Worried about your teenager's weight gain or weight loss? Or are you a teenager yourself looking for some help? You've come to the right place. Mirna Sabbagh at myPediaclinic does nutrition counseling differently than most nutritionists in the region.
Dealing with teenagers is quite different from dealing with children or adults, mainly because they go through more pressure and anxiety given the burdens of school and peer pressure. Their hormones are also different and their emotions are often volatile leading to overeating. Teenagers may also find it difficult to open up about their body image. This is why Mirna's strongest suits is building rapport with the child, understanding their struggles, and working on them one on one.
She focuses on finding internal motivators for the teenager and helping the teenager reach those goals. She works on a step by step approach for long term results. The last thing she would do is give a teenager a diet plan and just tell them to "eat this and simply exercise more" because we all know that if it were that simple, nobody would gain weight. Teenagers need to understand what is going into their body and why and need to make the decisions out of conviction. This is why Mirna focuses a lot on educating the teenagers, until they become experts and man times start spreading the healthy energy and tips to their friends!
Discussions with the parents are done if this is the family wishes and the parents would like to discuss how to make healthier food for the teenagers as part of the nutrition consultation.
The teenager will receive an Inbody analysis at every visit to check, body fat, muscle mass, and metabolism. This helps the teenager stay motivated to come back and see the results at every visit.
Looking to help your teenager? Let's do it together as a team.