Sunday, April 26, 2009

Dieting in America

Many people in America are putting themselves on diets because they do not believe they fit in with society. Society upholds an image of thinness. Famous movie stars, models, and singers are thin. The average person sees these people on television and wants to imitate the look. Most people on diets are concerned with looking like someone instead of trying to be healthy. These people do not feel good about themselves or the way people perceive them. The dieters value the image the media has portrayed as beautiful instead of their own beauty inside and out.

Americans, no matter what age, race, or gender, are spending a lot of money on dieting. People that value the images portrayed on television and in magazines will never be happy with themselves because they want to be someone that they are not. The media has tricked Americans into believing that they are not beautiful and Americans have fell for it. People must realize that dieting is dangerous resulting in eating disorders, death and psychological problems. What can we do to help people, who are considering dieting for unnecessary reasons?


  1. I definitely agree that all Americans battle with self image and I am not the exception. I have struggled with my weight since adolescence and at 21 I just want to stay on the right side of 200 lbs. It really angers me when roommate who stands a 5'7 and 125 lbs says that she needs to lose 5 lbs because she THINKS she sees love handles forming. I wish I had her metabolism and she's crying about 5lbs. I am not sure what the cure is to this problem but need to teach our youth to have a positive body image as long as it is not danger to your health.

  2. Right so many people are concerned with looking like people on t.v. and do not realize their self worth. No one is perfect, so we have to stop trying to be before we all kill ourselves from starvation.