture first). You may want to keep that handy. If you’re in the mood for taking pictures but don’t know what pose/angle etc to use, just try to copy some details in the pictures! Some site models you might want to Google/find on MySpace: Abby Tulo, Betty Macpherson, Jenny Greenwood, Ashleigh DeMara, Lauren De Camp, Taylor Parks, Brookelle Bones, and Zoe Kimball.

Don’t add many of the same photos. If you took around 10 pictures of you doing the same pose and wearing the same clothes, just add ONE of them, not all of them. It might confuse people and it’s annoying.

Add people. It’s the only way you can get more friends. Once you have many people, stop adding people and you’re most likely going to get more and more friend requests. It gets you known more. Plus, add site model agencies.

Make sure your make-up looks good. Foundation, blush, eyeliner, mascara, eyeshadow and lip-gloss and essential. Remember, the less the better.

Think of an original name. If you’re thinking of becoming a scene site-model, think of a word that begins with the first letter of your name like Brookelle Bones. If you want to be just a pretty site-model, just use both your first name and last name(if you don’t want your last name to be known, make one up). If you have a famous name like Lauren/Taylor.. Use a different last name to make you known.

Always make sure you’re looking pretty. Why? Because if you want to be a site model, your camera will go everywhere with you and you will need to upload pictures often! Moreover, sites want pretty site models to represent their site.

Your weight? No, you don’t have to be super skinny. Plus size models are always in demand for weight loss websites and also for plus size clothing brands. Try to be presentable as possible but your weight should not be considered a totally eliminating factor.

Become friends with editors. If you become really nice to them, they might like you and you will ask them if they would like to use some of your pictures.

Be friendly. Yes, you have to have a good attitude but you can’t be mean to your fans. You’ll give yourself a bad reputation and you don’t want that.

Site models can be of any age as a site model is used to represent any number of genres or market segments. Teens models for teen related advertising and older models for good and services that appeal to that demographic. Ideally a site model will have some following on the internet to establish she or he is acceptable to the targeted market.

Be yourself. Yeah yeah, everybody keeps saying that. But you don’t want to copy other site models, you won’t be anything special that way. Have your own style by your hair, clothes and way you edit your pictures.

Organize your photos. Separate them to make them easier to find. You don’t want editors to give up on you! Also, make a folder on your PC of all your pictures. If anything happens and they get lost, you’ll regret not making a folder.

Ask your parents to go take pictures with a photographer. You’ll get pretty professional ones and have more + better photos.

Take pictures in front of your mirror. They are very easy to use and fun to edit. Also, use your mirrors to practice making faces! If you’re outside with friends, you don’t want to waste time taking 100 photos.

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