“I look fat.” “I feel fat.” “I am fat.”
How many times have those sayings left your lips? I am sure more than you may even realize. I know that I have said all three at some point, more times than I would care to admit.
I have personally been on a weight loss (new science-backed research) journey this year.
Weight has been a difficult struggle for me my whole life. I remember the first time I went on a diet (avoid these 4 diet mistakes) I was 15.
Of course, looking back, I was far from overweight, but for the (almost) 20 years now, I have played the yo-yo game with weight and with that game, fat talk has been an integral part of it.
Without fat talk, I would have never gone on a diet or saw myself as overweight as a young girl.
Without Fat Talk, I would not have played the weight gain/weight loss (new science-backed research) game over and over again. It wasn’t until earlier this year that I decided that I wanted to get healthy and not just be a certain size. I wanted to get to a healthy weight so I could carry a child and have a healthy pregnancy.
With that, I had to cut out all the negativity that I have held on to for so long about what I thought of my body and what I thought it needed to look like. I am excited to move into the new year with just 20 pounds to go of my goal and start 2014 with a new journey or starting a family and feeling good about myself.
There have been way too many conversations with my girlfriends on the same subject. My girlfriends are gorgeous and yet we find ourselves talking about how losing weight is so much harder as we get older, after pregnancy and all around in general. It can even be said to be an obsession about our weight or how we look and it can be so depressing and discouraging when shopping for new clothes if you don’t feel good about yourself.
I am really excited to share with you a new conversation that Special K and Tyra Banks have started.
With the New Year just around the corner, many of us will have weight loss on our resolutions list. Special K and Tyra Banks want to help shift your weight management journey into a more positive one. Studies have shown that 63% of women surveyed said when they notice themselves or their friends engaging in Fat Talk, they don’t try to stop or change the conversation – and 62% of women say they feel compelled to engage in Fat Talk about themselves when they hear other women doing so.
Fat Talk is contagious – and it’s weighing women down. Whether sparked by an unflattering photo or shopping for jeans, these negative comments women make about their own bodies and others are a destructive and significant barrier to weight-management success.
Fat Talk is so embedded in everyday conversations that it has become a barrier to managing weight. According to a recent survey, nearly half of women say that they engage in Fat Talk because they feel it’s better to criticize themselves before others do so.
I encourage you to Fight the Fat Talk for 2014! Let’s try to think of more interesting conversations than your thighs not looking good in your new holiday dress, or that your Spanx are suffocating you. We are beautiful intelligent women with a lot to share and talk about.
Since rolling out this new way of thinking, Special K has a running total of the positive posts that have been posted. Check out to see where the number is now: http://www.specialk.com/en_us/fightfattalk.html
I would love to hear what you do love about yourself by leaving a comment below. Let’s get the positivity rolling.