I could care less what the girls here weigh or what you feel comfortable with, you live in your body and if you like being slender then cool. But I can only imagine if one of you girls posted a pic being skinny and saying you feel good about yourself and all these people heaped on you couldn't be healthy that thin, that you were skinny and couldn't see it, you'd be hurt right?
I counted calories for years, and stuck to 1200 calories per day and kept gaining weight. When I cut out the sugar and processed foods I stopped counting calories, just ate when hungry, and lost 4kgs without even trying!
Last edited by Frankenmum; 10-10-2015 at 20:49.
ETA: I've never actually tried to lose weight. My weight just never seems to change.
eta I'm not saying the girls in here have an ED. Just that while we have issues with obesity there is also real issues with the opposite end as well.
Last edited by delirium; 10-10-2015 at 20:52.
If you want to start a thread discussing anorexia and thin distortion by all means, go for it! This thread was about the obesity problem in Australia, so of course that's where the focus lies. If it makes you feel yuck to read about it then don't read it. I personally would find it a shame to see this thread close, because it is such an important topic that is constantly being tip toed around so no one's feelings get hurt (ever...on here, in society)
Last edited by Full House; 10-10-2015 at 20:55.
Also, re. Muscle and people going to the gym etc- fit doesn't necessarily equal healthy either, just as 'normal' BMI doesn't always equal healthy.
I think what is so sad when you read into this is that for teenage girls the majority will suffer from body distortion of one form or another, and are more likely than not to have some form of eating disorder (be it over eating or under eating).
I had anorexia when I was in high school and it was awful. But I loved that I was so thin. Absolutely loved it. I struggle to feel happy about my body at times although I try and remind myself it gave me 4 beautiful children and survived numerous IVF treatments. My body is amazing but at times all I see is a flabby belly and large bum.
Last edited by Sonja; 10-10-2015 at 21:00.
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But basically telling me I either tow the line to the OP or leave the thread bc people have to tip toe around is a bit unfair. After 111 posts the topic is naturally going to move to other sub topics within the main one as the million other threads have before this one. No one is asking for tip toeing lol I'm simply pointing out the obvious double standards.
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