Most teens must be unaware of the fact that unhealthy dieting can curb their growth potential. Otherwise they would not resort to crash diets and other impractical dieting options constantly. Our body needs nutrients and calories to grow and develop fully. Another important fact to be kept in mind is that your bones take in maximum calcium during the teen years and early twenties. Hence going on “diet” plans is not going to help the teen in any positive way. Milk, yogurt and cheese are good sources of calcium and teenagers should consume three cups of milk daily.
A person without eating breakfast is like a computer without power. Read more on the importance of a healthy breakfast at www.firsteatright.com.
Refrain from eating candies, cookies or other sweet foods before any athletic event as these foods add extra calories without giving any energy boost.
Eat smart, play hard and stay healthy. This will make you feel good, look good and do good to your body.