Subtle Shaming

As I’ve discussed previously, I am a big advocate of being body-positive. A friend recently shared “10 Ways We Body Shame Without Realizing It”, which I thought would be good to further disseminate here.

Whether you’ve experienced any of this and couldn’t put your finger on why it made you uncomfortable, or you were raised in an environment wherein which this type of discourse was considered normal, all of these points are good things to be aware of.

Anyone out there have anything they might want to add to this list?


Some Things Worth Reading

First of all comes this bit of awesome that will restore some of your faith in humanity. Major kudos to this dude for sticking up for a total stranger. There need to be more people like him in the world.

Secondly, in case you didn’t already know, that fad weight loss stuff is complete and utter bullshit*. There really, really, really is no substitute for a healthy diet and exercise. About the only “get thin quick” thing I can think of is bariatric surgery, and that’s definitely not nearly as easy as various companies would have you believe their bogus products are. If you want to lose the weight and keep it off, you have to make thorough lifestyle changes and take care of yourself. You don’t get to have your cake and eat it, too. It’s not worth the calories anyway.

*Yes, I know is a comedy website. But really and truly, fad weight loss gimmicks do. Not. Work. At least not in the long run. Treat the problem, not the symptom, and the symptoms will go away.