I don’t post things regarding size and health because I’m trying to promote obesity. I’m trying to promote thought and consideration. As cliche as it is, I’m trying to promote this idea that people aren’t always the way they appear. There is so much fat hatred in this culture and it is all a result of body hatred.
When I post a picture of my body, flabby arms, and sagging tummy and you can see confidence in my eyes… why do you immediately say I’m promoting obesity? Because I exist?
I don’t promote sizes. I promote size acceptance.
Being fat can be unhealthy for some. But being thin can simply mask the health of others. I’m not even going to bother throwing out statistics because, honestly, it isn’t going to change your opinion. But thin, athletic people die of heart disease. And fat people live to be quite old. And when you go to your doctor and he says “you need to lose weight” instead of “you should eat healthier food and exercise” (which is overwhelming the case) it is not just an issue of health, but an issue of image.
Really people just need to turn off the “fat is unhealthy” switch in their heads. They need to take off their blinders to reason. And they need to stop telling people they should be ashamed of their bodies because of perceived health issues. Because loving yourself isn’t just for healthy people.