Friends, family, and even society can influence the way we see our bodies, leaving lots of people wondering if they should diet. But not all teens who diet actually need to lose weight. In fact, a constant focus on weight and dieting can become dangerous, leading to eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia.
That’s why the best thing to do if you have a question about dieting is to see your doctor. He or she can help you determine what is a healthy weight for you. If necessary, your doctor can refer you to a dietitian who can design a healthy eating program that works for your unique needs.