Skinny vs Fat, why do Americans spend so much time thinking about weight loss?
Because the American mass media is the most corrupt institution other than the federal reserve in the USA.
The men and women on the television imply that if you do not look like them, then you are ugly. Surely you've noticed that before.
It would help if the mass media moguls considered human beings to be human beings rather than cattle. Sadly, that isn't the case at all - in their eyes, we are cattle.
Besides the media society plays a major role in the way Americans (as well as most developed countries) believe they should look. Look at the 'cute' clothes that come out... most of the time they make them to fit size zero but even though somebody that is a size 12 or whatever would like to wear that cute style they probably cannot find it. Fashion, media, society are all pressures to make people want to be tiny. If somebody can live a happy life not worrying about their weight all I can say is kudos to them!
It might be because one-third of adults in the U.S. is obese and another one-third is overweight. Almost two-thirds of our population are struggling with weight issues. Wow!
I agree that the media presents an impossible-to-meet ideal, but there are dangerous health issues around being obese that are real. I think attention should be turned toward the food industry which pushes processed foods that are at the bottom of this increase in the size of the American people.
I agree that the media is a huge issue in weight perceptions, but so are the ever-prevailing ideas about portion sizes. Here in the US, we've been blessed to have plentiful food for the vast majority of the population -- and most of us had parents or grandparents who worked at physically laborious jobs all day every day, so they had a very different idea of what a good amount of food looked like. My mom was raised on a ranch, and I was raised on a farm -- you eat a large, calorie-laden meal in the morning so that you can work non-stop until evening, with only a fast standing meal in-between for lunch. People have continued to eat like this, even while they sit in office chairs all day, or stand around helping customers, or even stock shelves and things that might be higher-impact, but far from back-breaking. Add to that, many people in the US prefer to find something else to blame for their weight issues (i.e. stress, over-processed food, etc.) rather than taking responsibility for their own health and well-being.
This isn't a judgmental statement, I was there relatively recently myself, but I do think there is nothing quite so sickening as a country that is habitually over-fed and upset about it, while so many people in the world barely have enough food to stay alive. The most important muscles to develop first are the triceps and biceps -- instrumental in pushing the plate away. As long as we buy the over-processed food, the companies will continue to market them and push for their sale -- supply and demand, do with it what you will.
I would say because obesity has a high ratio and is a leading cause of heart disease as well as other diseases. The easy high fat foods that are abundant increases this nation's as well as other countries mortality rate of obesity related diseases and deaths. The media could spend more time in advertising 'healthy foods' instead of high fat and junk foods.
it depenst upon what we eat and type of food if it is catalyst in weight increasing then it is possible to think and other reason. They are long term working and don't think more about their health and diet. The diet factor is more important in such process. buy hcg diet for weightloss at wholesale prices.
by Juan Rivera 5 years ago
What is the holiday/celebration where Americans spend the most money
by Marc Lee 2 years ago
What pets have you had in your life? I have had Geckos, Raccoon, Goat, Dogs and Cats?
by Eric Standridge 6 months ago
Because I'm curious, how long, on average, do you spend on an article?
by Sam Dreiberg 2 years ago
Hi Hubbers,I'd like some help with passing the Quality Assessment Process. Will you please give feedback on my Hub Most common myths about weight loss (must be signed in to view). What can I do to improve? Thanks!
by Valeed 18 months ago
What is more challenging, being a skinny guy or a fat guy?By skinny I mean a person who has almost no meat on himself.
by michael and rayna 8 years ago
it is not cool they can be nice and pretty but people don't think that way they can't help being fat they try to lose weight but they will still have loose skin come on yall have some niceness in u an stop picking on these kids.
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|