What is a good teen fitness plan?

October 4, 2011 by  
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Question by alyssabernal24: What is a good teen fitness plan?
I’m 16
want to lose about 15-20 pounds between now and about mid summer
what would be a good fitness plan to be on
and what should my daily calorie intake be?
please answer if you really know what your talking about
i’m open to any tips
or any links to websites

Best answer:

Answer by Trying to get Healthy!!
Here are some FYI TIPS, you may find useful!

***WATER: WATER is VERY important! You should drink an extra 8oz, for every 20-25 pounds you want to lose on top of the regular amount of 8 glasses you should drink daily. If you are exercising you’ll need to increase this!

***To lose weight more efficiently and effectively, stop eating 2-3 hours before bedtime. This allows your body to become a fat burning machine throughout the night, instead of trying to process what you’ve just eaten. That feeling in your belly (of hunger), is the body going into to fat burning mode, you want that! That is the key to the ignition so to speak! Also, you should eat breakfast, this also sort of jumpstart your body’s’ metabolism. You can also try: http://www.fitnessmagazine.com they’ve got all kinds of great exercises you can choose from and they even do demonstrations of them!

***COOL DOWN: Cooling down, having a cool down session after working out prevents blood pulling to occur, which cause you to be more sore. Walking around or stretching ~10-15 minutes should be sufficient! 😀

***FOR EXERCISES: Try 20-45mins (whatever you can do) daily, or as many as you can, (something is always better, than nothing at all!!) of some cardio of your choice. Maybe running/jogging, dancing, bike, etc. (yes, dancing can be great cardio- just throw on some favorite music and let it rip! Its fun and you control it! 😀 Best time to exercises is the morning, first thing! When you do this you jumpstart your metabolism for the day. Just GET/BE/STAY ACTIVE this is really good and important for a healthy body!

***Make sure you have enough and proper protein in your diet! This is important! Chicken, seafood, meats you can get these as lean meats and make these as good choices in your meal plan.

***PLAN AHEAD: My husband and I plan our meal ahead of time. We discuss the day before what are plan for the next day is so we pretty much already know what the deal is and what it’s going to be for the next day. We don’t have to guess and wonder, we’re already prepared. I can’t tell you how wonderful this little sucker is, it helps sooo much!
Know what’s on the menu for you tomorrow!

***Look for inch loss, which is a wonderful thing. Sometimes you lose in inches and not actual weight. Take your measurements and pay attention to how your clothes fit you! That is a really good indicator that something’s happening!

***Strength training is also good! But, be careful and don’t over do it. Too much can make you gain weight in bulk muscle; muscle weighs more that fat!

***Take a look at http://www.caloriesperhour.com
Go to the Activity Calculator, and you can find out according to your specific age, gender, height and weight, how many calories you burn doing all kinds of activities! It’s cool & simple, I like the site! 😀

***It takes 3500 calories to gain a pound and a loss of/deficit of 3500 to lose a pound!*

***If you have a bad day or an off day, it’s better to eat the bad foods as early in the day as possible, that way you have a lot longer time to burn it of than just a few hours at night before bed!! Also, eat you bigger meals earlier, in this same regard of burning it off!

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2 Responses to “What is a good teen fitness plan?”
  1. josie f says:

    go to sparkteens.com and it will help you control your calories and exercise. 1600 calories a day is a good amount of calories to have. You don’t want to eat to little or it will screw up your metabolism and you will end up having to work your ass off the rest of your life to lose weight. You should exercise when ever you can. Actually long walks will make you lose weight faster then running. Although vigorous exercise will make you gain muscle. I prefer work out videos because it’s more convenient. It all depends on what kind of shape your in. If you want to lose weight and keep the weight off, unfortunately you should only lose about 1 or 2 pounds a week. Good Luck and i hope i helped!
    oh and yes drink lots of water, it will basically flush the fat out of you, in a way. Also fruits and vegetables always help

  2. Pasha says:

    try to get involved in an activity. join a sports team or take some lessons or something like that. if you can stay physically active for several hours a day doing something fun you’ll burn a lot of calories and have more fun doing it than if you go to the gym for a shorter more intense workout alone. try to eat mainly fruits & vegetables. they’ll fill you up with very few calories so you can feel satisfied with just a small amount of the bad foods you love. a trainer or team is useful for motivation and to pressure you not to back out of a workout, but if you don’t want to do either of those it would be really helpful to find a friend who will be active with you. it’s difficult to give specific plans since you didn’t give your height and weight. try sparkpeople.com. it’s free. you can input your height & weight and how much you want to lose in what amount of time and they’ll give you plans to choose from. then you can keep track of what you eat and how much you exercise on the website so you can easily see if you are actually meeting your goals.

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