Do you think of good health when you see a thin person?

United States
July 13, 2007 1:37pm CST
I know this may sound funny,I find it interesting to know this. When I see a thin person I don't think of healthy. When I see a larger person I think of unhealthy. Are times changing this much, where you need to look like a skeleton to be considered healthy? It seems to me there are some people who would die to be thin. I am not saying it in that way at all. I see some people love to have that junk in their trunk and some meat on those bones. Others have to have the shape of their ribs in plain site. Did I say this right or what? I think we should slow down on looking a certain way,and focus on being healthier.
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@PoorniS (27)
• United States
13 Jul 07
I think too thin or too fat, both r signs of being unhealthy. But people are noe obssesed with the thin thing...But some people remain thin, no matter how healthy they eat. The main thing is, we shouldnt worry about looks much, just eat good n healthy food.
@mivarg (277)
• India
13 Jul 07
I agree with you that looking extra thin is not healthy. But the right attitude towards life would make people generally healthy. I appreciate those health-conscious people who focus on a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. but too much preoccupation on becoming thin would not help you remain healthy.
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
14 Jul 07
I do not think someone who is thin is in good health. If something happened, they would have no reserves. It is just as bad to be as thin as a rail as it is to look like a tub of lard. There is a happy medium and we should aim for it.
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• United States
14 Jul 07
I will have to agree with you here. There is a fine line between love and hate. I would love to look good,feel good and be healthy. I would hate to be over weight the sticks and bones shape.
• United States
13 Jul 07
It depends upon what types of food does the thin person eats and most of the time they usually swallow food or not eating enough. The overweight people usually skip meals and eat too much to make up that occasion. The average person who eats healthiest foods is the one who lives longer. You have a good point that we should slow down on looking at ourselves. We are what we eat and that makes us healthy.
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• United States
16 Jul 07
It depends on how thin. Thin so that they are in a "healthy" range; then yes I probably would assume they are healthy. If they are Nicole Richie thin, then I would think they look unhealthy. Hope that made sense.
• United States
14 Jul 07
Answering Directtly To The Question: Yes and No. When I see a thin person I get depressed because I think their life must be perfect. They have boy/girl friends, popularity, good looks... but then you come to find out they didnt do it the right way. Especially the preppies at my school. All day in the bathroom you hear vomitting gagging and ...just...eewww. Then I think, "You know thats pretty pathetic. 'Dying' to be thin and working at it...or having Daddy pay for lipo ain't the way to go." Yea not all think people are bolemic/anorexic, but even so... they think highly of themselves most of the time because they're all around awesome. But to the preps at my school... "What are you gonna do when there's nothing left?" and also, "Daddy wont always be there to pay for your surgeries!" Haha Thanks ^__^ i feel better.
• China
14 Jul 07
If a normal person is not a reason for getting slim, I think it's wrong for him/her to lose weight.I think appropriate thin is possible,but it must be consistent with healthy.
@Calais (10905)
• Australia
14 Jul 07
Everyone is different obviously...I am a stick figure I have been that way all my life...I dont need to look like anyone else but myself..I eat crap all the time and dont exercise ...but thats just how I am...Larger people get hassled , well so do I in the same way, I always get accused of being annorexic and I just simply am not. So in the end thats how I am and I cant help it...But I am healthy within myself (although I said I eat junk food).