Sedating the triple warmer
On the other end of the weight see-saw is obesity, which is suggested at being more than 50% in the UK.
And of course, this continues to make weight a hot topic.
Most highstreet popular magazines devote thousands of pages a year telling you something about your weight, and whatever it is, it’s unlikely to be self-empowering.
Recent figures suggest that 1 in100 women has a clinically diagnosed eating disorder (approx 269 thousand females in Eng and Wales alone) and over half have a ‘serious issue with food’ that wouldn’t be clinically diagnosed but causes them significant trouble.
Estimates vary, but between 11 and 13 million people in this country have psychological issues or problems connected with food that often leaves them in effect on a permanent diet. 1/4 of adults also say that they think they would be happier if they were thinner (when in fact they are not overweight).
Some people want to lose weight, others want to put it on, many would love to be able to take a bit of weight from somewhere on their body and place it somewhere else.
My daughter and I were speechless when in a the lingerie department of a department store recently we came across a several pairs of pants with a built-in padded bum!
Coming from my family genetics such a padded accoutrement had never crossed my mind!
Too much or too little weight can be related to serious health issues such as malnutrition, diabetes and heart disease.
Bulimia and anorexia compromise the quality of life for thousands of women every year, and increasingly men.