Health is not defined by someone’s size!!
Things that are “Not Okay” to say –
- Have you been eating a lot?? You used to be thinner!
- Wow, you look much better now that you’re thin.
- You’ve so much puppy fat.
- Eat less. Your clothes won’t fit you.
- This outfit doesn’t suit your body type.
The aim of any compliment should be to make more people feel confident and good about themselves in their skin.
A body doesn’t need to be altered to fit a particular type of outfit! We have to understand that there isn’t a pattern ever created that makes you fat.
Fat shaming makes women insecure about themselves all the time. Women starve themselves, vomit, skip meals, work out excessively and have eating disorders just to look attractive according to social standards.
People Don’t Deserve To Be Shamed On The Basis Of How They Look.
People wake up and hate their bodies because they are conditioned to think they must look acertain way to be desired.
But you can be curvy and big and still be extremely healthy and you can also be skinny and unhealthy.
Time for some gyan. Here are some terms you should know –
Metabolism is the process by which your body converts what you eat and drink into energy.
BASAL METABOLIC RATE (BMR): Rate of energy expenditure per unit time.
So we all have a friend who eats whatever they like, never exercises and doesn’t gain weight. So some bodies cannot metabolise the fats and carbs they consume. This means they have low basal metabolic rate (BMR) which is also called slow metabolism. But you cannot choose that metabolism right? It is hereditary. These people can have normal weight, normal Body Mass Index (BMI) but still can be fat. That is their body type which could not be changed.
Exercising a little generally shifts our metabolic rate (marginally). Body size has 80% heritability.
How people look does not define their lifestyle choices – that’s an awful myth.
Do I think I should workout and stay fit – A BIG YES.
Do I think I should diet and starve myself to look good – A BIG NO.
Thin people can be awfully unhealthy and fat people could exercise and eat well and be healthy but only one of those two get shamed for being “unfit”. The studies suggest that being fat and actively fit is fine and possible just as long as you are not prone to illness.
Also researches say that when you do implement 4 lifestyle changes – moderate exercise, varied diet, cut out smoking and reduce alcohol, the life expectancy for overweight and normal weight groups are equal even if there is no weight change.
Basically, we should focus less on the weight and start to put more attention on our overall fitness levels because that is more important than your weight.