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Monday, January 13, 2014

How many of you are like me...when standing in the checkout line of any big store, will start flipping through magazines even if you never intend to buy them?

now who wouldn't want better legs?

flat abs in 2 weeks??? Oh honey, after having 7 kids and carrying around this huge spare tire for 30 years, it will take a whole lit more then 2 weeks to get a flat tummy.

I was sorry to see this one. I thought ( or hoped) that she had gotten over her eating disorder.

It seems as if 1/2 the magazines at the cashier stations have stories about weight. Either they tell us how fast we should lose it, how many calories we need, or about the hollywood celebrities who over-do it, and it seems like every other month the hollywood stories contradict each other. So I am sure that in the Springtime Nicole Ritchie will be on a different magazine looking glamorous again.

its also funny, how some magazines with weightloss stories on the cover will have pics of yummy-gooey desserts and state that the recipe is inside. Boy they really want to send conflicting messages.
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    I agree - the media overall skews our body images - I don't even buy or look at the magazines anymore.
    1526 days ago
    emoticon Advertisers play on our addiction to food and hurt our self esteem by fostering an unhealthy idea of what beauty is.
    1526 days ago
    I agree with Madeit3 that most of those women on magazine covers don't even look like that! They are photoshopped to death. Unfortunately most teenage girls don't know that so they try to obtain the impossible. It's too bad that as women WE ARE NEVER ENOUGH.

    I too have noticed that the covers will tout the latest weight loss technique while the inside is full of cakes, desserts, fattening meals, etc.

    1526 days ago
  • JANE1216
    1526 days ago
    Actually, I think it's more like 100 percent of the women's mags and about half the men's mags speak to losing weight unless they're about crochet or interior design. The sad part is that they are still showing pix of airbrushed and ultra thin women on the covers. Nobody - including those women - really looks like that!

    I remember reading an interview with Jamie Lee Curtis who finished a movie for which she had to be super fit - can't recall the name of the movie. Basically what she said was she had to work out 5 or 6 hours a day to look the way she did. So c'mon. Who can live their life like that except the very rich or folks who do fitness for a living? And is that the kind of image we want to portray as ideal?

    Thanks for posting - you did get me going on this soapbox!!
    1526 days ago
    This is true! What else can we expect when the magazines are receiving money from companies who make fattening products.
    It's life.
    Good blog. Something to think about.
    1526 days ago
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