Q&A: Diet and fitness plan for 16 year old?

October 9, 2011 by  
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Question by Cayley: Diet and fitness plan for 16 year old?
I am a 16 year old girl, 5’7 and 140 pounds. I want to loose about 10 pounds before school starts in a month. Is that reasonable? It is hard for me to exercise a lot because I have a large bust. I need a plan that will include a workout routine. And please don’t suggest a website because you almost always have to pay or it’s just crappy.
Any help or personal routine is welcome! Thank you!

Best answer:

Answer by Amy Smith
Im on a diet at the moment and ive lost a lot of weight in 2/3 weeks my diet is just..
Breakfast – Cheerios and Skimmed Milk – Cornflakes and other cereals are okay too but make sure its nothing chocolatey

Lunch and Dinner for me is just salad with a bit of dressing – Lettuce, Cucumber, Tomatoes, Peppers, Corn on the cob, Green beans, CousCous

Snacks – Fruit, Apples, Bannanas, Strawberrys

Dont eat after 6pm, people usually arent that active after that time and whatever is eaten after then just sits on your stomach and turns to fat.

Excercise – 1 hour a day should be fine but when you really get into it more is good just not too much as you dont want an injury, stretching is also important to save on the aches in the morning.

Im not one of them kind of people that would go running around in the morning but i do workout dvds, saves money on going to the gym, there easy to download and if you get the right one can do wonders, the ones that work for me are Deanne Berry and Davina Fit

Walking is also good, i know the meals may seem a bit dull but because they are so low in calories the excercise you do will burn them off easilly and then burn off loads of fat

Good luck x

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One Response to “Q&A: Diet and fitness plan for 16 year old?”
  1. Uninterested G says:

    More than 18 percent of teens aged 12 to 19 are obese. Obese teenagers are more likely to become obese adults. You can help your teen lose weight by teaching him healthy habits he can carry with him as he becomes an adult. A weight loss meal plan for a 16-year-old should provide a variety of healthy foods from each food group to make sure all nutrient needs are met.

    Diet Basics
    When trying to lose weight, you should not put your teen on an overly restrictive diet. Teens are still growing and need to eat adequate amounts of calories, protein, vitamins and minerals to support that growth. Talk to your doctor about how many calories your teen should be eating each day. Most 16-year-olds can lose weight safely following a 2,000-calorie diet. A balanced 2,000-calorie diet should include 2 cups of fruit, 2 1/2 cups of vegetables, six servings of grain, 5.5 oz. of meat or beans, 3 servings of dairy foods and six servings of fat.

    When trying to help your teen lose weight, make sure she eats breakfast. Breakfast will jump-start the metabolism and help prevent overeating later in the day. A balanced breakfast to promote weight loss includes 1 cup of fruit, two servings of grain, 1 cup of milk, 1 oz. of meat or beans and two servings of fat. A sample meal includes two slices of whole wheat toast with 2 tsp. of margarine, one scrambled egg, 1 cup of low-fat yogurt and a large banana.

    Encourage your 16-year-old to pay attention to what he drinks. Water and sugar-free beverages should be his first choice to quench his thirst. A balanced lunch meal should include 1 cup of fruit, 1 cup of vegetables, two servings of grain, 2 oz. of meat or beans, one serving dairy and two servings of fat. For lunch, your 16-year-old can have a turkey sandwich with 2 oz. of lean deli turkey meat, 1 1/2 oz. of natural cheese, two slices of whole wheat bread, lettuce, tomato and 1 tsp. of mayonnaise. Serve lunch with 1 cup of baby carrots with 1 tbsp. of ranch dressing and 1 cup of grapes.

    When your teen is trying to lose weight, be sure to set a good example, and try to make healthier choices too. Teens who have the support of their families have more success at losing weight, according to the Kids Health website. A balanced dinner meal to help your teen lose weight should include 1 1/2 cups of vegetables, two servings of grain, 2 1/2 oz. of meat or beans, one serving of dairy and 2 servings of fat. For dinner, your teen can eat a 2 1/2 oz. extra lean ground meat hamburger on a whole wheat hamburger bun, served with 1/2 cup of cooked corn, 2 cups of mixed greens with 2 tbsp. of salad dressing and 1 cup of nonfat milk.

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