Healthy body weight

As you grow From teen into your adult self, your body changes. For women, your hips and thighs fill out and take on a more womanly shape. For men, your chest fills out and you take on a more manly shape. You will gain a few pounds. This transition is hard for some people who want to stay in their teen age shape. Truth is, the only way to stay in your teen age shape is with unhealthy eating and exercise habits which may lead to an eating disorder.
It is normal to go from teen sizes to adult sizes in clothing increasing 1-2 sizes. How much is too much? I recommend talking to your doctor or using a website like which has a simple to use ideal body weight calculator. If you are in your healthy body range, congratulations. If not, ask your doctor for a plan that may help you. It really isn’t about weight, it is more about healthy eating habits and regular exercise. Healthy eating includes 3 -4 fruit, lots of vegetables, 8 ounces of protein, 2 -3 dairy and 2-3 whole grains daily. I’m short so I’m on the lower end of the range. Men will need to add a serving or two in those ranges. Healthy exercise is 30-60 minutes a day that includes cardio and strength training. I do 30 – 40 minutes of walking each day or 60 minutes if biking. I also do 10-15 minutes of push-ups and squats for my weight training each day. Apps I find helpful are myfitnesspal and 7-minute workout by Lolo.
Let us pray, Dear Heavenly Father, help me to take time with you in prayer each day, to eat healthy and exercise sufficiently as to be well. Thank you for my health. Thank you for this new day. In Jesus name. Amen.


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