Want to slim down? Tired of not having that hour glass body shape?
Or perhaps you want to fit in and have your peers stop body shaming you. Feeling overweight as a teen? It's okay.
According to the NHANES, 2009–2010, among people ages 2–5, 26.7 percent had overweight or obesity, and 12.1 percent had obesity. Among people ages 6–11, 32.6 percent had overweight or obesity, and 18 percent had obesity.
Among people ages 12–19, 33.6 percent had overweight or obesity, and 18.4 percent had obesity.
We understand that most teens are challenged with the task of losing weight especially the girls here's why we've created this weight loss for teens guide.
But first lets give you a clue of what's to come as you might need to dump many of your favorite foods and eating habits that's slowing you down and adding to the body fats you've got.
This article is divided into three main parts.
We hope you'll find it interesting and most probably get your answers.
1. Things to Do Before Weight Loss
This is one of the biggest step to losing weight especially for teens.
In this section of the article we'll list the most important things to do before and when you decide to start your weight loss journey.
Are you ready?
I. Prepare Your Mind!
The human brain has some amazing specialties and can help you decide what is best for you, or not.
Before teens can start loosing weight they must for get their mindset right.
To get started, Here are some questions to ask yourself:
- Am I ready to start losing weight?
- Is this the right time?
- Am I really set to dump some food that adds junk to my body?
- Am I ready to do all the hard work? - Cause it's not really that easy, We'll get there soon.
- Is this what I really want?
Cause as much as losing weight can be relieving and fun at the same time, If you can't tick all of these questions answered the way they should, You might not be ready and should probably back down.
But if you are? Then this article is for you... The action takers.
Please read on.
II. Make A Weight Loss Goal
This is often the next thing to do. By now you should've already know how much you weigh. It's up to you to determine how much pounds, lbs of fat/weight you wish to shed off.
For example Liz shed off 80 pounds in record time, That shocked her doctors.
Now you should decide too. For example "I wanna go from 100lbs to 65lbs or lower". This is usually not hard.
However it is advised to set your weight loss goals to losing lower units and scaling it up as time goes on.
In our guide to getting ready for fitness, We mentioned that when making your weight loss goals to make sure they're S.M.A.R.T aligned.
As you can see above, your weight loss goals need to be specific, As specific as possible would be great. Then next is it measurable? We mentioned tracking how many lbs you wish to lose.
You should know by now you have to measure everyday to keep track of your weight loss.
Then next is achievable. How achievable is your goal? Is it relevant or not? Then the last not least is, Your goals should be time based.
III. Start Working On Your Weight Loss Goals
From the next day As soon as possible. As soon as you've determined everything from step I and II.
Then now's a good time to pay attention to number 2 phase of this article to weight loss for teens.
Sit tight for it.
2. Eating Healthy & Proper Nutrition
Healthy eating and nutrition has a lot to play in the weight loss goals of a teenager. Most teens often think to lose weight, The solution is to eat less or not even to eat at all when in reality it is the other way round.
Here are a few things that has to do with nutrition for diets and weight loss.
1. Eat Your Meals Properly
By that, You shouldn't skip any meals all in the name of wanting to lose weight. In fact we recommend that you eat four to five smaller meals.
This should keep your blood sugar at bay and you shouldn't feel as hungry as you're supposed to.
2. Do Some Light Exercise
Preferably before you take breakfast. It doesn't matter if you were only able to do 3 push ups or just stretching as that's good for fitness.
Don't take it too far with your body. You're just getting started and this is not the time for rigorous exercises yet so keep it at bay and maintain your light exercise and breakfast routine.
Least I forget, This also helps speed up your body metabolism rate. Do NOT give into your cravings.
3. Adopt Some Healthy Eating Habits
You probably don't know it yet but the way at which you eat sometimes do affect how it works your body. First and foremost you shouldn't eat anything from 9PM - 6AM.
