Maybe even if they don't have a full-blown eating disorder, I know many women who obsess about what they can and can't eat, what kind of exercise they get, and their bodies in general. Do you think the problem is so severe these days that the majority of women in our society have major food issues? Question Who's Online | Find Members | Private Messages
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Do you think the majority of women in the western world have some kind of issue with food/eating?
Maybe even if they don`t have a full-blown eating disorder, I know many women who obsess about what they can and can`t eat, what kind of exercise they get, and their bodies in general. Do you think the problem is so severe these days that the majority of women in our society have major food issues?


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15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 5/25/06 - 12:05:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think it's partly the problem of the media - although there has been more of an effort recently to show more realistic women in magazines and on tv, there is still a huge pressure to be thin and the companies advertising 'miracle diets' or other ways of losing weight are cashing in on our insecurities
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 5/25/06 - 12:24:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
i think it's all the media. It's not just the Western world
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Friday 5/26/06 - 12:35:30 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, I don't "think" so.
It seems like such an obvious issue that I'm willing to say that I KNOW so.
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 5/29/06 - 10:01:39 AM EST (GMT-5)
"Maybe even if they don't have a full-blown eating disorder"

If it's not a full blown eating disorder they bloody well SHOULD be concerned about heatlhy eating and...

"what kind of exercise they get, and their bodies in general."

Being healthy is generally considered a good thing!

15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 5/29/06 - 6:31:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 5/29/2006 10:01:40 AM Tasdavil wrote:
Being healthy is generally considered a good thing!

Obsessing about it isn’t, though, and THAT’S what the story refers to.

15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 5/31/06 - 1:46:45 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 5/29/2006 6:31:26 PM melLowstar wrote:
On 5/29/2006 10:01:40 AM Tasdavil wrote: Being healthy is generally considered a good thing! Obsessing about it isn’t, though, and THAT’S what the story refers to.

Oh yeah, I guess you're right. I guess I didn't read the question properly.

15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 6/8/06 - 5:17:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, but how would I know?
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 6/8/06 - 5:18:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
The problem is not women, it's the media. I'm a size 8 and I'm happy with that. I don't want to be skinny, and I have no problem eating chocolate. I just know my limits and know how to keep myself healthy. Excercise is also involved. There's a difference in wanting to watch food intake to be healthy and purposely not eating to be skinny.
15 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 6/30/06 - 8:16:38 PM EST (GMT-5)
it is healthy to worry about your weight and what you eat. If you do not then you will become obese and have health issues. Just go to the grocry store and grab foods you would like to eat if you didn't have to worry about weight and apperience. They are full of fats, saturated fats, sodium and many other unhealthy things... you have to be observant or else you will be fat!
15 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 7/6/06 - 2:27:32 PM EST (GMT-5)

Yes, I'm probably one of them.. :P I like staying healthy and exercising, but I also LOVE food/cooking so I obsess about not being able to eat ice cream or cheetos. :'(
15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 8/1/06 - 10:25:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
i honestly dont know what goes on in the "western world"
15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 8/1/06 - 11:29:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'd say it's around 1/3, so not the majority no.
15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 8/2/06 - 5:06:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think that most have some point in their lives. At any given moment I think that it's about half.
15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 8/2/06 - 5:09:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
Most definitely... and not just in the western hemisphere, either..
15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 8/2/06 - 5:18:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
Corporations are evil. And they are the ones who control the ads. People should eat whatever they want and stay healthy. But healthy doesn't make much money. "Come and eat 32grams of heart attack (AKA fast food)! And when you're done whith that smoke!" Evil I say!
15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 8/2/06 - 5:18:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
with*^
15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 8/16/06 - 3:10:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think it's mostly the problem that we all eat more than we need to. I think it's decadent.
15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 8/21/06 - 8:44:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think it's closer to ALL, instead of just a simple majority.
15 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Sunday 8/27/06 - 12:12:18 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think all women not just in the western part ,I know I have struggled with the food/eating....I don't ever want to get fat..
15 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Sunday 8/27/06 - 12:47:21 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes. My mother's a perfect example. A normal eater, but has to make some joke with a waiter about how it's "no calories" or "low fat" EVERY freakin time. So many people feel like they have to apologize or make excuses to people when they order anything other than a salad.
15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Saturday 10/7/06 - 2:09:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
It's possible. It's such a huge issue.
15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 10/10/06 - 5:26:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 10/11/06 - 6:28:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think people in general in the Western World have an eating problem, not just women.
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 6/23/07 - 6:22:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
Uh yeah, of course.
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Thursday 11/1/07 - 9:56:09 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think generally, yes. I have wondered how much of my life I have spent thinking about food, or counting calories. It's probably a very high amount - about 50%, no less.



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