Published in BMC Pediatrics, "Motivations for weight loss in adolescents with overweight and obesity: a systematic review" identified the motivations for weight loss in overweight and obese adolescents. In the six included studies, the main motivations were: health, appearance, self-esteem and avoiding bullying . Click here to read the details.
The thought of getting back in shape is exciting, but the road to it is full of obstacles. That is what makes obesity a trap from which people see no escape. Nothing seems to work, neither the diet regimes that are difficult to comply with, nor the vigorous workouts. The whole process steals the joy of life.