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Summer Weight Loss Plan for Teens

author image Elaena Flow
Elaena Flow has always has a passion for fitness and well-being. She is a registered yoga teacher and a certified holistic health coach. Flow also has a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from UC Santa Barbara. She has been writing and editing since 2008.
Summer Weight Loss Plan for Teens
Teenagers can lose weight in the summer. Photo Credit: Francesco Ridolfi/iStock/Getty Images

Teen weight loss is not about dieting. A teen summer weight-loss plan is about integrating lifestyle changes and creating healthy habits. This is important because weight loss does not have to be a struggle or cause negative body image. It can be easy to do and rewarding.

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Step 1

Raw foods help weight loss.
Raw foods help weight loss. Photo Credit: Medioimages/Photodisc/Photodisc/Getty Images

Eat more raw foods. Foods that are alive and organic help your body to shed unnecessary weight naturally.

Step 2

Olive oil is a good fat.
Olive oil is a good fat. Photo Credit: Angel Luis Simon Martin/iStock/Getty Images

Eat good fats. Contrary to common belief, fats are essential to weight loss and body functioning, especially for growing teens. Most restaurant and store-bought food is made with low-quality, refined over-processed oils and fats. Eat good fats like virgin olive, coconut, grape seed, walnut or sunflower oil. Eat whole-milk products and full-fat yogurt. These types of fat do not make you fat when eaten in moderation.

Step 3

Whole grain bread.
Whole grain bread. Photo Credit: Jupiterimages/Stockbyte/Getty Images

Stop eating white bread. These products are lacking in essential nutrients. Because of this, your body often wants more. Switch to whole-wheat and other types of grains such as quinoa or millet for a more nutritious, well-rounded and filling diet that helps with weight loss.

Step 4

Drink water.
Drink water. Photo Credit: Jupiterimages/ Images

Ditch the sodas. Soft drinks do not have nutritional value and are empty calories. Stay away from sodas, both regular and diet, and opt for real fresh juice or water instead.

Step 5

Dance, or be active.
Dance, or be active. Photo Credit: YanLev/iStock/Getty Images

Find an engaging way to exercise. Exercise is important and should be enjoyable. Try activities such as dancing, hiking, yoga or swimming. Walk at least 20 minutes every day. Limit Internet, TV, video game and cellphone time. Getting active every day, makes it easy to lose extra weight in the summer.

Step 6

Dark leafy greens are essential for weight loss.
Dark leafy greens are essential for weight loss. Photo Credit: Andi Berger/iStock/Getty Images

Eat dark leafy greens every day. Make salads or steam the veggies and have them with dinner. Some dark leafy greens to try include kale, chard, bok choy, arugula and spinach. Dark leafy greens help you lose weight by filling you up with dense fiber and nutrients.

Step 7

Limit your portions.
Limit your portions. Photo Credit: George Doyle/Stockbyte/Getty Images

Limit portions. Most restaurant portions are much too large for the average person. Eat a little bit less than normal for every meal and notice the difference in your weight.

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