Quit Blaming Your Big Waistline On The Media

America has a huge problem with obesity. Now the issue is affecting our youth; according to the American Heart Association nearly 23.9 children ages 2-19 are either overweight or obese. 

I recently watched a documentary on obesity, it is on Netflix. Biochemists explained that humans cannot help the fact that we are frequently hungry. We are biologically programmed to like to eat, because we needed to consume large amount of calories in order to survive. In previous generations, having the ability to consume a large amount of calories was rare, so humans had to take advantage of it, those that could not easily store fat could not survive. In modern times, humans can consume thousands of calories in just one sitting, for a cheap price, allowing their waist lines to suffer. 

Than there is this small powerful medium called television. Television often sets the standards for what is beautiful, and what is not. We are frequently exposed to “thin” or “skinny” celebrities, whom are glorified because of their “stunning” looks. Magazine covers often show thinner women on their covers, which can perpetuate eating disorders. Here is the thing, beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. Some people prefer thin, other prefer curvy, some even prefer someone alittle soft, and chubby. I think the main issue here has nothing to do with ridiculous beauty standards, I believe it has to do with health. When I see someone that is obese, I do not find them attractive. Why? To me it is just unhealthy. I do not believe a certain dress size determines how pretty or ugly a woman is, however I do believe that health does. I think people should be more concerned with their body fat percentage than what Glamour shoves down their throats. 

People must also understand every image the media shows you, is photo shopped. Models do not even look like models, that advertisement selling you clothing has taken that model, and generated a fabricated, more “attractive” version of what that person looks like. They slim waists, whiten teeth, add larger breasts, brighten their eyes, etc. I think it is sad, that people especially younger ones feel the need to compare themselves to an image that almost appears cartoon like, because it doesnt even look like the real model. 

People often blame television, magazines for their poor body image, and I lack empathy for them. Who gives a shit? Take care of your body, and your gut will not pour over your jeans. You take care of your body, and it will take care of you.

 

I’m out-

xoxoxoxoxo    

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It Is Cool To Be Unpopular

Apparently, the entire internet is in an uproar over what the CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch said in regards to the primary demographic the brand tries to attract. He explained how they purposely do not provide female sizes larger than a size 10, because he wants the “cool” kids to wear it. Okay, I think what he said was rude, and putting down a certain demographic, because he does not find them applicable enough to don their attire, is rude and a significant amount of people were offended by his harsh remarks. Here is the deal EVERY brand is catering to a certain demographic, it is just not politically correct to flat out say; Ralph Lauren’s $88 Polo shirts are targeting a certain demographic, people who are preppy, and can afford to purchase expensive clothing. When someone walks into the room with that small logo in the right hand of their shirt, it represents class, style, and sophistication. All of those terms are often associated with wealth. Are all wealthy people classy, stylish, and sophisticated? Of course, not, some are rather classless, dumb, and look like they have not brushed their hair in a month. When a girl walks in to the door wearing Juicy Couture workout clothing, it also says something. It says I am willing to spend $200 on an outfit I am going to sweat in, because I care more about looking stylish at the gym than getting a great workout. These women typically have flat asses, because they are too busy shopping for work out attire rather than doing squats.

The message I am trying to convey in this post is everything is marketed towards a certain person, if it were not brands could not even exist. It is mean to say something like the brand is marketed towards the “cool” kids, but come on does that really piss you off that much? I am glad I was not wearing Abercrombie, and hanging out with the “cool” kids, because all the people I admire were outcasts, and thought outside of the box. The majority of the cool kids ended up married, with little ambition, and live mediocre lives. I am not mediocre, and I will never settle for mediocre. People that grew up to do great things with their lives were often high school rejects, and I am proud to have never been popular. Not being a popular kid allowed me to develop a personality, a sense of humor, and let me express my creative side.

In the end enjoy the brands to buy, because they make you happy. Who cares about what some CEO says about beauty, and size.