I’m glad the Fat Talk post has spurred a great discussion! Fat Talk is one of my soapbox subjects that I could go on and on about. In fact, the WHOLE DAY is going to be dedicated to Fat Talk issues.
This post is dedicated to the statement, "I feel so fat."
How many times have you eaten something and then said, "Ugh. I feel so fat"? This is completely hyperbolic reaction to overindulging. First of all, even skinny women who aren’t "fat’ say it. Secondly, there’s no way one meal or one dessert can suddenly make you "fat."
So, what do we really mean when we say, "I’m so fat"? We actually mean that we are FULL WITH AN EMOTION. Oftentimes, it’s shame. Or sadness. Or fear. Why do we express our inner turmoil by hating our bodies? Because that’s what Fat Talk and society tells us to do. Don’t admit you’re scared, just feel fat! Don’t admit you’re lonely or depressed, you’re just fat! We can deal with ugliness, we cannot deal with weakness.
The next time you feel the urge to say, "I’m so fat," think about what you REALLY mean. By berating your body, you aren’t doing any favors. But by honoring your emotions, you’re living a happier, more honest life.
On that note, I had a wonderful lunch that made me feel satisfied and happy. I started off with a shot of Organic Wheat Grass from Amazing Grass.
Yea… it looks disgusting, and it tasted disgusting. But wheat grass is great for your immune and digestive system, so I choked it down!
It made me feel pretty good afterwards! Well worth the ickiness.
The start of lunch was a baked tempeh, mushroom, and cheese wrap.
Plus an orange:
Part Three of End the Fat Talk Day
The next post will be dedicated to guilt, as in "I really shouldn’t have eaten that; I feel soooo guilty." Guilt is really just internal Fat Talk. Stay tuned!