Your Questions About Weight Loss Pills For Teens

by Maricela on December 31, 2012

Lizzie asks…

What is the best weight loss supplement out on the market?

I am looking for something to use once I am done breastfeeding, that will work well to loose weight. Thank you.

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 http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/weight/calsburned.htm

Get a diet and fitness calculator that you can put on your computer or cell phone. 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:
Adults: http://www.halls.md/ideal-weight/body.htm
Teens/Children: http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/exercise/weight/bmi.html

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.

*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.

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:
http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/carbohydrates.html

Do not try fad diets or diet pills. Here is an excellent food pyramid that anyone can follow: http://www.rayandterry.com/html/images/PyramidLRG.gif?osCsid=26a424be471d1337e7c2f105d5c64d9d

*3) Exercise on most days by doing cardiovascular training and/or resistance training activities.

Read a book or find a certified trainer to make sure your doing all resistance training exercises correctly. A great book to buy that teaches you the resistance training basics is “Weight Training for Dummies”. A superb magazine to buy with resistance training routines that will not get you bored is “Muscle and Fitness”. Signup for the free newsletter. An excellent free online resource is at http://www.exrx.net/

A good book to buy that teaches you the cardiovascular training basics is “Fitness for Dummies”.

*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 superb book to read is “You The Owner’s Manual”. An excellent periodic publication is the “Nutrition Action Health Letter”. A reputable test you can take to measure your biological age is at http://realage.com

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 want an indoor air purifier recommendation and if you have any questions.

*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.

Richard asks…

Side-effects of weight loss pills: Do they really work?

So I’ve seen these commercials about a pill that helps you lose weight(Levitrin, Leviathan, Can’t recall the name right now). It is implied in the ad that most of the weight lost is pure fat.

What I would like to know is if these things really do what they say they do, and if there are any side effects pertaining to age(teen years for example), gender, height, etc.

Any input is very much appreciated! Thanks!

Maricela answers:

I understand that you want to turn to over the counter or prescription meds if you really have a problem losing weight. This is not always the best solution. In fact, adding a healthy supplement to your diet might do the trick. Check out this new all natural rainforest food called acai berries.

Acai berries have far more antioxidants than any other fruit. Even more than blueberries! Besides that, the nutrients in acai berry supplements help many other diseases and maladies, from diabetes to arthritis to blood clotting. It really is a worthwhile supplement to add to your daily nutrition.

As far as the acai berry assisting with fat loss, acai can be a great weight loss aid. The berry’s natural concoction of essential fatty acids, fiber, phytosterols and amino acids work together to help your body burn fat more efficiently, process food more quickly and shed the unwanted pounds that you’d like to lose.

The fatty acids and amino acids aid in both muscle development and proper digestion, both of which are essential to fat loss. The fiber helps your body to move food out of your system quicker and also to help you feel full, as do fatty acids. Phytosterols help fortify your digestive tract, moving waste materials out and absorbing nutrients more efficiently.

I wouldn’t say that acai berries are the magic weight loss pill, but I would say that acai could be an important ingredient in your vitamin / supplement / weight loss arsenal.

What I recommend is to get a free trial of a decent Acai supplement, which you can get at my source link below. Then you should follow some of the other links on that site to find a sensible diet and a moderate exercise plan. Try to eat fewer carbs at night, and fewer calories over all if you think you can’t lose weight. Give it a month or two and you should be able to lose 5-10 lbs easy.

Steven asks…

What is the most safest and effective pill or substance for losing weight for teens thirteen and up?

My thirteen year old cousin has had some problems with her weight. She exercises and everything, but she just can’t get the weight off. Please help, and thanks for all who do.

Maricela answers:

There are no weight loss pills or anything actually approved for teens under the age of 18. Go to the doctor and tell them the problem there are prescription weight loss pills that they may give her. Hope this helps

Maria asks…

The most efficient weight loss pill for female teens?

I need a pill that works, I already excersise daily, eay healthy, drink plenty of water but my 120 pounds won’t decrease. I’m 5’7 and need to lose 30 pounds as soon as possibile in order to qualify for something. What’s the best pill and where can I get it.

Maricela answers:

Is this nicole richie?

Ask Barry Bonds.

Charles asks…

How can I young teengage girl lose weight?

It has been hard for me to lose weight so I need some advice to help me try and lose weight. Is there a way for me to learn to help stoppping over-eating? I really need to get rid of the flabs. HELP ME! I am Autstralian by the way.

Maricela answers:

Im 15 adn although ive never been over weight i do know this DO NOT TAKE WEIGHT LOSS PILLS OR LAXATIVES because we are still going through puberty it permanently slows down your matabolism. Which makes it harder to loose the weight. I would get my diet correct and take protein shakes.

Concentrate on overall fitness and maintaining a healthy heart. Eat six times a day. Try makeing your meals 60% protein 40% carbs.

Eat a combination of lean protein and healthy carbohydrates every few hours throughout the day to speed up fat loss and maintain stable energy levels.

Eat your proteins from lean sources (Chicken, fish, boiled eggs, lean beef with all the fat drained off) and beans (lentil, lima, chili or any type of bean)

For carbs, eat green leafy vegetables, carrots, raisins, broccoli and fresh fruits.

NO SODA!!!! If you drink fruit juice make sure its 100% juice not from concentrate.

If you do get hungry eat organic granola bars(in moderation).
Try to get your friends to eat healthier when your together because when you see them eating burgers and fries there is a greater chance of you slipping.

Exercise three times per week alternating days between weight train aerobic exercise three times per week. Dont lift more than you can it should burn not hurt. And run run run i dont know why but its easier for females to loose weight from running than anything else.

Being a teen i know this will be hard but it shouldnt be a strict diet just know what you put in you body is what you get out.

When you get rid of those few extra pouds continue exrcising and eat healthy or the weight will come back in a blink of an eye.

Hope this helps

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