Your Questions About Weight Loss Programs For Teens

by Maricela on January 22, 2013

William asks…

What’s the healthiest amount of weight to lose in a month?

I am a 14 year old weighing in at 180 pounds, now I really want to lose about 30 pounds, and I am completely impatient, so I want to lose weight fast. I was wondering what the healthiest amount of weight to lose in a month, without completely fucking with my metabolism.
Please answer A.S.A.P
Thank You

Maricela answers:

Hi There –

There is a community for teens on a healthy lifestyle and it has many helpful tools on there such as calorie counters, teen groups to join, exercises, workout programs, and weight loss experts. This site also has other people your age that are asking the same questions and facing the same challenges that you are experiencing.

Hope this helps!


Ken asks…

What are some good teen weight loss tips ?

Im 13, F, 5’2 and I weigh 133, by May I would like to weigh 110-115. I was thinking of doing walking exercises for 30 minutes, also can you provide me some good eating habits and foods I should dodge?

Maricela answers:

Weight loss tip 1: Decide how much weight you need to lose – Most people start their weight loss journey by claiming to be xyz kilos overweight. This isn’t a healthy way to project or aim for weight loss. Calculate your desired weight against your height by using reliable methods like the BMI, and set a healthy weight loss target. This is often half the battle won.

Weight loss tip 2: Time management – This is quite often overlooked. Decide which part of your day will be dedicated to exercise, when in the week you will stock up on groceries, and when you will do the cooking – all within your current work and home life routine. If you don’t do this now, your days will be rushed and unplanned, and you won’t be able to sustain your weight loss efforts.

Weight loss tip 3: Stock your kitchen – Keep your house well-stocked with fruits, vegetables, healthy meats, grains, cereals, spices, and flavourers. Follow our tricks to healthy cooking, cooking vegetables for the week, and low-fat cooking posts to understand how best you can stock your kitchen with healthy and delicious ingredients. All of this will go into helping the next step – cooking healthy meals at home.

Weight loss tip 4: Eat healthy homecooked meals – Whether it’s you who’s cooking, a family member, or house help, ensure that every one practises healthy cooking methods, and ingredients. Ask any person who’s lost weight the healthy way, and you will always hear about how healthy homecooked meals were a big reason behind it. Use less oil, low salt, fresh produce, and you’ll start seeing results in no time.

Weight loss tip 5 : Start a cardio + weights workout – A healthy weight loss programme is incomplete without a good exercise routine, and weight training mixed with cardio is the best way to lose weight. Of course, variations and forms exist, but any workout that stresses on muscle tone and increased heart rate will always help you lose weight and keep it off. You can either start a home workout today, or rely on gyms for fitness training.

Weight loss tip 6: Alter your snacking habits . Set those French fries aside, skip that aerated drink, and ban those unhealthy deep fried samosas. Explore the healthy snack world and you will find several appetisers, party snacks, movie snacks and meal accompaniments that’ll satisfy every craving of yours.

Weight loss tip 7: Have at least one active hobby – It isn’t sufficient to rely on just 30 to 60 minutes of physical activity per day. Moving from bed to office chair, and back to bed, isn’t a healthy way to live. Buy a motion sensor gaming console that lets you enjoy social games with friends and family, plan weekend trips, clean your house once a week, dance, play sports, the list is endless. Get out of the coffee shop and dining table rut, and you’ll have fun along with the healthy weight loss

Weight loss tip 9: Drink plenty of water – You’ve known that your body relies heavily on water for all important bodily functions, and yet you skimp on drinking adequate quantities of water every day. Well, it’s time to stop that. Check out some exciting ways to make water interesting and you’ll be packing it away in no time. Do not forget to carry a water bottle to your workout, and take a few sips after every 2-3 minutes of exercise.

Weight loss tip 10: Plan healthy vacations – Why go all the way with healthy weight loss, when one tiny vacation will just come along and topple it all? Healthy vacations aren’t impossible. Take a look at how you can eat smart on a holiday, and then at bodyweight workouts that you can carry with you wherever you go, to understand how to holiday right. Above all, remember that these are lifelong habits that’ll help you stay fit forever and not short term weight loss quickfixes

good luck.

Mark asks…

How to loose weight before school?

Um well I am a pre-teen. I weigh 135 pounds. I am very over weight, and i need to drop the 35. My parents don’t help at all, so i need to do this on my own. Any free weight loss programs online for kids, or just give me some diet. I am obese actually. So please just help. I’m going to the 6th grade, and my parents don’t exercise, sooo plz help me… I just wanna be skinny again.

Maricela answers:

Do some basic exercises every day for at least an hour. Cut down on the fatty foods. Do that, you’ll lose the weight fast!

Donald asks…

What exercises are most effective towards weight loss?

I’m in my teens and I have a small amount of unwanted flab which I want to get rid of before summer. What sort of exercises would you say work fastest and most effectively towards weight loss?

Maricela answers:

Hi Chloe;

Start the day off right. A nutritious breakfast will jump start your metabolism and give you energy to face the day ahead.

The key is to get active. Participate in team sports through school or community programs. Not for you? Try to walk, bike or rollerblade to school. How about jumping rope or even walking the dog? Helping around home such as vacuuming, washing the car can have aerobic benefits.

Drink lots of water. Avoid drinks high in calories and sugar like sodas, juices and other drinks out there.

One good tip in reducing your food intake, stop eating when you are already full. Walk away from the table.

As much as possible replace any “junk food” with fresh fruit and vegetables. Not only will you lose weight, you will also keep your heart and body healthy. Avoid quick fixes. Fad diets can deplete your body of calcium, Iron and other essential nutrients.

Just remember, when attempting to lose any weight, be sure you do it in the safest way possible. Before you know it, you will have met your goal before summer.

Thomas asks…

Is herbalife for teenagers or only for adults ?

I’m talking about herbalife weight loss programs…. are they for teens? Is this dangerous for them ?

Maricela answers:

They are for adults, but they say it as for all age group, as from business perspective, the more sources and channels of revenue and sales the better right? For teenagers, they are still growing and are going through puberty. But if they are overweight, i say 1 meal replacement shake wouldnt hurt given the right amount of exercise. Its all about input and output. Watch your body like a hawk, treat it like a temple, and you be rewarded for your efforts.

Take care, and good luck.

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