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I'm basically overweight, have acne on my face but my friends keep saying I look fine, but I know that's not true.

Question: So, I'm basically very overweight, have acne on my face and I'm really envious of all the pretty looking girls, I'm surrounded by, even though some of them are my close friends. I know I look terrible and have been taunted for the same by a few family members, but some of my friends keep telling me, 'I'm very healthy', but in reality, I just don't feel that way. I want to look good and lose weight , but don't have any motivation to do so. What do I do now? Teentalker , 15-year-old

Dear Teentalker,

Thank you for reaching out and sharing your concerns. 

It sounds like you're very confused and also seem to have negative feelings towards yourself. In order to get a realistic picture, it would be advisable to get  a complete health check up, including your weight and skin evaluation at a hospital/health-care centre. That way, you will understand the steps that  need to be taken in order to reach your goal. 

Weight loss and having a good skin is not a journey of just 'looking beautiful' but also 'feeling beautiful' on the inside. It is a process of.....

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