This book is concerned with body issues in relation to a person''s profession and social class along with other socio-cultural external factors. The specific study was implemented in 2005; it investigated and compared the views of two postgraduate student groups situated in an English University. Data analysis suggested that ‘slim'' is the ‘good-looking'' body and ‘healthy'' is the lifestyle, which includes physical activity and balanced diet. Moreover, the most influential external factor for the participants'' body image was the opposite sex, whereas profession was in the lower scales. In sum, the overall analysis suggested that the obesity epidemic and the spread of the ‘thinness'' ideal have been established in the participants'' consciousness. Discourse on obesity was examined through the ‘lenses'' of hegemony, as a discourse that is constantly negotiated and constructed.