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What are safe programs for tweens and teens to use to loose weight?


Asked by QandA at 7:28 PM on Apr. 28, 2010 in Kids' Health

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  • slimkids

    Answer by pagirl71 at 7:56 AM on Apr. 29, 2010

  • It's very simple... Ride a bike, run, be ACTIVE, you know, like kids should. Cut out the junk foods, lots of FRESH fruit & produce (not canned crap), no pop, ice cream, candy, etc.

    If a person is active, and eats well, their weight will balance out.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 7:30 PM on Apr. 28, 2010

  • if you have money going to see a nutritionist, or joining a gym is great.
    besides that, simple things like portion control, eating healthy, exercising, sports, physical activity is enough.

    Answer by PURPULbutterfly at 7:30 PM on Apr. 28, 2010

  • Weight watchers is the best! Seriously, if you stick with it you'll lose weight! It's nice because they include fast foods, for the times your out and your not home, as well as restuarant guides etc...Google it and you can find people that have posted info online. You don't have to go to the meetings....they're just for weigh ins (which you can do at home!).

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:30 PM on Apr. 28, 2010

  • yeah, its called eating healthy and exercise on a daily basis.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:46 PM on Apr. 28, 2010

  • What works best is a family lifestyle change. Start with family walks after dinner. Add a family bike ride on weekends.

    Let water be the primary beverage - everyone should drink at least 8 glasses a day.

    Replace simple/white grains with whole grains (try new ones, like quinoa and barley) - everyone should eat 5-6 servings a day.

    Increase the amount of fruits and vegetables everyone eats - 7-8 servings, in at least 3 different colors.

    Serve at least two servings of legumes a day.

    Cut way back on, or eliminate, meat and dairy.

    I have a ton of family friendly, budget friendly, healthy recipes I would be happy to share with you; send me a message offlist if you are interested.

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:37 PM on Apr. 28, 2010

  • First off it's you. A positive role model you. Teacher them how to shop for and prepare good foods. The nutritionalist is not a bad idea. On the cost issue get a book or two by a nutritionist. Make a plan together. Get some fun dance tapes or join something together. Just remember everyone needs positive suport not shame.

    Answer by LeHart at 11:59 PM on Apr. 28, 2010

  • I would consult with your child's doctor...that being said, I have heard some amazing stories about kids losing weight & getting in shape with of all things a video game called Dance Dance Revolution!

    Answer by Carey2006 at 12:19 PM on May. 1, 2010

  • Ask the doctor. NO child should be losing weight without consultation and supervision of a doctor.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 11:36 AM on May. 2, 2010

  • Like others have said, ask a doctor, portion control, healthy food and exercise....also keep in mind that some kids will get a little heavy then when they start to grow again will even out.

    Answer by tazdvl at 1:31 PM on May. 2, 2010