We live in a society that focuses on appearance. Beautiful and skinny people are accorded an elevated and lofty standing. Because of the importance placed on beauty and weight, many people are willing to sacrifice their health to realize a goal of thinness and perfection. The impact of these misplaced priorities has been substantial.
People that do not meet the accepted standards for attractiveness suffer. Jobs may be lost to applicants perceived as more attractive. Dating is more challenging. Even friendships can be harder to develop. This can often result in poor body image and low self esteem. Consequently, many people take drastic efforts to conform more closely to the accepted level of attractiveness.
Plastic surgery and expensive skin procedures have become acceptable and sometimes expected. Health is disregarded and has become an acceptable sacrifice in the pursuit of beauty. Even though the risks are well-known and the cost substantial, the number of people that are undergoing these chancy procedures are staggering. People, especially women, are willing to accept the costs, financial and otherwise. But is it really worth it?
Diet and exercise is not the easiest route to pursue. You do have to sacrifice time, energy, effort, and yes even some of your favorite foods. But, unlike plastic surgery, the results are always worth the cost. What you get out of it far outweighs what you have to put in to it. Eating right and exercising will keep your body functioning properly and the results will be reflected in your appearance. Your skin will look healthy. Your metabolism will increase. And the results will persist as long as you do.