Being nice is never a bad thing after all our parents taught us “if you can’t say anything nice, it’s better not to say anything at all.” With that, we don’t disagree.
But let’s be fair
This leaves many of us wondering – Why has fat shaming become a thing… yet its ok to make fun of or pick on those who in the opposite direction, can’t manage to gain or keep on weight?
The image comes to mind of the classic beach scene where the big buff muscular guy is kicking sand in the face of the thin guy in order to get the girl. Isn’t that bullying and prejudice too?
We call it Reverse Weight-ism
Telling someone to “eat a burger”, “damn your skinny” or calling them names like “Skeletor” is just as damaging as calling someone “fat ass” or other derogatory names. It damages the self-image and bruises the ego.
Putting other people down does not make you a better person or raise you up in any way. You might not even realize you are insulting them… after all, we are a “weight loss society”, it’s everyone’s goal to be thin. Right?
It is just as difficult, if not more so to add-on weight with a “too fast” metabolism than it is to take the pounds off with a slowed one.
Our point? We are just asking you to try to be more aware of how your words could affect other people.
Don’t give up. You can get there with the right direction – diet, nutrition and belief… talk with us. We can help.