Doesn’t it just piss you off when someone calls you fat? It doesn’t matter if they’re your mother or a stranger on the street. Being called fat hurts. One of the things you can do to take the sting out of the hurt is to seek out role models of people who are demonstrating that they love their bodies at any size. I want to inspire you by telling you about a fat activist woman who in my opinion is one of the wisest and most down-to-earth voices in the war on fat hate. Her name is Joy Nash. At 224 pounds, Joy is clinically considered “moderately obese.” I first saw Joy’s “Fat Rant” Youtube video on her blog about a year ago. It was a refreshing, empowering and bold move to see a gal leap into the ring and call a spade a spade.
Doesn’t it just piss you off when someone calls you fat? It doesn’t matter if they’re your mother or a stranger on the street. Being called fat hurts.
No doubt about it. The word, “FAT” has a strong negative emotional charge for many people. If you’ve ever been the butt of someone’s fat joke or you’ve been made to feel inferior because of your weight, you know that there’s pain associated with being called, ‘fat.’
There’s really nothing that you can do to change other people, because you can only change your own behavior. Keeping that in mind, you can reclaim your power by changing the way that you feel about being called, ‘fat.’
You can neutralize that hurting feeling by using a simple stress-relief method called EFT, also known as tapping. EFT is derived from acupuncture and it works by removing emotional blocks in your system. These can show up as either physical discomfort or pain or emotional distress.
I like to use and teach EFT to all my coaching clients. In fact next Tuesday in a free teleclass called, “Tap into the Power of Self-Acceptance,” I’ll show you how you can use tapping to neutralize your anxiety around anything that is upsetting you, including dealing with all those hurtful comments from people criticizing your body and calling you fat.
Another great thing that you can do to feel better about your body, is to look for role models of people who demonstrate being comfortable with themselves as they are.
As a body image/self esteem expert, I’m a credible authority here to share with you and tell you what to pay attention to if you’re seeking more self acceptance. As a professional coach, I’m offering to teach you new ways to think about things, telling you what works and what doesn’t. I’ll even tell you how things might turn out for you by sharing my experience and those of other women on the road to recovery from food and weight obsession.
Today I want to inspire you by telling you about a fat activist woman who in my opinion is one of the wisest and most down-to-earth voices in the war on fat hate. Her name is Joy Nash. At 224 pounds, Joy is clinically considered “moderately obese.” I first saw Joy’s “Fat Rant” Youtube video on her blog about a year ago. It was a refreshing, empowering and bold move to see a gal leap into the ring and call a spade a spade.
As an assignment for an acting class, she created the video and dissected the word, “Fat” and made it clear that in reality, being overweight is nothing more than a number on the scale. Sure there are medical complications, of course, but that’s not the real issue, is it? That’s not why we feel so badly when someone attacks the way we look, our pants size or what we’re eating. Let’s talk turkey here.
This is what Joy has to say, “I’m fat, and it’s okay. It doesn’t mean I’m stupid or ugly or lazy or selfish. I’m fat.” “The vast majority of the time I don’t let the tiny little minds get me down, And it happens a lot. I hear someone talking about 200 pounds like it’s breathtaking. I weigh 224 and my quality of life has not suffered dramatically.
I’m fat. It’s three little lettas. What are you so afraid of? “I’m not saying we should all be sitting around, patting ourselves on the back, cramming ourselves full of junk food with our sweatpants stapled to the sofa. Obviously, diet and exercise are vital. I am saying that if you do those things eat right and exercise and you still aren’t thin, your life is not over.” America needs to rearrange her thinking and I think fat people are just the ones to kick it off.” For a quick boost of self acceptance, run, don’t walk to visit Joy’s site. Check out her fat rant. You’ll love it.