This site is dedicated to teens who are struggling with weight loss as well as the parents of those teens. Over the past 30 years, the number of children and adolescents with obesity being overweight has risen to alarming numbers. In 2012, more than one third of the children in this age bracket was either obese or overweight As a mother who has seen her daughter through the journey of weight loss, I know where you are coming from.

My name is Juanita. I am a mother to a teen girl, Alice. I have seen her go through the torture of being overweight and its emotional effects. I have to say nothing breaks a mother’s heart like seeing a child struggle. I watched as my daughter tried to lose weight and failed repeatedly. That was until we decided to try Nutrisystem. This system has helped her lose all her excess weight, and in the process, she has regained her confidence. I started this site to share with you the weight loss systems that work.

My daughter Alice after (and before) losing weight

The thing about being overweight is that it robs a teen of her confidence. This is made worse by a society that expects every girl to have the body of a supermodel. My daughter was unable to find dates, a very traumatizing thing for a young woman. Looking back, I think it was more a thing about her low self-image. Her low opinion of herself would be obvious to the boys who would then never ask her for a date. Who wants to date a girl with low self-esteem anyway?

Since gaining her confidence back, she is spoilt for choice. She even recently told me that she wants to take a break from dating for a while and just enjoy being friends with all the boys who are asking her out. She just wants to make up for the time she did not have any guy friends.

If you are a teen or a parent to a teen struggling with being overweight, know that a healthy weight is achievable. For the parents, support your teens through this journey. For the teen with a low self-esteem, it does not have to be this way. Finally, to those who have successfully lost weight, we would love to hear your story! If you are in the process of losing weight, kindly share your progress to encourage those who are yet to start.

Juanita Maestas