So you want to be healthy and strong all at once? You don't have to starve yourself to get the skinny body you want because your body will normally stay thin if you eat healthy and get the right amount of exercise. However, being healthy does require some work and for that you must eat healthy foods, consume a lot of liquids (water), and maintain a good exercise regimen.
1. Eat good foods! Boxed foods are not healthy. Things like Hamburger Helper and Shake and Bake, anything similar that's already pre-cooked is generally not healthy for you. In fact, they can be considered junk food. And don't even get started with McDonald's! Did you know that Burger King and McDonald's are extremely unhealthy? So try not to eat there on a regular basis. Maybe once in a while but not daily. It contains high cholesterol! A good idea is to eat at least one piece of fruit in the morning with breakfast and at least one serving of vegetables with dinner. You should generally eat way more vegetables, but that's the bare minimum! Eat a lot of fruit, they're delicious and very good for you as well. Try to buy fresh or freeze-dried fruit, not dried fruit; freeze dried is more natural whereas dried often has added sugars- canned can be coated in really thick syrup which is full of sugar. For vegetables, eat a salad with your lunch, or add vegetables to a sandwich. Lots of people don't care for vegetables, but you have to eat them! Think up creative ways to enjoy them- this does not mean coat them in sugar. Another thing you can do to eat healthily is to eat healthy snacks. Are you eyeing those chips on top of the fridge? Try substituting crackers with peanut butter or mini-toasts with cream cheese for them. You are allowed to snack, but only if they're healthy. Try to avoid junk food, but if you love it, at least ask for healthier alternatives. If you find it really hard to stay away from junk food, ask a friend or parent for help.
2. Don't drink your calories! Make sure you drink milk and juice in moderation. Water is the best; it's all-natural and tastes good too. If you're used to drinking only milk all day, get a water bottle, and refill it a lot. Even if you don't like it, keep drinking, it will do amazing things for you, including help you lose weight, and give you clear skin! Try flavored water if you still hate the taste of plain water.
Exercise! Exercise is really good for you (in moderation). And don't worry about having to go to a gym- you already exercise just in everyday life! These are all forms of exercise:
Stuff you do in gym class or after school sports
Walking around the house, or school, or to get to other places
Cleaning your room
Here are some easy exercises you can do if you want more (just some ideas):