Your Questions About Weight Loss Tips For Teens

by Maricela on January 12, 2013

Lisa asks…

Is there any good weightloss diets for teens?

Hi, I’m 16 and I’m trying to loose weight and it’s difficult. Does anyone have any good weight loss diets I could try?

Maricela answers:

I hope these tips would help you.:)

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.

Linda asks…

What are some yoga routines i can do to loos weight ?

I’m trying to loose weight, and I really enjoy doing Yoga, I was wondering if there were some routines that I could do , that maybe you guys know about ? My INternet is really slow so I cant watch videos, but if you guys give me step by step instructions and maybe some pictures it would be soooo greatly appreciated, but anything would be gret, thanks so much !

Maricela answers:

Hi Elly, I am a certified Hatha yoga instructor. The dieting tips the other person gave are good ideas. When it comes to yoga for weight loss doing the series known as Surya Namaskar or sun salutation is essential. It burns almost 4 calories per minute. Of course the most important thing to remember when doing yoga for weight loss is to practice at least three times per week if your a beginner and work your way up to 5 or 6 times per week. People who do yoga regularly are less likely to be overweight.

You don’t mention your height and weight. Some people think they need to lose weight and they really just need to live a healthier lifestyle. If your a teen, exercise is much better than dieting for weight loss because you are still growing and need all your nutrients.

The trick, well it’s not really a trick, to weight loss is having a caloric deficit everyday. This means you burn more calories than you take in. The best way to do this is by eating healthier foods and doing physical activity regularly like yoga. Since you say your internet is slow, I would recommend getting a yoga video or attending a class. It does not have to be a weight loss yoga video. Ross Dress for Less has a great selection of really cheap yoga videos. A box store like T**get or W*l M*rt also would have them.

As it turns out, I just published an article about how to do surya namaskar with pictures. I provide the link below. I also provide a link to’s Yoga for Weight Losss articles. These articles are backed by evidence from clinical studies and explain which yoga poses burn the most calories and how use yoga for weight loss.
Good luck!

Sandy asks…

How fast can you lose weight by running?

If I ran every day, how fast would I lose weight? What kinds of running exercises would I do to get the best results? I’m in my teens and I’m not the slimmest of people, and I’d like to lose a bit of weight before December, which is when I’m going on a holiday. Do you have any advice on running exercises? Could you possibly write a plan for me to follow?
Thanks a bunch 🙂
Oh and also, what are some general health guidelines I should follow? Like stretching before running, drinking water, etc.

Maricela answers:

Weight loss doesn’t have to be tough. With a couple of tricks up your sleeve, you’ll lose weight fast in no time. Today we are reaching to take a look at how you’ll lose weight fast with these 5 essential tips that I even have compiled just for you. Follow the following pointers and your weight loss goals won’t elude you anymore.

So here are the 5 simple nevertheless essential fat loss secrets:

1) Never skip breakfast

You may assume that skipping the morning bowl of cereal may be a great way to impede your calories intake. That is not true. Breakfast is the most vital meal of the day. Well i assume many of you heard this before. But still, there are many of us skip breakfast as a result of to them breakfast is simply too time-consuming.

Research shows that breakfast plays an important role in managing your weight, boost your productivity and lower your risk of sure diseases like diabetes. Analysis also shows that individuals who eat breakfast tend to maintain their body weight better. Thus start eating breakfast today. A great example of breakfast is oatmeal. Oatmeal is packed with fibers. It’ll build your abdomen a lot of filling and keeps you from feeling hungry quickly.

2) Drink uncountable Water

Drinking adequate quantity of water will assist you to lose weight fast as a result of it helps your digestion and accelerates your metabolism. You must drink a minimum of 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water on a daily basis meaning if your body weight is 300lbs, you must drink one hundred fifty ounces of water on a daily basis if you actually need to ascertain the results fast.

3) Eat healthy diet

To lose weight fast, you have got to eat healthy. Your body weight depends on what you eat. It’s like a mirror. What you eat are replicate to your body weight. If you wish to possess a healthier and slimmer body, then you must eat healthier. Eat foods that are high in fiber and protein and low in carbohydrates. You must also read through product labels before you consume the food simply to create sure that you simply failed to absorb too much calories that your body could not handle it.

4) Say NO to white foods

Do not eat anything that is white like bread, pasta, crackers, most cereals, flour primarily based product, white potatoes, white rice, and some pasteurized dairy and cheese. Different healthy foods like cauliflower, chicken, turkey, fish, white pork are all exceptions to the current rule.

