There is so much pressure in this world to get ‘the look’. The problem is, ‘the look’ is always changing! Us girls often find it tough to accept how we appear, and weight can be a big part of this.
First, we need to accept that all people come in different shapes and sizes – we are all truly beautiful, inside and out. If you feel that your weight is truly a health concern, have a chat with your doctor to find out your choices to live a healthier life.
Often, us girls think we are overweight… even when we aren’t. It’s as if we’re chasing after a standard we’ll never achieve. It can be hard to understand what our healthy body weight is, so if this is truly a concern for you, talk with your doctor who can help you determine what foods to eat and amount of exercise to have, in order to live a healthy life.
It is important to remember that food and meals should bring us pleasure – we shouldn’t feel bad about what we eat, but we should be eating in moderation and healthy varieties. It can be dangerous to skip meals, and purging (throwing up) our food after eating will cause us health problems. If you feel that you have an eating disorder like what we just described (skipping meals is called “anorexia”, and purging your meals is called “bulimia”), talk with your doctor.
You are beautiful! Never forget that.
Remember that you are important. Your life counts, and you can make a difference in this world. If you ever need to talk about this or anything else, feel free to get in touch with us. We’re here for you.