It’s the 3rd January and all over the country, we’re having a go at resolutions. Whether they’re great big ones – like a lifestyle makeover – or a smaller one – like replacing an unhealthy snack with a healthier one.
What doesn’t help is the media. My weekly magazines this week:
“Diet and Fitness special”, “we love our s e x y new bodies” all emphasising that if you don’t conform, you can’t be happy.
Take a very high-profile example of major weight loss – Josie. Now she looks amazing and she’s obviously completely over-hauled what she eats and how she eats it. I saw the beach picture (which is on the front cover of her fitness DVD) back in May and felt sorry for her that she’d been “papped”, imagined how I’d feel in that situation (blooming awful) and hoped it wouldn’t effect her bubbly personae.
But now I’m wondering if those beach pictures were staged. She has just brought out a DVD and a “before” picture was obviously needed.
A six-figure (I imagine) payout was a very good incentive to keep going.
Mrs Josephine Bloggs doesn’t have the funds or the access to a daily personal trainer, or a “diet chef” delivery. We have to fit lifestyle changes around school runs, doctors appointments and our children.
There’s always organisations like WeightWatchers of course, but has anyone noticed that Patsy Kensit’s face seems to have lengthened considerablely in the adverts?
Isn’t it time that the media and those promoting a healthier alternative were honest?
Thanks for reading.