Is dieting all it's cracked up to be? First, lets discuss the difference between health and weight.

  • Health = a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not simply the absence of disease (World Health Organization)
  • Weight = gravity's pull on your body

So as you can see, having a healthy body is more important than having a body with a specific weight. It can be hard to remember this, since your whole life you have heard weight is very important!

Remember first that you are an awesome person, and that healthy bodies come in all shapes and sizes. You are also at the age where your body is changing, or has just gone through a big changes. This means it needs a lot of energy, so there is no need to worry if you are feeling hungrier than normal.

It is important for everyone to eat healthy and be active. Canada's Food Guide has all you need to know about what foods make up a healthy diet. With this recipe there is no need to continue to step on the scale, instead listen to your body - how do food and activity make you feel? A healthy active lifestyle will leave you feeling happy, full, and energized.

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