'It made me extremely withdrawn and self-conscious of my body, arms, stomach and back that I would just wear long sleeve baggy clothes.'Rugare, who lives in Bristol with her parents and younger brother who has autism, reached 18 stone 12 lbs but says she eventually decided to lose the weight for herself.
Rugare regularly got detentions for saying she forgot her kit because she was 'too embarrassed to be seen running' during PE (left) but she is now fighting fit after developing a passion for working out at the gym (right)'You have to want to start - no one can make you, but I used all the negativity in my life from bullying to indirectly motivate me,' she said.
They began using the hashtag #teamtay Ja, starting an anti-bullying movement that got back to the teenager.In fact, the percentage of teens who are overweight has more than tripled since 1980. Being overweight usually results from an "energy imbalance." In short, when you take in more calories than you use, you gain weight.Poor eating habits can help make teens overweight, particularly if they live on fast food and high-calorie processed food.The teen, who works part-time at Asda Living while studying for her A-levels, said bullying was the main reason for her weight gain.'I've been overweight my whole life,' she told Femail.'Just letting myself go after years of bullying made me not care and I just ate for comfort.