posted on Mar, 2 2004 @ 02:18 PM
In today's society, to be thin is a goal most people want to achieve. But no one wonders why. No one wonders why people strive to be 5"7, 98lbs
like the 1960 character twiggy.
First, for women, it is unnatural! A woman is suppose to have to have plumpness in the thighs, behinds, hips and the bosom. Women who starve or
excercise to meet the skinny goal are fighting against nature!
Then, sadley enough, people are being taught that food is not nourishing, but deadly! They are taught to think that permanant dieting and chronic
hunger are healthy, if we find ourselves with an unbridled appetite, there must be something wrong with us, or food is addictive. When in truth, the
well nourished, not the undernourished are the ones who become strong, healthy, and productive. Poor appetite is a sign of depression and being ill.
Heck, last time I was sick I didn't eat for two days.
Fatophobia, as the scare of being fat is called by some, is not natural. In the wild the animals do not eat a little here, a little there, but eat to
keep themselves plump, healthy. The United Nations World Health Orginization has established a daily intake of 1000 calories as the border of
semistarvation, but many diets require less.
The "ideal weight" is a hoax. Someone can be 5"7 and 150lbs without being fat. Muscle builders can weight far more than that, but that is muscle.
But say the person is 5"7, 150lbs, and looks fat, yet has none of the problems some say a "fat" person will have. 5"7 150lbs is actually what
the person should weigh, if the weight is in the right spot. Yes, if the person has little muscle and is mostly fat, this can be a problem. But if
the person has some muscle and some fat, this is not a problem, this is how it should be. You see two people on the street, same height, same weight.
One is panting, breathing hard, the other is smiling, talking, having fun. What is the difference? Fat should not go and stay in the stomach. The
fat, if spread out, will make the person more healthy than if they just starved themselves according to some diet. But if the fat goes and stays in
the stomach area, this can cause the problems most people see. Back trouble, breathing problems, heart problems, so forth.
The culture of slimming as we know it is really a post-WWII phenomenon. The health industry, convinced by insurance companies, launched a massive
campaign to persuade Americans to lose weight. They convinced people that fat of any kind was bad for you. The American people began to believe that
eating was a disease, unhealthy, even though they enjoyed the best health and greatest longevity ever known in American society.
Now yes, some cases being fat is unhealthy, but as said, it depends on where the fat is. A kid who eats McD's every day(most fat lawsuits are that)
and never excercises will become fat. But where does the fat go? To the stomach. If it were to spread out the the thighs, behind, hips, so forth,
it would not be bad. To make that happen one must get some excercise. I don't mean go to a fitness club and use machines, I mean walk down to the
park, walk around the block, sit ups at home, things like that. I eat food, alot, and I enjoy it. I also do sit-ups, push-ups, and either walk or
ride my bike on weekends. So instead of having one huge bulging belly, I have some in my belly, some in my thighs, hips, so forth. I can bike over
10 miles and not get tired. I can do 200 sit-ups in a row and only stop due to my broken back making weird noises. Yet someone who is a little
taller than me, and weighs about 20lbs less than me gets tired going to the third floor of the school.
Anyways, just my own little thing about America and the ways it sees being thin and being fat. Say what you want.