Fad diets: ‘Get your butt up’

By Christine Blom
September 30, 2005

So, in this day and age, men and women have been dieting in order to stay thin or become even thinner. Many Americans depend on fad diets such as the Zone, Atkins, and South beach to get their smaller figure in a shorter amount of time.

Many stars such as the Olsen twins, Lindsay Lohan and Hillary Duff all use fad diets in order to keep up their physique.

After reading several magazines, websites and seeing their pictures I can not help wondering why any of these beautiful girls would want to ruin their organs by taking part in these diets. I can understand wanting to be healthy and wanting to be in shape but I will never, for the life of me, understand why someone would want to lose all their physical attributes and all their strength just in order to be thin.

Personally, dieting has never been affective. I have sworn every year for my New Year’s resolution that I would lose 10 pounds, just like everyone else. But then I will look at celebrities like Kelly Clarkson, Jamie Lynne Siegler and Jessica Simpson.

These young women are all curvy women who have never been ashamed of the way look. Siegler is actually the spokesperson for the campaign against eating disorders. She said in on advertisement “Eat what you want, and eat until you are full.”

These words are words I have followed for the last few years and they have helped greatly. Everyone is meant to have a little extra meat on their body because, in my opinion, who wants to hug someone that feels like they are going to break when you put your arms around them?

This does not mean to sit on your behind and keep eating until you feel like you are going to explode. This means eat what you want, within reason then get your butt up and go to the gym. I don’ t care whether it is once a day or once a week but at least do something. In the end, every bit counts.

I honestly always get self-conscience about my weight still, just because I live in America. It is the one thing that people are obsessed with: appearance. People will never be able to get away from that and no one will ever understand why.

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Posted to the web by Brian Coary

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