Why do some young girls, even those who look fine, healthy, and normal, feel the need to diet? Many of them may feel pressured by the images of "perfect" models in magazines, TV, and movies. While media can affect our teens' perception of their bodies, there's more than this obvious culprit to blame.
What's the real issue? Teens generally like to be accepted by their peer group. Their body issues are related to fitting in and being like everybody else. So if the present trend pushes a certain body type, they would want that as well.
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