Having a younger sister and looking out for her for a long fucking time gave me the opportunity to observe for my own eyes, how the pressure to look a certain way, especially for women, can erode away self esteem. The more I read online and the more people I meet the more I realize how much of an epidemic body dismorphia is.
Personally I feel that
- One’s size should not have anything to do with one’s worth. A human being is an amazing thing especially the female sub-population of our species. Extra weight means bigger boobies, and a bigger ass and as a heterosexual guy that’s amazing.
- It’s awesome to be confident, and accept how you look, and I fucking applaud that, but one should not let the self-loving get out of hands and blind you to some truths bout your health
Nothing looks better on a woman than confidence, that is other than MrMary. Studies have shown that 80% of woman like to enjoy chocolately treats in bed. But since your already this deep in, into the post of course, let me get a lil serious.
I think the term fat is a meaningless word. We have to be more specific. There are optimal ranges for percent body fat that have been calculated for men and women. Percent body fat that fall outside this range, whether towards the higher or lower end have been linked to a variety of health problems. (We will focus on the higher end) Excessive body weight (specifically excess body fat) has been linked to various diseases, particularly cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus type 2, obstructive sleep apnea, certain types of cancer, osteoarthritis and asthma.
There is no set weight that any one person should be. It’s not necessary to be a size 0 or size 6 or too look like a skin and bones model. Whatever size you are the main concern overall health. If you are happy the way you are and you are medically obese I just think it’s important to know that maintaining the lifestyle that allows the excess weight to remain is dangerous for your health.
That’s the real reason diets don’t work. Most diets especially fad diets do not change the behaviour/ food associations / or the coping mechanism in place that lead to the current condition.They give you quick results that dont last. From the way I have seen the ladies sing Missy Eliots: One minute man, I would think that this need for long lasting results would carry over into dieting results.
I feel that part of loving yourself is being honest with yourself about certain actions you do. Life is precious, to me each second counts and it’s not ok to deny the fact that some of our behaviours (not just eating in excess, being too sedentary too for example.) are not healthy and in the long run can shorten our life. Being sick nowadays even with our advanced medicine is not fun.
Ok that’s the end of my rant.You can be or do whatever you want to do, wear whatever you want, walk proud, because to be alive as long as you are is a cause for celebration. I think anyone who shames another person should be beaten down, but that’s another story. We all know people who didn’t make it this far; just don’t let your mortality creep up on you earlier than need be. Don’t worry what the Catholics say there’s nothing wrong with loving yourself… just make sure your not hurting yourself in the process of all that loving and living it up
Obesity is a leading preventable cause of death worldwide, with increasing prevalence in adults and children, and authorities view it as one of the most serious public health problems of the 21st century
I don’t even know if this is coherent but it is what came to mind after I saw this. There is a lot more I would like to say, but I would like to hear more about what you feel about the subject. It doesn’t affect me the same being a dude and there is a lot I of course dont know.
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- Body Fat %: What is it, why is it important and how do I measure it? (afortiorifitness.wordpress.com)
- How Much is a Pound of Fat? (einmotion.wordpress.com)
- Body fat hardens arteries after middle age (scienceblog.com)
- Too Much Body Fat Makes Arteries Become Stiff After Middle Age (medicalnewstoday.com)
- A Day In The Life of Body Fat Storage (keepingyouinformeddotnet.wordpress.com)