Its common for young people to feel increasingly uncomfortable with their bodies as changes occur during adolescence. Low self-esteem occurs when expectations of how you want your body to look don’t match up to reality.
These types of feelings can lead to distorted thoughts and emotions about your bodies and negative thoughts about body image and self-worth can lead to negative changes in eating and exercise behaviours.
- Sleep or feel sleepy all the time, or you can’t fall asleep and wake up at normal hours
- Eat much more or much less than you usually would and experience weight loss or gain as a result
- Get headaches
- Have a sore or uncomfortable stomach