Fat shaming has been around for decades, so has thin-shaming, but people don’t even notice
What negative remarks have you had?
I lost over 4 stone last year and went from a Size 18 to a Size 8. No pills, no shakes, no exercise – just good, healthy eating. As such, I also got the, “You don’t want to lose any more weight” comments. Losing weight does NOT need to be hard, nor do you need to cut out all the things you love. Check out my ‘About’ page for more information on ‘my take’ on losing weight.
“people describe my kids as ‘fussy’ because they don’t eat junk food”…”I make a nutricious freshly-made lunch sometimes with veg/fruit from my own garden”
– People are often too lazy/busy to prepare foods for their children and bully others that do, because they’re guilty of feeding their kids junk food.
I get really cross when people describe my kids as ‘fussy’ because they don’t eat junk food like McD’s, chips and nuggets! They often have packed lunch too, not because they are fussy and I am some kind of anti-government rebel, but because the free school lunch, while free and not taking my time in the evening, is not as nutritious as a freshly-made lunch I prepare (sometimes with veg/fruit from my own garden!). I blog (health & fitness) at www.AHappyHealthyMummy.com
I’m on the larger side and I often here; “Why don’t you eat more of that more often”. “Why don’t you diet/exercise more?” . I excercise three-five times a week, work in a very active job which entails running up and down stairs and eat healthier than most people I know, only occasionally enjoying a meal out/cake/chocolate and always cooking from scratch to avoid unnecessary sugars. Just because I’m overweight does not mean I am not trying/active/fit.
“Why do you want to lose weight, you’re already skinny. Stop being stupid” Since when was skinny a goal? Since when did we allow others to voice their opinions on our own health?
“You’re too skinny”, “you’re not eating enough?”. I think a lot of slim women, trainers and professionals get this too, this is mostly down to misunderstanding of a ‘healthy’ and ‘strong’ body, with health comes lower fat. Ribs show on some women.
“As a vegetarian i am constantly asked if i am eating healthy enough” – most vegetarians are eating a variety of foods to keep their diet interesting, this guides how many nutrients are going into their bodies, they’re healthier then most carnivores I know!
“I adore exercising..and often get people looking on saying I’m obsessed with exercise”
– Personally I’ve had this before, exercise releases endorphins! If you enjoy it then do it!
I’m slim and adore exercising. I also don’t avoid any food as a dietitian and I often get people looking on saying I’m obsessed with exercise or they wonder what a dietitian eats.http://www.runjumpscrap.com
“I find it very difficult to accept my body as I feel that he is secretly judging me”
– I think everyone has felt this at some point, its doubt in yourself..completely understandable. Some people don’t enjoy exercise, just show support in a partner that does.
Having a boyfriend who is personal trainer I find it very difficult to accept my body as I feel that he is secretly judging me, wishing I would go to the gym more and enjoy actually working out. I’m a lifestyle and beauty blogger. cerysmai.wordpress.com.
“You don’t need to you’re so skinny” I’m a medium and a happy size 12!” People often put in their advice on your body but you’re eating healthily and you’re happy!
I naturally eat healthily with a junk day once or twice a week and people say “You don’t need to you’re so skinny!” a) I’m not, I’m a medium and happy size 12. b) I genuinely salads and beans and fruit and soy and miso etc. c) I’m less bloated and tired because of it. It’s like they think I’ve got body dysmorphic disorder where I’m obsessing over non-existent fat!
“There is no set weight onwanting to become fitter and healthier…you don’t get to comment” – I love this comment as It really shows emotion in wanting to be healthy no matter what size you are.
Because I’m slim I get ‘you don’t even need to go to the gym’, from a lot of people. Firstly, I didn’t know there was a set weight on wanting to become fitter/healthier. Secondly, you don’t get to see underneath the clothes after two children so you don’t get to comment. UNKNOWN BLOG.
A lot of slim, healthy women are all being told that they’re doing something wrong and being unhealthy for being healthy. If we stopped looking at shaming others and becoming happier and healthier in ourselves we wouldn’t have to deal with this self-judging and worry.Because..No matter what we do to our bodies there will always be someone to criticise us for our choices we make to our bodies and whilst it may be hard to ignore them,it is something we have to do remember.