Diet > The Effects of Fashion Models on Your Diet
How skinny is unhealthy?
of twenty years ago weighed 8% less than the average
woman, but today they weigh 23% less, however there are over 3
billion women in the world who do not look like
Of course this subject has been in the media for years and there is actually a
real movement within the fashion industry to include models with curves, however
anorexic looking models dominate many fashion events and there is the un
answered question of 'how much influence does this have on our diet and
behaviour, especially of our children?
We see the glamour, the
nice clothes, the made up smiles and some how come to
see this as the desired "norm" to aspire
to, to become like them so that we will not be loved and
accepted!!!!!!! So sad but
true for many and it is difficult to avoid as the
glamour industry is always in our face...!!!
eal women have
It is important
to know that looking that thin or a certain way isn't
going to make you perfect or popular. Those
bone-skinny images portrayed in some beauty magazines
are not beauty. Beauty comes only from within. If you
see a beauty magazine and it gets you angry or makes
you feel bad about yourself then it is time to sit
down and take stock of your situation.
It is time to
talk to your friends and family, and you will find
that they all suffer from the same delusions. It is
the joining together in unity that will give you
strength to over come your fears and to k now that
you are loved, that you are worth while, that you are
important , that you are a valued member of our
society and that to surrender to the delusion of
glamour will kill your body, mind and self respect.
If you friends
do not support you in this, they are not really your
friends and it is time to make new, real
report on NZ national news stated that with teens and
smoking. "The desire to smoke is generated more
by seeing the tv & film actors smoking more than
by seeing friends and family smoking." We see the
media image as being a primary contributing cause of people
developing eating disorders as they struggle to
become the desired image.
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