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Losing Weight Safely

What's the Right Weight for My Height?
One of the biggest questions guys and girls have is whether they're the right weight. Because the body is growing and changing so much during adolescence, it can be tough to answer this question.

Smart Snacking
Healthy snacks are essential for busy teens. Find out how eating small, nutritious meals throughout the day can keep your energy level high and your mind alert.

The Deal With Diets
With all the focus on dieting, how do you figure out what's healthy and what isn't? Read this article to get the basics on dieting.

Eating Well While Eating Out
We all know the importance of eating well. But how are you supposed to do so when your schedule is so demanding you're never at home? Find out how to make healthy food choices on the go.

Why Exercise Is Wise
Getting the right amount of exercise can rev up your energy levels and even help you to feel better emotionally. Find out why.

Are Detox Diets Safe?
The name sounds reassuring - everyone knows that anything toxic is bad for you. But detox diets aren't good for teens. Find out why.

Binge Eating Disorder
Binge eating is a type of eating disorder. This article for teens explains what it is, how to recognize it, and how to get help.

How Can I Lose Weight Safely?
Lots of people are unhappy with their present weight, but aren't sure how to change it - or even if they need to. Get the facts on weight loss here.

Motivation and the Power of Not Giving Up
Everyone struggles with staying motivated and reaching their goals. Just look at how many people diet, lose weight, and then gain it back again. But it's still possible to stay motivated if you take the right approach.

How Much Food Should I Eat?
Lots of us don't realize we're eating too much because we've become so used to large portions. This article for teens helps you take control of your plate.

5 Facts About Goal Setting
Here are 5 practical tips on goal setting that can help make it easier to set and reach goals.

Is It Possible To Lose Weight Without Exercising?
Find out what the experts have to say.

Staying at a Healthy Weight
Here are some practical, everyday tips on making exercise and healthy eating work for you instead of feeling like it's the other way around.

Is the Alli Diet Pill Right for Me?
If you're in your teens, the Alli diet pill isn't the weight-loss miracle you may be looking for.

What Can I Do to Stop Food Cravings?
Find out what the experts have to say.

5 Ways to Spot a Fad Diet
Here are 5 clues that a diet may be more about empty promises than real results.

How Can I Avoid Overeating When I'm Hungry?
Find out what the experts have to say.

5 Ways to Beat Summer Weight Gain
Surprisingly, summer can be a time when people gain weight, not lose it. These tips help you stay on track.

Weight Loss Surgery
Weight loss surgery works. But it's serious stuff, both physically and emotionally. Find out about different weight loss surgery options for teens.

How Can I Get Back on My Weight-Loss Plan?
Find out what the experts have to say.

Stress & Coping Center
Visit our stress and coping center for advice on how to handle stress, including different stressful situations.

Asking for Help: Getting Past Obstacles
Sometimes our ideas and beliefs stand in the way of asking for help. Here are ideas for teens on how to get past 5 common barriers to getting help.

Losing Weight: Brandon's Story (Video)
Brandon, 17, has lost 70 pounds through better eating and exercise. In this video he talks about what inspired him and how he stayed on track.

Weight Loss Surgery: Stacie's Story (Video)
After struggling with weight her whole life, Stacie decided to look into weight loss surgery in her late teens. Here's her story.

Therapy and Weight Management
Losing weight can feel like a challenge, no matter how much we want it. It can sometimes seem like our minds are working against us. That's where weight-management counselors can help.