Tuesday, July 15, 2008

REAL beauty....

I thought this picture was funny....

A new survey of women between the ages of 25 and 45 found that 75% eat, think and behave abnormally around food and have body image issues. These results weren't limited to a specific ethnic or racial group, applying to most women in general.

The study also found that 31% of these women had used vomiting, laxatives, diuretics or diet pills and some point in their lives to lose weight. Among these women, more than 50% did so at least a few times a week.

Here are some other interesting results from this study:
67% of the women were trying to lose weight.
53% of dieters are already at a healthy weight and are still trying to lose weight.
39% said concerns about what they eat or weigh interfere with their happiness.
37% said they regularly skip meals to try to lose weight.

We are surrounded by media that tells us we need to be stick thin. I am studying Advertising (done In December yay!) and I think that DOVE is genius! They have a campaign for REAL BEAUTY!

The average american women wears a size 12 not a 2 so don't starve, throw up, or do things like that. They make you feel less and less beautiful on the inside everytime you do. I KNOW when you are healthy mind and body, you feel beautiful.

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