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Weight Management for Adolescents

Medically reviewed by Last updated on May 6, 2024.

What do I need to know about weight management?

You can manage your weight by regularly choosing healthy foods and exercising. Over time, these healthy habits can help you maintain or lose weight safely. Fad diets usually do not have all the nutrients you need to grow and stay healthy. Diet pills can be dangerous to your health. Fad diets and diet pills usually do not help you keep weight off long term.

What increases my risk for becoming overweight?

How do I maintain my weight or lose weight safely?

Work with your healthcare provider or dietitian to develop a plan for maintaining or losing weight safely. If you have obesity, your healthcare provider may recommend that you lose weight. Your provider or dietitian may recommend any of the following:

How do I create a healthy meal plan?

Healthy Foods

What are some other tips for making healthy food choices?

How can I develop healthy habits that last?

Care Agreement

You have the right to help plan your care. Learn about your health condition and how it may be treated. Discuss treatment options with your healthcare providers to decide what care you want to receive. You always have the right to refuse treatment. The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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