Fat-Talk Free Week
This week is Fat-Talk Free week. It’s a week to stop saying, “I’m too fat” or “look at my rolls!” or “I really need to lose 10 pounds.” Here’s the official video:
I think this is great, but my only issue here is, again, the focus on health as if that, instead of the perfect body size, is the holy grail. What does this do to people who aren’t healthy, can’t be healthy, or just don’t choose to have that be their main goal in life? I’m also concerned that it opens the doors to the idea of, “well, of course many of the people that society calls fat are really okay just as they are, but there is still SOME level of fat that’s too fat! I mean, just look at that guy who weighed 600 pounds and they had to air lift him from his bed!”
So anyway. I love the idea of encouraging people to abstain from “fat talk” for a week and see how life might be different. And at the same time, let’s be careful about elevating health too high, or thinking that there is still a level of fat that is still unacceptable.