10 episodes

Want to help your teenager get in shape by following a healthy lifestyle? Dr Gourgari is here to help you understand the science around safe weight loss in children. Because what works for adults in not always the best for kids!
Dr Gourgari is a pediatric endocrinologist, obesity medicine diplomate and certified weight loss coach for teens with more than 15 years of experience. She helps teens build healthy habits that last, so they can feel happier, be more confident and love their body again .
Get a free copy of 30 healthy and easy recipes for teens that are high in protein LIFESTYLEFORTEENS.COM/RECIPES
To learn more about the LIfestyle For Teens / LIFT Program, visit LIFESTYLEFORTEENS.COM/PROGRAM

Lifestyle and Weight Loss For Teens Dr Jenny Gourgari

    • Kids & Family
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Want to help your teenager get in shape by following a healthy lifestyle? Dr Gourgari is here to help you understand the science around safe weight loss in children. Because what works for adults in not always the best for kids!
Dr Gourgari is a pediatric endocrinologist, obesity medicine diplomate and certified weight loss coach for teens with more than 15 years of experience. She helps teens build healthy habits that last, so they can feel happier, be more confident and love their body again .
Get a free copy of 30 healthy and easy recipes for teens that are high in protein LIFESTYLEFORTEENS.COM/RECIPES
To learn more about the LIfestyle For Teens / LIFT Program, visit LIFESTYLEFORTEENS.COM/PROGRAM

    Ep. 10: Online weight loss program for teens- do they work?

    Ep. 10: Online weight loss program for teens- do they work?

    A common fear I hear a lot from parents who have teens who struggle with their weight is that they are scared their teens might develop body image issues after enrolling in a program that helps them change their habits. 

    In this episode, I present a research study that examined whether an online based program for teens can work. In particular, in this study, researchers looked not only at the effect of the program on weight loss, but also the effect it had on eating disorder symptoms. 

    "Reduction of overweight and eating disorder symptoms via the Internet in adolescents: A randomized controlled trial."
    Angela Celio Doyle et al, J Adolesc Health. 2008 August 
    Dr Gourgari is a pediatric endocrinologist, certified in obesity medicine expert and weight loss coach for teens with more than 15 years of experience. She helps teens build healthy habits that last, so they can feel happier, be more confident and love their body again .

    To get a free copy of 30 healthy and easy recipes for teens that are high in protein, visit
    https://lifestyleforteens.com/recipes

    To learn more about the LIFT Program, visit lifestyleforteens.com/program

    • 23 min
    Ep.9 Does the plate size you serve food for children matter?

    Ep.9 Does the plate size you serve food for children matter?

    In this episode, I describe research that examined whether using larger dishware affects how much food children are eating.

    This was published in the journal of Pediatrics 2013;131;e1451
    by Yasmeen Bruton and Jennifer O. Fisher Katherine I. DiSantis, Leann L. Birch, Adam Davey, Elena L. Serrano, Jun Zhang,
    "Portions and Intake Plate Size and Children's Appetite: Effects of Larger Dishware on Self-Served"
    Dr Gourgari is a pediatric endocrinologist, certified in obesity medicine expert and weight loss coach for teens with more than 15 years of experience. She helps teens build healthy habits that last, so they can feel happier, be more confident and love their body again .

    To get a free copy of 30 healthy and easy recipes for teens that are high in protein, visit
    https://lifestyleforteens.com/recipes

    To learn more about the LIFT Program, visit lifestyleforteens.com/program

    • 17 min
    Ep.8 If your teen loves sodas, this is for you

    Ep.8 If your teen loves sodas, this is for you

    In this episode, I talk about this scientific article :

    Sugar-added beverages and adolescent weight change. 

    Obes Res. 2004 May;12(5):778-88. doi: 10.1038/oby.2004.94. PMID: 15166298.

    Use this to start a discussion with your teen about sodas.
    Hope you find it helpful. 


    Dr Gourgari is a pediatric endocrinologist, certified in obesity medicine expert and weight loss coach for teens with more than 15 years of experience. She helps teens build healthy habits that last, so they can feel happier, be more confident and love their body again .

    To get a free copy of 30 healthy and easy recipes for teens that are high in protein, visit
    https://lifestyleforteens.com/recipes

    To learn more about the LIFT Program, visit lifestyleforteens.com/program

    • 21 min
    Ep.7 Why having dinner with your kids is important

    Ep.7 Why having dinner with your kids is important

    In this episode, I talk about research that examined the importance of having parents eating family dinners with their kids.

    I discuss this article: 
     Is frequency of shared family meals related to the nutritional health of children and adolescents? 

    Pediatrics. 2011 Jun;127(6):e1565-74. doi: 10.1542/peds.2010-1440. Epub 2011 May 2. PMID: 21536618; PMCID: PMC3387875.

    Use this as a starting point to evaluate your family's dinner habits.

    Hope it is helpful.


    Dr Gourgari is a pediatric endocrinologist, certified in obesity medicine expert and weight loss coach for teens with more than 15 years of experience. She helps teens build healthy habits that last, so they can feel happier, be more confident and love their body again .

    To get a free copy of 30 healthy and easy recipes for teens that are high in protein, visit
    https://lifestyleforteens.com/recipes

    To learn more about the LIFT Program, visit lifestyleforteens.com/program

    • 22 min
    Ep.6 How to stay healthy during the Holidays

    Ep.6 How to stay healthy during the Holidays

    If your family tends to overeat during the Holidays and then end up feeling sorry for your choices, then this episode is for you.
    This Special podcast episode will give you 7 tips on how to stay healthy during Holidays.

    Happy Holidays!
    Dr Gourgari is a pediatric endocrinologist, certified in obesity medicine expert and weight loss coach for teens with more than 15 years of experience. She helps teens build healthy habits that last, so they can feel happier, be more confident and love their body again .

    To get a free copy of 30 healthy and easy recipes for teens that are high in protein, visit
    https://lifestyleforteens.com/recipes

    To learn more about the LIFT Program, visit lifestyleforteens.com/program

    • 15 min
    Ep 5 How does TV affect body weight in children?

    Ep 5 How does TV affect body weight in children?

    In this episode, I talk about this research article: 

    Relationship of Physical Activity and Television Watching With Body Weight and Level of Fatness Among Children: Results From the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

    JAMA. 1998;279(12):938–942. doi:10.1001/jama.279.12.938

    You can discuss this with your teen and get the conversation going .
    Hope you find it helpful.


    Dr Gourgari is a pediatric endocrinologist, certified in obesity medicine expert and weight loss coach for teens with more than 15 years of experience. She helps teens build healthy habits that last, so they can feel happier, be more confident and love their body again .

    To get a free copy of 30 healthy and easy recipes for teens that are high in protein, visit
    https://lifestyleforteens.com/recipes

    To learn more about the LIFT Program, visit lifestyleforteens.com/program

    • 20 min

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