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Treatment of Obesity Like a Normal Thing

The importance of Body Positivity

As a society, we are used to living in a prejudiced world, where 90% of women for being appreciated and beautiful must be skinny and have beautiful shapes. Even on social media, girls try to photoshop their body shapes and try to hide their flaws.

At this point, the impact of social media on our society is very detrimental. Girls look at other girls’ pictures and try to copy-paste them, taking for example something that is not real.

We all know that nobody is perfect, and we have to try not to hide our flaws, but to take care of them. For that reason, today’s society is speaking loudly about Body Positivity.

Girl’s beautiful shapes and sizes

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Body Positivity is the idea that people should accept and respect their body shapes and sizes, and they should be happy and proud of themselves.

Even though the body positivity definition is also very misinterpreted, everyone tries to interpret it differently.

Promotion of Body Positivity

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Stacy Berman, a Ph.D. in Natural Medicine, says that it is very important to speak about body positivity, to not give so much importance to body “negativity”. Body negativity is exactly what we do not want for our society.

This can lead to anxiety, depression, physical and mental illness, bulimia, anorexia, and health issues. So it is very significant to do the right choice and love yourselves.

Body positivity and acceptance

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This movement tries to normalize different body features and flaws, that are unfavorable to society.

Scar Positivity

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Body positivity does not speak only for body shape, but for every other feature of people’s bodies. For example, different scars like a post-operation scar or cesarean scar, or even acne and other signs.

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Written by Sara Cyrbja

Micro-Biology scientist 🧬 , part-time copywriter and a fun fact is that I adore traveling as much as i can ✈️

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    • You are a prime example of what’s wrong with this world!!! Look in the mirror, you disguising Troll, I’m sure you aren’t a perfect specimen of manhood either! No one is pretending anything, and yes accepting yourself the way you are is psychologically healthy. Especially if she has done everything she can to change her current circumstance, to no avail (she could have a medical condition or perhaps she’s just had a baby, you don’t know her). You have no right to judge her or anyone, for that matter! Here’s a little advice, free of charge, that they teach in Pre-Kindergarten, in case you missed it somehow, it’s this; “If don’t have something nice to say about someone, then don’t say nothing at all!” Think before you speak or write, your words could be very damaging! Use that as your rule of thumb instead of spreading your unwelcome, ignorant, unsolicited opinion.

    • Agree 100%- any woman or man that honestly feels being overweight is acceptable and should be to society is only fooling themselves. To live to eat is what society has made the norm, eat to live long and healthy should be the key to positivity. .

    • Did you read the article? Your fat phobia is showing.

      It has nothing to do with them being healthy or unhealthy. It means they are asking to be treated without prejudice or discrimination.

      It also did not focus on just “fat” people but scars, acne and other physical components.

      • This is precisely why body positivity in every form is so important. The discrimination these people feel they can just dish out so freely has detrimental effects. The belief that every fat person just eats and is lazy is preposterous. They just want to be accepted without having to hide, to not be mocked when they go to the gym or wear a bathing suit. It’s still shocking to me that anyone can have an opinion about someone else’s body! It’s just to be cruel and judgmental, period. So once people learn that, perhaps it will be easier for people of every body type to heal.

  1. The fact that the main part some of you focused on in this article was the “fat” when they were speaking about ALL types if body positivity mshows exactly where you head is at. I can’t speak for all but people don’t CHOOSE to be fat for the hell of it. It’s not about being lazy & not caring. A lot of people especially women find it difficult to lose weight no matter how hard they try. The article is respectfully saying that people bodies shouldn’t be judged for not being perfect because truthfully in Hollywood the “perfection” is not even real. People discriminating to others for flaws is damaging especially to young children. Throwing all these images of what society deems beautiful and acceptable and throwing cruelty at them at the same time is truly damaging.

    • I am a T.O.P.S leader in my home town. I have weighed 400 pounds
      I currently weight 258 lbs. I wanted to be loved and excepted when I weighed 400 and currently. I knew in my heart I needed to lose weight and I knew it was not healthy. Some people don’t show progress of disease (asthma, high blood pressure, or diabetes) until it’s done some damage that is not reversible. Accept yourself and controle your need for romance or recognition because when your a big girl lovers will exploit you because we often don’t feel truly excepted or loved. Work on your health representative of good lab numbers and your feeling of peace and acceptance. You will always become healthy if you eat so that you feel nurished but not upset for eating beyond your nutrition needs..And enjoy dessert a few times a month.🎉