Friendly reminder that you can actually live the rest of your life without knowing what you weigh (and I promise you’ll be so much happier).
You can wear shorts, you can wear bathing suits, you can wear tank tops. You can wear ANYTHING you want to regardless of body size, shape, scars, veins, tattoos, hair, bumps, stretch marks, etc.
Commenting on someone’s weight loss (aside from reinforcing the false ideal that fat=bad and thin =good) might be complimenting someone with cancer, an eating disorder, depression, food insecurity, substance abuse, and a whole lot of other conditions.
In case you haven’t heard yet or have been absent from social media like I have (cuz ya know, #life), Weight Watchers (now known as WW because they want to pretend they’re not a diet) has teamed up with Kurbo Health to provide a weight loss app for kids as young as 8 (but advertised on iTunes as being for ages 4+).
Thin privilege is real folx!
But professionals who say they’re treating eating disorders should 100% not be prescribing behaviors for larger bodied people that are diagnosed as eating disorders in smaller bodied people. That is to say prescribing starvation diets and obsessive behaviors to people just to get them to lose a few pounds that are likely to come back anyway Is not ethical or evidence based care.