A sad fact in America is that thousands of people search for the dream of being thin. On any given day one finds neighbors, friends, and relatives on some kind of diet. Dieters assume various disguises, but the worthy ones are the bandwagons, who try the latest system or fad, also there’s the person who says I promise to lose it, and then there’s the person who murders themselves in the process of losing weight.
Everyone wants to lose weight quickly and effortlessly therefore any fad diet promising overnight results becomes the new call of the bandwagoner. She tries the grapefruit diet or the watermelon diet, but she decides her stomach cannot deal with all of that fruit. The next day there’s a television ad of a new wonder pill that allows the user to lose up to ten pounds in one week, and the bandwagoner answers the call. Although the magic pill does not produce the desired weight loss, she never gives up hope for a new wagon to hitch onto. Once again, this dieter is lured by ads of instant spot reduction, or liposuction. She crosses over into a danger zone of unknown procedures, performed by unqualified physicians. Some dieters lose their lives in the search for a beautiful body. The stomach staple is another dieting tool that dieters try. The staple yields a large weight loss, but the dieter endangers her health because of excess loss of body fluids. The bandwagoner is always listening for the newest cure on the market.
A family wedding or a special dance is a good reason for a woman to decide it is time to take off her unwanted pounds. however, quick decisions are hard to keep, and the promiser soon fails. She is the dieter with only fifteen pounds to lose, and as each year flies by she decides dieting is harder than eating what she wants to, and much less fun. She promises to lose the extra weight for her class reunion, but her weight-loss pledge is not kept. Some women become promisers during their pregnancies, and they broadcast to all...
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