In today’s hypercritical world, it seems nobody is comfortable with their weight. Teens, and young girls especially, are bombarded by images of rail-thin models who appear to represent the norm and celebrities who appear to lose weight and keep it off effortlessly.
In reality, maintaining a healthy weight is difficult. Most people don’t have the exceptionally fast metabolisms or genetics that others do. Fast food and desserts are temptations that many teens struggle to avoid. Furthermore, the majority of teens ages 10 to 19 don’t get the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity per day.
It’s possible to maintain a healthy weight and a positive body image with a commitment to healthy eating and regular exercise. If you’re serious about losing weight, you can find a health regimen that works for you. It takes time, so don’t get discouraged if you don’t see results immediately.