When women get together, the one thing that seems always be a topic of conversation is food and weight. Women tend to be self deprecating, and conversations revolve around commiserating with each other about how much weight we need to lose, how bad we think we look, or even how bad we think other women look. Fat Talk is negative, it’s contagious, and unfortunately, it can also be a barrier to successfully managing weight. So Special K is on a mission to help us “Fight Fat Talk“.
Special K conducted a recent survey that revealed over 90% of women engage in Fat Talk, 2 out of 3 women feel drawn to Fat Talk about themself when other women are doing so, and most do not feel compelled to change the subject when other women talk negatively about themselves.
I’m not sure why any of us let anyone else tell us what beautiful is, or when we started thinking Fat Talk was ok. I remember being a kid with no sense of self consciousness, jumping around to pose happily for pictures and not worried about how I looked in my jeans or if I was turning my body for the best angle. When did we start to shy away from cameras, bathing suit shopping, and fun days at the beach because we were so concerned about what our thighs looked like?
Stop the Fat Talk
Tell me something beautiful about you. Go ahead and brag. The truth is, there is something beautiful about every woman, and every woman is somebody’s type. Maybe none of us are perfect, and everyone could improve something, but a negative self image isn’t going to help. The key to successfully managing weight goals is being positive. So stop the Fat Talk, and don’t tell me what you don’t like about yourself…tell me what you do like. And no negative talk allowed!
For your New Year’s resolution, while you try to stay healthy and look your best, resolve to stop being self critical and be kind to yourself. Special K teamed up with supermodel Tyra Banks to empower women to take a positive approach toward weight management. Special K offers a variety of delicious food options to help women with their weight management journey, and invites women to participate in the Special K Challenge to kick-start a weight-management plan in 2014 (www.SpecialK.com).
I’ll start. I have a nice smile and a great waistline. I had two kids and I think my waist looks pretty darned good anyway. And I’m not ashamed to flatter myself 🙂
What is your best physical feature?