The Wider Image: Temptation everywhere: Mexican children struggle with obesity
Food that contains approximately 5,850 calories that Carlos, 17, used to consume in one day before taking part in a weight loss program, is displayed for a photograph at his home in Mexico City, Mexico, April 6, 2021. Weighing 137 kilos aged 16, more than twice the recommended weight, Carlos tested positive for COVID-19 in January and spent a month in hospital, much of that in pediatric intensive care. Carlos said he started overeating when pressure intensified at school. Attempts to change his eating habits repeatedly failed. "I woke up and realized that if I don't make a change, I'll always be like this: I'll never mature; always have this body," he said. "Sometimes my body wants something sugary, but I say no." REUTERS/Carlos Jasso SEARCH "JASSO OBESITY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. THE IMAGES SHOULD ONLY BE USED TOGETHER WITH THE STORY - NO STAND-ALONE USES.