- Going On a “Diet” Often Leads to Weight Regain.
- Overweight Mum, Overweight Kids?
- Tips for Healthy Eating Throughout the “Silly Season”
- Almonds – a great source of vitamin E.
- Protein Emerging as an Important Bone Health Factor.
- Be Inspired - Feel Fabulous!
- To Drink or Not To Drink?
- Diets with High Glycemic Index May Increase Breast Cancer Risk.
- What to do when your weight loss stalls?
- Low Carb Versus Low Fat.
- Hunger & Cravings…
- A High Protein Diet Can Boost Bone Health.
- Empower Your Body to Empower Your Mind.
- It’s Not Just What You Eat, But When.
- One Simple Step to Combat Emotional Eating.
- The Evolutionary Long-Jump – So What Should We Really Be Eating?
- Researchers say low-carbohydrate diets more effective in weight management.
- People who eat breakfast are significantly less likely to be obese and diabetic than those who don't
- Why Low Fat Diets Fail.
- Is “Diet” a Dirty Word?
- Atkins Diet May Cut Risk of Heart Disease
- More Studies Endorse the Low Carb Diet.
- What is the Glycemic Index?
- The Importance of Exercise.
- Scientific Review - Novel Treatments for Obesity.
- Mental Attitude to Weight Loss
- Diet and the development of the insulin resistance syndrome.
- Insulin and your health
- Weight gain - Can we blame it on genetics?
- Breakfast and Weight Loss - Is it really important?
- Metabolism - Get your motor running!
- Dietary fibre - Are you getting enough?
- 97% fat free often means packed with sugar.
- The "Low Fat" Message - Marketing propaganda or a healthy lifestyle choice?
- Can low carbohydrate actually lower cholesterol?
- The Psychology of Eating.
- Organisation - The key to successful weight loss.
- Self Image
- Body image - Who wants to look like Elle McPherson anyway?
- The role of the media in weight loss.
- Diabetes - Are you eating your way to an uncertain future?
The role of the media in weight loss.
Open a magazine or switch on the television today and we are constantly bombarded with images of so-called "beautiful people". Look at a fashion magazine and you would be forgiven for thinking that clothing is only designed for 18 year olds no larger that a size 10.
These men and women - whether on the screen, the sporting field or the catwalk - are well proportioned, toned or muscular, with perfect skin and a radiant smile. We admire their on-screen characters or their sporting prowess and secretly dream of one day looking just like them. Unfortunately, for many this simply is not a reality.
One of the criticisms leveled at the media today is that it portrays what for many people is an unobtainable body image. We are so accustomed to seeing young men and women advertising almost every product imaginable that we begin to feel inadequate if we don't quite look like that.
The truth is that 99% of the population doesn't look like that either - it is merely an unrealistic image developed by marketing companies desperate to increase their sales!
Don't let these pictures ruin your self-image! Don't let these images depress you if you cannot achieve the same look! Just set your own goals and put in 110% effort to being the best that you can be.