ANy body got any tips on how a 17 year old obese teenager can lose weight?

  • 4 votes
    Sashad2600  about 1 year ago by: Sashad2600

    Get educated on food! I suggest "Eat to Live" by Dr. Furhman. It's got a lot of great information on how different foods affect our metabolism/ health. Walking is another great thing. I lost 20 lbs in high school just by taking a walk on my lunch break instead of sitting in the cafeteria ( I hated the cafeteria). Good Luck!

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    jessithemom  about 1 year ago by: jessithemom

    Just start with today...today make a choice to have healthy snacks only and take a 10 min walk. When you make it through today there will be a whole new today. On that today you make another choice to have only healthy snacks and be active for 10 min. It will start getting easier once you are used to having control over that one day. Then you can look into an exercise plan that interests you and you want to follow. Good luck!! Posting here is a great start!! It shows you're ready to change!

  • 2 votes
    cyclesue  about 1 year ago by: cyclesue

    I went to a nutritionist, for about a year, and then joined wright watchers, and started getting into cycling. Each person needs to find what they are motivated by, and go from there.

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    Atonkovic  about 1 year ago by: Atonkovic

    It all comes down to nutrition and getting active. I'm not sure if he/she drinks soda, but that is the first thing I would cut out of their diet, whether it's regular or diet. Completely cut out all artificial sugar and refuel their sugar craving with natural sugars like fruit. Beware of grapes, as they have too much sugar. I would also go easy on the bananas. To increase activity try going out for 15-30 minute walks around the block. Try some of these simple tips and you will see a noticeable difference in their energy level too.

  • 2 votes
    Longhorn0915  about 1 year ago by: Longhorn0915

    Substituting fresh fruits and veggies for carbs and sugary foods is a great way to start!

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    bohdel  about 1 year ago by: bohdel

    Don't bug him/her about the issue. He or she knows. Just have the options there.

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    skhadija  about 1 year ago by: skhadija

    For me, it's all about cutting sugar (actual sugar and white breads). It's hard at first but you get used to it. I used to be a sugar/chocolate/cake addict, now I don't crave it, at birthdays I have a small piece of cake and I'm satisfied.

  • 0 votes
    michaelk  about 1 year ago by: michaelk

    Give more info about what you like and dislike! Walking is good. Any fun activity is good. I like to listen to music on walks outside. The world is out there for you!

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      michaelk about 1 year ago

      Using a poncho, umbrella, galoshes(boots), water resistant winter clothing, some mental toughness might turn that bad weather into a great opportunity to be out in nature, I guess just watch the lightning and road traffic. I have a dog who needs to be walked twice a day for 20-30 minutes because she is young and we don;t have a yard. So weather can't be a factor for me... For my dog;s sake

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      smarchandva about 1 year ago

      You walk in place inside the house. Start off slow for about 5 min then walk a little faster for a few min. Then do a cool down for another 5. Don't forget to stretch after too!

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    mwhite813  3 months ago by: mwhite813

    So it has been a year since this question was posted Kmorgan34 did any of the advice and/or workout videos work ?

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