Healthy Diet for Teens. Aside from being more active, watching what you eat is another component of losing weight. You may find it useful to enlist the help of your family and friends to improve your eating habits. Discover the secret to lose weight permanently .
If your parents are in charge of buying the food, you may want to talk to them about making healthier choices or get involved with selecting groceries and making the food yourself.
Other ways to cut unnecessary calories include
Watch your beverage choices. Too many sodas, juices, and sports drinks can really add up. Replace them with water and to cut down on empty calories and added sugar.
Fill up on fruits and veggies. Most fruits and vegetables are high in fiber and nutrients while also low in calories. That means you’ll fill up faster and eat less. Try having fruit as snacks or before meals to cut calories without feeling hungry.
Skip fast food. There’s nothing wrong with having an occasional burger and fries, but avoid having those types of foods every day. Make them a treat that you only have every now and then.
Avoid mindless snacking. If you get hungry in the afternoon, keep your snacks healthy and avoid candy, cookies, and sweets that may lead to a sugar crash. Also, pay attention to other reasons you may eat, like being bored, tired, or feeling blue. Emotional eating may make you feel worse, and it doesn’t make your problems go away.
Your kids eating terribly despite your efforts?
Let their body be the teacher now.
You told them don’t touch a hot stove, too. What they do? Burned themselves anyway, of course.
We all learn best through experience.
I get it.
It’s hard watching your child continuously harm themselves as they fill their face with crap.
Marketing works. Food science works. You’re going against a strong opponent.
Best thing to do is back away after you’ve done what you could.
You informed them that their body requires healthy food in order to function. Without it, here comes dysfunction.
Health is actually overall a pretty easy concept. It’s keeping our genes clean.
But we all know how much work it takes to clean up our dirty genes.
I say in my book: Health is a 4-letter word spelled W-O-R-K.
I know it’s tough seeing your kid eat like crap.
Just be patient.
While on vacation in Kauai a few years ago, I didn’t fight my teens on foods. I let them go completely. It bothered me O so much seeing what they ordered at the restaurant.
Soda every meal. Carb heavy breakfast without protein. Fries devoured every night.
All I asked after hearing them politely order their poison: Are you sure that’s what you want? Yes, Dad.
Then, the clouds parted 2 weeks later.
My middle boy turned to me as we sat down at the restaurant. Dad. I regret how I ate these last two weeks. I feel awful.
That’s how you get through to teenagers.
To this day, my oldest, now 18, hasn’t had a soda in years. Now he doesn’t eat perfectly. Far from. But he cut soda out completely.
My middle son, now 16, shifts himself into total healthy eating when he wants to feel and look great. Homecoming was coming. Zits were present. He cleared them up through diet. I helped with supplements at that point.
I don’t help my teens with supplements if they knowingly destroy their body from crappy food. Then, I’m just enabling them.
Acne is a lifestyle disease
I tell this to all my acne patients- “acne is a lifestyle disease, not just an infection or hormonal skin disorder. It is always multifactorial.”
This is one of my young client, who was suffering from severe acne since early teens. When she visited me, I realised that she was overly stressed not just with her skin, but also with her career and relationship. She took eating as a comfort factor for managing her stress. And her eating habits hugely impacted her skin. On top of that she had a habit of using home remedies on her skin like oil, turneric etc, which was blocking her skin pores.
The more she understood how her diet and stress could affect her skin, she worked on it and as well followed the medications, which completely cleared her skin. Though she is off medications, she noticed that following healthy diet, immensely controlled her breakouts…
Happened to get hold of this pic today in my laptop. Miss being in clinic! So badly want to go back to normalcy
Another reason we need supplement
Depleted Soils. Even if you eat a healthy, predominantly plant-based diet with lots of fruit and vegetables, chances are good (unless you’re consuming everything organic) the food comes from soils that have insufficient mineral content. When foods are grown over and over again in the same soils, the mineral content of that soil becomes depleted over time. This is ANOTHER reason why it is so vitally important to consume organic foods as much as possible. Organic farming practices include “crop rotating” so that soil depletion does not occur. Unfortunately, even buying organic doesn’t always mean you’re going to get superior foods. Although organic soil can get depleted, buying organic remains the better, healthier choice for you and the planet!
When I was in my teens I thought healthy meant skinny
When I was in my 20s I thought healthy meant smashing myself in every training session.
I can’t remember my 30s because that’s when the triplets came along.
Now that I’m in my 40s I’ve realised that healthy (in my opinion) means balance, lifestyle and lots of laughter…
And a big focus needs to be on MIND fitness.
Unless you have a healthy mind then nothing else is going to work long term.
And that’s what our SBF Challenge is all about:
✔️ Creating the right headspace.
✔️ Establishing good daily routines.
✔️ Moving your body in a way you enjoy.
✔️ Enjoying a healthy balanced diet.
If you’d like to experience first hand what that looks like, you’re welcome to join my
FREE 3 Day Healthy Kick Start
You can download your fuel plan and recipes immediately and then join my live online workouts starting next Monday the 22nd Feb.