Thin or fat???

What do you ask someone when you meet them after a long time?How are you or How have you been maybe?Well here’s the latest trend,you don’t ask any such thing what you do say is -“Have you lost weight?” or “Have you put on weight since the last time I saw you?”. Even J K Rowling, of Harry Potter fame, was faced with the same situation after meeting someone after a long time the first thing the person asked her is “Have you lost weight?”
You’d think there are more important things in life than just weight issues unless you’re a hundred kilos and can’t get through a door.Every single person no matter how old or young seems to be caught up in this giving it the name that we’re trying to get fit.And now with various beauty clinics coming up everyone is actually taking the next step and going to these places to become “thin”.
The million dollar question here is-“How thin is thin?”You have emaciated zero size models with waists thinner than an eight year old strutting down the runway for designers in various fashion shows.Its ridiculous!These models cannot be called human even their faces don’t look remotely human.They look like sucked up potatoes.With arms and legs like the withered branch of some tree.
You feel pity everytime you look at them.Like they’ve not had anything to eat for the past few years or can’t afford money to even buy food!And to think people would be sensible not to follow in the footsteps of these so called ‘models’.You see so many young girls trying to look like these glorified ‘models’ and ending up in the hospital with anemia,anorexia and various other food disorders.
I know a certain someone with a 24 inch waist line who thinks she’s fat!Can it get any more ridiculous than this?And everytime she spots someone thinner than her she goes off about how fat she is.So much so that she cuts down on eating food and ends up falling sick.
Everyone thinks dieting is the best thing in the world.You have the zone diet,the south beach diet,the protein diet and what not.And with various celebrities endorsing it people follow them.Celebrities are different they have stylists,nutrionists,dieticians and chefs doing everything for them.They are waited on hand and foot, but a normal person can’t follow these diets.
All you need to do is play a sport and drink lots of water thats all you need to stay healthy but we have models and celebrities with body mass index less than 18 advising people to follow the diet they are.Inspite of two models dying and experts saying that its not healthy to go on crash diets people take their chance and suffer.
So the question is are we all trying to get fit or thin(read sick)?


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Manasa Manjunath

Automotive engineering master student from India who has a LITTLE TOO MANY interests in life. I'm not the most knowledgeable person out there but I do have an opinion about things. They need not be right but at least I'm my own person. My areas of interest range from fashion to food and literature to automobiles. I enjoy reading as much I enjoy trekking, traveling and working with cars. I love music but can't sing to save my life. I enjoy theater and have a keen interest in architecture, art, history and how they all come together. Always interested in trying new things and meeting new people. Most important part of my person you ask? Potterhead, Bangalorean and proud!

5 thoughts on “Thin or fat???”

  1. hello!

    hmmm…nice topic. being overweight i get the question a lot, believe me. u get so low that u lose urself and start to think wat others r telling is true.

    ur right….being thin is not necessarily being healthy. the construction needs a finer touch. u go off target somtimes, but nicely done. loved it. it had a personal appeal to it. kindly update regularly.




  2. Well written. Surely, anorexics (spelling?) need to learn more than a thing. And look at those health institutes making profits put of the condition. I mean, weight loss packages make sense but what’s with Figure Sculpting and the like?


  3. Hey Manee!

    I don’t agree with one point that you make here.

    Annorexia and Trying to lose WEIGHT is two different things right??
    Well, annorexia is an Addiction to getting thin by not eating anything at all.It not only involves the BODY,but the MIND too.You have to go to a doctor or a rehab to get over it.It is the THIN that matters to annorexics… not the WEIGHT. Dont you think so?
    Not everybody who tries to lose weight is a annorexic? then why the comparison ?
    Diets are useless unless you back it up with some serious exercise regime…Duh, and i am not even the expert!!!
    Well… all i ask is.. If you are healthy being pleasantly plump.. then y bother to lose weight?


  4. Ah, a nice article. Something that every girl who is thin, and still wanting to lose weight should see.

    And as for the comment above, I am not sure the author ever mentioned the word anorexia anywhere. And when you think about it, there is really a very fine line between losing weight and anorexia.

    Take for example someone who is already thin. And this someone wants to lose weight. Exercise wont get the weight lesser, because there IS no weight to be lost, anyway. So, the obvious assumption “Maybe, if I eat less food, I can get thinner”. So there starts the dieting. And the addiction to become thinner.

    You cant really blame it on the girls, either. In fact, it would be interesting to see where this fad of being thin started, because before, having fat was a sign of prosperity.

    But as usual, the shallow trend of having a perfect figure(read emaciated and starved), a smooth body, a perfect face, continues..

    It has come to the point of saying “I dont care what happens to my health. I just want to become thin.”

    Unhealthy and thin. I guess if the designers wanted those models, they can as well go to one of those African countries. Somalia, or somewhere. A little make up, and the hungry girls there will be tomorrow’s super models.


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