Children, teens and even adults are drawn to specific brands and food types due to appealing advertisements. The advertisements range from pictures, commercials and sometimes even a product being used in a television program or movie. Think back to your favorite type of cereal. You may have chosen it because of the taste, the cover of the box or a commercial you saw for it. If you did not see that advertisement would you have tried it? For children and teens the characters in the advertisement are most influential. However, for adults, the most appealing cereals are the ones whose advertisements talk about nutrition or losing and maintaining a healthy weight.
Media and Hollywood can negatively influencing a person’s body image. The Hollywood ideal is an unrealistic goal for the average American. The public is trying to reach these goals by dieting and taking drastic measures, which may lead to diseases such as anorexia and bulimia.
It is important to remember that genetics are the basis of your body type and a healthy diet and exercise are the top ways to stay in your best personal shape. Don’t attempt to imitate the Hollywood image. Instead, strive to be the best you, you can be … and remember no star is identical to the other, yet they all shine bright!