The art of Fat Shaming

When you are out enjoying a day off, there is that one dress hanging out for display which makes your heart go crazy! You imagine yourself in it and feel ecstatic.  But the scene in the trial room is a totally different ball game. The smile turns upside down-what you see in the mirror may be miles away from expectations.

A lot of people would have experienced this heartbreak. This is just a sugar-coated anecdote in the life of a fat person. The pressure one feels to shed that extra flab not because its unhealthy but because of the mockery they would face from the world.

The art of body-shaming is  something the world has collectively taken a PhD on. To mock and make fun of a person who is out of the supposed set measurements. Well , who decides them ? But the bigger question is who are they to decide ?

The general misconception is that a person is fat because they live to eat and not eat to live. There are tonnes of people out there who eat healthy and still are fat ! It’s got a lot to do with the nature of their body, health issues , genes and so on.

There are people who turn from fat-to-fit ! A big thumbs up if you eat right and exercise well aiming to become healthy ! But starving yourself and hurting your body is nothing short of cruelty. Noted nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar emphasises this point over and over again. So instead of running to impress the world, just focus to remain healthy. Eat right and treat your body with respect and love.

I’m not restricting myself to fat-shaming. Being too thin is also frowned upon. The truth is people will never stop criticising. If you are confident and much importantly healthy, the place for such irrational criticisms is in the bin.

So for the people out there who face these harsh words , stride past them with your head held high-just like water off a duck’s back. For the people who enjoy body-shaming, its time to wake up and realise everybody is unique. We are not clones.

The driving force that made me venture out to write this blog is a post I came across in Instagram by Vidyuraman.

It said,

Expected Measurements : 32:22:32

Real Measurements : Confident : Fit : Beautiful



(Image courtsey : google )

32 thoughts on “The art of Fat Shaming

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  1. I beg to differ in one point though, working out ain’t hurting your body, that’s a very cruel gesture from your side to put it that way, burning fat is any day desirable and good 🙂, all the very best for your works!

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  2. I like the use of real measurements. They take the focus off of numbers and out it on how people should feel regardless of size. Striving to feel beautiful, confident, and fit is healthier and more attainable than focusing on numbers. There are fat people who feel beautiful, confident, and/or who are fit but some people in society believe that fat people cannot be any of these things which just adds to the stigma and fat-shaming

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