I shared the blog a few days ago with a colleague. She was so down and out about life and weight and her doctor….I remembered myself from a few years ago. Scared to go to the doctor, scared to not diet. I know the statistics, I read about them every day in the mainstream media. Next to the gulf oil spill, the fat epidemic is the hottest news story out there. “HOW BIG IS YOUR FAT?” “HOW THICK IS YOUR NECK” “FAT PEOPLE ARE SUPER SUPER UNHEALTHY”
I’ll not spend too much time talking about this issue. Anyone who knows me or comes here to read knows that I am over the fat frenzy. The diet talk and calorie counting makes me sleep. But I understand, there are those out there who have yet to read about the benefits of Health at Every Size. For that reason, I repost. Here are some links. There are tons out there. Just look around for it. Here are the links:
A study done by the USDA…very interesting.
Health at Every Size–Linda Bacon’s Page
Health at Every Size: Toward a New Paradigm of Weight and Healtharticlet on Medscape
Remember the mantra……………………………….
And remember the mantra:
I am not what I eat…I’m what I do and what I say.
I am not how much I weigh or how much I’ve gained or how much I’ve lost.
Changing my shape and size isn’t going to make me happy, however, may make me poor, as I will have to buy new clothes.
Having happy thoughts about me, you and the world will make me a better person.
I respectfully decline to discuss your size, my size, her size or his size in any way…unless it makes you or me laugh and isn’t hurtful to anyone.
I will eat what I want, and move on—slowly or quickly depends on what I ate.
Being healthy doesn’t mean being thin. Being fat doesn’t mean unhealthy.