I was in a store and a Man was talking how he went on a diet and still drank milkshakes and lost 20 pounds. (I have trouble gaining weight so I'm the opposite).
This nice looking girl was like "omg if that was me I'd be so fat and my ass would get all the weight building up".
This girl was thin and if she gained a few pounds I don't think she would of looked fat.
Are all girls like this? Would so many girls be heavier or plus size if they actually ate what they wanted like Men do? I think it's sad to "watch what you eat" just to look thin. It's ok to eat healthy but even healthy foods still put weight on you.
Most Helpful Girl
The thing is, we females have all of these ridiculous beauty standards forced down our throats all the time. We're taught that being fat is the MOST disgusting thing, and that you're basically worthless if you're anything but skinny. Girls worry about their weight so much more than they should. I'm sure that part of what this girl was saying has to do with her fear of gaining weight and being seen as socially unacceptable.
However, girls also have a different metabolism than guys. Biologically, it's easier for us to put on weight because that's better for pregnancies. But that varies from girl to girl; I've always been able to eat anything I want without putting on weight. I was never afraid to gain weight, so I'd eat a bunch of unhealthy, fatty foods, and I realized that my metabolism rocks so I can eat anything. It's possible that this girl is too afraid of putting on weight to try eating whatever she wants. She could have a really awesome metabolism and just never know it because she doesn't want to risk gaining weight.2
Most Helpful Guy
I don't know if you can go down gender lines, I think it is safer to say everyone is different - We all know people who eat like horses and never put on weight then people who struggle to lose weight regardless of gender - Some of the answers are correct in their analysis that girls feel more pressure to lose weight from society and themselves meaning "Failure" is highlighted, the same percentage of men might struggle but just goes unnoticed. For example you never hear guys talking about the struggle a guy had over two weeks, tried everything but only lost a pound but you would hear plenty of " 10 lbs dude, two weeks boom. 10 fucking lbs that deserves at least a high five".1