Body Diversity: All Bodies Have Fat, Some More Than Others
and move away from archaic BMI standards. Kids’ bodies change rapidly. The average adolescent gains 40-50lbs between age 11-18 (and every body has
it’s own timeline). Let’s help preserve kids’ confidence and self-esteem. ALL bodies have fat, some are genetically programmed to have more than others.
Just as some are genetically programmed to have more pigmentation than others. Weight is 70% genetic (height is 80%). Despite the popular notion that
we can alter weight, there’s a reason 98% of diets fail and lead to more weight gain in the long run. Think about how you talk about your own body
and those around you. And if your a medical provider, understand the power you have and use it for good.
Please take a moment to read this mother’s account of her daughter’s experience and how they transformed it into a beautiful opportunity for growth and empowerment.