Unfortunately it just ain't gonna happen in the world we live in.
Have you seen the threads on here about how if you don't do your makeup everyday then you've let yourself go? Or what a disgrace that people wear jeggings and consider them suitable attire for public places. Or if you go out in your sweaty gym shorts and shirt?
Bc despite the fact the world is getting fatter, I think ideals are shifting more and more in the other direction. There is pretty much a universal thought that thin = attractive, control, self esteem, health and overweight = gross, having no control, no self esteem and being unhealthy.
I think I'm probably about a 6 in that picture. I'm about 160cm and about 80kg, and I know I'm definitely not as healthy and fit as I could be. My waist is about 104cm, and my hips are about 116cm. I could definitely stand to lose 15kg to 30 kg. I don't feel good the way I am, but I'm struggling to break lifelong habits.
Last edited by Catzilla; 11-10-2015 at 12:28.
It's not surprising that the ideal used to be chubby bodies when most people couldn't eat enough.
Nowadays most people have an overwhelming profusion of food so ideal is slimmest bodies.
Ideal have always been what the norm wasn't, what most people couldn't have.
IMO that's ok. However using models that are unhealthy slim and anorexic is just a step too far 😓
Interesting that we have gotten fatter,but the idea of a 'perfect' or ideal body has gotten thinner. As a PP put up a picture of a model that was 'too fat' - we expect out models to be so very thin,yet we (statistically) are oveeweight & obese. It would be great if we could meet in the middle.... healthy weight.
Distorted perceptions go both ways. It may well be true that people now perceive they are smaller than they really are due to lots of factors. But the fact ED's are sky rocketing and models are getting thinner and thinner signals we have skewed perceptions on being thin as well.
I thought this was interesting too. When I put my measurements into this calc the image was much more correct for me personally than the one at the beginning of the thread. I'm unsure why, but it shows the science behind visual appearance and weight doesn't seem exact.
Yes the medal has two faces I agree.
However one side of the problem is greater because it affects a much larger portion of the worldwide population.
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