Why are girls (and some guys) obsessed with losing weight?

United States
January 29, 2007 9:38pm CST
No, I'm over-weight myself. I've always been skinny, always eaten what I've wanted..my whole point is..why put yourself under so much pressure to be thin? If you just excircise enough, eat enough fuel to keep your body running there's no problem..it's actually simpler than people think it is. Eat right, excircise no more than you can handle.. that doesn't mean paying attention to carbs or fats! It means eating fruits, vegetables..stews..things which are actually healthy for you. So..what's your point of view?
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@freak369 (4827)
• United States
30 Jan 07
That's a nice thought but it's untrue. Every person has a different body composition. Every person has a different metabolism. Every person is going to handle food differently. When you are young you can, in most cases, get away with eating what ever you want but as you get older your body changes and that's when people really need to be concerned with what they eat. Check back in ten years and see if you still have this same point of view.
• United States
30 Jan 07
I'll have to remember to do that :) I'm afriad I've neglected studying the human body, but that's the beliefs I was raised under. My family has a history of diabetics and it's mostly worked for us pretty well. But thanks for sharing your own point of view.
• United States
30 Jan 07
For some people it's not as easy as changing their diet and working out because of genetics. If it was that easy everyone would be at a healthy weight. If you look around in magazines or TV you'll see nothing but thin models and actors/actresses, many of which don't even look healthy. That's where some of the pressure comes from as well as from friends, family, strangers and themselves.
• United States
30 Jan 07
I must be weird then. My genetics are against me..and I've never had a problem..*shrugs* Watch, now that I've said that I will lol. It just..seems stupid to me. Following what others THINK is 'good' for you, when you know it isn't.
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
30 Jan 07
I am with you on that. We must understand that our lives are not as active as once we had. We now have a remote, drive everywhere, tiny yards if you have one at all. You might sit at the computer or school desk all day. Many sit and play games. No chores or gardens or pets or hobbies to keep them moving. Life has changed and we have not let our diets match that. Food is a bit too plentiful unless you are poor and it doesn't matter if all you eat is McDonalds. Thinner is healthier and am glad some are striving to take care of their bodies for longer , stronger lives.