Every woman wants to have a body likes a model. Every woman will do everything to make it true, such as manage diet and work out. Unfortunately, after a few months manage diet and work out, then they do not see the progress, they will give up and do not continue to manage diet and diet. I have a question in my head, what makes women want to have a perfect body likes a model? Why women who overweight have less confidence than the skinny?
It's because of stigmatization in overweight women. When Stigmatization on overweight women appeared. According to Stunkard, LaFleur, and Wadden (1998), obesity was stigmatized in both Buddist and Christian cultures, but it had different reasons. In the Buddist culture, stigma was connected with karma. In Christian culture, stigma was based on the Christian deadly sin of gluttony.
It is not only about the stigma but overweight women also being teased, bullied and lack of personal attractiveness. It makes women struggle against fat to suit the environment. Women tried the best they can to weight loss process. It also happened in teenager girls. They obsessed with slim fit body. They use unhealthy methods to lose their weight, such as skipping meals, intense exercises and an unbalanced diet. It can have an effect in psychological development on teenagers. They will need peer support, counseling and healthy method guidelines to loses weight (Su, Jou, & Tsa, 2014).
The appearance is important, it is not only what the teenagers think, but it also what older women think. According to Clarke (2002), older women’s perception of ideal body weights is about a good appearance. Their perception is constrained by social values and attractiveness. Although they want to be healthy, the motivation for losing weight is appearance.
Weight and Body goals are one of important thing that not only girls but also women. Weight loss does not affect in physic but also in psychologic. If you want to weight loss and feel frustrated and stressed, try to look for a peer support and counseling to handle psychologic problems because of weight loss methods.
Stunkard, A.J., LaFleur, W.R., & Wadden, T.A. (1998). Review Stigmatization of Obesity in medieval times: Asia and Europe. International Journal of Obesity 22: 1141-1144.
Su, M., Jou, H., & Tsao, L. (2014). The Struggle Against Fat: Weight Loss Experiences of Overweight Adolescent Girls in Taiwan. Journal of Nursing Research 22 (1): 28-36.
Clarke, L.H. (2002). Older women's perceptions of ideal body weights: the tensions between health and appearance motivations for weight loss. Ageing and Society, 22, pp 751-773 doi:10.1017/S0144686X02008905