Saying, “Get some exercise, Fatty!” is just as hurtful and offensive as saying, “My God! Why don’t you eat a sandwich!” Even seemingly positive comments like, “You look amazing! Have you lost weight?” can be hurtful to someone who is struggling with body acceptance or who has suffered with an eating disorder.
Commenting on other people’s bodies - comparing, judging, and snarking about them - is hurtful no matter how large or small someone is.
Make a pact, right now, today, not to comment on other people’s bodies.
My health is my number one priority. I truly love my body.
~ Louise L. Hay
Always know that the world is a better place with you in it. <3
Only 4% of women worldwide consider themselves beautiful.
Today, in honor of International Women’s Day, take a moment to look in the mirror and tell yourself, “I am BEAUTIFUL!” <3
Nothing tastes as good as Self Acceptance feels!
Advertisements (especially DIET advertisements) tell women that their physical appearance is always more important than personality, intelligence, or anything else.
You deserve better. You deserve the good food and the good movement and the good health WITHOUT all the bad body messages tacked on. Don’t swallow the poison pill. Break the connection!
~ Marilyn Wann, “Fat?So! Because You Don’t Have to Apologize for Your Size”
Sticks and stones may brake her bones, but names could make her starve herself to death …
Always be mindful of the words you say to others. You never know the consequences of one harsh comment or unkind judgment.
What about you? Have you given up dieting yet?
Life is too short for self-hatred and celery sticks.
~ Marilyn Wann