Women ‘want to be curvy not thin’

Is this the most desired shape??

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British women hanker after a curvy hourglass body shape rather than trying to be ultra slim, preferring Kate Winslet to Kate Moss, according to a poll published yesterday.
Sixty percent admitted to being either an “apple” or “pear shape,” but 75% said they wanted a figure like Catherine Zeta-Jones or Marilyn Monroe, against only 10% who wanted to squeeze into a slim size 10 dress.
The findings reflect changing attitudes in Britain — where obesity is a growing problem — among women tired of the so-called Size Zero culture long fuelled by advertising and the fashion industry.
“The report shows that women’s attitudes to slimming over the last 50 years have changed with their figures,” said Laura Bryant of the food company which commissioned the poll of 2,000 women.
“It seems British women have lost their waists but now they are demanding them back.”
And she added: “They are more concerned about getting a curvy hourglass shape like their grandmothers instead of being the perfect size 10 which shows a marked shift in attitude from the 80s and 90s, when success and failure

when slimming was benchmarked against fitting into certain sized clothes.”
A top-10 list of female celebrities whose shape inspired women was topped by buxom TV cook Nigella Lawson and actresses Helen Mirren, Judy Dench, and Joanna Lumley.
The findings might raise eyebrows in neighbouring France, which has the highest proportion of clinically underweight women in Europe, according to a study published in April.
Only half of those French women think they are thin, said the study, noting that in Britain, Spain and Portugal, the number of women who see themselves as seriously skinny easily outstrips the number who actually are.

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Comments

Doha_girl77

Well I am very thin and i'm wanting to be curvy so I agree, being healthy looking is much more flattering

Gypsy

I'd like to fit into the size 10...actually I'd like to fit into a size 0.

Gypsy

Yes I do. I used to, but I've put on some weight in the last couple of months so I'm busting my ass to get back to that size 0.

britexpat

Does that mean congratulations are in order ????

by the way - Kate Winslet rocks..

labda06

"Whenever I watch TV and see those poor starving kids all over the world, I can't help but cry. I mean I'd love to be skinny like that, but not with all those flies and death and stuff." --Mariah Carey

britexpat

Good old Mariah.. i think the Silicon bag has leaked and affected her brain :)

anonymous

U need some help doing that dont 4get me. I luv that stuff hehehehhehe.

britexpat

The media has a lot to answer for. Designers flaunt their wares on the back of size zero models..

kate Moss, the stick insect is sadly a role model for many..

strange thing is that it was only fifty years ago that curves were in..

Gypsy

Ya Brit you can congratulate me for a more challenging job, moving away from a compound with a gym and generally being a lazy arse.

tinay2285

"don't read beauty magazines, it will only make u feel ugly..." just wanna share this line from a club song which really got stuck in my mind ever since.

drsam

thin and curvy!
i hate fat. and fat is curvy! too curvy!

Gypsy

I wouldn't be bootiphool if I was a size 14! I have a small frame and I look better with less weight on it. Sadly, while I'm not quite Kate Mosse's frame, I'm not Kate Winslets either. Any weight I put on goes to my waist and thighs, not my boobs or butt.

drsam

any extra wait goes to my belly!
and i've done exercices for years, i almost lost all extra weights everywhere, exept from the belly zone!

MissX

I think the most telling sentence is

"The report shows that women’s attitudes to slimming over the last 50 years have changed with their figures".

It's a matter of relativity. When you're a very big person, being moderately sized is ideal in your eyes as a realistic goal. When you're already moderately sized, being very slim is ideal in your eyes as a realistic goal. Therefore since womens sizes have generally gotten bigger, it makes sense when you survey them, that most will want to be a moderate size. Womens attitudes have in fact not changed over the years, all women still want to lose the same amount of weight, it's just that they are bigger now, so when they realistically reflect on what size they would want to achieve, then it's going to be a bigger size.

Dracula

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diamond

I've been trying to put weight on for ages, but nothing seems to work. I think I eat a lot. I'm a former vegan, now vegetarian, gave up being a vegan in an attempt to gain weight. Currently size 0 but tall so really need to put on a few kilos. Any suggestions? Sensible ones only please.

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tallg

labda, brit - It's a common myth that Mariah Carey said that. She didn't.

_noms_

Most men at attracted to Curvey Shaped Women,, atleast the people i know :)

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diamond

Please Panda, if you know a healthy way for a vegetarian to gain weight.

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Arien

Diamond - KFC for breakfast , lunch and dinner. ;)
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diamond

Arein, hellooooo....I'm a vegetarian. And KFC is very unhealthy for you.

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Arien

Diamond.. lol kiddin, I hate it too.

Have lots of cheese, faty yogurt.

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panda

diamond, if you wanna gain weight the main thing you have to do is sleeping. eat mormally but sleep more so you'll store more energy. in average 9/24 it's fine.

