Before I get into this, I want to say that I think we should all mind our own business, and stop judging, shaming and policing other people for any reason – even health. Living a healthy lifestyle and being healthy is not a moral imperative, and we have not been elected to police other people’s health. Ultimately, we’re all just trying to do the best we can. But, since the reality is that we do, as a culture, tend to judge people who live in larger bodies, and justify it by saying it’s about health, today, I want to tell you why I’m calling BS on that.
If it takes up time and energy you’d be better off spending in other ways, or if it leaves you feeling bad about yourself, vulnerable or unwell, it’s probably the shame-diet masquerading as self-care. True self-care feels good!