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January Magazines and weightloss

February 6, 2009

A new year has begun, and january is already behind us. 

And as usual, after christmas and New Year, the magazine stands are filled with january issues advertising dieting tips, ” how to lose that holiday weight “, and so on. I was at my local video-rental, Narvesen, last weekend. They have a few magazine stands, and something hit me: Every one of those magazines had at least one article on dieting.

I was just so provoced. And the worst thing is, if I had opened one of those magazines, I’m pretty sure the model posing in those very dieting articles would not have one extra ounce of fat on her body.


The headlines here were :

Norsk Ukeblad: Thin with Ingers super baking. (refering to a well known diet here in Norway based on rye bread.
Allers: Naturaly thin with healthy low carb
KK: Emotions rule your weight. Think yourself thin.

There were two magazines in that stand that did not have a dieting headline:

The one you can barely see the top of, but that one had a huuge article about Jessica Simpsons weight gain, and Hjemmet, which had an article on how to get more energy.

What saved me from a very bad, dejected mood that day was this magazine:



One of the biggest headlines read: Fantasticly beautiful-no matter the size!

Why can’t more more magazines have articles like that? It would save alot of people ALOT of guilt, grief and hours locked up, crying because of some impossible beauty ideal.

I mean, a couple of months ago, it was revealed that Jessica Albas body had been heavily photoshopped for an ad campain she did only a few months after giving birth. If Jessica Alba, one of the most beautiful women out there, has to be photoshopped to be good enough, what chance does a normal woman have? It’s just riddiculous.

*sigh* That felt good to get off my chest. Alot of things the last few months, like the Jessica Alba thing, all those magazine articles, and this, the Top 7 Butterbodies article from Spike, has just been building up, and I needed to vent.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 7, 2009 1:25 pm

    I really liked reading this because your completely right! far too many magazine are obsessed with the whole weight and perfect body ideal that us consumers seeing ti posted everywhere are also obsessed. Funny, they wonder why millions of young girls are developing eating disorders every few minutes. Jeeze. Good post!

  2. Jasnette permalink
    February 13, 2009 4:29 pm

    Now that’s why I love Kamille! It’s my favourite magazine, why? Because there is no diet-fuzz in it! It’s so natural and down to earth, giving spa-tips instead of rabbling on about some impossible diet!
    *makes plans to go and buy it*

    Oh, I just looked up to see a commercial on the TV for a movie called Lions for Lambs… *grins* I couldn’t help myself, I had to tell you *thinks no further explanation should be needed*

  3. February 13, 2009 5:24 pm

    No further explanation needed indeed*grins*

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