The topic of “weight” has always been a huge part of our society. And with the rise of social media, there’s an even heavier focus on it with people posting about their new diet plan, workout trends, or “before” and “after” photos.
While everyone deserves to be happy in their own bodies, we as a society really need to stop commenting on someone’s weight – weight loss included. You might think commenting on your friend’s weight loss is a compliment, but it can also imply that their weight before wasn’t compliment-worthy or that that they needed to lose weight in the first place.
More importantly, everyone’s weight loss journey is unique. From medical reasons and eating disorders to body dysmorphia and underlying reasons behind someone’s weight loss journey, there’s really no telling what someone went through to shed those pounds.
Yes, weight loss can be intentional and people might want recognition for it, but at the end of the day, unless you know the whole story behind someone’s mental and physical journey, it’s not in anyone’s place to comment on someone’s body.
xx, The FabFitFun Team