How your body affects your self esteem- Monika

Explain how having a negative body image and/or low self-esteem can lead teens to make unhealthy choices and take drastic measures to change bodies.


Having a negative body image  and/or low self estem can lead teens to make unhealthy choices becuase they fee consious of their bodies so, they want to make a cahnge to look better to boost their self esteem. When teens do this they can make some unhealthy and healthy choices. Some unhealthy choices may include, fad diets, surgery, steriods or even diet pills. Almost all of these things have a negative impact or have a postivite impact that will go away. And example would be the grapefruit diet, which falls into the category of fad diets. The grapefruit diet claims that grapefruit contains certain enzymes that, when eaten before other foods, help burn off fat so people lose weight. This diet lasts about 10-12  days and claims that it will help you lose 10 pounds. This may help you lose weight after the week is done but, a study was made and they found out that once people returned to their normal diets they gained back that 10 pounds. This isn’t a healthy chose becuase sometimes for this diet you only comcume 800 calories per day, which is unfit for the growing body. If they really wanted to lose weight they could take up some much healthier options. For example, they could start eating healthier, but not starving themsleves, they could also take up exercising if they wanted to lose weight the healthy way. But, be sure to balance your calorie intake, your exercise rate and most of all don’t be ashmed of your body.

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