A STONE teenager who blames her parents for making her obese has begged her family to join her on a diet to shift some serious weight. Appearing on Channel 5's It's Your Fault I'm Fat, year-old Libby, from Gosport in Hampshire, says comfort eating has what has caused her to pile on the pounds - as well as "snacking" on loaves of bread. Having struggled with her weight since she was a child, Libby opened up about cruel school bullies who would make fun of her "double chin" and label her a "whale". Taking its toll on Libby's self-esteem, the teen admitted: "I hate myself.
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Are teens confused about their size and weight?
Losing excess body fat is a great way to get healthy. While losing excess body fat is important for overweight teens, the focus should always be on improving health, not body weight. Having a realistic weight goal can be helpful for some teens, but improving diet and increasing physical activity can be much more effective overall. Family support and education at home and at school are associated with teen weight loss success and can help reinforce positive lifestyle changes 1.
What You REALLY Should Say To Your Overweight Teenager
When it comes to moving around and burning calories, there's a marked drop off when puberty hits - and that could be causing problems. Scientists believe the reason why teens put on 'puppy fat' is because they are burning off dramatically fewer calories than in their younger years. Research has revealed that teenagers burn up to fewer calories a day during puberty than younger children - and it's hoped the findings could help explain why obesity is increasing.
Forget the media—the people we surround ourselves with have all been conditioned to believe that being fat is an insult and that you cannot be both fat and beautiful. This negativity can serve as grounds for a full-blown body-shaming bash. Some girls may be unaffected by such talk, but others who are facing their own body image difficulties may feel self-conscious and start to think twice about what they are eating. More disturbingly, the research also found that defendants in lawsuits who are overweight are more likely to get slapped with a guilty verdict.