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These days men are doing anything they can to achieve the perfect male ideal Because males may be receiving increasing media messages regarding dieting and an ideal of muscularity and plastic surgery options such a pectoral and calf implants the price of perfection has grown to unknown heights In the past it was only women that were worried about their appearance Now in the twentieth century men have been increasingly worried about their body and having a satisfactory look Just like women in the past and present the men of today have been performing such act as dieting which can lead to many different kinds of eating disorders taking steroids receiving cosmetic sugary and excessive exercising Andersen and DiDomenico 1992 found that magazines targeted primarily to women included a greater number of articles and advertisements aimed at weight reduction eg diet calories and those targeted at men contained more shape articles and advertisements eg fitness weight lifting body building or muscle toning With an increase in mens magazines that have dieting plans to help increase mens health men are doing many things these days to help achieve the perfect body Even though dieting is more frequent in women than in menGrogan p67 there is an increasing number of men that have started dieting In these magazines the diet articles show men that have the perfect abdomen and a trim waistline Magazine advertisements that display this ideal male body have a negative effect on male body satisfaction whereas images of average men have no effect on body satisfaction Andersen and DiDomenico 1992 Men feel pressured by society to attain the ideal male body and internalize this standard When the men of today read these articles they get their hopes and dreams up of one day looking like the models portrayed in the magazines This can lead to many problems such as eating disorders Many people hold outdated ideas about eating disorders Perhaps the biggest myth of
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