Beauty Standards are Dictated by Our Society and Are Unrealistic

July 9, 2010

Weight Loss Quotes

If I had been around when Rubens was painting, I would have been revered as a fabulous model. Kate Moss? Well, she would have been the paintbrush.~Dawn French

A long time ago being a little plumper was very sexy. That was the beauty standard. If you look at Rubens pictures and of other painters around his period, all women and men were a little heavier. Having meat, even a little fat was considered the height of beauty during those times.

Nowadays the supermodels rule the image of beauty. Too bad that the body standards, that they impose, are unrealistic. Frankly not that great in my opinion. If you get the opportunity to see a supermodel naked, you are one step away from seeing an Auschwitz prisoner from World War II. Of course there are exceptions, very few indeed.

A healthy person will never look like a supermodel. A healthy person has more stronger muscle and some fat on their bodies. Excess fat is unhealthy, but the total lack of fat from your body is unhealthy too. Your body needs a minimal amount of fat to keep you healthy and to fight off diseases.

That is why you should avoid letting the television and popular magazines shape your imagine of what is beautiful and what is not. The unrealistic standards set by them will only harm your self-imagine and health. Many young women, especially teenagers are battling varied eating disorders because they strived to get a skeletal body like so many trendy supermodels and movie stars have.

What you should strive for, in my opinion, is to get a body that you love. Your ideal weight is the one at which you feel most comfortable and happy with yourself. When you look in the mirror you should love what you see. That is a truly worthy weight loss goal.

There will always be people that won’t like how you look. It is just a give. The good news is that you don’t have to stay around them at all. There are plenty of people on this planet that will adore the way you look and would like to spend lots of time with you. Not everybody is crazy about supermodels. Thank God. This means that you might have to change some of your friends, but your mental and physical healthy is worth it, I am sure of it.

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