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Quiz the Coach :: Skinny Body Blues

Hey Coach,


I very much dislike my body. I'm not large, but I'm small and skinny. The insults I get are 'you're anorexic' and things along the lines of that. I happen to be size 0. Do you have any tips on how to be comfortable with my body, or maybe some tips how to gain some weight?


Girl


Dear Girl,


You share the most common problem for young girls in school… low self esteem. Disliking your own body is a very serious problem because it causes stress and negativity in your life. But you’re on the right track because asking for help takes a lot of courage. Let’s try to get you on the road to a happier and healthier life.


Wrong Role Models

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Now a lot of young teens feel the need to look like models and TV stars and that is why they are in trouble. A lot of these celebrities spend their whole days crash dieting and it is a very unhealthy lifestyle. Some celebrities lead very tough and dangerous lives of starving themselves.


Heading for Health

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It’s important to realize that you can look really good eating healthy foods. Here are some great ideas for daily foods to eat:.


  • Fruit for breakfast (Get your vitamin C)
  • Bran muffins or cereal (help you digest)
  • Nuts and Raisins (snacking will increase your appetite)
  • Fruit Yogurt (Calcium to strengthen your bones)
  • Salads (find recipes on the internet and explore fruits and vegetables)
  • Make sure to eat meat, beans and nuts to get protein (energy will make you feel better)

Awesome Athletic Body

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The next thing you can do to make you feel great about your body is to work out hard! Breaking a sweat while running, biking, doing yoga, swimming, playing competitive sports… if you are sweating your body is working hard and burning fuels, building muscles, and cutting down fats. This is the key to making your body look good.


Working out and playing sports also helps increase your appetite. So if you are having trouble getting hungry, exercise is a great solution.


The Stress Snowball Effect

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Try not to worry about things. Stress is something that creates a snowball effect of negativity in your life. The more stress you have, the more you won’t feel like doing anything, the more you don’t do anything (eat, exercise), the worse your body feels and looks, and this ultimately causes more stress.


Your childhood is so important for you to learn what’s good for you. If you can figure out that eating healthy and getting exercise is important in your life to be happy, you’re going to make the rest of your life a piece of cake!


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