Options included far too thin, a bit too thin, just the right weight, a bit too fat and far too fat.
The sad thing is half the normal-weight girls and a quarter of the normal-weight boys still described themselves as being too fat.
The findings have been published in the current issue of Deutsches Ärzteblatt International, a German medical journal.
Even though this is a German study, American teens and adolescents suffer with the same body image concerns. A 1999 study from the American Dietetic Association found that 55 percent of 7- to 12-year-old girls said they wanted to be thinner.Read the complete article here.
Stephanie Klein on her funny new memoir "Moose: A Memoir of Fat Camp"
Study: Video Game Slows Weight Gain, Boosts Confidence
© 2008 Thanks for taking the time to read A Junk-Foodaholic's Journey to a Healthy Lifestyle. Please feel free to peruse my blog for more great content.