weight loss commercial

#234 Because of the Facebook sex-change.

Sick and tired of having weight-loss and shoe adverts showing up on the right side bar of her Facebook account and clogging up her news feed, Malin Nävelsö from Sweden decided to take matters in her own hands.

What did she do?

She changed her sex on Facebook from female to male.

What happened?

All the weight-loss and fashion ads disappeared. They were replaced by ads informing her about products such as travel to exotic destinations, mortagages, different types of insurance and surround-sound equipment.

Because men don’t need to lose weight and women don’t travel. 

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After being told by her doctor she was  pre-diabetic due to her high blood sugar levels and the dark blotches on her face and neck. Caroline decided it was time for a change.  At the time, Caroline was 22 years-old and weighed over 300-pounds, a weight dangerous for her 5’2″ frame. 

So how did she do it.

1.Caroline removed what her physician regarded as white foods completely from her diet – all products made with flour, sugar, rice, pasta and potatoes.

2. Instead of relying on the Metro subway system in her hometown of Washington, DC, Caroline began walking everywhere she went.

She lost 30 lbs the first two months and within 18 months, she lost over 150lbs. Now 32, Caroline has maintained her weight loss via consistent exercise and disciplined eating.

On the journey

“Experience has taught Caroline that “losing weight and keeping it off is 85% healthy eating and 15% exercise. Healthy eating is washing the car and exercise is shining the rims.”

Caroline has lost and maintained her weight   to this day without gastric bypass surgery, fad diets or commercial weight loss programs and decided to share her weight loss journey, revelations and strategies in a book, called Half My Size: How I Ate To Lose 150 lbs.

She has been Good Morning America and Access Hollywood. She’s also a public speaker that has provided weight loss tips and cooking and fitness demonstrations on different TV shows and magazines.

When I found out slim girls have insecurities about their body it felt like everything I was told all my life was a lie. All of those weight loss commercials and “health” programs claiming my life will be SOOOO much better if I was thin were wrong. Because society will always make sure youre unhappy about something. They have to turn a profit somehow.

anonymous asked:

how old were you when you started to focus on lover your body (if it wasnt always how you felt about yourself)?

its been a constant thing ever since i was about 11 probably

it started off with me accepting the fact that i was probably not gonna grow up to be cute and thin. i sort of told myself that its okay that im not attractive because that means my friends who stuck around arent only there for the looks but because they actually love and appreciate my personality. obviously not the healthiest mentality, but it was a start

this is what i looked like then to give you an idea

when puberty hit when i was 13 my body was way out of whack and it was probably my worst year when it comes to body image. i was highly self conscious about the fact that i was fat (i distinctly remember crying and panicking in the counselors office in school after gym because i thought somebody had been laughing at me running). my boobs began to grow but they were way out of proportion to my body and dumb middle school boys would make fun of the fact that i had a small chest despite the fact that their balls hadnt dropped yet. i had extremely severe acne all over my face and eczema on my skin which led to me developing dermatillomania (compulsive picking of the skin). i would pick at my skin during school, especially around my chest, and people would call me gross.

at 14 my body began to develop more, my hips widened and the skin on my face cleared up significantly (except for the scars left over from picking). my body looked slightly more proportional but not really. but i started to feel somewhat better about myself, despite the fact that i was going through my hella emo phase. however i didnt spend much time thinking about my body around that time.

ah the emo

15 was about the age i really got into feeling better about my body. after i started looking in the mirror and realizing, hey, im not half bad actually, i worked on other parts of my body. some places i had no trouble with and felt comfortable with immediately, such as my legs (i have some damn hot legs) whereas some areas took a little more work. i spent a lot of time squishing my thighs and tummy and making little squishy squishy noises and laughing at how cute it was and how it was so me. it got to the point where the only part of me i didnt like was my boobs and my skin

awkward homecoming pic is awkward

16 is where i focused a lot on my boobs. i had gotten past the point of being uncomfortable with my boobs, but i still felt self conscious about them and i thought they were really weird shaped and small and had huge nipples and had a lot of scars from picking because i would alost always pick at the skin on my boobers and they just werent pleasing when it came to the boob department. i never felt like i couldnt take my clothes off around somebody like a friend or a boyfriend, i just thought nobody would ever like em and they were just useless lumps there for nothing but to give me grief. i was wrong in all of that. not only are my boobs hella, they also deserve a lot more love than i give them (i say that bc my skin picking often scars them more). also nobody who has seen my boobs has ever been repulsed by them. the fact that they are disproportional to my body is just a part of me, i wouldnt want it to be any different

my face also cleared up almost all the way, and i think a last spurt of puberty hit me

