The Weight Loss Industry is Attacking Our Post-Pandemic Bodies Pt. 2

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Published on June 24, 2021

If you came out of lockdown with lots of food to eat, drinks to drink, and friends to tongue kiss– lucky you! But thanks to toxic media messaging from the weight loss industry, many people are too busy feeling guilty about their post-pandemic bodies to celebrate. Part 2 of 2.

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18 comments

  • Gretchen ‘Gigi’ Suzanne Codename: GothBarbie3000 1 month ago

    This one has hit me HARD. The specific issue of weight. Thank you for giving it some light.

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  • Doug Grinbergs 1 month ago

    “Health insurance premiums, high deductibles, co-pays, medical bankruptcy are a human right”… said no one ever. (:-( #MedicareForAll: free at point of care, will save you money but… “nah, socialism!” (:-( #M4A #UHC #UniversalHealthCoverage

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  • New Message 1 month ago

    Baby got bark.

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  • Alex D 1 month ago

    I’m lying down in bed 🛌 to get rid of my bloated stomach 😑😩

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  • Catherine Chang 1 month ago

    Sharknado + Puberty really should have been a lead-in to a Shark Week joke 😆

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  • Daniel Casey 1 month ago

    sfk
    vum.fyi

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  • logic first 1 month ago

    This is a health issues ……

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  • MegaCassie83 1 month ago

    I actually lost weight during this time. My weight gain and problem losing it was a thyroid issue.

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  • MegaCassie83 1 month ago

    I must be weird because when you put both I’m eating the broccoli.

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  • MegaCassie83 1 month ago

    Love you in the skin you’re in

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  • Nobody And that’s it 1 month ago

    Thank you Samantha

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  • James Turner 1 month ago

    Sam is speaking from first hand experience. Sam looks as if she is sprinting a marathon, while standing COMPLETELY ABSOLUTELY STILL.

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  • ThatLooksWhiteBut_IsBlackHispanicGuy 1 month ago

    I mean the quarantine wasn’t requiring you to sit on the couch all day everyday and never do anything including exercising or going outside. I wasn’t on any diet but I lost weight during the quarantine.

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  • Sirena Chantal 1 month ago

    Yes, thank you! 🙏

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  • Russell Kaye 1 month ago

    seriously? excess weight and health problems do go hand in hand. I do not know if shaming is actually harmful, I grew up in a world where sticks and stones was something we all knew about, instead of let’s coddle everyone. I’m overweight and every now and again if someone points it out it actually motivates me to do better, I do not go and cry and wish everyone could just be nicer. If I lost the weight I would be healthier, so are they actually hurting or helping? Let’s all try getting a little less thin skinned about words, yeah?
    Because sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me…….

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  • J 1 month ago

    Best thing I ever did was stop dieting. I try to do intuitive eating, but I do fall back in old habits occasionally.

    So far I’ve discovered:
    – When I try to diet I have little energy, lack of focus, mood swings, obsession with food, binges, feel like I can’t even get up one flight of stairs.
    – When I don’t diet I eat a more varied diet, I eat lots of fruit and vegetables because I like them, I have more energy, I excercise way more, no more binges, I have become much stronger, I enjoy my food, have a better concentration, more stable mood, and have the energy to frequently walk up all 6 flights of stairs to my appartment while carrying a week of shopping.

    The one thing that keeps pulling me back into diet-land and self hate? People who body shame others. (Usually not me, as far as I know, but part of me is still terrified that I’m next.)

    Anyway: if you are sick of dieting go read up on intuitive eating. If you haven’t read all that it entails and about all of the science backing it, you likely have the wrong idea about it. I recommend the book Intuitive Eating (Tribole & Resch) and the podcast Food Psych (Christy Harrison) and her webpage for beginners.

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  • Julien de Smet 1 month ago

    Where I live we were actually advised that losing around 5 procent of our extra weight could be very beneficial to our health and immunity. Daily exercise and fiber intake were also recommended regardless of your weight. The advice came from the medical world and was mostly focused on habits not numbers. I think it’s nice advice, evidence based, reasonable and guiltfree… I struggled with weight… so debunking myths and shame is key but I also appreciated information I could/ can actually work with.

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  • Kristi Marie 1 month ago

    Obesity is the #1 killer in America. Shaming people only makes them feel bad, it does nothing to motivate them to get healthy. On the other hand, saying there is nothing wrong with being overweight does nothing to motivate them to get healthy.

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