First readSpilt Milk: Talking about diet talk
I don’t want to know about your diet. I don’t want to know how many calories you’ve eaten today, or plan to eat tomorrow. I don’t want to know if you lost 500g last week, or put on 3 kg over the holidays. I don’t want to know if Zumba classes have helped you ‘drop two kilos in a week’.
Basically, I don’t give a shit.
This does not mean that I don’t care about you — if you’re my friend, I most certainly do care about you. If you’re a decent human being reading this blog, I care about you too. And if health is a concern to you, I care about that: I care about how you feel about your health, and your body.
The best thing in Spilt’s post? Calling out the self-shit-talking about the horrible flaws in one’s own mildly flabby body in the presence of a much fatter person for what it is – passive-agressive fat-shaming insults that are not just downright rude but which are also alienating because the subtext is that the fatter person must be even more horrible and unwanted by all ‘right-thinking’ people.
Then top it off with Ariane’s thoughts on Fat and Health in response (in part) to Spilt Milk’s post.
I’m still thinking about fat. The intense responses to the idea of fat acceptance are often justified in terms of health. The more I think about this, the more, intertwined reasons there are for calling bullshit on it.
This seems like a handy time to reproduce the handy diagram from Fatadelic on intersections and differences between various types of Body Attitudes: