Okay, so I was just chatting with a friend on f/b and we were discussing weight loss. We were talking about how freakin' skinny (and sick) we look
when we are at our "ideal weight", according to the national health chart.
I was wondering, do people REALLY think this looks good?!
or even this?
Okay, so there you see what the media is telling us we should look like, if we want to be the vision of a model. pfffftttt!
I think they look like crap, personally!!
The media places too much importance on being "skinny"!
Body images splattered on magazines and t.v. are important because of the rise in eating disorders and other disorders related to body image. The
media may not be the sole cause of eating disorders, however, it is often a huge contributing factor, IMHO!
It’s important to understand the impact of body image in the media. Media and body image is important because we are absolutely bombarded with
media images these days and those images have a huge effect on our mental health and the way we see ourselves.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the typical American spends about half of his free time in front of the TV. Television is not the only
form of media that influences our body image, of course. We watch movies, see pictures online, read magazines and other periodicals, watch
performances by rock stars, see ads for clothing (featuring ridiculously skinny models) and so on. In all these forms of media, we see images of very
I was shocked and sent into a state of discombobulation when I googled "over-weight images", and this is one that came up!!
Are you kidding me?! If this is "over-weight", I'm just dead out of luck!!!
Now, here we have the "medium" woman. This one looks more like it, to me! Not too fat, not too thin.
Here is MY personal opinion of what over-weight looks like:
Now, for the poll.
Okay, guys and gals. What is your preference? Skinny, Medium, or Obese?
Be honest, and don't let the media influence your decision.
If you had your choice of which type you would like to hug (among other things), which would it be?
edit on 4/18/2014 by sled735 because: dyslexia!