Our health department is currently spending millions on trying to stop the obesity epidemic, to help our nation’s health, to reduce co-morbidity, to lengthen life span, to reduce intervention and cost to the NHS… To help each and every one of us.
So this is exactly why I cannot advocate #EffYourBeautyStandards.
I am all for people being comfortable in their own skin, I love that people want to feel confident and happy - and so you should! But glorifying obesity IS NOT the way to go.
As a health service we’re constantly fighting to improve health, to give people the information they need, to give people the help they need.. So when people are being given conflicting advice and banging on about ‘health at every size’ and how they’re perfect as they are its so bloody hard to do this.
How can we as healthcare professionals help people who are being told to fuck the standards, that it doesn’t matter, being told we’re 'fat shaming’.
There’s conflict going on and it’s not only sad but it’s scary.
And before anyone starts off, yeah I’m overweight myself. I’m trying my damn hardest to overcome it and I will not be forced into accepting my weight as 'healthy’ or 'it’s okay it’s average’ or 'love yourself!’.
I do love myself, but I don’t love my unhealthy weight and nor should I.
Love yourself for who you are, not how much fat you have or haven’t.