Diets That Are Suitable For Teenagers?
HellornrnDoc, if this mayo diet is good at what age, right? For teenagers aged 15-17 years, is it okay or not? Can it interfere with growth?
There are so many types of diets that are currently booming in the community, one of which is the mayo diet. The mayo diet is a diet with long-term weight control that is also useful for helping prevent high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and sleep apnea.
The right mayo diet is to apply the principle of changing life habits to be healthier. There are 2 phases of the mayo diet:
Lose it: during the first 2 weeks to lose weight, by consuming a healthy breakfast, 4 servings of vegetables, 3 servings of fruit every day, consumption of whole grains, and moderate-intensity exercise for 30 minutes/day. In essence, the most food menu is vegetables, then fruit, followed by carbohydrates, meat, milk, and fat. Sugary foods and drinks are strictly limited Live it: continue healthy habits during the lose it phase If you want to lose weight, you must first determine whether you really need to lose weight or not. It is recommended that you lose weight if your body mass index is above 23. To calculate your body mass index, you can calculate your weight (kg) divided by your height squared (m2).
At a teenager like you, it is better to lose weight by reducing calorie intake but still maintaining nutritional intake, for example by increasing protein and drinking 2-3 liters of water / day, but reducing sweet snacks, ice cream, cakes, fried foods, and foods that are too heavy. salt is also reduced. Besides that, do regular exercise at least 3-4x/week with gradually increasing intensity. It is recommended to lose weight 0.5-1 kg / week.
Meanwhile, if you have certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, it is highly recommended to consult with the treating doctor or clinical nutritionist regarding the recommended daily diet menu, including the mayo diet.
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Thanks and hope it helps,
dr. Devika Y