Fat or skinny? Pretty or plain? Tall or short? The Doctors takes on the opposites that affect you.
“We’re not using these terms today because we think they’re OK,” E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork says. “But this is how people in society label each other.”
Do You Feel Pretty or Plain?
It’s said that true beauty starts on the inside, but some days you just don’t like what you see in the mirror. Annie says her self esteem was bruised by a past relationship, making her feel unattractive and insecure. Samantha says she often experiences “ugly moments,” and may be in need of a change. To help both women shine from the inside out, The Doctors give them two makeovers with two different messages.
Fat vs. Skinny
No matter how much weight we try to lose, are we ever content with our size? Kashuna, who’s proud to be plus-size, and Liz, who believes slimmer is sexier, join The Doctors to represent each role. Are you satisfied with your size?
“I am who I am,” Kashuna says. “I love me. I look good and I don’t have any problem being who I am. I have great friends, I date a lot and I get what I want.”
Liz, who calls herself skinny, says she is not content with her size. “I was a beauty queen at a very young age in the [United Kingdom], taking diuretics, taking things that weren’t good for my health, but they were keeping me thin,” she says. “When I was at my skinniest, I wasn’t happy by any means. [Women] are constantly scrutinizing themselves. We’re our worst critics.”
“As physicians, we worry about whether or not you’re healthy. You can be skinny and not healthy, or larger and healthier. There are different parameters,” OB/GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson says.
Dr. Travis says that while 45 million Americans go on diets each year, being thinner may not always be healthier. He and Dr. Lisa explain the health risks of carrying too much, or too little, weight.
“Too much weight [is] not good. Too little weight [is] not good,” Dr. Travis says. “It’s really a happy medium we should be seeking. It’s not perfection; it’s just healthy.”
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