Hello my Phat friends! Welome to my blog where I post about body positivity. If you are new here than thank you for checking out my little piece of the internet. :-). Today I would like to address something I’m sure all plus size, curvy (or yes, fat) people have had to deal with. I’m going to call it the “plus size assumptions”
For example: All plus size people are lazy. For some its true, but that being said I know plenty of skinny lazy people. This may shock you (prepare to be horrified) but some fat people actually exercise. This may hurt to hear but it is possible to exercise and have body fat.
Example 2- All plus size, curvy and fat people eat bad foods. Again for some this is true, but that being said I know a very thin woman who lives off pop tarts and Pepsi. I eat mainly fruits and salads and I’m fat. I work with some vegans who eat healthy, go to the gym everyday and yes, still have body fat.
Example 3 – If you promote fat positivity (such as I do), you are promoting obesity. I can say for myself personally this is completely untrue. I want people to live happy, healthy lives. But at the same time I also want people to know that you don’t have to be a size 2 or 8 or even 12 to do so.
Just because you have fat it doesn’t mean you are lazy or eat bad (let’s face it, we all have our bad habits). One person’s ideal or healthy weight may not be the same as yours and that’s okay.
For more information on my experiences with fat shaming check out this post *see there* —– Fat Shaming post
Just throwing this out there because this is how I gained most of my weight, but some medications (including fertility), hormone imbalances, crohns disease, amongst others can all cause weight gain. Just because you are/have fat, it does not make you a lazy person. Bodies come in all shapes and sizes, and each one is beautiful.
What are some assumptions you have heard or been on the receiving end of because of your body fat? Let me know down in the comments below.
Till next time,