The Fat Shaming Epidemic

Made me laugh but also nod my head in agreement. There are lots of f-bombs, so if those offend you – be warned.

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A couple of weeks ago, popular Facebook page Veganism Is The Future posted this photo:

Any dumbfuck can see that this is obviously not always the case, so I politely commented that not everyone who follows a healthy diet can look like the model in the image above and that this is a form of fat shaming and does not help the cause.

And then the comments started pouring in from the “compassionate” vegans saying that I was promoting an unhealthy lifestyle, that I’m obviously not following a vegan diet because I’m so fat, blah blah blah.

Then the admin of the page removed my original comment and continued to chastise me for my constructive criticism saying “You’re fat and I’m not going to sugarcoat things to make you feel better, you need to lose weight, I will not condone your unhealthy lifestyle”.

Needless to say, I lost my…

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What Diets And Deodorants Have In Common (It’s Probably Not What You Think)

Found this article to be fascinating. I wholeheartedly agree. Certainly, people can reach a point where their weight impacts their health, but I think that point is greatly exaggerated many times. Why? Because so many people are making money off people who have been convinced they are ugly and unhealthy and need to go start a new diet or buy new exercise equipment.

Check out the author’s site here.

Femininely Fit

Like many Americans, I’ve tried a multitude of exercise regimens. I start each time with great ambition and good intentions, but usually can’t maintain what I start. I’ve tried aerobics, going to a gym, a yoga DVD, and then a few months ago I got a belly dancing DVD. To date, that has been the most fun I’ve ever had exercising. I did it regularly for a few weeks, then my life got really busy and stuff and I stopped. I’ve started doing it again and, once again, hope to be able to maintain what I’ve started. The warm up and cool down sections are excellent for my back (which gives me a lot of problems), so even if I don’t get to the actual belly dancing, I can at least do that much.

Belly dancing is incredibly feminine feeling – downright sexy! But at the same time, it’s not overtly sexual. It’s a beautiful dance that celebrates the beauty of the feminine form. It combines graceful, flowing movements with difficult muscle control and being in shape. As a woman, I appreciate an exercise that specifically addresses my body. Another thing I appreciate is that belly dance isn’t an exercise that’s all about women getting skinny and losing as much fat as possible. I think that is very praiseworthy! Being healthy should always be the primary goal, and healthy does not mean skinny, tiny, etc. (there are those individuals who are that way naturally, I’m not referring to them).

So, belly dancing – go try it! It’s really fun and a great way to get in shape!!!