I think its necessary for the community to have this conversation. People may find a way to be offended but I truly hope you understand this topic is coming from a place of love.
Obesity is a disease and people are dying because of it everyday. Diabetes, Cancer, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, increase risks of strokes, constipation which can lead to colon cancer. It’s pretty intense. Truthfully you’re not completely responsible. Our eating habits are passed down from generation to generation. And if your from a Caribbean family like mine eating large meals is a vital, because there are families out there who can’t afford it. Think about your foundation of health. Who taught you your eating habits, and what is their health status?
Advertisements don’t help because from a young age corporations market colorful and sugary breakfast meals to kids. Soon after you become an adult who thinks that a donut is a breakfast. I’m not saying every once in a while is a crime, because every once in a while is not what got you to gain a whole lot of weight.
To add insult to injury, clothing stores manufacture sizes beyond the large size. They have XL, XXL, XXXL and probably even beyond that . Yes everyone has different body shapes, however if your healthy you wouldn’t need wider clothes… maybe longer but not wider. Because businesses make these huge sizes people have made gaining weight a norm. None the less you should love your body. Love your body in the NOW, and at your healthies.
I’m not going to go into what’s right and what’s wrong, what works and what doesn’t. Just stick to something. There is an abundant amount of tools that can help you be the best you. I hope reading this your not thinking, “ She’s definitely body shaming larger women.”, because its clear I’m not. Body shaming is an act of humiliating someone because of their size. Understand that if someone truly cares about you, they are going to have a personal discussion with you and then you have the power to decide what your next move will be.
Which leads me to think that my boyfriend of almost three years don’t give a damn about me, because in two years I gained 30 pounds unknowingly and he continued to call me beautiful and sexy lol. I started to see my self in pictures and swore it was some kind of witch craft. The camera never lies. So I decided to be cautious of my calorie intake and began working out again.
I hope this blog gave you a different perception of weight gain and I hope that you’re encouraged to be the best YOU. A beautifully healthier you.
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