Saturday, January 3, 2009

Dream Teen

I got Tony's newsletter this week and it REALLY spoke to me. It's about teens and the obesity problem amongst them. I wasn't obese per se but I was very uneducated. Watching my family yo-yo diet and starve themselves became a common thing around me. At the age of 14 is when I remember starting my roller coaster. I use to workout like mad and eat nothing. Or I would eat bread and rice because they didn't have fat in them. I bet many of you can relate. I had no one to teach me about nutrition. As I got older I educated myself but that's just it. I really didn't KNOW what I was doing. Sure I wasn't eating out and I was starting to eat vegetables but it wasn't until I got Tony's diet that the lightbulb came on.

I think back to how unhappy and how unconfident I was with my body. If only I knew the nutrition aspect of the equation I may have had happier years. There wasn't the awareness that there is now about how unhealthy certain foods are. Or is it just that since i'm aware I think others should be? There are still clueless people who don't know they are eating bad.

For ex. My husband went to On the Border last week. He told me he was good and ate the fish tacos. I then looked up the nutrition on them. Fish Tacos So he thought he was doing well but look at the fat in that thing!

He lives with me and hears me preach about eating etc...so this just goes to show you how uneducated people still are.

I think Dream Teen is an excellent idea and I support this 100% If you know someone who could use this please email Tony. Trust me I wish I would have had something like this when I was younger. It's up to us adults to help out the children and teens of the world.

Do you know a teenager who may be obese?

Have youth struggling with weight issues in your family?

The teenage obesity problem has now been labeled an "epidempic"!

One recent study stated that over 9 million kids from age 6 to age 19 are overweight and they are highly likely to develop diabetes, heart disease and a host of weight-related health issues that could become life-threatening!

The following is probably the scariest of all.

One recent study declared that we are the first generation in the history of our nation who may see our own children die before we do as a result of obesity.

When must take responsibility for our part in all of this.

Listen, the kids don't learn to dip their french fries in honey mustard from the TV...they watch us.

I'm very concerned about our youth and DreamBodies will be taking a hands-on approach here in New York and also around the World with our Dream Teens Fitness programs and resources.

We will be offering a lot of these resources FREE of charge.

The first resource to be given away starts today.

We will give away the following book to those requesting it:

"Guide to Help Teenagers Lose Weight"

In this book:
What are the psychological issues for overweight teens? In this chapter, you'll learn all about the mental issues that need to be considered. To your teen, the weight may not even be a thought...which makes this an even more difficult situation to approach. Do you know how best to handle it?

How do you go about parenting an overweight teen without creating more problems? Sometimes, saying, or doing the wrong thing could make matters worse. It takes just the right amount of parenting to handle this delicate situation.

How can teens lose weight safely and quickly?We'll reveal the safest, and fastest ways for a teen to lose weight quickly. One thing you never want to do, is to jump on one of the "fad" diets. The actual best way may be surprising...

How worried should you, as a parent, be about your teens weight? It's normal, and appropriate for a parent to worry about their teen being overweight. But just how worried should you be? We'll break it down, and reveal the best course of action.

And a lot more!

This book is FREE and the ONLY thing we ask is that you send a personal email to us requesting it and forward this newsletter to family and friends to help us all bring awareness, and also to pass along the resources.

We are handling requests on a first come, first serve basis.

Send your request to: info@dreambodies.net
Please put "Free Teen Book" in the subject heading of the email and supply the email address where you would like the ebook sent.

Once again, please keep in mind that all requests will be serviced on a first come, first serve basis.

Let's lead by example! My Amazing Body and Health!

New Year...New You????
New Year, New You!!




Tony DiCostanzo
DreamBodies Body Transformation Systems


Becca said...

Good post!

Jessica said...

OH girl! This is such an epidemic in our country. It is so sad. Not good and I think it is a great idea to do something to get teens more involved.

Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah, I've worried about kids being too fat for years now. Danielle isn't "huge" but she's way unhealthy and they go out to eat daily. That's not going to work! I try to teach her a little here and there but who knows when it'll kick in. The only way for children to bounce back is when they're ready to...people forget, they have minds of their own too :)

April said...

Kids do have minds of their own but they don't have money for McDonald's ;)

mb said...

Love that. I see it everyday at school. This semester I'm going to be putting more emphasis on nutrition in my PE classes. Giving points for good eating.

Thanks for your comment on my blog. I would take the input if the people were healthy and fit, but they are not. So they need to SHUT UP! LOL

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with what Jodie said.My son had a weight problem from birth I swear lol and his dad and I both tried everything to get it under control. Even with both of us hitn the gym and eatin right it wasn't until he was READY till it all clicked and he took action. We didn't do McDonalds and didn't buy junk but he just likes food period. You can help them and give them the tools but until they r ready its like...well, talkin to a teenager lol :)

C2 said...

I think a lot of can relate to how you were raised as well Sweets. I have felt the calling for quite sometime to educate women who know no different. Just because it says it has "fish" in it doesnt't make it healthy! :)

Loved this post!


Peaches*n*Cream said...

This is great and i can totally relate to you April. What a cool idea that Dreambodies came up with! Thank goodness my kids don't have this problem. I am trying to prevent all of these issues :D My 9 yr old actually wants to eat most of my healthy foods. So weird! Even the tilapia, avocado, and tuna. She is so slim too so its a bit crazy.