For anyone who has watched Harry Potter, for sure, must know Neville Longbottom but does anyone know Matthew Lewis? If not, then search him up, you’ll understand what the sentence “puberty, you’re doing it right” means. Once in a lifetime we all come across the situation when either we say it to someone else or someone says to us: “Arrey kitne bari hogayi ho! Kitni badal gayi ho! Or when those aunties start with their “Bilkul apni ammi jaisi nikli hai”. Sheesh! And boys have to hear this probably more than girls in their lifetime.
All these arrey waahs and hayes are the manifestation of all that is puberty folks.
What is it & what does it do?
No one on this planet is a stranger to the concept of puberty unless it hasn’t hit you yet. Stating it in layman terms; it’s simply the process of biological maturation of a person that starts at a certain age in all kids which makes the hormones go out of whack and brings about changes in the appearance and other characteristics over the years. And not to mention the pubescent mood swings.
Puberty brings changes in the body so what could the biggest and most problematic change in the body be? WEIGHT. Yep, weight. Usually, everyone just gets fat. But some tend to either look the same or show very little change in their body. Girls tend to put on weight around the belly area and hips and chest, which is more commonly called “baby fat”, while boys also do get fat but mostly it takes on a muscular form.
Is it healthy or not?
Ever seen pictures of someone who suffers from anorexia? If yes, then you might see how important body fat is. Some fat is necessary for the development of the body and for your physical existence basically. But be clear in the difference between skinny and having no fat. Some people have naturally thin bodies and while some due to some circumstances either don’t put on weight or start losing the weight they already have. It is vital to have a healthy amount of fat on you that is according to your body. Deposition of large amounts of fat at the wrong age and at the wrong places can lead to serious health problems.
What is considered normal fat?
It’s pretty normal to notice some change in your weight and in your overall physique, but it is still important to know that to what extent it is normal to gain some weight. We gain when we consume more calories than our body requires. These calories can come from both healthy and unhealthy foods. You can’t have too much of a good thing, ya’ know! In this age, it is important for a parent to be the watch out of their kids’ weight. If it’s changing drastically and the kid is growing more in width than height, that could be an alarm to reduce the calorie intake.
How can it be managed?
Getting fat is never a happy situation for anyone (unless you’re underweight). During the years of adolescence, a person’s esteem and self-acceptance might hit rock bottom because of a damaged body image but in this time dieting should not be an option. A child might become too conscious of his/her appearance and that’s not good. The simplest way to maintain a healthy weight is to balance the nutrients and add some exercise to your routine and Nutright can help you in knowing what exercise and diet would suit your body and you.