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Every teenage girl wants to look good, slim, and attractive, those who have nice body shape feel they are more attractive and see themselves as celebrities, while those who are overweight feel embarrassed sometimes because they believe because of their weight people are looking at them somehow.

But the truth is your weight or look will not make people hate you or treat you anyhow, understanding your worth is the most important thing in life, the way you carry yourself will make people appreciate you no matter how you look. is good to watch what you eat or lose weight to stay healthy and not because of what others say about you.

In this article, I have come up with great tips and secrets on how parents can make their girl child look good and feel confident all the time.

Is it possible for diets to become unhealthy?

It is good for every person to have a good quantity of calories in their body system for proper functioning, diets which do not give you enough calories and useful nutrients can be dangerous. including low-fat diets can also be harmful to your body.

 it is not advisable to completely skip fat in our diet, including it in some of our diets are good.

Don't fall a victim to some diet plans that require you to avoid some food groups, a diet that does not support carbs such as bread and pasta, or even say you should only take fruits is not a healthy one, because it is restricting you from getting proper vitamins and minerals that your body needs, this kind of plan make help you lose weight fast but is not for the long term benefits.

What is the proper way to lose weight safely?

I will encourage you to be very careful about teenage dieting, Too much dieting has its own side effect especially when you don't get a good amount of nutrients.  engaging more in eating healthy food, snacks, and exercising well can help you lose weight and also boost your growth.

 Regular exercise helps teenagers to be healthier and be more confident about themselves.

The proper way to involve in dieting is through eating different types of healthy food, focus more on eating fruits, veggies, whole grains and also drink water, avoid sugary drinks like sports drinks or sodas, reduce the intake of meats high in fat such as (burgers and hot dogs), fried foods, sweets, and junk food.

The proper way to stay healthy as a teenager:

  • Engage yourself in exercise every day. trek to school, join a fitness class, you can also be part of the sport you like or even dance in the bedroom. the most important thing is to let your body be active.
  • Don't drink beverages with too much fat and instead of too many sugary drinks, drink more water.
  • Eat a good amount of fruits and veggies a day.
  • Select different kinds of proteinous foods, such as lean meat and poultry, seafood, beans, soy products, and nuts.
  • Always try to eat breakfast because studies showed that individuals who eat breakfast perform better in school.

Ways parents can help their girl child with weight loss

For your child to succeed at weight loss, she needs the support of the parent, it is the duty of the parents to create a healthy home environment and be a good role model.

 if the parent succeeds in losing weight, the children may also be likely to lose weight. but if the child is around an overweight parent, it will be hard for her to lose weight.

Parents should stock their home with healthy foods and some treats. they should also love nutritious food and also get involved in regular physical activities with their children.

Five healthy weight loss tips for teenagers

1. avoid soda

Sodas contain sugar that is more than the daily limit of 25 grams, they increase the chance of obesity and diabetes. studies also find out that pesticide residues in some soft drinks and soda. So instead of sodas, go for homemade iced tea, lemonade, pulpy ice watermelon, and berry juices.

2. Eat more protein and fiber

Foods that contain protein and fiber boost satisfaction and make you less hungry. Dietary fiber helps to boost digestion and also protein stops lean muscle loss during weight reduction.

3. Eat healthy fats

Most fats are not bad, the omega-3 fatty acids that are in fatty fish, nuts and seeds are good for weight loss and also healthy. The oryzanol found in rice bran oil helps to reduce bad cholesterol.

4. don't skip breakfast

Breakfast is a very important food of the day, if you are among those who like skipping it every day, it is healthy to stop engaging in such behavior, because it contributes to your weight gain.

5. Sleep well

Stop depriving yourself of sleep to avoid weight gain. you may feel lethargic all day, and this may lead you to skip your daily exercise and other activities. focus on a sleep schedule, try to wake up, and go to sleep at the same time every day.

Disclaimer: This content is in no way a substitute for a qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information.

Written by: Popmati Emebu

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