As a kid, is it okay to eat less food to lose weight?

Here's the answer:

Our bodies are a gift from God and He wants us take the best possible care of them.

Sometimes you might think you need to lose weight. Self-image is something a lot of kids struggle with, but God doesn’t want us to worry about our appearances. Philippians 4:6 says, "Don’t worry about anything. Instead, tell God about everything. Ask and pray. Give thanks to him."

Remember, God cares more about your heart than He does about how you look. In 1 Samuel 16:7, God reminds us that "Man looks at how someone appears on the outside. But I look at what is in the heart."

If you think you need to lose weight, talk to your doctor. He or she can help you find a healthy way to lose weight. God designed our bodies to run most efficiently on the foods He made. Fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy, nuts, and grains give our bodies what they need to be healthy. Your doctor can help you understand how to be healthy at your age, so you get the nutrients you need to grow.

Bible Truth

"Don’t you know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit? The Spirit is in you. You have received him from God. You do not belong to yourselves. Christ has paid the price for you. So use your bodies in a way that honors God" (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).