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Re: Do I need to lose weight??? - November 7th 2017, 06:48 PM

Hey there,

We can't tell you whether or not you need to lose weight, so your best option would be to consult with a doctor.

It can help to separate your feelings with your weight from your body. Losing weight should be about being healthy, and not exclusively linked with appearance. This can be a good place to start with accepting your body, rather than feeling like you need to change your body in some way.

If you want to lose weight, you should aim to do this in a healthy way. While it can help to create a deficit in calories and to exercise more, it shouldn't mean that you have to eat very little. You also don't need to be doing hours of workouts either- about an hour of exercise a day is sufficient. You can check out some exercise guidelines for your age group here. I understand that you've been trying for a while to lose weight and not had much success, so it's best to check with your doctor about whether you need to lose weight, and if you do, the best way to go about this.

Since you are at the age of starting puberty, your thighs will naturally have widened. Not only that but we tend to inherit our overall body shape and while losing weight can help a bit, we can't drastically change our body. It's not bad that you have thick thighs though. They are just your thighs and thighs come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. What matters is how you feel about your thighs. If you don't like them, what about focusing on the parts of your body you do like?

There is no particular way that you (or anyone else) should look. As long as you are healthy, then the size and shape of your body is unique to you. Guys should like you for who you are, both in personality and your body just how it is. I notice that you tend to compare yourself to other girls at school, and because of this feel ugly, which in turn means that you aren't accepting yourself. It might help to try to avoid comparing yourself and remember that many girls probably feel insecure about themselves as well so you aren't alone. Also, be critical of any model you may see in the media- those pictures are often heavily edited to the point where the picture looks nothing like the original model.


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