When women get together in actual conversations or in social media, there is a huge likelihood that the topic would switch to Fat Talk. You and I are probably guilty of it too, sometimes.
Things like, “my legs aren’t legs anymore, they’re logs!”, or “just look at my awfully huge thighs and cringe!”, and of course the usual, “I’m so fat!” These topics are way too commonplace and seriously hit a chord within us.
Special K recently conducted a study and they found out that 93% of women engage in Fat Talk. Just check out this powerful video and tell us what you think in the comments.
Are you guilty of Fat Talk? If so, let us examine the possible reasons and try to fight it with Special K’s empowering Shhhhut Down Fat Talk campaign.
It has become a way to bond between women.
Sadly, women sometimes indulge in fat talk to make other women feel at ease with themselves. Putting ourselves down has become quite a habit that discussing it with female friends seems to make everyone feel a little bit better.
We joke about our thighs, come up with witty remarks about our cankles and how we need bookmarks to keep track of our multiple chins and all that. But come to think of it, is this kind of talk really necessary? Surely, there are other more positive ways to bond?
Fat Talk has more or less become scripted among friends.
According to Dr. Alexandra F. Corning, a research associate professor in psychology at the University of Notre Dame in an article posted in the NY Times blog:
“It is better for me to criticize myself first before anyone else does.”
Nearly half of the women surveyed by Special K gave this answer as to why they engage in Fat Talk. Take a look at this Special K infographic.
Fat Talk is negative, hurts our self-esteem, lowers our self-worth, and can become a barrier in managing our weight.
We don’t allow others to bully us, but why do we bully our own selves? You’re beautiful. I am beautiful. We all have gorgeous characteristics that we should focus on. As the New Year approaches, let us make it a habit to focus on the positive and let go of fat talk.
“Words are powerful. Let’s make sure they’re positive”
Special K has teamed up with supermodel Tyra Banks to help women fight fat talk and take a positive approach to weight management. So how about you, are you planning to join Special K’s #FightFatTalk campaign too?
For more details, visit www.FightFatTalk.com.