Fatphobia

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A great way to help undermine capitalist anti-fat bullshit is to stop assigning moral values to food. There is no such thing as “healthy” food as a universal category–nutrition is way more personal than that. 

Consider:

– A nice big salad full of veggies and fiber is an almost surefire way for a person with Crohn’s disease to have an absolutely miserable flare-up

– A person with low blood pressure can treat that with high sodium foods in order to avoid expensive medication

– Candy bars/Skittles/other cheap candies are a cheap and immediate treatment for low blood sugar in someone with diabetes

You’re not being “bad” by having dessert. 

You’re not being “good” by having a salad. 

Different bodies have different needs–if what you’re eating makes you physically *feel* bad, then maybe that’s not healthy for *you.* Maybe you might want to make some changes to find something that makes you feel *better,* but food is not one-size-fits-all, and trying to adhere to someone else’s idea of what “healthy” eating looks like will probably just make you miserable.

Go forth and fuel your body, friends. Fuck the fat-hating diet industrial complex!

~ Written by Scarlett O’Hairdye

2 thoughts on “Fatphobia

  1. YAY! I so agree with that 🙂 I’ve read up a lot on diet culture, fatphobia and I really passionate about this subject 🙂 Assigning moral value to food is definitely not the way to go. As I say, if you really want the donut, eat the donut and move on with your life haha. X

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    1. I constantly get asked if I’m a diabetic as if only fat people get diabetes. At least half of the people I know who have diabetes are thin. Yet doctors still tell me that losing weight will solve all of my problems. I now have lymphedema which will never go away, even if I lost 200 pounds. I learned a lot by reading Dr. Linda Bacon’s research. So I agree with you completely.

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