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“Weight does not dictate your health or your worth.”

… what? Really? Seriously? I’m pretty fucking sure it DEFINITELY dictates your health. In fact it plays a vital role in dictating your health. Who the fuck wrote this? This is fucking ludicrous.

I wrote that. It actually isn’t fucking ludicrous, it’s a fact. I’m not here to argue, I am here to present facts. Do with them what you will, I can’t change your mind but you could at least try to open your mind up to new perspectives before completely dismissing them.

If you watch this TED talk by Julie Rochefort, she talks about and displays a lot of really important data based around the fact that health is possible at EVERY size.

This extensive article by Glenn Gaesser, Ph.D. called Obesity, Health, and Metabolic Fitness debunks a number of myths regarding fat health.

If that wasn’t enough to get you thinking, there’s a massive list of resources discussing the truth behind fat health right here.

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