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Puberty And Weight Gain: Why Don't My Clothes Fit?

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Dear BeingGirl Experts,

I've been noticing that I'm starting to not be able to fit in some of my jeans! Plus I'm getting stretch marks. I'm not very skinny but I'm not very fat. I want to lose weight so I can fit in my clothes and look better. I exercise and try to eat the right foods all the time. What am I doing wrong?

 

Janelle

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Dear Janelle,

You are probably simply growing into a woman's body. Most teen girls gain weight in puberty. As you grow and mature, you may notice more fat on your thighs, on your upper arms and in the upper back area. You'll find your hips become rounder and fuller, and your waist will get narrower! Stretch marks are to be expected when you are rapidly growing as you do during puberty. In time they will fade.

 

Eating a healthy diet is important. Replacing junk food with fruits and vegetables is an easy and delicious way to keep extra pounds off. Exercise is also important and may need to be increased during your teen years.

 

Concerns about your weight should be discussed with your doctor/health care provider.

 

Hope this is helpful,

Your BeingGirl Experts

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anniegirl20
anniegirl20
Posted March 29, 2014
OMG I hate it when you bloat when you are on ur period!!! I haven't had mine but my sister always complains about it!!!
irealywantmyperiod
irealywantmyperiod
Posted January 13, 2013
like i noticed i am starting to gain weight and i think it might be blowting .......omg period
I<3CUPCAKES11
I<3CUPCAKES11
Posted July 06, 2012
i haven't started to get "bigger" yet but my hips r getting wider
spongeluv8
spongeluv8
Posted July 09, 2012
Im not skinny and I'm nt fat. But when I look down at myself my thighs r HUGE!!!!! But others see me pretty skinny for my height, in the mirror I c the same ppl c me as. Ugh.....idk maybe just a self-concious thing. Oh well, thanx to u Beinggirl, I got some confident a pride, I just gotta get out and exercise more.
that_girl<3
that_girl<3
Posted November 25, 2012
I am going through the same thing I had these different colored shorts that I loved tried to put them on after a month and my hips were to wide and I couldnt fit a lot of my other pants uhggg stupid puberty:/
micki mouse roxx8
micki mouse roxx8
Posted June 28, 2012
ME 2!!!
SassyGirl97
SassyGirl97
Posted June 09, 2012
Oh thank god I found this website, because that question took the words right out of my mouth! I also dont feel like im the only one going through stuff when im on this website :)
Peaceisgood<3
Peaceisgood<3
Posted June 18, 2012
I AM GOING THROUGH THE SAME STUFF GROWING OUT OF MY CLOTHES AND GAINING MORE WEIGHT!!!1
underdog745
underdog745
Posted March 05, 2012
luv this website because its all the things you can't ask your mom!
LoloJ.13
LoloJ.13
Posted June 18, 2012
Ya! i know how you all feel! I know that I'm not the thinest person in my class, but I also know I'm not the fattest. I feel over weight but when I look in the mirror, i look like an average person. IT'S CRAZY!
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