|"We eat a lot of lean meat and fresh vegetables".|
Why are standards of beauty being imposed on women, the majority of whom are naturally larger and more mature than any of the models? The roots, some analysts say, are economic. By presenting an ideal difficult to achieve and maintain, the cosmetic and diet product industries are assured of growth and profits. And it’s no accident that youth is increasingly promoted, along with thinness, as an essential criterion of beauty. If not all women need to lose weight, for sure they’re all aging, says the Quebec Action Network for Women’s Health in its 2001 report Changements sociaux en faveur de la diversité des images corporelles. And, according to the industry, age is a disaster that needs to be dealt with.
The stakes are huge. On the one hand, women who are insecure about their bodies are more likely to buy beauty products, new clothes, and diet aids. It is estimated that the diet industry alone is worth anywhere between 40 to 100 billion (U.S.) a year selling temporary weight loss (90 to 95% of dieters regain the lost weight). On the other hand, research indicates that exposure to images of thin, young, air-brushed female bodies is linked to depression, loss of self-esteem and the development of unhealthy eating habits in women and girls.[source to read more]
I chose Jayne Mansfield first because I like the Japanese Rockabilly band song "I Walk Like Jayne Mansfield" by the 5,6,7,8's. They were in the movie Kill Bill. I really only knew she died and was decapitated in a car accident, so today I was researching that and found a flashback article with some real interesting facts about it [here]. It was surprising.
I am keeping with the same plan as last week since it was successful for me. I am not stressing on the scale, but will do check three days before weigh in to see if I need to buy some cocaine...just kidding. I am in a good mood due to this initial success with not as much exercise as I should. Low carb supplemented with vitamins, fish/flax oils, red rice yeast and intermittent fiber pill is being good to me. And the 8 sixteen ounce bottles or more of water.
Stay cool my fellow diet bloggies!
|[my daily food diary link here]|
Here is a healthy large and lovely icon that we all can relate to. Yet still there is the association of slim beauty hinted on this...how can you not just love Jane and how she looks?
Link to Study by University Of Texas professor of psychology Dr. Devendra Singh
with a lengthy title called "Body Weight, Waist-to-Hip Ratio,Breasts, and Hips: Role in Judgments of Female Attractiveness and Desirability for Relationships"
Look inside the book if just to read the author notes in "You Can Be Sexy At Any Size" written by plus sized model Nancy Hayssen also her FAQ page.
Love yourself. See beyond the media bullshit. You are beautiful. Lose weight because you want to be healthier and maybe more physical, but know you are beautiful at any size.
Marilyn Monroe was a size 14.