“I’m So Fat!”
Do you constantly “fat-talk?
You know, talk about your body in a
disparaging way? Diss yourself for not
following your food plan or not going to
the gym this week? That “fat-talk?”
You might think you’re making yourself
more likable and just bonding with your
girlfriends…because they do it, too.
No One Likes A “Fat-Talker!”
Well, you might be interested to know that
a research study completed this year at
Notre Dame’s Body Image and Eating Disorder
Lab found just the opposite: Women who make
self-disparaging comments about their bodies
were rated less positively than women who made
more positive comments about their bodies.
In short: No one likes a “fat-talker.”
So the next time you are tempted to say
“I look so big in this dress!” or “You’re not fat,
I’m the one who needs to lose ten pounds!”
Remember what your Momma told you:
“If you can’t say anything nice,
don’t say anything at all.”
That includes you.
And it really wouldn’t hurt to say something
nice about yourself, either.
I personally love how you look in that dress. 🙂