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10 Best Ways For Teenage Girls To Lose Weight
9 Simple, Non-Diet Weight Loss Tips for Kids and Teens - Jill Castle
Joann Lukins does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. Adolescence is a tumultuous time developmentally and emotionally, as the teenage body goes through rapid and severe changes. A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests not to talk about weight, including your own, in front of teens, and not to encourage dieting. But if your teenager is overweight or has other weight problems, how do you address it if official guidelines tell you not to mention it? We just have to be careful how we frame the discussion. Remind yourself of the intention of your conversation and the key messages you want to communicate.
If you need to lose weight
You notice your child or teen has gained a few extra pounds. Maybe you notice an uptick in eating. Or perhaps your teen has returned from college and is sporting some extra weight.
Being healthy is really about being at a weight that is right for you. The best way to find out if you are at a healthy weight or if you need to lose or gain weight is to talk to a doctor or dietitian, who can compare your weight with healthy norms to help you set realistic goals. If it turns out that you can benefit from weight loss, then you can follow a few of the simple suggestions listed below to get started.