There is a definite visible change in the body structure of urban Indians, especially youngsters, that makes me write this. I don't want to offend anyone. But, surely want to draw attention to that increasing width of waist, which manages to protrude out of T-shirts, tops and Kurtas alike.
|The muffin and the muffin top|
Life style also plays an important role in deciding where we put on that fat. Needless to say, we are a lazy generation, button generation, couch potatoes - earlier glued to TVs and now stuck to PCs and gadgets. We love our fast food like God. I feel very surprised when I see young people grabbing a pack of potato chips and a soft drink when hungry, my children being no exception. It's so fashionable to be hanging out at a popular fast food joint and ordering junk food. (I too like it very much, but I know when to treat myself and when to stick to home cooked simple food).
So, the final line is that due to such factors, a whole generation ( the urban, i mean) has a strange body type, which is not at all flattering. Add to it the beer guzzling habits, most young boys have a beer belly. Now, if you observe the bodies of men and women now, you'll find that since all the fat is going to the waist line and tummy area, the bum is shrinking... and that can be a party pooper!! Girls wearing a Saree without a well balanced figure (read bulged tummy, thick waist, and no bottom) can be devastating. The same happens with both guys and girls when they are in western dresses.
|The muffin top must have got its name due to this body shape!|
Don't want to give you a "hamare zamane me moment" (!!!) but, since girls were expected to work at home assisting the mother and junk food was not at all prevalent, girls were very lean and slim till the time they were married. But thanks to the myths related to pregnancy, they would collect fats all over their bodies during child bearing and rearing age.
So guys, think about it. Have junk food but remember that should only be meant to reward yourself, pleasure yourself or for celebration time. For rest of the times having light and nutritious food is the best bet.
If you love yourself, feed yourself well. Eat food for your tummy and not your tongue!