Nadine was one of the contributors on last Friday’s program about why women are uncomfortable with their bodies. She was speaking about weight and body image when the topic of speaking to her daughter about her weight and what she eats came up. Many of you responded to what she said and so I called and asked her to write a post explaining her viewpoint. This is Nadine’s post:
Hi, this is Nadine S.Kussaim from Beirut- Lebanon. I was a speaker from the program World Have Your Say which was about “Body Image” and how it affects us in our daily lives. During the program I mentioned that I have a 5-year-old girl and I do tell her when she is eating chocolate or any kind of junk food that they are not healthy and they do get her fat and she won’t have beautiful clear skin if she eats lots of junk.
I think that disciplining your kids at an early age is the right thing to do and you’ll never have to face any problems (hopefully) of skin or obesity like we see in many countries all over the world. A little girl has to be conscious of what she eats to stay healthy, fit and aware that she will be a young lady very soon and she has to look good, clean, healthy and fit.
I do believe that how you are raised and what you are taught at an early age stays with you till you grow up. I’m also a strong believer that a woman should look good and make an effort in fixing her self mainly for her own satisfaction not for others.
Other speakers on the program were saying things like ‘be who you are — eat what you want — look like yourself..etc..’ Maybe they have a point to a certain extent but not in reality! And not the way we live now.
P.S. I think there was an Indian lady speaker that agreed with me the other day……I send my regards to her.
Thanks , Nadine