Adolescent obesity and teenage weight gain is harder to control than child obesity. This is because children are more receptive to advice and suggestions than teenagers.
Also, you can not boast a teen in the same way as a pre-teen as we all know 🙂
As we grow up in puberty, it grows both physically and mentally. We are much more sensitive and stubborn than before. As teens, I'm sure you remember, we think ourselves smarter than our parents. I'm sure to admit that manipulating a teenage child is a real pain in the limb.
Now, today, why the teenage weight gain?
We see many stories and news articles telling us about obesity in childhood and going to a shopping mall or driving from a group of kids to a local 7-11 you can definitely guarantee that the kids today are a little bit plump than these was a few years ago, at least that's what I tend to see.
So shy is that? We know that there are changes in diet, lack of personal responsibility and freedom, but it really lets us look at the symptoms, because that is happening more now.
1) Teens just know the difference between healthy and unhealthy foods as they were taught about it during their childhood. If they ate food and fatty foods as young children, the same unhealthy eating habits follow them in their teens and start eating them in larger quantities.
Parents often ask their children to buy garbage from outside, instead of taking the time or the problem of cooking healthy snacks at home, this can also lead to teenage weight gain. If your child never tastes healthy and organic food, he or she will of course not care about them in the last years of his life.
In addition, if your child has a school cafeteria, things could get worse. These days, schools prefer to buy food willingly from outside, as it is the cheapest option for cooking meals at home. School budgets are stretched out and these cuts can surely appear in a cafeteria.
There is no way your teenage child has the choice to eat healthy foods. The easiest way to think about is to make sure that eating is a central part of the family that eats, so that dinner decisions are done well ahead of time.
Also, having a lot of fruits and vegetables in the fridge, so kids will have less reason to look for chips and crackers in the cellar, helped me, as well as my children.
2) Teenagers are much more tempted to try restaurant foods than their pre-teen counterparts. You see, almost all teenagers today have a little more freedom and some money to go out with friends. There are usually two sources of this cash: either their parents offer pocket money or make money with part-time jobs.
So when teens have money to spend, they usually spend junk food because they are tasty and tasty. This will lead to teenage weight gain with all extra calories. My son is the worst about it. He thinks every day he should have a Cherry Pepsi and some candy. At 147 pounds and with a growing body it is much more important for him to make better snack decisions than I probably do.
Many of their eating habits are also affected by their peers at school. I still remember that whenever my friend had a Super Big Gulp, I would inevitably buy one for myself, although I did not intend to buy it when I left the house. In fact, this peer pressure can be even worse, I remember how proud I was to have 2 Super Big Gulps in a day that I now find as an adult is very awesome.
3) Some, though not all teenagers are doing difficult. Again, we as parents have a great role to play here. If a child is not taught the benefits of the exercises or if their parents allow them to play games for hours, instead of encouraging them to participate in outdoor competitions, there is a good chance our children will be less healthy, the situation could worsen as they grow up in puberty.
There are indeed very few schools that do outdoor sports and other similar activities as a compulsory part of their curriculum. Therefore, our current school system may also be accused of adolescent health and weight gain.
Can we genuinely blame schools for teenage weight gain?
It would be good if the current American way of life and the education system could change altogether. However, I do not see it happening in the years to come.
Therefore, as a parent, it is time to start everyone to take control of our child's health.
As to what you need to do to keep your teenage child healthy, I think what I said above is more than enough to help our children eat and exercise much healthier and avoid teenage weight gain . active life.