Weight will slow down after puberty.
Weight Gain During Puberty?
If you’re a mother of a tween, or if you’re going through puberty yourself, you may be worried about weight gain. It’s normal to feel concerned – after all, gaining weight during puberty can seem like it’s the end of the world! But don’t worry – there are plenty of things that you can do to stay healthy and maintain your weight. In this blog post, we will discuss some tips for avoiding weight gain during puberty. Keep reading to learn more!
Weight gain during puberty is a normal part of the entire process. The body increases its weight in preparation for that big event of reproduction. The good news is that when puberty ends, around 15 or 16, the weight gain slows down, and with the following recommendations you can keep the weight at bay.
One of the best things that you can do to avoid weight gain during puberty is to make sure that you’re eating healthy foods. Avoid processed foods and sugary drinks, and try to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. If you’re not used to eating a lot of fruits and vegetables, start small – add one or two servings per day. You can also try substituting healthy snacks for unhealthy ones. For example, instead of eating a bag of chips, you could eat a piece of fruit or a veggie stick.
It’s also important to get plenty of exercise during puberty. Exercise doesn’t have to be boring – you can do anything that gets your heart rate up and makes you sweat. Try going for a walk, playing tag with your friends, or doing some jumping jacks. As long as you’re moving your body, you’re getting the exercise that you need!
I can only imagine that you have heard the above over and over again!! But unfortunately, it is true. This is the best time to establish good baseline eating habits.
Finally, remember to stay positive and don’t compare yourself to others. Gaining weight during puberty is completely normal – everyone goes through it! So try to focus on the things that you like about yourself, and don’t worry about the things that you can’t change.
And of course, you must have heard this before. But here is a tip for you as a tween (or mom). Think about one thing you always wanted to get to know more about. Are you interested in drawing, dance, swimming, synchronized swimming, anything that may seem like a wild dream, now is the time to just give it a try? It will take your mind off yourself and focus on a new adventure.
Do you worry about your daughter’s weight gain during puberty? Share them in the comments below! And if you’re looking for more information on this topic, check out our other blog posts on puberty and health. For you mom, if you want to learn more about the emotional and physical changes of puberty join me in the Seminar Healthy Chats for Tweens and Mom. Let’s help our daughter thrive during these years.