Should being heavier be acceptable in society? I’ve noticed it is a pushing issue right now that women accept their bodies. Stretch marks, C-section scars and being heavier are all becoming more and more acceptable.
I have to say, the notion of heavier women being acceptable is troubling. The battling issue in my mind is are we as a society saying that being overweight and unhealthy is okay by accepting being heavy? My main concern here, is more type 2 diabetics.
As you might have read, I am battling all kinds of health concerns. I don’t wish diabetes on anyone and hope others that know me feel that they should make strides in trying to avoid getting type 2 diabetes. Although type 1 and type 2 are not the same, type 2 still involves having a toll done on your body and perhaps taking insulin by needle (hopefully all you need is a pill or two). This doesn’t make type 2 diabetes any less serious in my eyes. You. Don’t. Want. It.
Are we saying type 2 diabetes is okay? Being unhealthy is okay? Are we just accepting that our nation is unhealthy and therefore we should just throw our hands in the air, saying it’s okay? OR are we simply saying different body types are okay as long as they are healthy? Is it empowering?
What are your thoughts?