It seems there is the recent drive to somehow make a connection between loving our bodies and accepting them entirely as healthy and beautiful. It’s a bit of a conundrum because people often associate their weight with their health when it suits them but won’t do it when it doesn’t.
There has been a lot of social media attention on young women embracing their “curvy” bodies and boasting big is still beautiful. There have been skinny shaming posts that show larger women wearing nearly nothing and being proud of their doughy bodies. These posts in all honesty do more harm than good in our opinion.
Now we have something against a larger person with confidence?
No. No and no. It breeds a place where we accept the unhealthy body as a perfect place to be. It shows young women that it’s ok to be obese and that obesity can even be praised and should be flaunted. We know this sounds cold but, it’s not okay.
It’s not okay that we applaud the obesity of a woman in a bikini because she is confident. Applaud her confidence and then figure out a way to get that girl some kale.
Because of health. Obesity breeds disease. Obesity is the Trojan horse of numerous forms of death and slow dying. It is not something to slap a bathing suit on and call beautiful.
Yes, beauty is on the inside. Yes, confidence is beautiful. If these confident beautiful women would put a little of their efforts into educating themselves on health, disease and proper diet, they may find themselves posting before and after photos rather than photos of their pride in obesity: the number one driver of heart disease: the number one killer of women.
It’s time for a bit of tough love. It’s time for someone to stand up and say no, it’s not okay to be heavy. It’s not. It’s no more okay to be obese than it is to pump your body full of chemicals and drugs. It’s just not okay and we nearly deify it and lift it up.
I say no.