Dealing with weight issues seems to be one of the biggest plagues for teen girls. There are many girls that place so many emphasis on their weight that they honestly do not think about anything else. It is important to have a healthy weight and to establish a good trend of healthy eating and a healthy weight when girls are teens as weight problems could follow them for the rest of their lives. Parents need to be sensitive to teen girls and their weight issues as they can be a reoccurring issue for years. There are things to be concerned about like if your teen girl is overeating and causing obesity to occur and then there is the opposite end of the spectrum where anorexia occurs. How do you find the balance to help your daughter?
If you need to help your teen girl with weight loss, it is important to be incredibly sensitive to her needs. Typically weight issues as a teen are a sign that there may be a concern with the way her body is developing. Her metabolism may not be functioning properly or you could be dealing with lack of exercise and excessive eating. Either way, you need to get to the root of the problem with your daughter and to develop a healthy way for her to be able to lose weight. Here are some easy weight loss programs to start with.
Always maintain a healthy intake of the essential food groups. What you want to work on more than anything is cutting out the excessive amount of calories that she may be consuming. You also need to work on reducing other issues as well like cutting out all the fats and the unhealthy foods that are not contributing to her overall health.
For one week, have her take notes of everything that she eats. This can help her to see what types of foods she is consuming and the dangers that they may have on her health. She can also see why she is dealing with excessive weight issues thanks to the type of diet and exercise program that she is following.
There are some great tracking programs that you can use that will be able to assist in tracking the foods and things that you are consuming. This is a great way to help your teen girl find out how much of each food group she is consuming. The more she can focus on understanding how much fat is in her diet and where it is coming from, the easier it will be for her to start removing it from her diet.
What else can you do besides counting calories and making sure healthy foods are being eaten? Weight loss cannot occur without a good exercise program. Your daughter needs to spend time exercising each day to burn the excess amount of calories that she is dealing with. You can easily get her to do this by going for walks with you in the evening. How about taking her swimming or to play tennis? Some teen girls do not like going to the gym which is why it is a good idea to look at a variety of other ways to exercise and get her moving. Swimming, skiing, and tennis are all great ways to move and to burn off the extra weight.
For healthy weight loss to occur, your teen girl needs to plan on losing about 1-2 pounds a week. It doesn’t take days to lose weight, it can take months and possibly even years. Be supportive of your teen and make sure you are also following a healthier diet and exercise plan to support your daughter getting back in shape.