I honestly sometimes need to hear this.
You can’t expect to eat a healthy and balanced diet if all you care about are conforming to impossible beauty standards.
What does it matter if you “look like a million bucks”? Health cannot and should not be judged based on appearances, and we should eat in order to be both happy, healthy and satisfied. If you can get all of that from the dollar menu, then why would it matter if other people value your appearance?
This is body shaming and classism, all in one meme.
So if all you can AFFORD is the dollar menu, you won’t end up with the same body as someone who has a full budget at the grocery store.
Honestly, I get so mad that people reject the idea that there is any link between financial stability and health.
I don’t understand what you’re getting at here - Of course there is a link between someone’s finances and their ability to get both medical care and access to health-related resources (like a balanced diet).
That’s exactly what makes this meme classist - It is implying that poorer people won’t be found attractive or aesthetically worthwhile, simply because they eat cheaper foods. It is also saying that people who choose to control their diet by occasionally eating fast food are somehow devaluing themselves. This is incredibly shaming.
No one is ever going to have the “same body” as someone else. But no matter what they eat, they can still be 1. attractive, 2. worth a “million bucks,” and 3. completely satisfied with their bodies. The problem occurs when we try to quantify someone’s worth based on what they look like, and then use that to make assumptions about their diet and health.
Oh, sorry for the confusion - I wasn’t disagreeing with you at all. I agree that the meme is classist AND that someone’s worth is not based on their body. I was actually just reblogging it because it relates to my interest in how finances impact health, and it seems that there are a lot of people who don’t believe that obesity and poverty are linked. My frustration was directed towards the number of posts I see that say “no excuses” and “healthy eating is not expensive” because it dismisses some of the larger barriers that people in different financial situations may have. But I probably should have taken more care to show that I wasn’t directly responding to the comments, so I apologize.
Wait people don’t think poverty and obesity are linked? This is one of the few examples in which correlation really does equal causation- people in some of the poorest regions of the US are:
a) unable to get accessible and affordable healthcare,
b) probably work multiple jobs to live paycheck to paycheck (ie. all money goes to a roof, utilities, and food),
c) likely supporting a family
d) where fast food is abundant, literally fast (to fit into the horribly tight work schedules) and most importantly- has the greatest value per calorie. At that point you’re more worried about having enough energy to power your body, not so much how good the fuel that you put in is.
Which is why I’m glad to see that there are starting to be more initiatives that are being pursued (not sure about success though) like better breakfast/lunch programs in school and the fact that doctors are now able to ‘prescribe’ healthy food to people that need it.
Yes there’s so much shit going on in the world, but why can’t we fix our own epidemics and problems first before trying to save everyone else?
why is everyone flipping their shit over this post, it simply means if you constantly eat shit you will not look the shit