I have two nieces and sooner or later they are going to be teenagers. Thankfully, they are not too conscious of their body yet compare to the young girls here in the US. In the Philippines, the kids are not yet too affected with this super model thin body, because we have our way of disciplining. Right now teenagers are being bombarded on being skinny and thin. What they see on TV are skinny girls that it looks like it has not been eating for years ^_^ Which it is not going to happen. I remember my mother she told us that because we are in school our brain keep on working and working that we basically lose weight. And not to worry of being fat or big. I graduated college with just 95lbs and I thought I was already that fat, lol!! Fast forward now I am 45 and weighing 130lbs I feel more beautiful and gorgeous than when I graduated college hehehe. Here is what I read today...
Having problems with your teenagers weight? You might want to check this out.
Researchers led by Adina Lemeshow of the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene found that teen aged girls who considered themselves on the lower rung of the social ladder were more likely to put on extra pounds.
The Researchers analyzed questionnaires completed by 4, 446 girls aged 12 to 18 in 1999. The questionnaire included information on their height, weight, television viewing habits, diet and other factors, including their perceived social standing in school. Girls who rated themselves four or below on a 10-point scale of social standing were more likely to put on extra weight over the next two years than those who said they had a standing of five or higher, the researchers said.
"Our findings suggest that low school subjective social status may be an important contributor to increases in BMI on girls over time, " the researchers commented.