If Barbie Were a Real Woman, She Would Look Like the Rest of Us!
Listen to or Watch âHealthy is the New Skinnyâ on the âDr. Andrea Showâ as she Discuss the Obsession of Body Perfection in America
If Barbie were a real woman she would have: divorced Ken, had 1-tummy tuck under her belt, endured 2 lay-offs, suffered with thinning hair, turned off the lights while making love and probably been treated for her depression! Come on people letâs get real; Barbie would look and feel like most of us!
Forty to fifty percent of women in the U.S. are under pressure to measure up to a certain social and cultural ideal of beauty, which can lead to poor body image. Women are constantly bombarded with âBarbie-dollâ images.
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Â· It is estimated that 40-50% of American women are trying to lose weight at any point in time.
Â· One out of every four college aged women has an eating disorder.
Â· Almost half of all women smokers smoke because they see it as the best way to control their weight. Of these women, 25% will die of a disease caused by smoking.
Â· At 5?9â tall and weighing 110 lbs, Barbie would have a BMI of 16.24 which is considered severely underweight. Because of her ridiculous proportions (39â bust, 18â waist, 33â thighs and a size 3 shoes!), if she was a real woman, she wouldnât be able to walk upright - she would have to walk on all fours.
Â· At age thirteen, 53% of American girls are âunhappy with their bodies.â This grows to 78% by the time girls reach seventeen.
By presenting an ideal that is so difficult to achieve and maintain, the cosmetic and diet product industries are experiencing exponential growth. Itâs no accident that our daughters, nieces and BFFâs are increasingly brainwashed into thinking that thinness is the essential criterion of beauty. The message weâre hearing is either âall women need to lose weightâ or that the natural aging process is a âdisastrousâ fate.
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On this talk show, which aired live on June 29th at 1pm ET, the was discussion titled, âHealthy is the New Skinnyâ! Dr. Andrea says, âThe media has it all wrong and itâs got us all trippinâ! The average American woman is 5â4â tall and weighs 140 pounds. The average American model is 5â11â tall and weighs 117 pounds.â
Dr. Andrea was joined by Blanche Williams, former model, Sirius-XM Radio talk show personality, author, media literacy advocate, and management director for acclaimed documentary The Soulâs of Black Girls, focusing on the impact the media has on black womenâs self-image. Blanche has been involved with health, wellness and empowerment for over 10 years and believes that a healthy mind creates a healthy body. Her book, How to Design Your Mind for Greatness, is part of Williamsâ Greatness by Design Empowerment Enterprises. www.greatnessbydesign.com
Also joining the conversation was Andrea Owen. She is a life coach, blogger of âLive your Ideal Lifeâ, and a speaker passionate about empowering women to value their character and access their 3 best selves: self-worth, self-confidence and self-esteem.
Dr. Pennington answered pertinent questions that include:
What is âTotal Life Transformationâ all about for real women with real weight issues?
Why do some of us hate the way we look?
How can we boost our metabolism to increase weight loss?
How can women come to love the bodies we have on the inside?
What are ways to reduce the weight after the baby comes?
How can we boost the esteem of our teens and prevent poor choices?
Airing weekly, Empowered for Life! with Dr. Andrea on BlogTalkRadio and www.YouTube.com/PenningtonMedia will discuss timely and relevant topics including wellbeing, weight loss and body image, eating disorders, and health empowerment. She will even delve into tackling work/life balance, as well as lifestyle topics that cover beauty, travel, and relationships.
Dr. Andrea Pennington, Dr. Andrea Pennington, a nationally renowned health expert and radio host, is the past Medical Director and Spokesperson for Discovery Health Channel and Discovery Health Online and has been featured on several TV programs such as CNN, Fox News, the Today Show, the Early Show â CBS, and Oprah. For over a decade Dr. Pennington has helped women through her medical practice and television shows to explore and release the painful trauma that has kept them from a life of joy. Dr. Pennington launched the âI Love You, Me! Womenâs Empowerment Project with singer-songwriter, Meritxell, the new Peaches of legendary combo Peaches and Herb. www.PenningtonEmpowerment.com and www.ILoveYouMe.com