Welcome to Overweight Teen

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The purpose of this site is to help teens, parents, families, and friends who may have a loved one struggling with issues of being overweight.  Our website is designed to help educate on the statistics of childhood obesity and overweight teenagers. Articles include warning signs associated with overweight teens and teen eating disorders; such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorders. Our goal is to help adolescents who may be experiencing weight issues and eating disorders find therapy or treatment to overcome these behaviors.

Causes of Obesity
There are many causes of obesity and eating too much or exercising too little are just a few of the reasons why so many teens and adults suffer from obesity. The causes of obesity can be fairly complex and difficult to treat depending on the person. There is no easy fix to prevent the causes of obesity.
Teens and Fad Diets
Teens and fad diets can be a bad combination. Sometimes teens who want to lose weight will be tempted to try fad diets. Because teens' bodies are still developing, however, fad diets can be harmful to teens. Teens and their parents should learn how to spot and avoid fad diets.
Night Eating Syndrome
Are you concerned about how much food your teenager eats at night, or the types of food he or she consumes late at night? This article helps define night eating syndrome, offers night eating syndrome statistics, and explains warning signs of night eating disorder.
Fasting for Weight Loss
One way that some people attempt to lose weight is fasting. Going without food, reducing your overall calorie intake, can help you lose weight, but it is not always the healthiest option. Keep reading for information on fasting, and the pros and cons of fasting for weight loss.