Your body takes a beating during these precious years as hormone levels rise and fall and you continue growing. Most teenagers are deficient in important vitamins and minerals essential for growth. This is also a time when obesity begins taking its strong hold over your body, making it more difficult to overcome. A healthy diet and exercise fuel your body and mind so you can tackle anything that comes your way.


Rapid growth—both physically and mentally—require more calories, calcium and iron. Protein is equally as critical. If you have a week that you feel especially hungry or especially tired, it's probably a growth spurt. This time isn't an excuse to load up on crisps and sugar, which will only serve to make you feel worse. Instead, it's a time to load up on lean protein, vegetables and whole grains. We will show you how.