Diet pills are now being consumed by an alarming number of teenagers -- both girls and boys -- in an attempt to achieve an athletic body look without actually having to engage in sports. A frightening 34% of teen girls are now popping these diet pills, a figure that's even higher than males.
It's part of the great American culture of instant results without effort: pop a few diet pills and get a sleek, athletic body without any real effort. Or that's how the marketing hype goes. In reality, pills can't possibly give you an athletic look. Even worse, they compromise your health and are especially risky to the bone development of young adults.
What these teenagers really need to be doing, if they want thin bodies, is to give up soft drinks, pizza, alcohol, fast food, snack chips, fried foods, refined carbohydrates, and other forms of processed foods. Doing so would radically alter the shape of their bodies, even if they didn't engage in hard-core athletics.
But of course that's a lot to ask from today's teenagers, it seems. If you want to experience extreme frustration, just try to explain nutrition to a 14 year old girl.
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