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WTF FA BLOGGERS?-"Healthism"

A new series called WTF FA BLOGGERS calls out FA Bloggers (with a special showcase of  thisisthinprivilege ) for their direct ignorance

“Healthism,” is a term bounced around by FA blogs, particularly thisisthinprivilege (TITP). It is not a widely used term in the actual scientific community nor does it really mean anything. The FA bloggers use it as a catch-all term for people who are concerned with fitness and health, As they see ANY encouragement of proper diet and exercise as either 1. being “fatphobic” 2. encouraging fat people to develop EDs

A Google search of “is healthism an actual thing?” yields an entire first page of ENTIRELY blog posts, the majority of them from FA blogger artetolife/thisisthinprivilege/bigliberty and others.

An ask in their blog asked a question, “How fat is too fat?” To a blog that is all about HAES and no fat people ever have health problems talk, its an important and valid question to ask. Is someone who is 150 pounds overweight just as healthy as someone who is 5 pounds overweight (we on this blog obviously know the answer)? This was artetolife’s response:

You’re a fucking healthist if you believe this. Healthism is a value system, not science. Stop conflating the two. If you knew anything about the actual science behind why people are very fat you’d realize that it has fuckall nothing to do with you nor does it mean they a) can b) should c) haven’t tried to lose weight.

Eloquent.

ATL claims to be a scientist but never cites her own work or other specific research studies. She is not a nutritionist. Again, she is NOT a nutritionist. I am not denying that there are some people who are obese based on serious health conditions, but the MAJORITY of them are not. 70% of adults in America are at least overweight. That is not all genetics.

Other posts in the “healthism,” tag include posts about doctors suggesting weight loss, people judging fat people on their eating habits, not getting a job, a fitness blog about yoga, being ignored at a family reunion, complaining that thin people eat junk food constantly, getting cavities from poor diet choices AND GAME OF THRONES.

Game. Of. Thrones.

Someone tell me what the f those posts have to do with anything?

Any and all weight loss/healthy diet suggestions or denying specific privilege to fat people is “healthist,” by FA blogger standards. They believe if you eat well, lose weight etc or are a physician who recommends weight loss you just hate fat people, know that the “science is fake,” and just want all fat people dead. If you think I’m exaggerating, just check out some blogs.

It’s funny as well, as many posters on TITP in particular say that they “eat healthy,” “eat better than my thin friends,” and “exercise all the time.” It seems that many of their SUPPORTERS would actually be healthists then, right? Many of them claim to be athletic, yet those posts are praised. Why is it only when a thin/average person suggests they eat well or exercise are they condemned as “healthists?”

(Mod note: Sorry if this seems rambling. I was so angry)

SJW as Parents
  • Child: What did I do wrong?
  • SJW: I’m not going to educate you on what you did wrong. Google exists, mmkay?
  • Child: I don’t think I did anything wrong. All I did was ask for broccoli with dinner tonight. I want to be healthier.
  • SJW: You healthist shit! Your actions do not exist in a vacuum. Maybe you should have thought about how I feel about that! Have a fucking seat and eat your cheeseburger.
Low Energy\No Spoons? Some tips.

First of all, I noticed that some of the people who accuses low energy levels are doing a diet based on low calories. Well, don’t do a self-made diet, or you’ll have low energy levels for like, forever. One of the reason is: cutting down all the sugars leave your brain nothing to work with, so you feel tired all the time and this is not ok. Instead, go to see a nutritionist who can help you to eat well and better.

So, what I do when I feel so tired I can’t leave my fucking bed?

1. Eat. It’s a simple thing that most healthists will not tell you to do. As I already explained, your brain needs something to work with.  You still need to eat, especially if you do intensive and stressful jobs… like studying. I also advice to eat specifically a piece of chocolate if you really feel like you have been awake for days.

2. Studying “just” 30 minutes is better than wasting your afternoon trying to study. If you can’t focus just go to do something else, more stimulating. Forcing yourself to focus will not work. Plus, you have wasted an afternoon you could have invested in binge-watching trying to study abominable things like geography.

3. Have a nap. This is something people avoid to do, but sleeping is the most effective recharging method for your body. Sleeping for 30 minutes up to 1 hour won’t take away time for you work, but your brain will be ready for work. Plus, your memory usually gets a boost after this!

4. Procrastinating isn’t a sin. Having an effective and forgiving method to organize your work is essential. But remember that fatigue is not predictable. If you are in pain and can’t work… just don’t. Your health must to be the priority, not the essay for the next week. Taking a day for yourself, even if it wasn’t planned is healthy and will not screw you.

5. Try to avoid to do more than one big “thing” a day. This is because if you regularly have no spoons or you are in the middle of a flare up you wont’ be able to finish anything. Instead focusing on “one big thing” in the Big Things Week is more effective. Setting up a specific calendar for this is extremely helpful.

6. Instead of doing 1 hour of studying and 15 minutes of relax, try doing 30\10 sessions. Shortening your study sessions means less stress, less fatigue and less pain, sometimes.
7. In your “bad days” programming your favorite subjects may be a good idea.


This is all, I think. Feel free to add your own tips and tricks (or insults if I wrote bullshit). To the next guide!

Super morbidly obese people must keep adding weight, even when doctors say that they are at imminent risk of death

Whenever doctors say such, they are being fatphobic, healthist, and are blatantly lying.

Even if you are too fat to walk and bed-bound, you must keep adding weight. Doing otherwise is ableist, and is a betrayal of the fat acceptance movement.

You must keep eating donuts and pizza all day, to defy this fatphobic system.

If you ever try losing weight, no matter the reason, you will be permanently disowned by the fat acceptance movement, and you are a horrible, horrible person.