How to Cope with a Teenage Vegetarian

How to Cope with a Teenage Vegetarian

For a teenager, a planned vegetarian diet is presumably healthy. This will only give them a chance of eating and living healthy. So to speak, there is nothing wrong with being one as long as they have their diet planned in accordance to what their body needs. But what if your teenage child decides to be a vegetarian? First of all, what are vegetarians? A vegetarian, in a general sense, is someone who does not eat meat. In fact, there are actually three types of vegetarians. Lacto-ovo vegetarians…

How Healthy are Teen Food Choices

How Healthy are Teen Food Choices

Anyone who has seen Fast Food Nation or Super Size Me knows that fast food such as pizza, burgers, fries, etc. are not the best food options teens – or anyone for that matter – should go for. It is reported that Americans eat at fast food restaurants around four times a week on average. It’s also estimated that kids aged 6 – 14 eat at fast food restaurants 157 million times a month. Why are fast foods so popular? Because they are fast (hence the term), convenient and often inexpensive – making t…

How to Address Your Teen's Weight

How to Address Your Teen's Weight

Parents may do nothing to change their teens’ music and fashion tastes, but weight is a completely different matter. How parents address their teen’s weight is in general very disappointing. Usually, they encourage their children to diet. However, this approach is not effective. According to a study conducted by the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, teens who are subjected to strict dieting are more likely to remain overweight after a few years compared to their counterparts whose parents ha…

Healthy Weight for Teenagers

Healthy Weight for Teenagers

Teen obesity has become a growing concern for a lot of parents. In a stage where teens are experiencing rapid development physically, mentally and emotionally, most parents think that losing weight might not be a good idea. After all, teens should require all the nutrients that they need especially during the teenage years. Parents might even overdo providing what’s best for their children by giving them too much of everything, even when it comes to food. Causes of obesity in teenagersObesity in…

Healthy Diet for Teenagers

Healthy Diet for Teenagers

Obesity is becoming a big problem in the US. Today, it is estimated that 97 million people in the country are facing weight related issues and more than one-fifth of the adults in the US are said to be overweight. Teenagers also face the same problem. According to the American Dietetic Association, there’s a notable 39% increase in the number of obese teenagers in the country.  Teenagers could put the blame on their parent’s genes, for if the parents are obese there’s an 80% chance that their ki…