A healthy health plan is essential when girls are in their teenage years, especially nowadays when obesity is becoming a big problem. The teenagers in the United States are faced with a major negative trend as far as daily diets are concerned, and if teenagers are not careful they may, not only develop into obese adults, but will also suffer from lack of essential growth vitamins and minerals.
Initially, dieticians thought that the obesity culprit was the excessive amounts of food; however it has been found that it is not so much the food they eat as the sedentary life they lead. A lack in physical exercise and the decrease in physical demand needed in school and college have led to an excess of fat teenagers.
Being overweight is not purely an aesthetic problem; it is also a health risk. The real concern is that with overweight issues there come dietary problems. Instead of going on a well-balanced diet, teenage girls usually tend to starve themselves in order to lose weight and have nutritional deficiency disorders as a result, with anemia and irregular monthly periods.
To avoid health issues and help teenagers follow a healthy diet that will solve overweight problems, here are a few steps they can follow for weight loss.
As a general rule exercise and a healthy diet are the best way teenagers can go about losing weight effectively. However, it is always a good idea to have a medical consultation, as doctors can provide you with a more adapted and personalized diet.
Your first step will then be to consult with your doctor, as teenagers have to be careful with those cardio-vascular exercises that will require a major energy strain. A doctor can determine whether or not they have a pre-existing heart condition and can be subjected to certain types of exercises. They will be able to help you find the best suited diet plan, which can also be the most convenient economically wise.
Teenage girls must not skip meals, for this will only stimulate to eat out of meals when they feel hunger craves. If the body does not receive the right amount of food, it will immediately react in defense and require more than the needed amount to stock up for emergencies.
Breakfast is an important meal, where you can choose those food types that will provide you will enough energy for the morning activities, such as natural cereal, whole grain toast, banana fruit and non fat milk or natural juices.
For your main meals you can choose to eat sandwiches with grilled chicken or tuna fish and tomatoes or cucumbers, fruit and raw vegetables to chew on, such as carrots. In the evenings salads, pastas or rice with vegetables will provide you with enough reserves for the night.
Exercise is fundamental if you want to lose weight and is probably the hardest step in a diet. You need to find an exercise you can enjoy, this can be with a group or a personal activity you particularly enjoy, for it needs to be done regularly and must also be entertaining, to be able to keep up with it.