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Skinny vs Fat, why do Americans spend so much time thinking about weight loss?

  1. bdanyel48 profile image57
    bdanyel48posted 6 years ago

    Skinny vs Fat, why do Americans spend so much time thinking about weight loss?


  2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image97
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years ago

    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.

  3. mythicalstorm273 profile image78
    mythicalstorm273posted 6 years ago

    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!

  4. Holly Richmond profile image60
    Holly Richmondposted 6 years ago

    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.

  5. wychic profile image89
    wychicposted 6 years ago

    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.

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    eveowlposted 6 years ago

    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.

  7. toneyahuja profile image61
    toneyahujaposted 6 years ago

    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.