You should totally eat dried fruit - it's great for you.
I still think everyone needs to eat meat.
You probably aren't getting enough vitamins.
BECAUSE WHEN YOU'RE FAT: everyone thinks they know more than you! Even if you've lost 55lbs. Even if you've been a vegetarian for 8 years. Even if your general health is better than everyone elses. Even if they are saying this while eating Girl Scout cookies. Because what they're really saying is: YOU'RE FAT SO YOU MUST NOT BE TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF.
I don’t know enough about BMI to say much on this topic but it has so many fantastic points. ESPECIALLY how obesity is not a synonym for unhealthy. I do, however, like that BMI focuses on fat/lean verses just weight (if it’s measured correctly) so I’m confused.
I have to chime in. I wasn’t going to, but then this appeared in my newsfeed 34958 times.
So many fitspos/thinspos are commenting about how this is “disgusting,” “unhealthy,” or whatever.
But this is thinspiration?
(I made this image a few months back frustrated with this same thing.) Because it’s okay to eat like crap if you’re skinny, right? Even if you have more fat than muscle and your arteries look like LA highways during rush hour?
Fuck that. All these awful comments are body-shaming under the guise of “health” or “beauty.”
This sort of name calling is the same bullying that happened to most of us in high school. It’s the same sort of behavior that made us cry, gave us eating disorders or drove our self esteem into the ground. Grow up ladies.
I fully believe this - especially as a tall overweight woman.
I want to state right now that I am not losing weight to fit in to some picture of what “girl” “should” look like. I don’t want to be short and boney and meek and fragile. I am not a little girl. I work for a living. I have a car, and bills, and a college degree. I’m a Marxist and a feminist. So why the fuck should I want to be small? So a guy can pick me up and move me? So I can be overlooked by others??
I want my body to reflect all this. I want to be strong so I can keep up with a dozen preschoolers in my classroom or lift myself up onto mural scaffolding. I want to be fast so I can run from the cops when they come to evict our occupations or attack us at a demonstration. I want to have the energy to stay up until midnight on a conference call and get up at 6am to make my roommates breakfast.
I want to get fit so I can take up even more space.