This is just my opinion, but I feel the dieting industry is one of the biggest scams
Think about it. Diet ads and all that, really do just set people up to feel worse about themselves
People compare their bodies to unrealistic things they see in the media all the time....most of media images, are photoshopped...so I really don't understand why people just can't recognize that and not let it make them obsessed with the way they look
Staring at a photo of a thin or fit person....is not going to make you thin or fit, which is why it does not make sense to beat yourself up, because you don't look exactly like that
Yes, there are lots of obese and overweight people who really do need to lose weight, but its been proven that diets do not work....most people regain whatever weight they lose within 1 to 5 years.
Diet ads, and weight loss programs do not try to build your confidence, they basically drill the same message into your brain, which is
"You, right now, are inadequate...ugly, too big, fat, average, whatever. In order to be better, you have to be thinner. smaller, skinnier, you have to lose weight, otherwise you will not look good"
I think most people "diet" to look a certain way, not necessarily to be healthy
That is why everyone seems so superficial today and why people are litearlly doing anything they can to lose weight, even if they don't need to
I never needed to to lose weight. I am naturally skinny and small, I have been my whole life. My whole family is naturally skinny. So no one understands why I developed anorexia. I don't even understand it, but I didn't choose it. People always think really stereotypical things about it...which makes it not sound serious, but it actually is really serious. People always say "Your anorexic? I don't understand...So do you not eat? Is it because you think your fat?"
And sometimes people say really stupid things like "I wish I could be anorexic"
No, you don't....Anorexia is a horrible eating disorder, not a diet
Is there anyone who doesn't diet and who doesn't want to lose weight? because it seems like everyone does