Be a roll model
Work as a family
Make fast foods and dining out a sometimes treat rather than a regular part of family meals. Institute a nightly walk as a family or some kind of physical activity that gets everyone in the house feeling better about themselves. It can help to understand the basics of what teens require in their diets. It also increases the opportunity for family socialisation if everyone eats slowly and enjoys their meal. A supportive family environment and a house full of people who are also making healthy choices should help everyone get to their goal weight. Chewing slowly helps improve satiation, causes you to eat fewer calories, and improves nutrient absorption. Make sure to include some kind of protein for continued energy.
Losing Weight as a Teen
This may be difficult when everyone´s schedule is crazy, but research has shown that teens who eat with their families tend to have healthier diets when they're older. On, average a teenage girl needs between 1,800 and 2,200 calories a day, and Boys need between 2,200 and 2,700 calories daily. Teach teens which foods should be eaten in moderation and which make up a regular part of a healthy diet.
If your teen takes his or her own lunch, load it up with fruit, veggies, complex carbs and lean protein. Minimize processed foods that come in cans, boxes, bags, jars, and packages. Teens tend to gulp down their meals quickly. Make sure there are plenty of healthy snacks in the house for after-school munchies.