To gain weight, a teenager must eat nutritionally dense foods. Teenagers' diet should have a balanced amount of protein, carbohydrates and fats to facilitate weight gain.
Nutritional and calorie needs of teenagers are higher. In some of the cases, their rapid metabolism and changing hormones can make weight gain a challenging task. However, this problem can be easily overcome by being attentive to the diet and calorie intake.
Calorie requirement is determined by gender and age of the teenager. On an average, calorie requirement of teenagers ranges from 1,800 to 3,500. According to the US Department of Agriculture’s Dietary- a teenage girl uses around 1,800 to 2,400 calories a day while a teenage boy burns about 2,200 to 3,200 calories per day. Before starting your quest to gain weight it is wise to determine your daily calorie requirement. Consult your nutritionist to know how much calories you need to increase in your daily diet.
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