Just a brief reminder that submissions which uncritically speak of weight loss as inherently good or healthy, or otherwise encourage deliberate weight-loss efforts, will not be posted. We’ve had a few recently that did this (this is not directed at any one person), so it seems worthwhile to post a general reminder.
Not only is it A: factually incorrect (weight loss and health are not actually connected except in the sense that repeated weight cycling, which is extremely likely since the body fights like hell to return to its preferred set-point weight after you lose weight, is terribly bad for you; see here for additional information about the lies connecting weight loss with health), and B: utterly not in keeping with the spirit of a fat-positive space, which is about honoring and celebrating our bodies as they are, rather than pressuring people to change said bodies, but many of us have struggled with weight-loss, weight-related bullying, and eating disorders/disordered eating problems, and may find such uncritical repetition of cultural fat-shaming narratives in a safe space anywhere from jarring to outright triggering.
This is not to say you are not welcome to try to lose weight if that’s what you want to do with your body. It’s your body; that’s your decision. But this is not the place to talk about it, especially not to represent it as healthy behavior or inherently positive. We do not welcome fat-shaming cultural narratives like fat = unhealthy/thin = healthy into this space. Period.
Okay? Okay. Fat on, my beautiful loves. <3