With celebrities all losing weight especially teen stars like Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton and Hillary Duff, it is no wonder that teenagers nowadays want to have the slimmest bod ever.
And with a hundred and one kinds of the diet programs in the market, dieting is not really that hard especially if you are really dead set on your target weight and losing those extra pounds. It is important though that you look for a kind of diet that will fit your needs and something that will still keep you healthy.
Most of the diet programs in the market may work but getting into the program can be mighty expensive. Unless you have someone like Donald Trump as your father, an ordinary teenager like you would never be able to afford the diet program even if you save your whole monthly allowance. Other programs though that you can afford may not work the same way. If you are not really in need of a crash diet and just need to lose a few pounds, then you can just do your own kind of diet and monitor your own progress.
There is actually no great secret in dieting. The right kind of dieting is composed of two things, balance diet and exercise. Below are some ideas and tips that may help you start the diet program. See what works for you and who knows, you might even be able to invent your own.
Lessen the meat
One way to truly lose weight is to avoid foods that put calories into your weight. This means that you should avoid foods that are rich in fats and carbohydrates. Lessen your intake of red meat such as beef and pork. If you must really have to, eat white meat such as those found in chicken and in turkey.
Go for the fruits
Fruits are healthy foods that provide a balance of nutrients and what is more, it is a good source of fibers that help the digestive system metabolize the foods that we take into our bodies. Fruits are also great sources of vitamins and minerals that will not only keep your body healthy but will also keep your skin and other body functions in tip-top shape.
Veggies are foods that are low in caloric content but rich in fibers, vitamins and minerals. Depending on how it is cooked, going on a vegetarian meal once in a while can help you lose those unwanted fats fast.
The other side of a diet program is the exercise part. It is not enough that you just eat the right kinds of food. Doing this will only prevent you from gaining more weight but will not make a difference in the weight that you have gained before. If you really want to lose weight, diet and exercise goes hand in hand.
Most people think that if they exercise, every now and then, they will already lose weight. This is not the case. In order to really lose weight, it is important that you establish an exercise routine that you will be able to follow through.
Without this, nothing will ever come off from your attempt. In losing weight, you really have to want to lose weight. There is no half measure. There is no vacation. Total and absolute commitment is necessary. Otherwise, you are just wasting your time.