Yesterday there was a discussion on twitter, because I mentioned the following: “Why are ‘popular blogs’ promoting diets to young girls? You should help these girls to love their body and be proud of themselves.”
The conclusion: “#HealthyLifeStyle is the new #diet of #2013”.
I will help you, to accept yourself, your size and your body and be proud of it. If you’re not feeling good or confident about yourself, you should do something about that. Go to the gym, do a workout you really enjoy, and feel better.
Healthy food will also do you so much good! I know it’s not as easy as it sounds. I want to show you with my blog there’s nothing wrong with having a size 42 or 44 (EU). I show you many beautiful inbetweenies on my blog, who are proud and confident. I think when you are confident, everybody in every size is beautiful! And when you see more and more size diversity in the media, the easier it will be for you to accept yourself!
And no, being a size 42, 44, 46 is not obesity. Come on! I am a promoter of a healthy life style. I am not a promoter of obesity or anorexia. Because as everybody knows, this is not healthy.
I am not against diets, but I am not promoting them. Most of them don’t work. There are many good coaches out there, who will support you when you can’t do it yourself. Just be proud and work on a healthy way of life!
A few weeks ago, Marks & Spencer came with a campaign. Different sizes of models were showing shape wear. Dr Ellie Cannon says: “As a doctor I have to tell you that two of these models are too FAT to represent ‘real women’. Two, if not three, are overweight, while the biggest girl is obese.” On Dailymail you can read more about this issue.
More quotes of Dr Ellie Cannon:
“I am really concerned by this trend of supposedly empowering women by what has become known as the ‘body acceptance movement’ which embraces the notion that fat is fine. While fat may be fine cosmetically, it is not fine for your health. Given that a third of British women are overweight, it will do our teenage daughters no favours to normalise obesity.”
I totally agree that obesity is unhealthy. But being a size 40-46 and eating healthy and doing sport, doesn’t mean you are UNHEALTHY. So, please… stop attacking (young) women by telling them they are too fat to represent ‘real women’. And by the way, we should stop talking about ‘real women’, because every woman is real. Whether you’re a model or not!
Dr Ellie Cannon, Rivkie Baum, editor of Slink Magazine and plus size model Nese Halil were on TV program Daybreak discussing this item. The tv host has a point: “curvy women need clothes too, if you can’t be part of the culture and fashion it might be have psychology problems”.
A video, posted by Slink magazine. The quality of the video is not perfect, but good enough!
An article on plus-size-tall.com made me really upset! “Do plus size clothes for teens encourage obesity?” That is what the organization National Action Against Obesity think. OMG… it’s about time there will be ‘young fashion’ in larger sizes. Especially girls in their puberty, are struggling with sizes. I already wrote an article about this issue: Younger fashion for the ‘inbetweenies’!
“And when everybody else has fashion, you should, too.” A great quote of plus size model, author and campaigner Emme.
Forever 21, Asos Curve, Carma Koma, 17sundays, Veto jeans and Zizzi already have a young looking collection. But where are the others? Specially in the younger group of inbetweenies and plus size there is a BIG need for clothes in their size. A lot of brands, specialized in plus size have a ‘too mature look’. These teenage girls don’t want to look like their mum! HAHA time enough for that! No, they want fashion, girly stuff and clothes even their style icons or idols would wear! But in their size!
And another thing, not only teenagers want to have ‘young looking clothes’. Even grown up inbetweenies are shouting for some cool stuff! I think fashion and young can go together! This group wants fashion in their size!
At this past week’s Vogue Fest in the UK, model Natalia Vodianova shocked the audience by saying, “C’mon guys, you know it’s better to be skinny than to be fat.” She continued by arguing that the UK is fighting a childhood obesity epidemic. Not such a great quote of this beautiful model…