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It's okay to be fat. So you're
fat. Just be fat and shut up about it.
Don’t be unduly shocked with this darkest snake pit of untruths ever exposed
inside this small article. The harsh and cold fact is that women are desperate and will try almost
anything to lose weight. Unfortunately, most diets fail. A 1994 survey reported
that 90 percent of dieters regain all the weight they lost within five years.
When these diets fail, we blame ourselves, not the diet.
Let’s look at this preview’s foundation stone that we are about to erect the
framework of this article. Such a foundation lies in the delusion that fat is
ugly, disgusting, and a cause for self-loathing. Moreover, another
fallacy is that if you are not slender, you should be angry at yourself. Similarly
there is also this mistaken belief that you will be a social outcast unless you
lose weight. In the same light, the misreading of appearance is a woman's most important
personal attribute. Finally, the false impression is portrayed as do not trust
yourself to make decisions about your eating.
Enough this trailer, let cross over to the first and
foremost myth! OK?
Extremely Destructive Myth #1.
Fat is ugly,
disgusting, and a cause for self-loathing.
Being fat is described as a horrible fate. As one author of
a popular diet book writes, "I lie in terror that I won't see my hip bones
when I look in the mirror." Being fat is seen as a sufficient cause for
shame and guilt. One doctor prescribed a rigid 1200-calorie-a-day regimen with
each nibble spelled out because "so many overweight people have no
self-control." By implication, those who didn't lose weight were
Extremely Destructive Myth #2. If you are not slender,
you should be angry at yourself.
One book suggested standing naked in front of a mirror and
telling yourself off for overeating. It recommended calling oneself
"Fatso" or other epithets, and focusing on particular mounds of fat
as evidence of one's failure. Unfortunately, most women don't need to be taught
how to run themselves down. This skill is already well developed.
Extremely Destructive Myth #3. You will be a social
outcast unless you lose weight.
The discriminatory status quo that judges women according to
their physical appearance is accepted without question. One author wrote
"Picture yourself doing well on a job that you would not dare aspire to because of your weight."
By not challenging the unfairness of a job market that penalizes women with
certain body types, these books give
tacit consent to such practices.
Extremely Destructive Myth #4 Appearance is a woman's
most important personal attribute;
Total preoccupation with weight is reasonable. Weight loss
is seen as a valuable enough goal to
justify marked food deprivation and
physical and psychological discomfort. One doctor encourages women to start their diets by eating no
solid food or three days. He encourages
women to ignore the side effects of fasting such as dizziness, tiredness, and diarrhea. He
states, rather too optimistically that no one has ever been hurt by a diet.
Worthwhile goals like feeling useful,
confident, or satisfied are subordinated to being slender.
Myth #5. Do not trust yourself to
make decisions about your eating.
suggests, "Give-up the instant gratification of food for the long-term gratification of a new body
and a new life. Women are encouraged to
mislabel their internal cues. One author writes
"re-define hunger as good, not bad. Your body is burning up fat.
Some words of encouragement is in order. Trust me, after
reading this article you would feel a little cheated and abused, that’s normal.
You’re used to a certain way of living, eating, relating to others and simply getting though your day. The
‘YOU’ in six month from now could be very different. But you’ll
go on and eventually get there. When you look back, you’ll be glad you chose to
change regardless of what negative things what other says or do. You are the
captain of your own ship ‘body’. How your negotiate the high seas of your life
is entire your own. True? With this little article written with you in mind, we end this
with a high note. Right? Thanks! End