Overweight Teens

by Scott Pullen |   Date Released : 12 Sep 2002
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Scott Pullen

About the author: Scott Pullen

Being a natural bodybuilder made Scott Pullen learn and apply nutrition, exercise and supplementation in a way many may never need to, but it also fueled a career in the fitness industry that has spanned over 20 years. Scott left an early career path in clinical/public health nutrition to focus on those seeking health promotion and fitness. He has developed and implemented individual training programs for thousands of clients as a trainer and educated tens of thousands of fitness enthusiasts working as an educator for Apex Fitness, dotFIT LLC and as a Master Instructor for NASM since 1997. Scott brings to the fitness industry a unique blend of academic and practical experience, having worked in virtually every capacity in the health club environment. In addition, Scott was chosen as the team nutrition consultant for the New York Yankees in 2007.

Scott’s true passion is presenting and educating, adding humor and real life application to his presentations.

Scott has a BS in Human Nutrition & Dietetics and his MS in Exercise Science and Health Promotion, with an emphasis on rehab science. Additionally, he has his NASM CPT, CES and PES.

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Rogers, John | 03 Feb 2010, 07:17 AM

I'm no Nutritionist, but if they are cut down to a level of 2000 calories over the span of three meals, then there are huge insulin spikes throughout the day causing a decreased absorption or inefficient absorption of the foods (predominately carbs probably) that they eat as well as promoting storage of fat. The "common knowledge diet" of eating every two hours with smaller healthier snacks that keep the insulin levels at a consistent level throughout the day, may be the small change the kids require. Drop the carbs to 20% of the diet and increase the good fats and protein. This might be somewhat common knowledge but i thought I would throw it out there. Best of Luck

Webber, Clayton | 06 Jan 2010, 16:57 PM

Excellent article and very timely as I have just started training a young teen and this will be very helpful.

Many thanks, Clayton.
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