Hey guys – Its day 9 of the August Healthy Living /Fitness Blogger Writing Challenge, and I’m learning so much about all of you! Thank you so much for participating!
Today we’re talking about body image and the media – my post will be short because I’m absolutely exhausted tonight from this solo parenting/working full-time/training thing.
Body image and the media – I have to be honest, it’s not the pictures on billboards and magazines that bother me – it’s the emphasis on everything being about weight. The words with the images drive me bonkers. Everywhere I look, products are being marketed as a means towards losing weight.
Only 100 cals!
For example, these puddings that I saw at the grocery store:
Are you kidding me? What about telling me how it’ll fuel my body for optimal performance instead? This kind of marketing REALLY bothers me because my oldest daughter is now able to read.
Let’s let that sink in for a moment.
Sierra can read the labels on things in our house. Which means I now have to not only pay attention to food for their content – but also for the way they’re marketed. I don’t want her to be even concerned about her weight – ever. Instead I’d love for her to spend her life aiming for her best performance in whatever sports and activities she enjoys the best.
Anyways – that’s my short rant.
What are your thoughts on body image and the media?
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