I guess I'm just weird but even as a little girl I always wanted boobs and hips, not to be a stick. (I had decided I would keep money between my boobs when I grew up)
I didn't want to look like a Disney Princess I wanted to look like Jessica Rabbit, becuse I always thought she was badass
Yes, I think people (men included) should be aware of what they are putting in their bodies, but not be afriad of eating every little thing (everything in moderation). A fear of food will create an unhealthy relationship with it that you will constantly be fighting your whole life and that's no way to live. The proper way is to enjoy food but to be aware of what you're eating and knowing when too much is too much (Easy to say, harder to stick with I know ).
I think though in magazines there is so much emphasis out on 'losing weight' and being 'thin' when I think it should be more about being healthy, knowing what your putting into your body and the effect it will have, not starving yourself to be a bean pole. You can be as thin as you want, but if you're not eating right or exercising you won't be healthier and worse still that unhealthy relationship will mean food will constantly be an anxiety for you.
I've no time for diets, they don't help educate people at all. You're hungry. You can't go out with friends as you're 'afraid of what will be on the menu' or 'can't have nice things because the diet doesn't allow them'. You go off the diet after you reach the weight you want, but wait, two weeks on and you've gained that back. Why? Because the diet didn't educate you properly about food. It just said eat this/drink this, lose weight but it never told you how to tackle the emotional baggage that may closely connected to your problem
The bottom line is losing weight or even just eating better is hard work and something drinking a shake won't solve. You need to work at it and know that it may take a while but you'll be getting closer every day to being at peace with what's right for you. /rant over (Seems like know-it-all now)