I cannot lie. When I’m feeling “under the weather” I want to eat, preferably sweets.
I hate it, because it’s soul food, and not hungry food.
In the world I live in, and probably you too, being good/appropriately looking is crucial to your life path. It’s like having an education, it not a must but it gives you an advantage. nice to have.
So as it became, getting fatter (not fat, but fatter) became something that give the feeling of unsuccessfulness. Which is a bunch of bull, but that is where we are today.
January Jones as fat Betty-Draper- Francis in Mad-Men.
The show utilizes her new fatness for showing her un-happiness and the restrains she feels in life.