1.Don’t refer to your teen as overweight. This may make them feel ashamed and could make things worse.
2.Encourage exercise. Encourage them to do fun activities such as swimming, jogging, and bike riding. Encourage them to take the stairs instead of the elevator.
3.Help your teenager set goals. Make sure they are realistic ones.
4.Always be sure to set an example for your teenager. Nothing helps a teenager more than a good role model.
5.Help your teen develop a habit of choosing healthy and nutritious foods. Not only does your teen need to be eating their daily serving of fruits and vegetables, but they need to get into the habit of doing so.
6.Avoid letting your teen have unhealthy foods. Unhealthy foods aren’t going to get them anywhere. Avoid fried foods especially.
7.Try talking to your teenager’s doctor for ways to help them.
8.Always be supportive of your teen. Celebrate the things they accomplish.
9.Encourage them to engage in vigorous exercise, and let them know that one does not even start burning calories until one has been exercising for more than 30 minutes.
10.Tell them to start off small with walking, then increase their walks a little by little. Tell them that it will take time, but they will get stronger as they go, then they can increase their walks as they get stronger. Have them document their progress.