JadeRobinson
JadeRobinson asks:
Q:

How to prevent obesity in a teen?

In Topics: Nutrition, Eating disorders
> 60 days ago

|

Expert

Dr.Monika
Jan 24, 2013
Subscribe to Expert

What the Expert Says:

This is a great question, because prevention is the best medicine!

First, engage your teen in daily physical activity and cut down sedentary behaviors (TV, computer, viseo game time, etc.).  

Second, teach him or her healthy eating habits:
1. Eat breakfast, lunch, dinner.  No meal skipping as it makes the body think that it will be starved, so it will convert all calories into fat.
2. Fruits and vegetables should be included in every meal/snack.
3. Stop drinking pop and juice.  Both are loaded with sugar that is not needed for health and growth.
4. Stop eating fast food.  Nothing about fast food is heathy.
5. Learn to cook!  That can be a fun family activity that produces yummy and healthy meals, and saves you money in the long run!

Regards.
Did you find this answer useful?
2
yes
0
no
Answer this question

Confirm

You are about to choose ${username}'s answer as the best answer.

Cancel | Continue

*You can change the best answer in the future if you think that you received a better answer

How likely are you to recommend Education.com to your friends and colleagues?

Not at all likely
Extremely likely