Women and Weight........
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|Sun, 03-17-2013 - 8:08am|
This topic is something I've thought a lot about in the past few years. I'm not sure how many of you are single and live alone, but I personally feel in that situation if you can have on hand and eat three meals a day, you're pretty ahead of the game.
I don't watch my weight (and I know I should......I suspect it may be a big lead in to my dating issues).......but nevertheless, I am a busy individual. I do buy food from the grocery store, however, much of it you heat up/prepare quickly. I am not a millionaire and I also have rent, bills, student loans, etc. to take care of. I know that healthy eating is probably cheaper so that's not an excuse, but I live alone and I eat what I can (e.g. not pizza everyday by any means, but a pre-prepared dinner/quick preprepared salad, etc.).
I've noticed sooo much stuff on television nowadays about women watching their weight/eating healthy - drinking green smoothies filled with kale, parsley, etc. etc. There's frankly so much information out there about what to eat, that it becomes confusing (other than avoiding the obvious thing). I don't even own a blender so I won't go there!! lol.
I guess it seems like every woman has an "obligation" to not eat fattening foods.......(and I apologize to the men out here for this comment - I know many men are becoming more health conscious) - but this seems to extend to women only. Practically every magazine and television talk show nowadays is touting the "benefits of eating x diet".
I have worked with a couple of women who were obsessive about it........I do feel that they look down on other people who do not.........I guess I personally feel like I am a single person and if I have milk in the fridge and some juice and some alternatives for dinner.......well then.......that's where I'm at (a lot of the obsessive people I've met live at home, etc. - not a bad thing - but they have the resources to buy special gluten-free foods and have someone to cook for them and ensure the fridge is stocked). They may think it's bad for grabbing a $5 sub at lunch time, but if you're not so sure there's a great dinner on the horizon......it's sometimes the easiest thing to do.
I know my view here may be skewed........my lifestyle is likely not the same as many others on the board here. I guess my question is - as a woman, do you feel obligated to try and watch your weight? Do you ever feel that there may be a double standard when it comes to women and size??
Food for thought!! lol