I know the diet industry is big business and that a lot of people have lost weight with them but their adverts drive me insane.
Why would someone like Patsy Kensit need Weighwatchers? She was never overweight in the sense that real people use. And the insipid way she talks about loosing her confidence. The only reason people with weight problems have no confidence is that the media/society says they're abnormal, greedy and can't do what other people do.
I bought into that for so long. My life was on hold because I thought I had to be thin. A few years ago I realised that I can do anything I want to regardless of my size. If people don't like to see me doing things then tough. That's their problem not mine. So now I wear jeans, walk, cycle and dance. I have leaf fights with the children in Autumn, make snow angels in Winter and paddle in the sea in Summer.
I know weight can have health issues but lets not go down the route of thin cures all. When I was younger we aimed to be a 12/14. We knew we'd cracked it when we could get into a C&A size 14 because they were so small for size. Now girls are encouraged to be size 8/10.
The likes of Patsy Kensit, Mel C and real women whose lives are 'so much better' are selling a product but the advert suggest that a successful slimmer can live a glamourous, perfect life. These products are aimed at women who are disatisfied with themselves and often their lives. The suggestions made are misleading in that no matter how much weight you lose, you're still you and you still live the same life in the same place. If you're unhappy fat then the chances are you'll still be unhappy thin but you'll also be hundreds of pounds worse off too.
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