Fat Shaming – Smoking Shaming: A Comparison

I wrote a post a while ago about the danger of fat acceptance.

Right up to publishing the post I debated in my head whether I should pull it and post something a bit less opinionated.

I felt mean, like I was fat shaming – but cooler heads prevailed and I decided to post.

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Workout to eat

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A small trap to get into when working out is that desire to eat more.

You will either feel that you have ‘earned’ the right to eat more just because you have worked out or your metabolism goes crazy and your blood sugar is low, so the temptation is to grab anything in sight.  Continue reading “Workout to eat”

The danger of Fat Acceptance

With my weight gain, it made me realise how it easy to lose control and gain wait.  More worryingly I could neglect this or have an accident that stops my ability to exercise more than I consume.  Fortunately I have that level of control where I think enough is enough and do something about (usually looking at myself in the mirror and noticing I look fatter).

Surprisingly, not everyone shares these concerns about getting fat and the health implications that come with it.  In fact there are movements such as ‘fat acceptance’ and ‘body positive’ – where they embrace this increasingly worrying issue. Continue reading “The danger of Fat Acceptance”

Vegetarian FAQ/James vs The Whale

I am not really sure if I have mentioned my vegetarian diet (or probably more accurate – pescetarian diet), since my most recent post.  It is something that always is brought up as small talk at any wedding/dinner party/funeral and I thought I would write about it.

How long have you been a veggie?

I have lost count – approximately I started at the end of 2002, though I still ate fish.  I stopped eating fish from around 2006 and started again on fish, occasionally indulging in 2010.  In 2013 it became a part of my regular diet as that is when I really stepped up my gym training. Continue reading “Vegetarian FAQ/James vs The Whale”

Are you fat because of your medication?

One of the biggest excuses I hear for not losing weight is medication.

And I use the word ‘excuse’ because 99% of the time, it isn’t medication but an individuals choice of lifestyle.

But when I make this point I am told to shut up because “she is really trying and has been struggling with her weight from a very young age” and then I am called shallow because I don’t want to go out with her.

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Thyroid problem? – I have actually seen overweight people swallow their medication with coke

And so I am made to feel like a bad person for for noticing the long term damage she is doing to her health.

But then I got to experience a real life experience that may or may not prove that I was right all along.

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Why you are not losing weight

Being in an office for local government I am constantly surround by middle-aged women who constantly seem to be on a ‘diet’.

It is quite amusing to hear women talk about weight loss – I’ll honest I never thought people congratulated themselves because they lost ‘half a pound’ since there last weigh in at the local slimming club.  (To me that is like giving yourself a pat on the back because you finished half a race). Continue reading “Why you are not losing weight”