“I’d die if I got fat.”
“All my clothes make me look fat.”
Stop. Just stop. Do you realize saying statements like these is fat-shaming yourself?
Yes, I’m guilting of doing this as well. But recently, I’ve noticed a lot of people fat-shaming themselves, and I can’t help but wonder why.
It makes me cringe when I hear other people saying such things. We all have fat on our bodies, and that is a good thing because we’re supposed to have fat.
There’s a difference between accepting your body exactly the way it is because maybe that’s how you’re meant to look, and shaming yourself for the way you look, whether you think that’s too fat or too skinny or anywhere in between.
Let me get this out there: Do what you’d like to your body and do what makes you comfortable. For some, that could mean strict dieting and intense daily exercise. For others, that could mean just eating food that adds good nutrients to your body and exercising to keep your body active.
Once you realize that every size is beautiful, you’ll understand.
Once you realize that fat isn’t bad, it’ll all make sense.
I’m sick and tired of people, women especially, putting themselves down for not looking like their ideal body type. It’s OK if you’re not comfortable with your body. We all have our insecurities. Just don’t keep saying bad things about yourself because where will that get you and what good would it even do?
I saw this meme the other day that really got me mad:
How can you joke about this when there are people who are discriminated against for being too fat in the workplace?
I understand most memes are supposed to be jokes, but this one is just not funny to me.
Your weight does not define you. So don’t let it define you.