Treatment depends on your teen’s symptoms, age, and health. It also depends on how severe the condition is.
Treatment for obesity may include:
- Diet counseling
- Changes to diet and amount of calories eaten
- More physical activity or an exercise program
- Behavior changes
- Individual or group therapy that focuses on changing behaviors and facing feelings linked to weight and normal developmental issues
- Support and encouragement for making changes and following recommended treatments
Treatment often involves the help of a nutritionist, mental health professionals, and an exercise specialist. Your teen’s treatment goals should be realistic. They should focus on a modest cutting back of calories, changing eating habits, and adding more physical activity.