DeyTa

Well it's going to be quite hard for you to gain weight while being a vegetarian. I guess you should eat rice and bread with everything for lunch and dinner, buy full-fat milk and go to the gym!

In reply to this topic, I agree. Women should definitely aim to be curvy rather than skinny. The worst possible thing is when their ribs show :( And curvy doesn't necessarily mean big breasts taherhussein :P

wonderingearthl...

right! Curvy not thin.

But being curvy, well proportioned body can be gained by just all proper eating and exercising nor body scuplturing through liposuction.

A well shaped butt, fronts, arms and legs are just simply endowed gentically. Ya? simplest way to beat the argument.


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panda

I'm proud with my 200 pounds lol

diamond

Panda, I'm not much of a sleeper (absolute max 6 hours a night) and I like to swim laps every day and do power pilates.

Deyta, my friend told me how he gained weight and muscle by doing light reps in the gym so I think I'll keep going with that.

Arien, I think full fat dairy is bad for your heart so a no to that.

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baldrick2dogs

If women want their waist back they could always go back to the corset ;o)

ashwindoke

???
Gals might be preferring curvy as they can call themselves thin and still have noticeable assets...

Guyz Don mind.... trus me... if you are not Ugly... You are beautiful....

Its media which makes you think you are not.. so tht you buy those expensive cosmetic crap.....

Men are not racist or discriminate in any manner when it comes to Women...

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Mom_me

Having worked with the fashion models I know that the most beautiful women are the most insecure. They want to be assured every now and than that they are good looking no matter how talented they may be. It is high time women break their inhibitions and focus more on their talents and attitude.

diamond

You're right Alexa, I'm trying to regain my equilibrium but gaining wweight is proving difficult.

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diamond

Well, I'm certainly not eating for comfort otherwise I would definitely not be a size 0 now!!!

I guess I have to give it time...although I eat lots...maybe my metabolism is just burning it off fast.

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anonymous

haha...i liked pictures by baldrick2dogs and dracula..

Scarlett

If you are wanting to put weight on in a healthy manner for a vegetarian...try adding in the fats that are good for you. Try Avocadoes, nuts (especially the higher fats ones like Macadamia...but please, dry roasted or natural).

You can also add in more complex carbohydrates such as whole wheat products, potatoes, (especially sweet potatoes or yams as they are so good for you!), brown rice, etc....

the light reps for sculpting is the best way for women to lift weights...light weight, more reps. that way it doesn't BUILD muscle but uses what you already have and tightens it, thus sculpting the body.

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the main difference between a dog and man.
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panda

diamond. may I ask you few questions? may I PM you about it?
I had the same problem, maybe my experience will help you.

diamond

yes Panda...go ahead.

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diamond

Alexa, thanks for your unwavering support.

Scarlett, thanks for the tips...will try to build in more complex carbs...not a great fan of rice and pasta but quite like sweet potato. Love nuts and eat some everyday...make my own cashew nut spread, etc.

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edifis

Diamond, eat lots of Baking soda. I think it will give some volume to your body, just like it does to the bread.

anonymous

no matter what your size is, the focal point is once you love your body...confidence follows....aspiring a perfect figure is but normal but no both worlds are exactly alike. That makes us unique from one another. Learning to embrace what was given to us and instead of whining over our physical imperfections, we should rather focus to flaunt on our assets...very classic, isnt it ?

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Doha_girl77

Diamond, I'm so glad you asked that question cuz now I know im not the only one having that problem! Everyone tells me I'm crazy and that gaining weight is the easiest thing on earth, its really not:( Your mind truly does influence your apetite. Right now my mission is to gain weight this summer! Dont worry we will get there, trust me you just have to start slow with 3 meals a day, alot of rest like they said and just a healthy diet. From there just gradually increase your portions. Thats what i have been trying to do. Good luck to you hun really cuz i know how stressful it can be, trust me right now i couldnt be more depressed about my weight and being slim. I have no eating disorder, I love food, but just cant seem to get the apetite alot of the time. Quick question does anyone know if it possible to gain 3 kgs in a month and a half..?

anonymous

"British women hanker after a curvy hourglass body shape rather than trying to be ultra slim"

Excuse me, that is what all females with to many KG's say.

anonymous

Doha Girl,

Gaining weight, may be not needed if you are indeed between 18 and 25. I am guessing that you are somewhere around 18-20.

Drinking protein shakes, next to eating normally, will make you gain weight. However, NEVER do this without working out or without guidance from a professional.

Doha_girl77

Trust me, it is needed especially at this age, I used to be at my ideal weight but lost it somehow. But yeah i will try the protein shakes, although it sounds painful to drink lol whats in them?

anonymous

My husband is an Arab and he still adores me.

