Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Skinny Genes vs Skinny Jeans

Before you think of throwing up your next meal or not eating at all, please rather read this blog.

-insatiable overeating as a medical condition, in particular

-an eating disorder in which a large quantity of food is consumed in a short period of time, often followed by feelings of guilt or shame. Also called binge-eating syndrome

-an emotional disorder involving distortion of body image and an obsessive desire to lose weight, in which bouts of extreme overeating are followed by depression and self-induced vomiting, purging, or fasting. Also called binge-purge syndrome


-an emotional disorder characterized by an obsessive desire to lose weight by refusing to eat; compare with bulimia.

Words, words and even more words. We need to stop defining and labelling problems. We need to face them. Yes, the oil and gold price might go up every now and then but the health of the women and men of this earth is one of the most important commodities in the world. Think about it, if all women and men were sick who would raise that gold and oil price.
In order to maintain a healthy lifestyle, we all need to eat properly ... right? Yes! But many people complain that having a healthy lifestyle is expensive. Yes when you are at the grocery shop it is expensive but your trip to the hospital will be highly inexpensive. You won't pay for much at all. However if you compromised with your wallet at the till and decided to buy cheaper unhealthier food you will have a higher health bill.

Now let's look at the population that can afford healthy food. Most of them are trying not to even eat this food. Why? Because the apparent pressure of trying to be thin is on a high.
Where does this pressure come from? Celebrities? ... Great! How original! But the truth is most people want to look like the people in the box. But that is definitetly not the only pressure.
Young girls are pressured by their mothers and peers.
Mothers are pressured by women their daughters age and their peers.
But if you ask me there is no such thing as peer pressure.

So yes, we look at celebrities for inspiration. But that does not mean we need to live our lives trying to imitate their every move. What happened to singers who just sing and actors who just act. Now singers and actresses are showing up on covers of magazines and claiming they are voices to the female population. NEWS FLASH you are no where close. I would like to think that there are women out there, famous women, who aren't told by other people around them how to act. An example, Adele. She is a singer, not a celebrity. She was put on this earth to sing.

Jennifer Hudson used to be the image for fuller figured women. And she was and still is beautiful. However now that she has lost much of her weight we are all starting to question her personality and morals. Did she lose the weight so she can fit in with the rest of the borderline anorexics in Hollywood? We would never know but people are saying she is too thin. The funny thing is if she were another women who weighed that much ... she could still do with a bit of weight loss. The Jennifer Hudson situation is a confusing one. We all fell in love with her when she was a fuller figured diva and now that she has lost the weight we don't look at her the same. Did we only love her because she was fuller figured and comfortable with herself. Or did we sincerely love her talent and personality??
Like all the other celebrities, anorexic or overweight, we loved her for how she looked. She looked cute with those cheeks and now that she has lost her 'cute' weight we couldn't be bothered. She looks too mainstream. But isn't it we idolise the mainstream thin look? Society is confused.

Then we get Kim Kardashian, she is known for more than just her family. She was once again idolised for her figure. So are Sofia Vergara, Jennifer Lopez, Scarlett Johannsen, Adele and Beyonce.

However when we watch runway shows and look at editorials we are looking at stick thin giraffe women.

Just like people, society is confused.

Tall people want to be short.Short people want to be tall.
Dark people want to be light.Light people want to be dark.

As long as people are still confused, society will always be confused.

We need to accept what people have to offer. If they are singers, we must let them sing.

As women we also must not look at these women and decide to lose weight or gain weight because they look a certain way. We aren't all built the same. Our DNA and genes are completely different. We are all individuals in that light and if we now go and try change our genes and DNA we will strip the little individuality that we have out of us.

If you plan to lose weight, please make sure it is 100% your decision. Hudson's weight loss will benefit her long and short term health and it is not our place to judge her or try and imitate her weight loss.

I'm not a fan of Jennifer's weight loss just because I prefered her old look, but this option is better for her. She is healthier and will now be able to live a longer healthier life. And maybe she even feels better.

We all spent years in high school doing maths graphs and learning Shakespeare. If we were taught to respect ourselves and our health and not imitate other people, we would all have been a lot more confident. Confidence and being comfortable in your skin is the greatest gift we can all receive. If you want to do something, please do it for yourself. And if you are thinking of losing weight, please do it for yourself. Not for your friends and definetly not for your boyfriend. He will leave you for someone who weighs more than you.

We put on this earth to live our own lives. Let us respect people for what they do and not for how they look.

One day I believe we will live in a world where we are born with that statement engraved in our DNA and genes.


la mì said...

it's very useful post! I know bulimia and anorexia very well... :(((
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Fabianna said...

Just wonderful. I am so glad that you posted this, it is so important and can never be stressed enough, especially to young impressionable people.

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