5) Exercise often

Exercise often will assist you to lose weight fast. You do not need to do too intense and exhausting workouts. Do some workouts that are easier nevertheless effective like yoga, Pilates, aerobics or maybe a straightforward brisk walk. Do try some cardio and weight coaching workouts sometimes as a result of these exercises will help raise your metabolism. Muscle burns a lot of calories than fat. That the a lot of muscle you have got, the a lot of calories you’ll burn.

So there you go the 5 essential tips to lose weight fast. Apply the following pointers for consequent few weeks and you’ll be seeing some wonderful ends up in no time.

Carol asks…

What is the fastest and healthiest way to loose inches?

I want to loose inches and weight really fast but healthy..and not be on too strict of a diet and have to work out for more then 4 days a week for more than an hour because thats about all the time i have in the week for that.

Maricela answers:

Good carbs like celery and carrots will never make you fat. Bad carbs like cake will, but you don’t need to know the whole science of glycemic index and load. See site below. You need to re-learn how to eat so you can become thin and healthy. Not a diet, but diet lifestyle. Find out about fastest way to lose weight, gradual ways to lose weight, most effective exercise, good and bad carbs and anti-water.

Lose bodyfat and retained water which also makes you a lot fatter (bloated). Links page has gov. BMI calculater to find out just how much overweight you are (teens plug in your age to compare to others your age). Get latest info like American Heart Association does not want you to eat more than 6 ounces daily of meat, fish or poultry. Most important– make sure to read the last “fat loss tip”, first before anything else, to see the number one food that causes Americans to be fat.


Susan asks…

What are the best exercises and foods for fat loss?

Im just an overweight teen (5’5 185lbs) who has a good life but just wants to lose some weight kind of fast and was wondering what workout (swimming walking etc) will best help me lose weight it not long of time and the right type of foods to eat and I’ll commit to it (by the way im hoping to see results in like a month or less possibly) 🙂 thanks in advance!

Maricela answers:


Hundred percent, swimming and walking is great, also dance if you like dancing as it also works out your whole body..anything aerobic will aid in weight loss if your restricting your calories,

Ive lost a total of 50 pounds so i can give you my tips… Keep positive and you will lose the weight..

.he important thing to do is track down what you eat..whether its down on paper or on a word document…anything… Because sometimes you don’t realise how much your eating and how calorific the food really is…everything adds up so thats my number 1 piece of advice! If your looking for a calorie counter i use a brilliant one on that counts up all your calories on plates in a visual diary. Its great because you can interact with other users and get inspirations off of them. Also it tells you how much you should lose and you record everything you eat in a diary!!

So tip number 2: Fill up your plate with as much veg as you like. Veg is full of fibre vitamins and minerals and is extremely low calorie. Because of this you will feel satisfied and not binge on other foods. A flapjack has about 400 calories and a big tuna and egg salad has 300….which one will fill you up more??

Tip 3: Snack on FRUIT. Its the best snack you can ever munch on. Apples particularly as they fill you up no end, if you eat one 15 minutes before your meal they say that you eat 20 percent less than normal. Also low calorie and packed full of vitamins and minerals.

Tip 3: Balance your plates with proteins carbs and veg. Whether the protein is from nuts meat or eggs etc, its a must in your diet to stop you craving other foods and giving you that energy boost. For example eggs for breakfast is great as it keeps you full till lunchtime. Sugary cereals on the other hand leave you craving foods all morning making you lose concentration!!

Tip 4: Portion size is important. I always said that its not what you eat to a certain extent but how much you eat. Theres nothing wrong with a packet of crips or a chocolate bar its if you have 4 of them!! If your restricting your calories its fine to have a cake every now and then but write it down… Don’t go over your calorie intake of the day and your fine!!

Tip 5: Forget the processed stuff stored in supermarkets/shops, its full of additional salts and sugars that will leave you unsatisfied…and normally are packed with unnecessary calories and lack of fibre..

Tip 6: THINK NATURAL. Think like the wild. Think like our ancestors.. Were talking…nuts, fruits, fish, chicken, vegetables… Forget the additional sauces.. For example mayo (1 teaspoon) has 100 calories..whats the point? You may as well eat a kitkat instead!!

You’ll lose weight if what your eating is less than 1500 cals approx..check it out on You can put all those foods on plates in your diary and it will count how many calories and nutrition exactly in your entire day. Then you can find cool alternatives to what your eating and check up if its good for losing weight…

Good luck and hope that helps!!!!

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