Here are six easy steps that will help you make healthier choices, that will aid in a quick, but healthy weight loss.
Today, in movies and TV shows you will get to see thin kids. However, just being thin doesn’t mean that you are healthy, neither does being overweight mean you are not healthy. The right weight for you can be affected by different factors. Being a little overweight than your friends or other kids doesn’t necessarily mean you are unhealthy. Genes are one of the important factors which decide how the child’s body is going to be. Genetic qualities, which means qualities passed down from your parent to you, play a big role in determining the weight, body shape, and size and the overall kids’ health. So, finding out the right weight for you can greatly help you accept your body and help in planning a weight loss program.
Step #1: Talk to your Parents
The first step you should do is to talk to your parent and tell them you are aiming at losing weight. Tell them why you feel so.. If you have any ideas on weight loss program, then share it with them. By communicating with your parents, they will understand what you are aiming at, and will help you in the weight loss program. You can ask your mother to make healthy meals or learn how to make small healthy snacks yourself.
Step #2: Talk to your Physician
The second step is to talk to your physician. Before, you make any changes in your current diet, it is good to inform your doctor. The doctor will give you even more useful tips on making diet and lifestyle changes, that will further guide you in a healthy weight loss.
Step #3: Figure Out the ‘Right Weight’
Figure out what is the right weight for you. You can ask your doctor to tell you what is the BMI for you, and how much weight you need to lose to fall in the normal weight range. So, note down the figure which should be your normal weight, and aim your weight loss program towards achieving that weight.
Step #4: Make Diet Changes
By following a healthy diet you can greatly cut down on fatty foods and sugary foods intake, and increase healthy food intake. You can look online for some fun healthy foods recipe for kids, and include them in your weekly menu. By healthy foods, it means adding up lots of fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet. If you get hungry, then go for a nice snack like frozen yogurt with fresh berries.
Step #5: Indulge in a Physical Activity
Exercising can greatly contribute to weight loss. Doing some weight loss exercises can be boring. However, there are so many activities for kids, that you don’t have to do the conventional and sometimes boring exercises. Easy exercises include basketball, dancing, gymnastics, baseball, running, swimming, etc. So, just make a list of five physical activities you like and for around half an hour to one hour participate in these activities.
Step #6: Stick to the Program
Do not give up on the weight loss program, aim at getting back to the appropriate normal weight. Make sure you avoid eating any junk, however, having junk food once in a month and some dessert once or twice a week will not affect the program too much. On that day you can consider playing two sports, or along with your normal sports consider running around the house for couple of times, so that you burn up the junk or sweet food calories.
These were the tips on losing weight quickly for kids. So, use the above steps and stick to the program, and you can achieve the normal weight for your height, and feel good about your body!