EPISODE 132

Liz Barreto, Horrific Effects Of Birth Control

Liz has a story that many young women can relate to. While many use birth control shots with very few side effects, injecting hormones can come with a host of negative consequences. For young women looking to prevent unplanned pregnancies, it is important to be informed of all the side effects, not to be afraid to ask questions and to observe how your body reacts to these shots.

For Liz however, birth control caused her to gain weight reaching 268 lbs at 17 years old. It is undeniable that issues about body image, identity and confidence tend to be at its peak during the impressionable age of adolescence and this took a toll on her mental and emotional state. This brave young lady shares how she found comfort in posting on social media – gaining gratification from all the attention and likes. But what people didn’t know was that under the surface, she was struggling. “I didn’t know who she was anymore, I was so lost.”

At 18 years old, Liz provides helpful information on weight loss and the journey towards making a change in your lifestyle. Diets and fitness programs can be overwhelming, Liz chose to take it step by step and decided to make small changes part of her lifestyle.

Her success story is one that will resonate with many teenagers who are struggling with their weight and the mental, emotional and physical challenges that come with it. In the U.S., 7.5 million boys and 6.1 million girls between the ages of 5 to 19 were obese in 2016 according to research from the World Health Organization and Imperial College London.

 
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