The #1 Reason You Must Stop Joking That You're Fat... Right Now
"Why should I stop the fat talk with my friends?"
"Is fat talk really that bad? It's playful."
"Can I be hurting my myself by the way I speak?"
"I find my joking is harmless banter."
The next time you joke about how big your thunder thighs are, you may want to think twice before opening your mouth.
A recent study by Notre Dame University psychologists concluded that fat talk backfires.
College-age women were asked to rate women who engaged in fat talk and women who spoke about their bodies positively. The subjects who spoke positively were deemed much more likeable.
With a little retraining, you can eliminate the fat talk immediately. You will feel better about yourself and others will see you in different light.
The 4 Benefits of Stopping The Fat Talk… NOW
Your self-esteem will RISE.
In addition to becoming more popular with others, you'll probably wind up liking yourself better. Separate your self-worth from your dress size and watch your self-esteem spike.
You will treat yourself BETTER.
When you appreciate your true value, you'll behave accordingly and gain confidence. Maybe you'll even ask for a raise or let a neighbor know when you want him to return your hedge trimmers.
Your conversations will be MORE INTERESTING.
There's much more to talk about in life than how many calories are in a shrimp cocktail. Stay up to date with the latest world news and cultural events.
You will spread POSITIVE THOUGHTS.
Fat talk is contagious. When you stay away from it yourself, you protect others from falling into it too. Spread the positivity!
Take These Four Steps… NOW
Learn to be more direct.
Ask yourself what you're trying to achieve by putting yourself down. If you're looking for attention, learn to play the piano. Ask a friend to listen to you when it's sympathy that you want.
Learn how to analyze your feelings.
Instead of saying you feel fat, get in touch with your underlying thoughts and emotions. You may be tired or angry.
Learn to reconsider your definition of beauty.
Interestingly, women of all sizes are prone to fat talk. You may be more attractive than you realize. Focus on your best features and wear flattering clothes that fit well.
Learn to maintain a healthy weight.
Stigmatizing body fat is cruel, but keeping fit is sensible. Even though it might be challenging, incorporate a workout into your day. Being overweight or obese increases the risk of diabetes and other serious health issues.
Five Steps To Take With Other Family, Friends and Co-Workers
Develop new friendships with other women.
While men are affected by fat talk, it's much more common among women. Reach out to your girlfriends and support each other in forming better habits.
Guide conversations tactfully.
You may find your acquaintances are eager to see their bodies in a better light. Tell others why your perceptions have changed or just mention the new novel you're reading instead of an analysis of how much you ate for lunch.
Don't be shy, tell the media what you think!
Some people feel pressured by images of models and actresses who are much taller and thinner than average. Let advertisers and publishers know that you want to see more diversity.
Be sensitive when making comments on weight loss.
Remarks about other people's weight can be tricky. In general, let them take the initiative. If someone wants to talk about how well their diet is going, congratulate them. Otherwise, silence may be your best bet.
Participate in group activities.
The best strategy may be to stop talking and start moving. Invite your friends to take a hike or play basketball. Physical activity helps you connect with your body and take satisfaction in your abilities.
Make your conversation fat free… starting now.
Talk to your body like you love it, and you will quickly reap the benefits. Your feelings will start to match your words.
Eliminating the fat talk will help you find more happiness in life, and you will quickly discover that sharing it with others brings joy to their lives as well.