Just like you cannot judge a book by it's cover, you cannot judge the fitness and health of a person by their body. We tend to draw conclusions based on what we SEE, without knowing HOW IT REALLY IS. Imagine if you ran into an old friend that you haven't seen in many years. You notice that they are thinner. Our society praises this, so it's natural that you would mention it as an attempt to compliment them.
Imagine if you said, "hey, you look great...you've lost a lot of weight! How did you do it?" What if they replied back to you, "Well, I just finished my second round of chemotherapy." This may seem like an extreme example, and you might be saying to yourself, "that's ridiculous", but stuff like this can happen. It HAS happened. You just...don't...know by looking at someone.
We are so programmed to notice weight, mention weight loss, and revere it. But, its not always the solution. Sometimes, it's a side effect of illness and it wasn't ever meant to be deliberate. Thinner isn't always BETTER, no matter what the culture says.
Let's try to change the conversation. Steer clear of the weight comments, whether it's of gain or loss. Be concerned and interested with how people are DOING instead of how their body is LOOKING.
Something to think about. #lybproject #peaceloveandfood #personaltrainer #eatingpsychologycoach #eatthefood #haes #nondiet #acceptance #radicalacceptance #makepeacewithwhatis #instrumentnotanornament #beautyisinside #silenceisgolden #stopplayingsmall #allbodiesaregoodbodies