I’d wager a bet that Fat Talk, (making negative comments about your own body or someone else’s) is so ingrained in your behavior patterns that you probably don’t even realize how often you’re doing it.
I say this because I had a casual text exchange with my daughter last night, and when I happened to glance at the conversation today, I was appalled. This kind of banter is so natural to me, I didn’t even realize I was “fat talking” in the moment. (Daughter-grey, Me-green)
The irony of it all is that I knew I was going to be writing a post about “Fat Talk,” and I still got tripped up in my old ways.
Complaining about our bodies has become an unconscious part of daily life. In fact, 93% of women do it.
I know that when I pass by the mirror and don’t like what I see, I’ll mutter a self-deprecating comment under my breath about it, and when I’m in social situations and someone pays me a compliment, I’ll deflect it each and every time.
Fat Talk is weighing all women down.
Did you know that negative comments are a destructive barrier to weight management? It makes total sense, right? Optimism is the key to success.
We have to Fight Fat Talk! I’m supporting Special K as they work to spread this message to women (and men) and encourage us all to stop the fat talk.
Let’s shhhhut it down and tip the scales to positivity.
Ways to #FightFatTalk:
Don’t compare yourself to other women and unrealistic “ideals” in the media.
When someone gives you a compliment, don’t object; just say thank you.
If you find yourself making a self-critical comment, counter it by saying something you like about yourself. Retrain your brain to look for the positives.
If you hear Fat Talk around you, change the conversation.
Look at yourself in the mirror every day and say something nice. You can even write positive messages on sticky notes and attach them to the mirror, fridge, bulletin board, etc.
Won’t you join me in the challenge? Let’s Fight Fat Talk with some positivity. Tell me something you like about yourself!