What can you say with my new boobs and nose?

anonymous

Dohagirl,

Like Omni stated,

Do not use it without having a fitness instructor guiding you, or go to a dietitian.

donosa

I actually find that guys prefer curvy girls, not the ones that look like a walking skeleton. It is US women who get this idea that being thin is fashion, glamorous, chic. It is US, and we do it for the sake of other women, because let's face it... we're all venomous snakes when it comes to criticize a fellow woman, so we try to stay thin saying "I want to look hot for men" BUT unconsciously thinking "I want to be the envy of my friends"

Isn't that true?

anonymous

Hey! Loser, what can you say with my new boobs and nose?

donosa

hahaah alexa!!
nooo! I didn't mean USA women... I meant US us as in we!

labda06

tallg...which brilliant "star" said that?

ashwindoke

Drac - lol...

I forgot to add "*" ... conditions apply....

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donosa

sorry Alexa, when I posted it I read it again and I thought people might get confused.. then I didn't really think people would misunderstand like me....
oops! =D

Mom_me

We heard you Appletabachoy. Now you may take those watermelons out and relax, lest your nose starts growing.:P

Gypsy

Such crap, men prefer curvy girls :P. That's why they all go on about how sexy Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Anniston, Britney Spears, Cristina Aguleria, blah blah blah are. Sorry, but they are all size 0's.

Gypsy

Now, lets be honest: img src="url"

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ashwindoke

Gypsy- lol...

Curvy is concave curves on the Waist and convex on cups n butt

Not Convex everywhere.... :)

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Gypsy

Well that waist is a 0. the boobs & butt below it might not be, but therein lies the problem, men want 38 -0 -28 & so do women.

_noms_

FS: did you start this thread coz you are Curvey ??!! :D

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edifis

But I can see the curves on the second one!

Gypsy

Nearly impossible to have curves without the flab though.

ashwindoke

Gypsy - 38 - 0 - 28 is good for XXX movies...

38 shall be too much....

32 is nice......

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AlBundy

Diamond, to help you sleep better, try taking Melatonin. It's the natural hormone that makes us sleepy. I think a dose of 30 mg an hour before going to bed should do it. You should be able to get from health food stores (if there are any there).

"I tell ya, my wife and I, we don't think alike. She donates money to the homeless, and I donate money to the topless!"
"I went to a massage parlor. It was self service."
--RD

edifis

Then why they all go to gym and work out so much that they look like Paris Hilton?

svelte_saggi

i am curvy and i completely like the way i am...never been to a gym in my life coz i never felt the need for it.going for an occasional walk on the corniche fills up my system with fresh air.that's enough for me.personally i feel that a woman has to have her flesh in the right places to be appealing.i don't advocate obesity but i mean...imagine the scenario when u hug a woman and find your hands hugging ur own biceps??i just don't like women who sport an under-nourished twig-like look just to feel chic.some women are plump with a good body shape...what's that u call them....?ah!buxom beauty :-D he he!

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king_qatar

men experinced the thin type for awhile
and found it just not enough..

now they like some more.. thats all

Formatted Soul

Over weight women don’t come under curvy category...:)
curvy just mean some extra fat in the right places...
Nothing suits an over weight person... I mean its hard to find proper dress...we wont have much choice...

So its always good to be in ideal weight or with few extra pounds..:) ideal weight is not boney..

I always want to go back to my thin and tall figure..:(

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svelte_saggi

Going to church no more makes you a Christian than standing in a garage makes you a car. ~ Garrison Keillor

britexpat

Men want something to hold and cuddle, not stick insects like Kate Moss..

Formatted Soul

Alexa...when width increases length decreases..lol

Oopz… saggi that was a general statement… good philosophy though..:)

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Arien

Some like ribs, some Tborne, some prefer steak fillets..
None would want just the bornes, except dogs. :)

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Victory_278692

I am hungry again, don't get confuse....
I am going to Steakhouse for lunch ;)

Arien

Victory bro -dont make me hungry now. I luv steaks :((

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nenejuli

im 36-29-38
is that ok?

for you my love i'll be forever faithful

NumbNuts

Curvy doesn't have to be fat. Like Jessica Rabbit. :)
I like my women with a slim waist so I can lift her and she can wrap her legs around my waist as I go from room to room. Particularly in the shower.If you know what I mean.
Or is it too much information you didn't ask for? ;)
34-26-34
28 is good too, but I don't like large busts nor a big back side. It speaks of a lack of attention to oneself, no exercise, too much fat intake.

NumbNuts

So, I've been here in Doha for almost 2 months now. Been to all the hotels and checked out all the spots.

What a place that 2nd floor at Sheraton is! I was out of there in 60 seconds flat! Rather depressing to see what goes on there. Desperation!

I didn't mind the Harp, but for a pub where you're supposed to socialize and chat over a drink, it's way too loud. Is it a pub or a disco?

Paloma has no ambiance. Lava is not bad, but also loud.

But where do all the fun, smart and good-looking girls hang out?
Smart is the key word here.

GodFather.

Yep some love handles for me!

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