In recent years the topic of dieting has been extremely controversial. It is clear that diets do cause people to lose weight, but what are the effects after the diet is over? The daily argument over this topic is if dieting helps or if it is actually more damaging to those who engage in them. Despite the fact that diets help those overweight lose weight; dieting harms the body and causes weight gain in the long run. This is because dieting alters the body not knowing when to feel full leading to overeating as well as causing biological and physical damage.
Many adolescent suffered from low self-esteem and even hurt themselves because they are unsatisfied with their body image. The advertisement explained that poor body image can lead to bullying. It shows that more girls have issues with body image than boys. They either feel like they’re too thin or too fat. Gilrs are buying diet pills to loose weight and
The consumption of cloying drinks is no small problem and must be taken seriously. Even drinking one or two cans per day can raise the chances of getting type two diabetes by twenty six percent. Many people see these drinks as tasty and okay for good health, but this is a complete misnomer. One study was taken and said that men who have one or more sugary drinks a day are more likely to have heart attacks than those who rarely have them by twenty percent. The increased amounts of sugar in drinks like this are dangerous and cause poor health.
Even though, they may try to look confident in front of the bullies, on the inside they are really hurting. As states by the Forbes website, being depressed can affect a child’s self-esteem and victims don’t see any hope in their life. (How do bullies lower self-esteem?
LGB teens tend to suffer much more than heterosexual teens, due to them being a minority and being an easier target for bullying. Consequently, they are “at far greater risk for depression, bullying, and many types of violence than their straight peers” (Hoffman). Being LGB should not affect the level of bullying, yet the mental health of LGB people are still at risk. As a teen questioning my sexuality and growing up, I feel discouraged to explore myself and learn about myself when being different sexually leads to such bullying and ridicule. This is similar to Tituba in The Crucible, in the way that she was bullied for her efforts against witchery.
However, the negative impact of these shows was more profound in this study. After watching these shows the teenagers could conclude that they felt more aggressive and experienced some form of bullying from others in their life, which is a major problem that reality television promotes. Also, these teenagers noted that they too worry about their physical appearance immensely when facing others in society. Unknowingly, about seventy five percent of these young adults believed that these types of TV shows were based on real events and were completely unscripted. In all reality, these television shows impact young females more than they do males.
Weight loss pills and magazines would lose much of their profits if their market of anxious young girls suddenly decreased. Advertizing firms, gym memberships, even companies like Collegeboard prey on troubled teenagers to make more money. The existence of mentally ill students is a beneficial to them, and not something they’re willing to
Media is a bigger part of everyday life than it ever has been before. Although the media has lots of positive effects, it also has many negative effects. One of these negative effects is the influence that the media has over body image. Peoples body image contentment has been decreasing as the use of media grows. Media negatively influences the body image of all ethnicities, genders and ages- all for its own profit.
It’s sad to know that society has criticized fat people to the point they feel bad just by looking at skinnier people than them. When skinny people judge fat people it is not good because it makes them feel bad about themselves. It seems like if you want society to accept you, you have to have a perfect body shape. If society stops criticizing fat people and start helping and accepting them, they will feel like they are actually accepted
Men and women nowadays are starting to lose self-confidence in themselves and their body shape, which is negatively impacting the definition of how beauty and body shape are portrayed. “...97% of all women who had participated in a recent poll by Glamour magazine were self-deprecating about their body image at least once during their lives”(Lin 102). Studies have shown that women who occupy most of their time worrying about body image tend to have an eating disorder and distress which impairs the quality of life. Body image issues have recently started to become a problem in today’s society because of social media, magazines, and television. Social media plays a big role in how society portrays body image.