Worried about your weight?
Most young people will at some point be concerned about their weight. It is extremely hard to loose weight and the best way forward is to try and keep your weight steady and grow into your body.
It is a case of keeping the energy flow steady, what comes in has to equal what goes out. This means that you need to do as much exercise to burn of the foods taken in. It is important that when you exercise that you work up a sweat and get the heart beating faster than usual for at least 60 minutes each day. This will mean that you are burning off any fat that you have taken into your body.
Look at the amount of time you sit in front of a screen, whether that is a TV or computer. Try to limit this to 2 hours a day. Often this time could be better spent being active, meeting up with friends for a cycle ride, swim or joining a sports club where you can enjoy some kind of exercise with a group of people of your age, football, dancing,and tennis.
Cutting back on fatty snacks is a good way to reduce your fat intake, such as crisps, buns and biscuits, even some of the cereal bars can have a higher sugar and fat content so fruit is the best way forward or small portions of nuts or seeds.
There will always be some people who can loose weight more easily than others and it seems unfair, but it is just the way it is. If you continue to put on weight then start to look at your portion sizes, reducing how much of certain foods you take in.
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