Nothing Tastes As Good As Skinny Feels Outrage

 

[This is a continuation of my blog post on the Alarming Rate of Preschoolers Becoming Obese.  If you missed it you can read it here. ]

 

Parents are too lazy to make decent meals for themselves much less have to fight with kids to “eat their veggies.”

It’s not just the kids who are obese.  Over two thirds of us are overweight and obese too.

But I guess it’s okay as long as we’re all fat and unhealthy together.

Recently Hudson’s Bay Company caused an uproar because they were selling a t-shirt that had the famous Kate Moss line:

“Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.”

Why did they pull it?

Because a bunch of people wrote in that the t-shirt was “celebrating eating disorders.”

 

Are you freakin’ kidding me?

 

Last time I checked we had an OBESITY problem in this country not a TOO SKINNY problem.

Okay, so maybe “skinny” was the wrong word, “healthy” would’ve been better.

But I say it’s time we stop treating the fat masses any different than we “shame” smokers.

Why do we have to “tip toe” around people who are fat and obese?

 

This is not a “beauty” issue – it’s a life and death HEALTH issue.

 

You’d applaud someone telling a complete stranger who’s smoking in an elevator to put it out.  You praise the police officer that tickets a mom for smoking in a vehicle with her kids in there.

Yet if you say something to that same stranger or mom about stuffing their face (and their kid’s face) with junk food you’re ostracized as a “hater”.

Why?

Hey, I’m not saying you should be rude or ignorant or even a hater.   That’s wrong.

But at the same time, you can’t keep dancing softly around the issue and doing everything to make overweight or obese people “feel good” about themselves.

Sometimes feeling pain is good, like when you touch a stove and learn it’s hot so you don’t touch it again.

I was more than 70 pounds overweight and considered “severely obese” at one time.    Feeling horrible and ashamed about myself and how I looked is what got me to take action.

People saying things like “It’s okay, you just can’t help it.” or “It’s okay, you’re just big boned.”  aren’t going to get me off my butt and doing the things I NEED to do to be healthier and live longer.

I don’t have all the answers, but piling on the hate to ripped mom Maria Kang (below) who recently posted a picture of herself with 3 kids  is only going to contribute to the obesity problem.

 

MariaKangWhatsYourExcuse

The first responses were “haters” of Maria saying she’s a “bad mom” for choosing fitness over taking care of her kids, or that she didn’t work so she had the time to work out all the time and that she has superhuman willpower, etc.

All wrong.

She works, she cheats, she misses workouts, but she doesn’t make excuses.  [Read more about Maria here.]

She should be applauded for what she’s accomplished.

Instead of hating her, I want to ask her how she did it.  But I know how she did it.

 

Hard work and discipline – but who wants to hear THAT in this world of “instant gratification.”

Heck, you get agitated when you can’t get a WIFI signal for pete’s sake.

It’s easier to hate.

 

Here’s the TRUTH

 

Fat is fat.

Fat is ugly.

Fat is unhealthy.

Fat costs us ALL money with increased health care costs, increased insurance premiums and less money for people with other unpreventable and incurable diseases like MS (which my mom died from), ALS or Alzheimers.

Fat is preventable and curable – 100% of the time.

I’m not saying we all need to be skinny like Kate Moss or ripped like Maria Kang.

 

But we DO need a change of attitude toward the overweight and obese:

It’s NOT going to be okay.

You ARE going to die of a heart attack.

You ARE going to get cancer.

You ARE going to develop type 2 diabetes.

You DO need to get help – the right kind of help.  Today.  Right now.

You just have to be willing to do the WORK – like Maria Kang.

 

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You’re also spending an average of almost 3 hours per DAY watching TV.   (Bureau of Labour Statistics)

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