Now's the time to start operation Stop Midnight Snacking.
Because metabolism is slow at those times and the rate at which your body processes the food is poor, Besides this will keep your on a schedule, Disciplined.
Avoid Eating While Standing Up
A good healthy eating habit to adopt is to eat on a table.
If you're not used to one, It will take time and your body should adjust just fine. Sit down to chew your meals and break every food particle down.
Proper chewing also makes the work of metabolism faster.
Make Most Of Your Meals
Avoid buying food where you don't know most of it's content. Make your own meals and reduce or refrain from buying your food at the cafe.
If you're the type that goes to the restaurant often, you should see the list of foods they have online even before heading there to make sure you won't be eating or tempted to take what's not great for your weight loss goal.
Love Snacking? Consider These...
If you're the snacker then you should pack your snacking jar or list full of healthy foods only and do away from the bad ones.
Whenever you wish to snack then make sure to eat only healthy fruits and vegetables that will do you much good. Take a look at these healthy eating best practices.
They'll help you a lot.
Here's a list of healthy foods that burn stomach fat, Make sure to try these.
4. Drink Lots of Water
Water has a huge role to play when it comes to losing weight fast. Generally it is advised to drink at least eight cups of water per day.
Fluids are good for the body, Other than water there are also others with almost no calories you can take like juices, special smoothies and others.
At most it's important not to push your body too much. Do what is great for you but do not be lazy to do what must be done.
3. Exercise and Workouts
On this section we've got you covered. Workouts and exercise to lose weight fast for teens. This is where most of the work is done.
On nutritionrealm.com we've done most of the work for you, Tons of resources.
Lets get started.
1. How to Get The Best Body Shape (The Ultimate Visual Guide)
To lose weight fast means to shed off unnecessary fats in your body to look and feel light. It also means getting a great hour glass shaped body.
In this post, We've made a list of over 2o visual graphics and infographics to help you get the best body shape, The body of your dreams.
In this post you'll find:
- The List of Healthy Foods For Weight Loss
- How to Pack The Perfect Gym Bag
- The Best Songs to Listen to Whilst Working Out
- No Equipment Exercises to Lose Weight Fast
- Healthy Smoothies to Lose Weight Fast
- Squatting Techniques for the Perfect Body
- The Yoga Essentials & Musts For Weight Loss
- Tips to Enhance Your Workouts & More...
This post has been shared over 24,000 times... You'll find it useful.
2. Get 6 Pack Abs Fast With These 15 No Equipment Workout Exercise
You wish to get 6 pack abs fast? You need exercise. Exercising with no equipment? Can they get you results? The answer is YES.
We made a list of 15 unique no equipment exercises you can practice at home. Exercises to get you ripped without giving you the stress of having to go to a gym.
This is one of the most shared and viewed post on our blog.
3. Five Moderate Exercise For Better Fitness
A simple infographic we designed with all of Nutritionrealm's readers and fitness beginners out there in mind. We simply listed five easy workout methods to get started with.
These moves are easy to pull off and can be done almost anywhere.
4. Three Minutes Arm Exercise Anyone Can Do... Anyone
Feel your arms are too big? And there's a need to have it reduced? This post or should we say set of visuals is for you. We got them from BuzzFeed where a certified trainer shows us how to workout your arms in three minutes flat.
Anyone can pull off these moves and so can you.
Hint: the article has been shared over 9000 times.
5. The Complete Guide to Exercising Outdoor & The Benefits
This is one of the most complete guide we've ever written this year. It contains over 10 benefits of exercising outdoor, techniques and how to go about it.
You'll learn the various exercises you can do outside of your home and a gym. It's fun, refreshing and rewarding.
Weight loss for teens is not rocket science, In fact this is the best time to curb those fats before they turn something else. You should also remember to walk as much as you can and do some light jogging.
Those do help. We've added a list of cool article for further reading.
Happy losing weight teen 🙂