But that's okay because Self Magazine is not actually in the business of promoting healthy eating or body image. They're in the business of selling get-thin-quick schemes with gimmicky workouts and low-calorie meal plans, or perhaps selling the fantasy that buying the magazine will cause one to look like these young, white, tanned, attractive, thin models. Never mind that this is not how one makes permanent healthy lifestyle choices. Never mind that the constant insistence that losing those last x pounds and maintaining an inherently unrealistic figure has never been "easier" or "faster" is just the way to induce disordered habits in those women who don't happen to look like fitness models.
Taking advantage of women's poor body image to sell get-thin-quick schemes is bad enough; doing so while claiming to promote "happy" weights and healthy body image is disingenuous at best, dangerous at worst. I realize that this is Self Magazine's buisness mobel, but that doesn't change the fact that it's an inherently unethical way to make money.