The Real losers
Gone are the good old virtues of patience and persistence — this is the era of quick results and instant gratification ( The ‘ real’ reality of weight loss, Apr 22). Sadly, the media feeds and fuels this demand of the current generation, through unrealistic ‘ reality’ shows, commercials and myriad other programmes.
People seem to get lean, lithe bodies with eight- pack abs or other gender- specific dimensions almost overnight. It’s frightening to think of the impact of such shows on the naïve, who may try to emulate the same lifestyle with dangerous consequences. Stories abound of people falling victim to eating disorders like bulimia