(Content warning: This is a discussion that involves a lot of potential triggers for anyone with an eating disorder history, or even just a very bad history with dieting and diet culture. This is particularly true of some of the links I share, so please consider carefully if it’s safe for you to read those pieces, and even my own thoughts on the subject.)
So, let’s discuss this Lizzo thing. I have a lot of thoughts about it, but for anyone going “wait, what?” here’s the backstory. Apparently, she went vegan at some point earlier this year. That’s totally cool……
You're right. It does say far more about me. It says that I, unlike you, have compassion and empathy. It says that I don't see a fat Black girl and assume she's a villain, like you did.
I can see a 16 year-old girl living in a foster home that has a history of 911 calls going back years as a human being. I can imagine that she was terrified when attacked by others who came to HER home... and started a fight. …
…other unacceptable verbiage; I write eloquently and professionally. If you disagree, then disagree. That you'd report on one of my articles says more about YOU than me. You need to toughen up. My most "offensive" article is actually a field of daisies when compared to a lot of content on Med…
Except when referring to a Black, murdered teenager as a "nutcase with a knife," you mean?
… after glimpsing at your other article titles, I can easily see why my library offends you so much. But it's a free-for-all platform; I don't use racist slurs or other unacceptable verbiage; I write eloquently and professionally. If you disagree, then disagree. That you'd report on one of …
Ah, it's you. So no wonder you assumed I was writing this only for the benefit of cis females.
I put content warnings up for people of all gender identities.
…opinion, can unravel a woman. This content warning nonsenese was unheard of just several years ago. I write about this stuff too, and it'll be a blizzard in hell before I insult the minds of any female readers by posting content warnings.
Right, but with a fat person it can't also be genetics or a past injury or chronic stress from sport? Oh, wait.
… can lead to osteoarthritis in the knees due to excess pressure bearing down on this finicky joint. When a thin person develops osteoarthritis, it’s not from their weight. It could be a genetic component combined with a past injury or chronic stress from sport.
Huh. That's weird because nowhere in Amanda's post does she say that doing a split makes her "healthy." All she says it that it shows she's flexible, which is just objectively true.
Your need to attack one specific individual is hardly something I'd call an "inspiring story," so I'm not sure why it's being published in a space that's supposed to be for "inspiring stories."
Perhaps you should look for one called "fat shaming, harmful troll who was once relevant in the field of fitness, maybe."
That would be a better fit.
PS. I wouldn't be worrying about Amanda's heart. I'd be worrying about your own. Carrying this much anger and hatred over total strangers really has to take a toll on one's health.
I'd put money on a major percentage of that 3% engaging in disordered eating behaviors - if not having an outright eating disorder - to maintain that weight loss.
…meet a person who has developed methods that help people face these harsh realities of weight loss. He’s built a tribe of three-percenters, that tiny fraction of people who manage to lose weight and keep it off. His methods harness our evolutionary adaptations rather than fight against them, and they’re feature…
I used to have food dreams when I was a chronic dieter (and battling eating disorders). They always involved me eating food I wasn't "supposed" to eat and I'd wake up sweaty and in a panic.
The participants were ravenous. No shocker there. But they also became completely obsessed with food. Their dreams, thoughts, and conversations revolved around eating. They reported intense cravings and said that the food they did eat was much tastier than it was befo…
I wouldn't call try to preserve what little energy they had as "lazy."
When they weren’t doing their forced walks and work, the men radically changed their habits. Instead of being active and engaged with life, they became totally lazy and spent most of their time sitting in bed. Even their minds became lazier. They reported not thinking as clearly, which happened because their…
Which is still more than many of the diets recommend people eat today, I'd point out...
Then the diet was abruptly cut in half, so the guys ate just 1,570 calories a day for 24 weeks straight. They had to keep walking and working and the scientists continued measuring. The above photos show …