Your Questions About Weight Loss Pills For Teens

by Maricela on May 4, 2013

Mandy asks…

What is the best weight lose pill?

I only need to lose a little, around 10 – 15 lbs. Any great pills out there to help a girl along?

Maricela answers:

Please do not try diet pills because they are not the long term answer and many can cause negative health effects. Consider a healthy lifestyle change.

The following healthy living recommendations will help you if you’re trying to lose weight, tone up your muscles, have aspirations of building lean muscle mass, are attempting to get a wash board stomach, or just want to feel better:

*1) Burn more calories then you’re consuming everyday and measure your results using the following formula: Calories Consumed minus Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) minus Physical Activity minus the Thermic Effect of Food (TEF). A website that explains this formula in more detail and will help you determine how many calories you need to reach or maintain a certain weight is at

Get an online, desktop, or cell phone diet and fitness calculator. This will allow you to easily calculate the above formula, set goals, log your daily calorie consumption, and register your physical activities.

Set realistic goals for your ideal body weight. Here are two websites that will calculate a suggested body weight:

It is difficult and unhealthy to lose more than one or two pounds per week. There are 3,500 calories in a pound. If you eat 500 fewer calories per day for a week you will lose one pound. If you burn through exercise 500 more calories per day for a week you will lose one pound.

Here are two articles on how to break through a weight loss plateau:

*2) Eat natural and organic foods found on earth versus something created by a corporation to make money. Eat meals in small portions throughout the day and take a good multi-vitamin supplement.

Do not try fad diets or diet pills. Avoid “High Glycemic Load Carbs” (sugar, pastries, desserts, refined starches such as breads, pasta, refined grains like white rice; high starch vegetables such as potatoes) and drink lots of water. Read this article for more information on high GL Carbs:

The following are food pyramids and several articles on what you should eat everyday:
Food Pyramids:
Antioxidant Superstars – Vegetables and Beans:
Antioxidant Loaded Fruits:
Good Carbs Mean Better Weight:
The Benefits of Protein:
Some Fats Are Good For You:
Antioxidants in Green and Black Tea:
What You Should Eat Daily:
Best Foods to Fight off Disease and Keep You Healthy:

*3) Perform cardiovascular, core, and/or strength training on most days. Read a book or find a certified trainer to make sure you’re doing all exercises correctly.

The following is a website and numerous articles on cardiovascular, core, and strength training:
Exercise Prescription on the Net
Starting an Exercise Program:
Strength Training Basics:
Cardiovascular Machine Workouts:
Balance Your Way to a Stronger Body:
Understanding Your Training Heart Rate:
Exercise Errors:
Getting a Flat Stomach:
Weight Lifting – Does Order Matter:
Encouraging Exercise in Your Kids:
Strength Training Safe and Effective for Kids:

*4) Get plenty of sleep. Sleep experts say most adults need between seven and nine hours of sleep each night for optimum performance, health, and safety.

*5) Educate yourself continually on health issues and make a life long commitment to good health. A great free publication is “Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005”. A reputable test you can take to measure your biological age is at
Look at all areas where you can enhance your health. For example, make improvements in the quality of the air you breathe. Review outdoor air quality forecasts where you live and get an indoor air purifier.

Send me an email or yahoo instant message to “gainbetterhealth” if you have any questions and good luck!

*Click on all the source links below to get the full benefit of the recommendations. The answers presented to your health questions are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

Sharon asks…

Does becoming a vegan help u to lose weight?

I became a vegetarian 4 months ago and I’ve gained weight cause I eat too much bread and pasta and cheese. I really need to lose weight. I have 2 friends who are vegans and they are skinny-perfect.My mom is a nutrionist and said that it can be bad for teens (I’m 17) to be vegan but she doesnt give me the time of day so Idk why that would be bad, she didn’t explain. Would going vegan help me?

Maricela answers:

Being vegan is a start to losing weight, but only if you eliminate all the meat without replacing the protein. In other words, if you cut out that 25% of your diet then naturally yes you would start losing weight. But anyway. You should be consuming high-fiber whole grain bread products anyways and maybe limit to 6 servings a day. Maybe you’re having too much fat, perhaps? Being vegetarian or vegan does not promise weight loss because junk food is still out there.
I can understand why your mother would say that being vegan might be bad for teens. We are still developing and especially us females need a hecka lot of iron. Eliminating red meat automatically sets this challenge for us. Just be sure to take multivitamins and iron pills. If you are going to go vegan, make sure you still eat fresh produce and whole grains and plenty of beans and legumes for healthy protein and iron. Be extra sure that you are still getting enough to fuel your body, however. Even healthy fats are essential. It has been shown that healthy fats found in nuts and avocados actually encourage weight loss.

Paul asks…

what weight loss wills work the best for teen girls?

I am 14 5″3 and weigh 127 and would liek to loose so weight because i dont like what my body looks like and i swear i have tryed everything in the past year and have only lost 5 pounds what pill works the be

Maricela answers:

No pills. The minute you stop youll gain every ounce back and then some. The only way to lose weight and keep it off is proper diet and working out a few days a week.

No shortcuts.

George asks…

How are teenagers portrayed in different types of media?

I have to do this school assignment about the media’s portrayal on teenagers, and i was wondering how they are portrayed in T.V, radio, magazines, newspapers and any other form of media. I really need help??

Maricela answers:

They are portrayed as preoccupied with their looks, cell phones, parties sexting, texting, dating, being”sexy” and fashion estas, esp in magazines & t.v. Even the teenage guys are described as “hot” and their clothes & hair are much more important today. 20 yrs ago boys were boys & were not expected to dress all trendy.

As for music videos, it seems they’re always trying to outdo each other by a lot of attention getting behavior, dressing in very short shorts and skimpy tops, facial expressions are very . The girls are wearing designer clothes, stilleto heels and are constantly concerned with whether their clothes or haircolor is right -even the guysl Media constantly focuses on weight loss or gain, trying to push fitness clubs & weight loss pills. It appears they are all trying to copy the rich & famous.

Another form of media is the computer with & the ads to sell anything from diet pills to makeup and haircolor
The newspapers are usually more focused on the actual contributions to society such as teens volunteering in animal shelters and food drives. It really depends on what ‘product’ or image that particuar aspect of media is trying to promote. There is very little emphasis on schoolwork and the importance of making the most of your education. I guess they should be emphasising important of character & personality which you don’t see very often in the media.
Also many times the shows, articles show teens using bad language all the time; even if it’s beeped out, most people know what they’ve said.

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Maria asks…

Are there any medications or natural supplements that will drastically improve weight loss?

I have been having struggles with my weight my whole life ever since I can remember. Being heavy has destroyed my child hood and is continuing to destroy my teens. I feel self conscious and very depressed. I dont really partake in any of the normal activities a teen should do because im embarrassed and have absolutely no will to do anything. Ive exercised and I dont even eat any real food any more. I started college last fall and all the stress has causes me to spike up another 70 pounds in just 4 months even though im still exercising and not really eating much. Is there any drug, supplement or chemical that can really remove body fat in weight? Because at this pass diet and exercise in not working. My depression in getting worse and so its my weight I cant keep going on like this. I think things would be better if i lost all the weight are there any medications that can help?

Maricela answers:

Take one pill – of any type – and take it for a 90 minute walk every day. And, when you are considering eating dessert or drinking a soda, take another pill for a twenty-minute walk. Continue until thin.

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