Went to the Nutritionist with my teen daughter. She has what they think is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome also known as PCOS. One of the ways to control it is maintaining a healthy weight. For her that means losing weight and staying on a 1500 calorie intake until the desire weight is achieved.
We will be working on a exercise regiment. One thing I will do with her is Mall Walking. Three times a week we will walk the Mall. Now for a teen this is hard, you know why... That's right No shopping allow or window shopping. Just walking for a set amount of times at a set speed. I have several pedometer and will give one to her and wear one myself. This will be good for both of us. Other things we will do is The Wii and Swimming. Our Vacation is coming up, Lots of exercise will be included. She walks every evening with her Dad in our neighborhood.
I have been getting so much info on this PCOS and learning a lot about the syndrome. It amazes me how many teens have it. Most articles link it to over weight issues. If this is truly a weight issue, then when everyone loses the pounds it should be cured! However I am not so sure about that cure. Yes it is important for health reason to maintain a healthy weight. We will still be watching her as she drops her weight to see if this so called Syndrome will get better. Making her body be in the natural female balance. Growing healthy teen is the world of Fast food and Quick bites is a challenge.