Anyone for comfort food?
So you're too fat, too thin, plain ugly or changed beyond recognition? All classic teenage concerns. Hold tight because your body's in change mode. Girls' hips broaden and their breasts fill out while boys shoot up, their members gain in size and their voices break. Just ride it out. You'll be back on track in no time as the new bodywork grows on you. Literally! Keep cool, ignore media pressure and be yourself. As an adult in the making, eating healthily is a no-brainer!
Psychological in origin, adolescent anorexia mainly affects girls. Any sudden change in eating habits should set your alarm bells ringing. Anorexics use multiple strategies to control their weight: intense physical activity, exposure to high and low temperatures, vomiting, use of amphetamines, diuretics or thyroid extracts, etc. Never hesitate to consult your doctor before this abnormal behaviour takes a long-term hold.
Girls are affected more than boys. Boulimics attempt to cope with a feeling of emptiness by absorbing food. Incapable of controlling themselves, they consume enormous quantities without feeling any hunger or pleasure. They can gulp down all food within reach, even a pack of butter! Stay alert since young boulimics almost always eat in secret. Never hesitate to consult your doctor before this abnormal behaviour takes hold.