Really, what it comes to is how we feel about ourselves. I believe we can be brain washed as it were, from the images we are surrounded by.
“The consequences of the sexualization of girls in media today are very real and are likely to be a negative influence on girls’ healthy development,” says Eileen L. Zurbriggen, PhD, chair of the APA Task Force and associate professor of psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz..”What is making us fat and have low self esteem? Sites and resources are popping up everywhere, this is the new niche in business. Research is being done to try to save us from ourselves. The Dove campaign is using "normal sized" women for their ads, have programs in place to help young girls feel good about themselves. What about those already damaged?
Read more at Suite101: Sexualized Culture Hurts Girls: Girls Need Protection From Message To Be Sexy Too Soon http://parentingmethods.suite101.com/article.cfm/too_sexy_culture_hurts_girls#ixzz0h1VUaR0i
What is making us fat? A quick look on the internet and this is the list I could find.....
Lack of sleep
Media influencing body image
Eating excessive amounts of fat
Too many calories