Is true that it is not advisable for teenager to go on diet as this can compromise their growth spur?
Improper dietary restrictions or dieting can indeed have effect on growth and development especially when essential nutrients and minerals are deficient. However, teenager can be allowed to undergo weight reduction methods like dieting if needed to maintain ideal body weight. It is important to determine first the Body Mass Index (BMI) to determine nutritional need category e.g. underweight, overweight, or obese. It is advisable to consult a physician or dietician to plan an individualized diet for the teenager’s needs.
0 vote(s)If they are not to fat then you don't have to put them on a diet because they will thin out on there own when they hit there growth spurt because I had the same question and my friend told me to take a picture of him when he was out by the pool in his bathing suit so I could see his stomach and then do the same thing next year and look at the difference and wow there was a difference in the first pic his belly hung over his pants a little and he had a couple fat rolls and in the second his belly was flat as a board and instead of seeing rolls you could see his ribs and wile we were at the beach I told him he looked like he was on survivor because he was so skinny
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