Myth Three: Fat is Unwanted
By Shaunta Grimes on April 07, 2011
Dr. Pattie Thomas wrote a book called Taking Up Space: How Eating Well and Exercising Regularly Changed My Life that is just really awesome. If you haven’t read it, it’s well worth investing in.
The first chapter of the book has 10 fat myths. As I read them, I had so many ideas and thoughts and things I wanted to say about each one. I contacted Dr. Thomas and she said that it would be okay for me to use her list to talk about each of the myths here. So–welcome to a 10-week Thursday series.
Myth number one on Dr. Thomas’ list: Fat is unwanted.
I'll be honest. I really struggled with buying that the statement "fat is unwanted" is a myth.
I mean, fat is clearly unwanted, right? Few people really, truly want it, and in my mind as I was thinking this week about the wanted-ness of fat, I was startled to find that when I tried to think about people who might actually really want fat it was really difficult.
Yep. This is one I really had to unpack and take a look at, if only so I could understand my own reaction to the idea.
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