Glucose is a simple sugar found in all carbohydrates. Now don't go rummaging through your fridge and discard everything that reads 5 or more grams of carbs in it's Nutrition Facts. Glucose is not the enemy. It's much sweeter 'cousin', fructose, is. Found in fruits and used as an added sugar in processed foods in the forms of corn syrup and white sugar, fructose is ubiquitous. A study conducted at the University of Montreal and Boston College in 2009 demonstrated a connection between both memory and cognitive deficiencies and a surplus of sugars. Depression, overeating, and learning disorders have also been attributed to a diet high in sugar.
Overeating and/or an imbalanced diet is a gateway to weight gain and obesity which can cause one to develop self-esteem issues. We should all love our bodies and work towards being able to do so but arriving at self-acceptance is more difficult than it seems. The latest trend in the media when it comes to clothing brands is including more diversity in modelling campaigns. A trend which little girls have been awaiting for generations. Unfortunately the divide between body types is still all too real. Slimmer models still sign the more prestigious contracts and are generally more prevalent in the industry. The media is one of the many factors that contribute to the erosion of one's self-esteem and body image.
Self-esteem problems tie in with mental illnesses like depression and anxiety. Psychologists are still studying which develops first. The low-self esteem or mental health issues. One thing is clear. As they tie in with each other and form a strong bond they begin to feed off of each other until they're unstoppable. The only person with the power to tackle these self-esteem issues is you. I'm aware that the previous sentence sounds like a Silver Linings Playbook-esque dialogue.