I think health and perfect looking body are not equal. Women are not meant to be as lean as men. And "fashion"may not be mainstream, but in an ad, movie or show, when we are showed an image of what is to be taken as a beauty how often do you see:
and how often do you see
very petite, thin
curvy but very firm
The old reubenesque ideal is limited to the Dove beauty campaign.
Mostly, the biggest struggle is defining fat. Everyone has a different perception of "too fat". I feel like Fiercehunter would kill herself if she was my size, an MD wouldn't even mention it, a fashion designer would vomit, some guys would hit that, some women would be happy to be my size, some guys would puke....
Healthwise, I think I am healthier to be at this size eating well vs. a smaller size trying to tweak a diet into not getting enough nutrition.
In london possibly the most diverse city in the world, where there is EASY access to healthy and cheap foodstuffs people continue to make poor
Choices for what they eat, I see the same kids eating kfc, Mac D that are located next to super markets selling cheap healthy food
We have been bombarded in the uk with healthy eating, its in : schools, on tv, posters, leaflets, doctors surgeries
Remember Jamie Oliver healthy food for kids?
You would have had to been living in a fucking cave to have missed all this .....YET people don't learn or choose not to
Thats their choice of lifestyle...but I don't want to pay for it, they should tax unhealthy food like cigarettes and alcohol
Last edited by spacey47; 06-15-2012 at 09:48 AM.
^ No not really, I've been big & even at the size I am now most people can't really compute it because I'm not really skinny, not really athletic, not tall & not big- I'm 1990s sized- normal for me and close to my set point. I hate the size debate with a passion, I really do, it gets on my last nerve and has made me less social in recent years. God bless America why can't people shut up about it. I don't know what my body fat % is, at this point don't care. Not gonna run, not gonna hop up and do a burpee, not gonna do intervals several days a week- other than doing basic primal I'm not gonna do anything suggested by the media/weight loss industry the rest of my life. I'm genuinely sorry for the large people and their movement but I want no part of it. You have a weight problem, that is your problem- you figure it out. Don't drag me in to it.
I have a lot of obese friends that are in the "I'm big and proud" camp, which is great. I was once there, but found I was unable to do the many things that I wanted to do.
I think that is key. If you are content/happy with being able to function at the health level you are, then super. If not, you need to take actions to correct them. My motivation was that I wanted to be able to play endlessly with my kids, but found that I could not. After 10-15 minutes, I'd need to collapse and take a break.
AS for beauty, health is beautiful. If you are thin, but have the tell-tale signs of mal nutrition, dry and cracked skin, etc, then you are not beautiful. Beauty is a holistic thing, not a weight thing.
but vegetable oil and soy burgers would be cheap.
Personally, I recommend being a chronic skeptic as opposed to a hater. Not everything the media portrays is awful or wrong. I feel a lot of it is, but only after careful consideration. I watch all sorts of eco documentaries, diet films, etc. I just take notes, check sources, compare, etc. To just toss it out BECAUSE it is media just means that you are limiting potential personal growth or value.
Your choice though. If you want to live in a shell of deliberate ignorance, you can. Free will and such.