Following on from that horrific YouTube video made by that god awful woman (I’m not even going to credit her, she’s not worth the virtual ink) , I think its about time we discussed fat shaming.
Don’t do it. Whatever you are thinking, just don’t. There is zero need for it.
There are people who are over weight, there are people under. There are many reasons as to why people are considered “unhealthy” and you know what. Its none of anyone’s business what shape or size a person is.
Do you know what is our business though? The way media and high street stores treat body shapes and sizes. Its cheaper for a company to make a product in a smaller size, regardless of size, every top that’s identical will be the same price. No company wants to make people pay £40 for a single T-shirt and actually think people are getting their moneys worth in material and time.
I’m over weight , the reasons for this are varied. Now, if I am totally honest in the past few weeks I have let myself down on my regular watching calories and carbs, and you know what. I have stayed the same weight. Now I get regular blood tests, check ups, body checks, and do you know what makes me officially over weight. My boobs. Boobs are a weight. I have very nearly zero body fat on my legs, and arms, my chest area is the only place where there is body fat.
I have tried it all, diets, excercise, praying to Satan himself, and I can safely say in a year of monitoring with my Dr, constant food checks, I lost 10kg. I built up muscle in areas, but that was it. And do you know why? Because some people will have bumps and curves and wibbly areas that no amount of exercise will clear. Sorry, but its life.
Do you know what we can control? Media representation.
Don’t buy the magazine that tells you that there are new fad diets. For starters, I will tell you now, in an expert on fad diets. THEY WILL GIVE YOU THE SHITS. THAT’S NOT HEALTHY. Too much fruit will make you poop like you have never pooped before. I did this with a partner and we both experienced this trouble.
Don’t buy the magazines that point out peoples cellulite. Everyone has got it, its just bumpy skin. There is no need to point it out on other women , our own flaws. I say other women, because magazines like this are aimed at women (though if you have read men’s fitness, we dont fair much better if I’m honest)
Do not buy it if the “ideal beach body” is unobtainable. There is normally a fad diet attached to it, and see my previous point. Poop!
Instead question why you are buying these , are there alternatives. Find magazines that have real women and men in it. Check to see if photos are airbrushed. Whether curves and flat flawless skin is added. Tell yourself that you are an individual and that everyone has different bodies.
If a shop doesn’t have your size, ask then why. Explain that the average sized person is not a size zero.
Go out there and rock the body you were born with, and remind yourself that if you want to change, that’s your business and that no one can tell you otherwise.