Teen Weight Loss Tips
Free Weight Loss For Teens
Teen weight loss tips is actually a fairly easy task to take on.
Though your teen might display some fairly poor eating habits, controlling what is eaten at home will surely help them stick to their plan while away from home and make their weight loss more successful as well, instill good habits for a life time.
Heading to school hungry sets them up to purchase those famous fund raising candy bars that we all remember so fondly. I remember and I had major issues that the sugar only contributed to negatively. Be sure to check out My Journey to understand what I speak of. As a chubby child, I know that these teen weight loss tips would have benefited me greatly in many ways.
Your free weight loss plans for teens will probably be most successful with the Phase II stage. This will ease them into the transition of cutting out refined carbohydrates and introducing healthy fats that their brains so desperately need.
It is said that most teens eat more than 300 grams of carbohydrate a day and many in excess of 600. Not only does this contribute to obesity but teen acne, depression, diabetes and sadly, heart disease.
I was the nutrition teacher at a school and personally witnessed this. Most of my students consumed foods that had little to no nutritional value. Little packages of food items and a soda or juice box made up the majority of the food these kids were consuming.
Your teen weight loss tips:
- Make sure your teen eats a high quality high protein breakfast like eggs each and every day. Have a bowl of hard boiled eggs in the refrigerator at all times, an egg casserole, sausage links or bacon ready to heat and serve. Coconut Muffins are also another favorite! I think the easiest breakfast for parents to serve their teens (or should I say, show them how to make) would be a Breakfast Smoothie. To break their fast with quality nutrient dense food is to turn on their thinking ability.
- Help them pack their lunches the night before. Include snack items such as olives, celery with almond or peanut butter, flavored cream cheese, lunch meat roll ups, apple wedges with nut butter, cheese slices or baby bell, have your containers
on hand for ease of packing finger foods and don't forget water or a decent sugar free drink like So Be Life Water which has no artificial sweeteners.
- Have a bowl of fruit readily available and a jar of nut butter easily accessible. Pre-cut carrots, celery, jicama and other vegetables. Have containers of dips ready for their use. Cream cheese based dips, blue cheese and ranch dressings and hummus.
- Limit your fast food stops. I know you're tired. I know you've worked all day and the last thing you want to do is cook after those long hard days. Plan and prepare foods for your known busy week on your day off. Get the teens in the kitchen to help you out and use my recipe section and references for your guide. Never forget, breakfast for dinner is a welcome option for most and a breeze when you use the oven and a cookie sheet to prepare your bacon! Family dinner time is especially important. We worry about their health in every other way but disconnect around the subject of nutrition. Again, the low fat era we were thrown into certainly contributed to this.
- Hit the park or the beach for some active play. A ball game, a frisbee or even just short spurts of racing one another will be great for that inactive video game teen.
- Allow your teen one day a week off with the understanding that these choices are not healthy but rather a "once in a while treat".
If you don't reverse some of the behavior now, they will surely suffer the consequences throughout their adult life potentially suffering not only disease but infertility as well.
- Hard Boiled Eggs
- Deviled Eggs
- Stuffed Celery(Flavor cream cheese with garlic, chives and other spices your whole family will enjoy)
- Beef Jerky(Homemade is always superior and good protein source for everyone)
- Home Dried Fruit Slices
- Lunch Meat Roll Ups w/Cream Cheese
- Jicama, Celery, Carrots(Dips of varying types are a great addition as well as nut butters)
- Apple Slices(Don't forget the nut butters)
- Cheese Slices(Baby Bell's and String Cheese are great)
- Sweet Potato Fries(Replace their french fry habit!)
- Blueberry Coconut Muffins
- Homemade Trail Mix(All raw nuts with coconut flakes and dried cranberries with no sugar added)
- Dry Roasted Macadamia Nuts
- Homemade Ice Cream and Fruit Pops w/ Frozen fruit, xylitol/erythritol
Check out the Recipe Page and don't forget to scroll to the bottom for other favorite recipe links I have included which will help your teen weight loss tips.
Stop the generational nutrition demise now with the above teen weight loss tips. Your future generations depend on it.
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