I need to lose about 100 pounds. So, I am unhappily among those “fats” who are so loudly proclaiming (in my name) that FAT ACCEPTANCE is a must for society. I don’t agree with them. I do think everyone should be respected for who they are, yes. Treat everyone with kindness. However, obesity should not be deemed as “normal” just because half of our population is overweight now.
Obesity causes premature death. In fact the WHO says, “At least 28 million die each year as a result of being obese.” I go by scientific facts and see the cause and effect of being obese.
My being fifty-five years old doesn’t help in my work toward weight loss but I’m still working at it . . . still aiming at good health. I have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and am pre-diabetic. I get out of breath walking at a quick pace. I have no energy because I carry around so much fat on my small 5’2 frame. Some of my meds might encourage fat storage BUT I gained this weight by eating too much food.
I do think society definitely promotes too-thin frames on models – who have also been airbrushed on magazine covers. However, poor health can be a part of too-thin people, as well. Either end of the spectrum has concerns.
We should try to love our neighbors no matter what their size but when I see so many obese people recently promoting being fat as being normal, I cringe. Being a “Fat Activist” isn’t a role I’ll ever play because I don’t agree that it is a healthful manner of existing. Also, If I, a fat person, can’t speak my mind, then this isn’t a fair argument in the first place.
Take a look at the fat acceptance movement on YouTube. It’s a highly debated topic there.
While you’re there, check out MY weight-loss channel. I’m on WW ( Weight Watchers ), and it’s going very well. I just started and am down 4 pounds in just a few days. Lea James
Question: where do YOU stand on this subject and why? Please share in comments.
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2 thoughts on “Fat Acceptance? Not Me!”
I agree with the promoting obese as the norm being a bad statement and one that I feel people will be using as a crutch to allow theirselves to stay obese. I am proud that you my wife are taking action to be healthy so you will be around with me for years to come.
Thank you very much for this great post! I really enjoyed reading it and hearing your perspective! I have recently published an article on my blog criticizing aspects of the Fat Acceptance Movement. If you have time, it would be great if you could check out my post and let me know your thoughts! Thanks 🙂