The Real losers


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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

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