Beauty, Weight Loss and the Mass Media.
Since its birth, mass media have truly become an important part of every person’s life. From highly useful weather updates to entertainment and leisure, mass media have defined what daily living really means. Although such can be said about mass media, it is also best to keep in mind that media, for so many different reason can be somewhat of a double-edge sword; something that we certainly could not live without, but also something that can be dangerous at times. Not everything that can be seen or heard through the media should be held as true, and with regards to the perception of beauty in relation to weight loss is something that should be taken rather cautiously.
The media, intentionally or unintentionally so, have always insinuated that to lose weight or weight loss is one of the basis for beauty and perfection. And whilst most of the people seen in the media proves this to be true, it does not, in any way mean that the same is true for everyone. Weight loss by and for itself cannot be the sole basis for perceived beauty because there is no one standard weight or size; it is sad to think that some believe that size 4, 2 or the often envied size 0 is the perfect size, being that there are so many other factors that include an ideal weight. Also, just because Heidi Klum looks good in a size 4 doesn’t mean everybody naturally will. A certain body type and height are all included in what really is the ideal weight for one specific person; this means that a 6 foot, 2 inch tall, apple-shaped woman does not have the same ideal weight as that of a 5 foot, 6 inch tall, athletic-shaped woman.
So don’t let the media govern your weight; don’t let those thin, size 2 models dictate your desire for weight loss. Instead, grab that calculator, compute for your ideal weight and head to the weighing scale. Even if your dress size is not within 0-4, finding that you have your ideal weight and that you’re healthy should be enough to keep you beautiful.