Let’s Put An End To The Eating Shame

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Anyone else really sick of hearing about ‘Fat Shaming’ and ‘Diet Shaming’, oh and let’s not forget ‘Skinny Shaming’?! Change the record all ready. Who gives a F what the next person is shovelling in their gob?

I’ve got a real bee in my bonnet about this topic at the minute. What’s spurred me on to write this post was someone else’s post I saw last week which was outright ‘diet shaming’ people for their healthy choices in life. I honestly felt offended as someone who’s actively trying to be mindful of the foods I put in my body. It wasn’t even about me, yet I felt annoyed at it.

‘Diet shaming’ basically involves the discrediting or degrading someone because they choose to eat a certain way. This encompasses everything from dietary restrictions (self-imposed or otherwise), to judging a person who helps themselves to a second doughnut when you think they shouldn’t. To an extent, the latter also falls under fat shaming too. It all falls under the same umbrella and quite frankly I’ve had enough.

What I decide to put in my body is up to me. Food is apart of my identity I suppose. I’ve had, or rather still have a turbulent relationship with food. I’ve struggled with my weight for basically all of my life, I fluctuate all the god damn time and it takes its toll. A toll on my moods and a toll on my self-esteem. I’ve come to the conclusion, after years of eating rabbit food and exercising day and night that what my body have craved for so long is a balance, between nutrition and exercise. Healthy body, healthy mind is my motto.

I’m currently following a nutrition and exercise programme that has shifted a few unwanted pounds after being at the heaviest I’ve ever been back in July plus it’s also done wonders for my hormones and overall mental health. I’m eating really good food, all of the time. No small portions, no rice and chicken and I eat basically every 2 hours. It’s a dream come true after torturing myself as a teenager thinking I should live on 3 low carb meals a day. The programme has really educated me about carbs, which by the way are bloody good for you, fats like fish and peanut butter and also about protein and how essential all three are to a healthy balanced diet. I’m by no means a health guru or totally committed to the programme 247 as I still have a cheat meal every week and a pick n mix because you know what, no matter what I will always have a sweet tooth. I wouldn’t even label the programme I’m on as a diet as such since I am literally never hungry as the meals are good and hearty.

Combined with exercise, of which has shaken up my usual routines too, like I lift a lot of weights now, it’s resulted in a new me, a new glowing gal. My nails are longer and stronger, my hair is shiny and has grown so much in the past 12 weeks since started and my skin has really improved too. I have a totally new outlook on life and I’ve really cheered myself up. I’m so much happier.

I’m not promoting everyone to follow a nutrition programme because that’s not the point of this post. You do you boo. If you’d rather have a bag of sweets over an apple, good for you. I don’t care. If you love you, for you, then do you.

My point is, we’re all different. We’re all different shapes and sizes. It’s really sad that we all judge each other, on each others eating habits. How about we mind our plate and be happy.

15 Comments

  • Reply Shola October 9, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    There is one thing in life I absolutely hate with a passion is fat shaming, skinny shaming and diet shaming! I don’t see why people have a problem if your fat, curvy, skinny, black, white, green or yellow or where u come from! What a world we live in girls x

  • Reply Elizabeth October 9, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    Love this blog and couldn’t agree more. Quit with all this body shaming. It doesn’t matter what shape you are if you are happy then so what x

  • Reply Cora @ Tea Party Princess October 9, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    I agree with this so much “If you love you, for you, then do you.” is the perfect outlook.
    Cora | http://www.teapartyprincess.co.uk

  • Reply Gemma jamieson October 9, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    I love this. So true about all the cultures. I think we should just stick to not commenting on each others diets and we would all be happy. Your looking fab btw

  • Reply pinkserenityx October 10, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    I absolutely love this message! Totally agree it isnt just “fat shaming” people should be aware of – There is such a thing as skinny shaming! Diet shaming is the perfect description both are wrong! Thank you for this message! x x

  • Reply Jade Wilson October 11, 2018 at 12:38 am

    People are too involved in other people’s lives. If you want to eat nothing but veg then so you should!
    xx

  • Reply Emma October 11, 2018 at 7:29 am

    This is so true!! The only way for people to be comfortable and happy in their bodies is for everyone else to stop judging so much!
    Emma | emmadrury.com

  • Reply Gemma Louise October 11, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    I love this post Alice! Literally so true, everyone should be able to do whatever they want without being shamed. I’m personally not a fan of diets but still try to eat healthily because I want to give my body nutrition. You don’t have to diet or eat healthily just to lose weight! xx

  • Reply Kelly-Anne October 16, 2018 at 9:31 am

    Ah I love this post. And yes I think we should do whatever the hell we want and eat what we want without being shamed.

  • Reply Mel October 18, 2018 at 6:21 am

    Great post. I’m sick of people taking an opinion on someone else’s life. It’s really nothing to do with anyone else.

    http://littlemissmelanie.com

  • Reply Katrina Frances October 18, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    Amazing post! We should all get to eat what we want without the fear of being shamed, someone always has an opinion x

  • Reply Alisha Valerie October 21, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    It doesn’t really bother me how much I eat as long as its somewhat healthy, but thats my personal choice as it effects my health. I love how honest and open you’ve been in this blog post

    With love, Alisha Valerie x

  • Reply Laura October 22, 2018 at 11:26 am

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this. I also have spent my life on ‘diets’ and struggling with my weight. I’ve treat my body like a trash can for too long and I’m of the ethos, you get one body so look after it the best you can. That’s why I’m obsessive about what goes into my mouth now and how much I exercise. I’m fed up of the ‘clean & healthy lifestyle’ shaming that’s becoming more prevalent. I’ve been made to feel bad and disempowered because I don’t want to stuff my face with 7 cakes at events. Or to be told, told and not asked, that I’m happier heavier. Absolutely not the case. Like I totally agree eat what you want, do what you want, but educate yourself on what your body needs to function properly. I do also genuinely believe that the NHS should fund surgery for obesity! It’s just this awful culture we’re in where people always have to put their 2p in when you’re trying to better yourself ‍♀️

    • Reply Laura October 22, 2018 at 11:28 am

      Shouldn’t*

  • Reply Megan October 28, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    Yesss girl! I have recently written a post about this too. I have felt so shit about how I look and how much weight I’ve put on recently. BUT, we are human and it is damn well normal! Xx

    http://www.itsmeganelizabeth.blogspot.co.uk

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