How to Stop the Fat Talk


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If somebody doesn’t want their cookie, I’ll take it.

When you’re out and about with women – whether you meet for a cup of coffee, go out for dinner or simply spend some time in the park – you can almost guarantee that the topic of dieting or some kind of fat shaming talk will occur.

It’s like a law.

Women engage in fat talk, body talk, diet talk every day.

Most of them anyway.

Aaaand more and more men unfortunately do the same.

We have become a society that connects on a deep level by sharing how much we hate ourselves, our bodies and our way of eating. There’s a scary ease that transports us – often accompanied by uneasy laughter – into comments like “I shouldn’t have eaten THAT, I ruined my diet” or “I am totally allowed to have carbs today, it’s my cheat day after all” or even “You eat THAT? Aren’t you scared of weight gain?”.

As offensive as this kind of talk is, we don’t even see it as that anymore: the constant layer of guilt that we associate with food is just a given that we must live with.

But, newsflash, it’s NOT.

You don’t have to want to change the way you look at all times of your life.

You don’t have to dive into this collective guilt for needing food to survive.

You don’t have to say that you should be on a diet when you’re not on a diet.

You are the CEO of your life and your body and YOU decide what happens and what is not acceptable to you.

Fat talk – whether you engage in it or “just” listen to it – should be unacceptable for you.

All the unnecessary pain you create for yourself by listening to people body shame themselves – and in the process you too – should be a no-go area for you.

How do you do that?

You change the topic, you call your friends out, you lovingly leave the room or you add humor to this whole e**d up situation.

Remember that all bodies are different and that all bodies are good. No diet will change that fact.

Check out Deb’s new blog “We are more than good enough” here.

When you journal, magic ensues.

You begin to hear yourself, feel yourself and trust yourself more and more.


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Love and light,

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