I watched a few episodes of the old George Burns show. There was a woman singer on
one of the episodes, horrible singing, I mean really bad. But her waist was so tiny it
could not have been over 14 inches.
When I watch old movies, the women are very slim. The exception might be an old
servant, cook, or simply put a woman up in age. But even most of them are slim.
You know not that many years ago, women did not hold jobs. Most were stay at home
So what happen?
I think a few things happened. Fast Food joints for starters. In the old days people
went to diners if they went out to eat at all.
Next I would have to say the food industry. They focus on larger portions and more
enhancements in the food. Since I live alone, I look for smaller containers when in
the store but have you ever noticed those prices....they are generally higher priced
than the family size. If not higher priced per se, per pound/oz they are. Why?
Because they want you to buy the larger package and overall you will pay more.
And of course there is lack of physical activity today. You mention going to the gym
but you know what? I'll tell you. lol. People should not need to go to the gym unless
they are a body builder or boxer or focusing on some kind of championship. What
has been happening over the years is more sedentary work.
In days past, people were moving their body all day. They were bending, stooping,
reaching, walking, running, and had a constant range of motion. Today, many people
do not have that activity.
Food has also become a source of entertainment. Eat those wings, pizza, and beer
when watching sporting events. Don't forget the hotdogs. Here again, lets go get
some fast food!
People are simply eating more, eating higher calorie/fat foods, eating more sugars,
eating larger portions, and doing less physical activity.
Some want a miracle solution or a specific diet. The reality is, they are making it
hard on themselves. What they really want is to not change their life style yet
When it comes right down to it, if they would eat less, stop the fast food, get their
body moving every day, they would lose weight and keep it off. It's not about diets.
It's about a life style change.