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Weight loss for teenage girls

It’s a hot topic at any time as so many teenagers are trying to look like their celebrity idols. What they fail to realize is that most pictures of celebrities have been airbrushed to make the woman look thinner and more beautiful. Add to that the bevy of hairstylists and other professionals on hand prior to a photo shoot and it is easy to see why girls are so misled. It is a pity that they couldn’t see their favorite celebrity in all her morning glory i.e. without makeup or hairstylists as then they would get a truer picture. Some models cannot believe it is them in a photograph, as their bodies have been elongated to make them look taller, spots removed, blemishes covered, etc.

Problems

Of course, many teens want a slim body but don’t know how to achieve it and so listen to friends who advocate starvation (anorexia) or induced vomiting (bulimia) or other damaging and risky methods of losing weight. These types of weight loss or avoidance of weight gain can lead to death if carried to extremes and can also lead to osteoporosis (brittle bones) and loss of teeth, a damaged throat (esophagus) and hospitalization.

Healthy Weight Loss For Teens

Four of the easiest ways to lose weight for teens are

    • cut out soda, even diet soda. Drink water instead. Soda makes your body expect food to follow, so it makes you eat more in the hours that follow drinking it. Water is just as cool to drink and can help weight loss AND can help clear those pesky zits. You can drink milk if you want but not flavored milk.
    • Move more. Most teens hate sitting still, use that, get out, move, dance, hop, run, walk fast, swim, run up and down stairs, anything,but MOVE! This gives your muscles some exercise and that makes you look SLIMMER. Also muscles use up more energy than fat, so you burn more calories.
    • talk to whoever provides the meals in your house, get them on your side, providing more salad, vegetables and protein (fish, nuts, meat, chicken, etc) and less takeaways and pizza. You could offer to help with preparation if that makes it more likely!

  • cut out candy. You knew that was coming didn’t you? Candy is addictive. It makes you want more. It’s easy to buy and stops your mouth getting bored. Find a different kind of food to eat, one that doesn’t have sugar. You could try sugar free gum but that often has sweeteners but it could be a way to start cutting out candy. Try something healthy like an apple or other piece of fruit.

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Getting Rid Of The Last Few Pounds

Extra pounds that stubbornly cling onto your body can be such a hassle. Everybody wants to look attractive, feel active and keep away from chronic disorders related to weight like high blood pressure and muscle aches. But unfortunately, not all weight loss plans are effective. Many spend thousands of dollars and numerous tormenting hours on trying to get their weights to the healthy zone. So, if you are one of those people who are motivated to lose weight but cannot seem to find the perfect plan, here’s some advice on quick weight loss plans. The golden rule in quick weight loss plans is that they should be able to fit into your regular schedule. If you are a busy boss, who can afford to spare only half an hour or less per meal and have no time to go to the gym regularly, or if you are a mum with attention-seeking kids, these quick weight loss plan tips would help you for sure….

Blood Sugar Diet

The 8 week, 800 calories BSD is an 8 week diet, that will help you lose up to 10% of your starting bodyweight. So if you weigh 80Kg, you could lose up to 8Kg over the 8 weeks, if you weight 180 pounds, you could lose 18 of them over the 8 weeks. This diet is not actually aimed at those who “just” want to lose weight. It was developed for those who are Type II diabetic or borderline Type II, for whom it has been found to be able to reverse diabetes in some people and remove them from the borderline position in others. It was developed by doctors at Newcastle University in England, UK for diabetic patients. But those who saw the results tried it out for themselves. The Blood Sugar Diet is extremely effective for weight loss.

New Atkins Diet

The New Atkins Diet is a different type of diet from the one above but can still provide quick weight loss. There is no calorie counting on this diet. It is termed a “nutritional ketogenic” diet and you may never feel hungry on this diet, even though the weight drops off for most people.