Teens are prone to gain weight and teenagers put on weight for different reasons such as hormonal changes and not enough activity.
It is important for teens to stay active since it is the time in their life for achieving everything in the world, (although very few of them realize it). As the saying goes, "The World is your Oyster". But these days, teens have less active lifestyles and studies have also shown that there are many changes in their physical and behavioral patterns.
The main reason for this, is television and computers. In the past, there were no televisions or computers, and so teenagers got out more to play baseball, basketball, tennis, went hiking and so on. They also worked, they delivered newspapers, they used to cut grass, not only in their parent's homes but in their neighborhoods. Now, they are smoking it. Times have certainly changed.
The best way to lose weight fast for teenagers is to change their eating habits or life style. Switch from fried, junk foods and sodas to foods that are healthy, such as fruits, veggies, nuts and legumes. Staying away from fried, high fat, and refined sugars. Stop being a couch potato and get busy increasing your physical activities.
The research supports U.S. guidelines that tell children and teenagers to get an hour or more of physical activity daily, most of it aerobic, also, running, jumping rope, swimming, dancing and bicycling.
Scientists are finding evidence that both lifestyle and genes cause obesity and they are just learning how much diet and exercise can offset the inherited risk.
Parents should also help their teens by feeding them healthy foods, not condoning the fast food items, because their life style is rushed and they do not have the time to cook. Parents should also stop feeding their children processed foods and processed meats which are loaded with sodium, corn syrup, and nitrites
Our ancestors ate fruits, grains, legumes and got plenty of exercise. Reducing calories will automatically help you achieve weight loss. Know that the closest calculator of how many daily calories you should be eating has to be based on your weight, height, sex, age, and activity level. Once that is accomplished, proceed to deduct 500 calories daily, increase your activity level and see the results.
You should also eat foods that have a high fiber content. That will help you feel fuller longer and keep the cravings at bay. Also remember to keep hydrated by drinking plenty of water, it is good for your body and your complexion.
I cannot stress enough that exercise is very important when you are striving to lose weight. Without exercise, losing weight is doubly hard and almost impossible. Drinking up to 8 glasses of water a day will help the body get rid of the impurities in your system. By increasing your metabolism, regulating your caloric intake and exercising, your body will lose the weight and you will be able to achieve your goal and feel great.