17-18 the constant struggle with my skin. honestly im very comfortable in my own body. my skin doesnt bother me that often. its more when i become aware of what im doing to it which makes me very unhappy about it. the areas where i pick has spread from just my face and chest to my face, chest, stomach, arms, inner thighs, back, and occasionally my outer thighs, pubic area, and legs. you can even see in the picture above that i have red marks all over my shoulders and upper body. now sometimes i love my skin, and i think its very soft, and other times i hate it and would rather have it gone. it depends on how im feeling

also these pictures dont display that i just wanted to keep up with the trend of posting “when i was that age” pictures

overall im very happy with the confidence ive acquired in my own body. i love the way i can look in the mirror every day as my body changes and still feel as comfortable and content as the day before, and it kills me to know people look in the mirror and see something so awful. what a lot of people who argue against body positivity dont seem to understand is that feeling happy and comfortable with your body isnt about one body type (i.e YOU ARE ALL PROMOTING OBESITY SFKHFGEGALAWD), its about consistently being able to view your body as a welcome thing as it changes and grows. ive gained at least 40lbs in the past two years, and its visibly clear on my body when i compare pictures of me from two years ago. and i still look in the mirror at the parts of me that have grown and still feel comfortable with it. a body is not meant to fit one mold. often times (using a generic example here about weight loss) people will think that losing weight will give them the confidence they need in their body, and it may, for a short time. but what happens when a person puts on a little extra weight over christmas break? its back to the gym and the diets. not because that person feels like being healthy, but because their body is not “good” in the way they perceive it. “good” is a certain number on the scale. “good” is how far your belly puffs out. “good” is what they show in those weight loss commercials. and that not what makes a body “good” at all. thats why its essential to find ways to love your body as your body, as a part of you. good is finding your own boundaries, good is finding out whats healthy for your own body type. good is studying the way your body looks and how it is so inevitably you. good is adjusting to change and maybe some clothes that are too small or too baggy that you have to throw away. good is telling yourself the things you like about yourself rather than the things you find ugly. good is eating healthy, but not being afraid to eat what you want. good is smiling in the mirror. good is recovery. good is continuous. 

I hate the food commercials.

I hate the weight loss commercials.

I hate the commercials that say people need to be a certain way to be liked. 

I hate that everyone says we should change but they continue to say people need to be skinny. Like no.

fuck all that. I’m tired of feeling like i don’t deserve food because society doesn’t like who I am. 

lmfao there was this German “weight loss powder” commercial on tv just now and it started with 2 women at a restaurant and one of them had a small croissant with literally ONE lettuce leaf on it, LITERALLY ONE LEAF, and the other woman was like “hmmm honey that has so much fat in it.. I thought you were trying to lose weight haha.” I s2g if I was the other girl I would’ve smashed my fucking plate across that bitch face in 0.00002 seconds

and can we talk about the difference between thin shaming and fat shaming? thin shaming mostly happens on an individual level and has its roots in misogyny and ableism. nobody actually hates you for simply being thin.
thin shaming is also diluted by the fact that society is literally shoving thinness in everyone’s faces at every moment of the day. weight loss commercials, casual fat jokes, plus size clothing stores, lack of positive fat representation, all of these things (and more) are used to make fat people feel othered and thin people normalized.
i understand that you may have problems with your body weight but those problems are things that are not encouraged. when a fat person complains about having a large gut they are often supported in hating it. there is not a whole aspect of society telling you you should hate yourself based on the fact that you are slim.
im gonna wrap this up because im having trouble organizing my thoughts. but to sum it up, thin shaming, while not acceptable, does not have the systemic power fat shaming does.

weight loss commercial

below average sized person: i want to lose weight. i did it. this was me before *picture of average sized person* and this is me now. I lost so much weight. Buy this